Entertainment in full bloom this April at Pavilion Theatre
04 April 2019
With world-class theatre, family fun, music, cinema and more on offer, April is shaping up to close our Spring 2019 season with a bang! Let’s take a closer look at a few of the events to look forward to…
From Livin’ Dred Theatre Company and director Aaron Monaghan, Trad by Mark Doherty (Fri 5 & Sat 6 Apr) is an absurd, hilarious and poignant play following the exploits of a 100-year-old Irishman and his father. The show also features live original music composed by Jim Doherty and performances from Clare Barrett, Emmett Kirwan and Seamus O’Rourke.
Charlie’s a Clepto by Clare Monnelly (Tue 9 Apr) is a razor-sharp, heartfelt solo show about a young mother and gifted speller trying to curb her addition or theft (or, as she calls it, robbin’).
Based on real stories collected in Charlie Bird’s book of the same name, A Day in May by Colin Murphy (Tue 16 Apr) celebrates Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community and the leadup to the 2015 Marriage Equality referendum.
Few can interpret the wit and wisdom of Samuel Beckett as skilfully as Barry McGovern, who takes to our stage in a Tom Creed-directed solo performance of Beckett’s second novel Watt (Thu 18 – Sat 20 Apr).
A tender, funny and heartwarming portrait of a marriage affected by Alzheimer’s, Take Off Your Cornflakes (Wed 24 Apr) was created by Rose Henderson and Pat Nolan drawing inspiration from Rose’s dad, Jack.
Fishamble’s Haughey|Gregory by Colin Murphy (Thu 25 – Sat 27 Apr) recounts the 1982 showdown between TD Tony Gregory and Taoiseach Charles Haughey, when one man’s vote could have changed everything for his inner-city Dublin constituency.
Mindreader David Meade (Fri 12 Apr) – the first mentalist to win a million dollars in Las Vegas – is back with his brand new show Brainman. Audiences can expect jaw-dropping feats of cognitive trickery as David uses his powers to do the impossible live on stage!
Have you got a dino fanatic in your house? Maybe they think they know everything there is to know about all things Jurassic, but Dr Ben Garrod guarantees they’ll learn something new in So You Think You Know about Dinosaurs (Easter Monday 22 Apr).
Lose yourself in the timeless melodies of Offenbach, Busoni and Rossini as German classical stars Raphaela Gromes (cello) and Julian Riem (piano) (Sun 7 Apr) come to Dún Laoghaire, courtesy of Music Network.
Relive the dark suspense of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo (Wed 17 Apr), restored in glorious 4K on our big screen. James Stewart stars a troubled ex-detective dealing with forces beyond his understanding.
Jonas Kaufmann joins an all-star cast our Royal Opera House encore screening of Verdi’s La forza del destino (Tue 23 Apr), while David McVicar transports audiences back to 1870s Paris in his production of Gounod’s Faust (Tue 30) – please note that Faust is a live satellite broadcast.
April rounds out another hugely successful season of Monday Night Cinema with four fantastic titles: Lebanese Oscar nominee Capernaum (Mon 8 Apr), Italian magical realist film Happy as Lazzaro (Mon 15 Apr), Steve Carrell family drama Beautiful Boy (Mon 22 Apr) and Israeli military drama Foxtrot (Mon 29 Apr).
Now’s your chance to get ahead of the curve as our Summer 2019 Season Tickets for Monday Night Cinema are already on sale!