Fall for our fab October programme
02 October 2019
Between Dublin Theatre Festival, live opera, family fun and a chilling Halloween line-up, there’s plenty to look forward to at Pavilion Theatre as the leaves begin to change.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the next few weeks…
Dublin Theatre Festival is in full swing, and we’re very excited to bring the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Us/Them (Tue 8 – Sun 13 Oct) to Pavilion Theatre as part of the festival. With five-star reviews, multiple awards and sold-out engagements to its name, it’s a compelling account of the 2004 Beslan school siege through children’s eyes.
Aidan Dooley’s portrayal of Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer (Thu 17 & Fri Oct) has been universally praised over the years, keeping the memory of Kerry’s courageous pioneer alive. The Friday performance is already sold out, so don’t put off booking.
From the producers of The Blue Boy and Have I No Mouth, Woman Undone (Tue 29 Oct) reimagines the extraordinary life story of singer Mary Coughlan through spoken word, music and dance. Co-written and featuring Mary herself alongside an all-female cast, Woman Undone is unflinching and utterly unique.
Following the success of The Tales of Hoffmann and Orfeo ed Euridice, Irish National Opera returns to our stage with their thrilling new production of Vivaldi’s Gridelda (Sat 26 & Sun 27 Oct). This Tom Creed-directed opera promises to be very special indeed, but book soon – it’s almost sold out.
The Mistress of Cabaret is back! Joined by pianist Michael Roulston, Fascinating Aïda’s Dillie Keane (Wed 2 Oct) returns to Dún Laoghaire to sing about Love and Other Bad Ideas in what promises to be a hilarious evening – but bring hankies, you’ll need them.
Following their barnstorming performance of Johann Johannsson’s Orphée as part of Culture Night, Dublin-based ensemble Glasshouse (Fri 4 Oct) are coming back to Pavilion Theatre to celebrate a towering figure in modern folk music: Bon Iver. Fans can expect Holocene to include selections from the albums Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver.
Brothers Vladimir and Anton (Tue 15 Oct) have made a name for themselves playing thrilling violin interpretations of well-known melodies from the worlds of classical, film and pop music. Allow The Violinists to whisk you away once again with their new show Those Were the Days.
The history of the blues was written by powerful women, and Ladies in the Blues (Wed 16 Oct) celebrates the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Nina Simone and Janis Joplin in the best possible way – by performing their songs!
Classical music lovers are in for a real treat this month as virtuoso Dublin pianist Finghin Collins (Sun 20 Oct) performs a solo recital of works by Mozart and Schubert, as well as selections from the Ros Tapestry Suite inspired by New Ross’s living history project.
Here’s a show that will leave you beggin’ for more! The Ragdolls (Tue 22 Oct) present an all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, including hits like Big Girls Don’t Cry, Oh What a Night, Sherry and, of course, Beggin’.
In IMRAM’s River Man: The Nick Drake Project (Wed 23 Oct) Liam Ó Maonlaí, Neil Martin and Peter O’Toole will be performing the singer-songwriter’s achingly beautiful music, translated into the Irish language by Gabriel Rosenstock.
The latest exciting tour from the folks at Music Network brings once of Europe’s most exciting jazz outfits to Dún Laoghaire: the Airelle Besson, Sebastian Sternal & Jonas Burgwinkel Trio (Thu 24 Oct). These three are guaranteed to take you on a freewheeling, emotional journey through some seriously smooth grooves.
Wildlife filmmaker and BBC star Colin Stafford-Johnson (Sat 5 Oct) knows Ireland’s west coast better than almost anyone, and in his new show My Wild Atlantic Way the Wild Ireland and Animal Babies presenter will use old-fashioned storytelling and stunning audiovisuals to transport audiences to our rugged shores.
Just in time for Halloween, author Joseph O’Connor (Wed 30 Oct) will be joined in conversation with Liz Nugent to discuss his new Bram Stoker-themed novel Shadowplay as part of the dlr Library Voices series.
Everyone’s best friend Bosco (Sun 6 Oct) can’t wait to see all the boys and girls and help Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre tell the story of Sleeping Beauty! Bosco’s live show is simply sensational entertainment for young and old.
Cahoots NI, the company that brought you Penguins and Milo’s Hat Trick, is now asking the question, “what’s really out there?” in Secrets of Space (Sun 20 Oct), a dazzling, STEM-approved astronomical adventure for ages seven and older.
After becoming household names on Britain’s Got Talent, dance comedy super-duo Lords of Strut (Wed 30 Oct) are back on the road with their hit show Absolute Legends! The RIOT stars deliver a hysterically funny gravity-defying performance for all ages as they attempt to create the perfect dance routine.
Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without Dracula’s little brother Jackula (Thu 31 Oct) and his fun-filled magic show for the whole family. This spooktacular event sell out every year, so book as early as possible.
The creator becomes the creation this Halloween as we screen National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein (Thu 31 Oct) once again, but in role reversal with Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as his monstrous offspring.
We’re proud to be hosting the Dublin Animation Film Festival (Sat 19 Oct) this year, with shorts screenings as well as the prestigious DAFF Awards available free of charge (booking essential) plus a special feature presentation of Aardman’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.
Monday Night Cinema also continues in October as we screen VMDIFF Best Film winner Transit (Mon 7 Oct), French asylum drama A Season in France (Mon 14 Oct), Indian romcom Photograph (Mon 21 Oct) and Cold War thriller Balloon (Mon 28 Oct).