Ride the heatwave this July at Pavilion Theatre!
27 June 2018
With an historic heatwave in full swing, it’s important to remember the cultural oasis in Dún Laoghaire Harbour… us! Escape to an air-conditioned paradise this July with our fantastic programme of theatre, music, cinema and more.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about, so we’re always happy to talk about Oscar Wilde! His hilarious political farce An Ideal Husband (Sun 1 Jul, 7.30pm) comes to our big screen as part of The Oscar Wilde Season from London’s Vaudeville Theatre.
The beloved Mikel Murfi is coming back to Pavilion Theatre with his wildly successful solo plays The Man in the Woman’s Shoes (SOLD OUT) and I Hear You and Rejoice (Fri 6 & Sat 7 Jul). Full of truth, tenderness and hope, these shows are among our audience’s enduring favourites. The first two nights are already sold out, so early booking is advised.
Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd) is considered one of the greatest musical composers of all time and his show Follies (Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pm) has been given a stunning revival by the National Theatre. Part of National Theatre Live’s Encore Series, we’ll be screening this moving and joyful show starring Imelda Staunton.
Following the runaway success of The Gruffalo in 2017, Tall Stories is back with an all-singing production of The Gruffalo’s Child (Wed 11 - Sun 15 Jul) direct from the West End! Kids age 3 and older will absolutely adore this charming show, based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donalson and Axel Scheffler. Tickets are flying for this show, so plan your visit to the deep dark wood as soon as possible!
Renowned for her stunning performances with opera companies around the world, soprano Celine Byrne (Thu 19 Jul) is putting her beautiful voice to good use with all proceeds from her Summer Celebration going to Children in Hospital Ireland. This group organises much-needed play visits for sick children. Audiences can expect an evening of favourites from the world of opera, operetta and musicals.
Ireland’s most celebrated satirical sketch group are celebrating 20 Years of Après Match (Fri 20 Jul)! Currently providing hilarious analysis of World Cup 2018 on RTÉ 1, the Match team can’t wait to bring their new show – lampooning the realms of sport and beyond – to our stage.
Discover the hidden history behind the Nazis’ obsession with art in Hitler versus Picasso and the Others (Sat 21 Jul, 5pm & 8pm). Despite a ban on so-called “degenerate art”, Hitler and his subordinates began a campaign to systematically loot Europe’s greatest masterpieces by artists like Renoir, Matisse and Picasso.
Monday Night Cinema’s summer season closes out with four fantastic films this month: Argentinian period drama Zama (Mon 1 Jul), touching horseriding story Lean on Pete (Mon 9 Jul), gritty Italian coming-of-age film A Ciambra (Mon 16 Jul) and German revenge thriller In the Fade (Mon 23 Jul).
We look forward to seeing you at one of these great events over the coming weeks. Tickets are available with free booking online from our website or, alternatively, by calling our Box Office on (01) 231 2929.