A Refreshing Start to Autumn this September at Pavilion Theatre
31 August 2018
We may be at the end of an incredible summer, but Pavilion Theatre’s Autumn programme of theatre, music, literary events and cinema is just getting started.
After taking a break for the month of August to get everything just right, we couldn’t be more excited to jump into our brilliant new season. Let’s take a look at what’s coming to our stage this September…
The must-see show of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018 is coming to Dún Laoghaire! Adapted for the stage by Improbable Frequency playwright Arthur Riordan, Rough Magic’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (Wed 26 Sep – Sun 7 Oct) will have its world premiere at Pavilion Theatre. Experience Joyce’s debut novel like never before, brought to life by director Ronan Phelan and an ensemble cast fresh from their acclaimed performances in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Opera Collective Ireland have joined forces with Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin to bring us the first-ever Irish staging of Monteverdi’s great baroque opera The Return of Ulysses (Fri 7 & Sat 8 Sep). Act fast if you want to see this lauded English-language production; tickets are almost sold out!
Following a weeklong run of sold-out dates at the National Concert Hall as members of The Gloaming, Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) take to our stage for two very special concerts (Tue 11 & Wed 12 Sep). Tickets to see this iconic trad duo are in very limited supply, though, so early booking is advised.
Founded by a member of multi-platinum folk band The Kelly Family, Angelo Kelly & Family (Thu 13 Sep) conjure up the atmosphere of a pub music session with their energetic performances and infectious songs which encompass both traditional and original material.
The Route 66 Big Band (Sat 15 Sep) is a big band with a difference. Fronted by two talented singers, the 16-piece group provides a night of entertainment for all ages featuring iconic hits from the 1940s all the way up to today’s chart music.
American multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Peter Broderick (Sun 16 Sep) will be joined by special guests Landless for an evening of soulful, expressive and beautifully fragile music. If you haven’t checked out this Erased Tapes Records (Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm) favourite we suggest you visit his Spotify page immediately!
Formed in New York City in 1985 to highlight the critical role of women in traditional Irish music, Joanie Madden’s Cherish the Ladies (Wed 19 Sep) return to Pavilion Theatre on their Heart of the Home Tour to delight audiences with instrumental talent, beautiful singing and stunning step dancing.
Music Network has once again proven its ability to craft a stellar line-up with the joint talents of Maighread Ní Domhnaill (voice), Máirtín O’Connor (accordion) and Seámie O’Dowd (guitar, fiddle) coming together for the first time on Thu 20 Sep.
Always a highlight of the literary calendar, dlr Library Voices returns to Pavilion Theatre with two thought-provoking events. First, Birdsong author Sebastian Faulks (Tue 4 Sep) is joined in conversation with Edel Coffey to discuss his new book Paris Echo.
Bestselling editor Shaun Usher (Letters of Note), moderator Hugh Linehan and a cast of leading Irish actors convene later in the month for Speeches of Note (Sat 22 Sep), a celebration of oratory old and new.
The latest from award-winning filmmaker Wim Wenders, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Sun 2 Sep) gives audiences unprecedented access to the Vatican, candid interviews with the pontiff and the inspiring story of his humble beginnings in Argentina.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (Sun 9 Sep) is one of the most celebrated plays of the 20th Century and now the National Theatre’s acclaimed production starring Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller and Colm Meaney is coming to our big screen!
September marks the start of a new season of Monday Night Cinema, and we have three unmissable films to look forward to this month: heartwarming Catalonian coming-of-age story Summer 1993 (Mon 3 Sep), acclaimed Irish prison drama Michael Inside (Mon 10 Sep) and French WWI romance The Guardians (Mon 24 Sep). Remember, Season Tickets are still available so you don't have to miss a single minute!
We hope we’ve given you a taste of our exciting September programme! Tickets for all events are available with free booking online or, alternatively, by calling our Box Office on (01) 231 2929. You can also keep up with on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.