Marvellous March at Pavilion Theatre
28 February 2020
This month we have stellar theatre, compelling cinema, side-splitting stand up and Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2020 to look forward to! Let’s take a closer look at what’s coming up in March…
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest Samuel Beckett interpreters, Barry McGovern returns to our stage in Watt (Wed 4 – Sat 7 Mar) for four electrifying performances. This Tom Creed-directed production promises to be one of the theatre highlights of the year.
Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society is back following the sold out success of Jekyll & Hyde with Cole Porter’s timeless Anything Goes (Tue 10 – Sat 14 Mar).
As heard on RTÉ Radio 1’s Ryan Tubridy Show, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh stars in her nostalgic new show Maura Laverty – This Was Your Life (Thu 19 Mar) which looks back fondly on the 1960s broadcaster, writer, chef and agony aunt.
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2020 (Thu 26 – Sun 29 Mar) will examine The State of Us in a wide-ranging programme of talks, interviews, workshops, concerts and more at Pavilion Theatre, dlr LexIcon and Haddington House.
Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann lends his unmistakable voice to Beethoven’s only opera in Fidelio (Tue 17 Mar), a bold new production broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in London.
Known for his work on films like In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh lends his razor-sharp wit to the topic of capital punishment in our National Theatre Live Encore screening of Hangmen (Wed 18 Mar).
In a first for Irish theatre, Druid will be broadcasting their production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard by Tom Murphy (Fri 20 & Sat 21 Mar) to cinemas – including us! Directed by Garry Hynes, this masterful adaptation boasts an all-star cast including Derbhle Crotty and Aaron Monaghan.
Fresh out of the jungle, Dublin comedian Andrew Maxwell (Sat 21 Mar) is back on tour and he’s ready to talk about Reality! Look forward to cutting edge jokes, biting social commentary and piping hot takes from the Ex on the Beach host.
Best known as the repulsively boring Uncle Colm on Channel 4’s award-winning Derry Girls, Kevin McAleer (Thu 26 Mar) is also a brilliant stand-up with decades of experience to draw from. In his new show he acts as Tyrone’s leading mindfulness guru, guiding the audience on journey through the most issues of the day.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Sun 15 Mar) tells the darkly funny story of a disgraced heir who turns to murder to secure his inheritance. Celebrating its 70th anniversary with a beautiful 4K remaster, this Ealing Studios comedy starring Dennis Price and Alec Guinness is a classic screening you ought to be dying to see.
Our latest Exhibition on Screen documentary Michelangelo: Love and Death (Sun 15 Mar) takes a closer look at this Italian Renaissance artist, including beautifully shot footage of his sculpture masterworks like David and Pietà.
Animal lovers are in for a real treat with Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival (Wed 25 Mar). There’ll be a wide selection of nature-themed short films featuring rhinos, grizzly bears, exotic birds and much more.
And our spring season of Monday Night Cinema continues with French education drama Le Brio (Mon 2 Mar), Ken Loach’s latest film Sorry We Missed You (Mon 9 Mar), Polish priesthood drama Corpus Christi (Mon 16 Mar), Irish comedy A Bump Along the Way (Mon 23 Mar) and festival favourite Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Mon 30 Mar).
March really is shaping up to be another great month of entertainment in Dún Laoghaire.