September at Pavilion: Kicking off our new season with a bang!
01 September 2017
It’s back to school time, and that means it’s time for a brand new Season of unmissable entertainment at Pavilion Theatre! We’re very excited about our Autumn/Winter 2017 programme which begins this September with something for just about everyone. Let’s take a quick look…
The brilliant Seamus O’Rourke is returning to Dún Laoghaire following the success of Indigestion and My Aunt Bee with Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking (Sat 9 Sep). This sweet, nostalgic and hilarious tale of growing up in the rural Ireland of the 70s and 80s is sure to strike an emotional chord with audiences as it did at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.
Deeply indebted to the genius of Oscar Wilde, To Hell in a Handbag (Wed 13 & Thu 14 Sep) reveals the secret lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism – minor players from The Importance of Being Earnest. This subversively funny take on an Irish theatrical classic peels back the curtain on “polite society”!
From Man Booker Prize-nominated author and playwright Sebastian Barry comes the world premiere production of On Blueberry Hill (27 Sep – 8 Oct), presented by Fishamble as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. This stunning new play is directed by Jim Culleton (The Pride of Parnell Street) and stars Niall Buggy and David Ganly as two prison cellmates with a darkly intertwined past.
It’s a massive month for music of all genres this September! Susie Kennedy (Thu 7 Sep) will be performing classic songs from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Sophie Tucker along with hilarious storytelling in her show As Time Goes By. Believe it or not, it’s been 50 years since the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, and The Classic Beatles (Sun 10 Sep) are playing a special Pepper-themed set to celebrate. With talent from Dervish and Four Men & a Dog, lovers of traditional music are in for a treat as Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson and Mick Daly (Sun 17 Sep) bring their energetic interpretations of well-worn songs to our stage. Mia Cooper returns to Pavilion as part of the Esposito Quartet (Wed 20 Sep) with a fresh selection of classical works. Finally, dlr Glathule Opera present The Opera Gala (Thu 21 Sep), an evening of rising operatic stars in the expert company of conductor David Brophy and the Glasthule Opera Orchestra.
An absolute must-see for anyone with an interest in dancing culture, Anam (Sat 16 Sep) fuses diverse styles of step dance into one stunning production. Audiences will experience Appalachian Flat Foot, North Kerry “Mannix”, Ottowa Valley and Modern Irish dancing as four performers from both sides of the Atlantic push their skills to the limit. Equally talented musicians will provide accompaniment using pipes, tin whistle, bodhrán, guitar and more.
The Speks (Sun 10 Sep) come straight from Glasses Island which, in case you didn’t know, is a magical island of the coast of County Clare where everyone wears glasses! Their lively show, incorporating acoustic versions of sing-along songs, is the perfect back-to-school treat for little ones age two and up.
The very first event of our Autumn/Winter Season is a tale as old as time: Disney’s 1991 animated classic, Beauty and the Beast (Sat 2 Sep, 2pm). That same evening we’re also screening the timeless musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Sat 2 Sep, 8pm).
Our season of National Theatre Live screenings begins with Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (Fri 8 Sep, 7.30pm) starring Ruth Wilson. Well ahead of its time, this thrilling play marks the birth of the modern anti-heroine and has been brought right up to date by adapter Patrick Marber. Check out our full programme of NT Live screenings here.
Treat yourself to a night at Britain’s Royal Opera House with the first of our Royal Opera screenings: Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Sat 23 Sep, 3.30pm & 7.30pm) conducted by Julia Jones. This no-expense-spared production is simply the best way to experience Mozart’s masterpiece.
Sun 24 Sep we’re Celebrating Daniel Day-Lewis with a special €12 Double Bill. First see Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning period drama Age of Innocence at 4pm, followed by My Left Foot at 8pm which stars Day-Lewis in the role of a lifetime as Christy Brown, an Irish writer and painter who was born with cerebral palsy.
It’s not too late to grab a Monday Night Cinema Season Ticket and get guaranteed entry to 16 weeks of critically-acclaimed entertainment for just €80.
A Man Called Ove (Mon 4 Sep, 5pm & 8pm) starts the Season with a charming adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s international bestseller about a grumpy widower dragged out of his comfort zone. Next is Lady Macbeth (Mon 11 Sep, 5pm & 8pm). Not to be confused with Shakespeare, this tense tale of love and murder in rural Victorian Britain has been described as how Alfred Hitchcock might have directed Wuthering Heights. French film The Odyssey (Mon 18 Sep, 5pm & 8pm) follows with a biography of seafaring adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau. Our last film of the month is My Cousin Rachel (Mon 25 Sep, 5pm & 8pm), a brilliant new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel dealing with themes of infatuation and revenge.