Spring into February with a Night Out at Pavilion!
31 January 2018
Spring is in the air (and in our step) as Pavilion Theatre gears up for another month full of theatre, music, comedy and cinema to keep you entertained. Let’s take a closer look at what’s coming up.
Following his triumphant return to Pavilion with Forgotten in January, Fishamble presents the Olivier Award-winning second entry in Pat Kinevane’s acclaimed trilogy of plays: Silent (Sat 17 Feb). As the homeless Tino McGoldrig, Kinevane throws Ireland’s homelessness crisis into striking relief – with equal parts pathos and humour. An absolute must-see.
Seamus O’Rourke, the man behind Indigestion, My Aunt Bee and Padraig Potts' Guide to Walking, is back with From Under the Bed (Thu 22 Feb). This bittersweet tale of two ageing brothers, starring O’Rourke alongside Arthur Riordan, takes a nostalgic look back at the Ireland of 1979.
The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale (Sat 10 Feb) will feature three members of Ireland’s longest-serving and most beloved string quartet along with acclaimed Belfast-born pianist Michael McHale. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear piano quartets by Mozart, Dvořák and Standford as played by McHale (piano), Keith Pascoe (violin), Simon Aspell (viola) and Christopher Marwood (cello).
Looking for the perfect romantic night out this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Magical Mozart by Candlelight (Wed 14 Feb)! Audiences can expect a selection of Mozart’s most expressive pieces as played by the European Baroque Ensemble, many accompanied by world-class opera soloists. Not only that, but the authentic settings, costumes and lighting will transport you back in time.
Lovers of the golden age of music will be thrilled to hear that we’re playing host to some wonderful throwback concerts this month. First Al Grant guides us through The Life & Music of Jim Reeves (Sun 18 Feb), a touching tribute to one of country and western’s most iconic voices. Ever a Pavilion favourite, Terry Lee Goffee returns as Johnny Cash, The Man in Black (Wed 21 Feb). Direct from the US, Goffee’s reputation as the definitive Cash tribute is well established. Finally, let Rock ‘n’ Roll Years & Dance Hall Days (Sat 24 Feb) carry you back to the era of the Four Seasons, Dean Martin, Elvis and Patsy Cline!
The next in our second series of Royal Opera cinema screenings, Puccini’s Tosca (Fri 9 Feb, 3.30pm & 7.30pm) brings all the political tumult and dramatic passion of 19th Century Rome to Dún Laoghaire! Presented in stunning HD, this revival of a barnstorming masterpiece stars Adrianne Pieczonka in the title role and Joseph Calleja as her persecuted lover Cavaradossi. Dan Ettinger conducts.
Broadcast live from The Royal Opera house in London to venues around the world… including us! That’s right, for the first time ever we’re proud to present The Winter’s Tale – Live (Wed 28 Feb), a stunning dance production of Shakespeare’s comedy-drama by the Royal Ballet. Join us for this modern ballet classic and be part of a milestone for our theatre.
This month will see the return of a Pavilion stalwart and a medical marvel (if the title of his show is to be believed!) – Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains (Thu 15 Feb). Dubbed the “outright king of live comedy” by the Times, Byrne’s latest tour promises to peel back the madness inside his head give a glimpse into his comedy process. Very limited tickets remaining!
Has it really been 48 years? Ireland’s favourite family comedian Brendan Grace (Sun 25 Feb) is celebrating almost five decades of laughter with a greatest-hits show featuring the best and most requested pieces from his vast repertoire.
David O’Doherty (Tue 27 Feb) just can’t stop telling jokes. Sold-out Pavilion dates in October and January simply were not enough to satisfy demand for his infectious, off-the-wall humour and so a February date was our only option. Predictably, tickets are selling fast – get a move on if you want to see the comedian the Irish Times has called “inspiringly shaggy”!
Late husband of Pavilion speaker Ruth Fitzmaurice (I Found My Tribe), filmmaker Simon Fizmaurice is the focus of Irish documentary It’s Not Yet Dark (Wed 7 Feb). Through interviews with his loved ones and footage from the set of My Name is Emily, the film details his battle with Motor Neurone Disease and his inspirational drive to continue directing despite his health problems.
Fresh from the sold-out success of I, Claude Monet, our series of Exhibition on Screen showings continues with David Hockney (Tue 13 Feb). Audiences will be given an inside look at the artist’s 2012 and 2016 exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts in London – a fitting celebration of a 21st Century master.
Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game) stars in Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Tue 20 Feb, 10am, 3pm & 7.30pm) as part of National Theatre Live’s Encore series. The story of revenge and political turmoil may be familiar to millions, but with Cumberbatch as “a blazing, five-star Hamlet” this production simply needs to be seen.
Buster Keaton is one of very few bona fide cinema icons, and we’re delighted to be screening one of his lesser-known silent classics, Sherlock Jr. (Sun 25 Feb, 2pm). In the film, Keaton plays a projectionist who longs to be an on-screen detective. When he is falsely accused of stealing a watch, he must engage in a host of breathtaking stunts, hilarious visual gags and high-speed chases in order to clear his name.