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Crowman

Crowman

Fri 31 May, 8pm

Following the sell-out success of The Matchmaker last season, Jon Kenny (D’Unbelievables) is back with his intimate one-man show about a lonely bachelor at odds with the world.

cinema
The Merry Wives of Windsor (Live Screening)

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Live Screening)

Thu 20 Jun, 7:20pm

Broadcast live from Shakespeare’s Globe, London

The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land, and with its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, the play celebrates a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom.

staff pick
Brothers of the Brush

Brothers of the Brush

Sat 29 Jun, 8pm

★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday
★★★★ Sunday Business Post

A new production of a classic tells the story of three house painters trying to make a living during the Celtic Tiger.

The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare

The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare

Wed 3 & Thu 4 Jul, 8pm

★★★★★ The Examiner
★★★★★ The Herald Scotland
★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Shakespeare’s tragic poem The Rape of Lucrece, a tale of lust, rape and politics, is fully revealed in this hypnotic performance by Camille O’Sullivan through song and storytelling with piano by Feargal Murray.

just announced
Epiphany

Epiphany

Fri 12 & Sat 13 Jul, 8pm

Druid presents Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, previewing at Pavilion Theatre as part of Druid’s year of new writing.

In an old city house, adrift in a modern world, a cheery host gathers a group of friends to try and reignite a forgotten tradition.

I Hear You and Rejoice

I Hear You and Rejoice

Fri 19 & Sat 20 Jul, 8pm

★★★★★ The Evening Standard
★★★★ The Times

I Hear You and Rejoice is the tender and joy-filled sequel to Mikel Murfi’s wildly popular play The Man in the Woman’s Shoes.

Forgotten

Forgotten

Wed 11 Sep, 8pm

★★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★★ The Herald
★★★★ Daily Mail

A unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling, Fishamble’s Forgotten by Pat Kinevane has been a huge international success during the past decade. It is a captivating portrayal of four elderly characters living in retirement homes around Ireland.

Silent

Silent

Thu 12 Sep, 8pm

★★★★★ The Herald
★★★★ The Scotsman

Olivier Award Winner

Homeless McGoldrig has lost it all - including his mind. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award in 2016.

Underneath

Underneath

Fri 13 Sep, 8pm

★★★★★ Scotsman
★★★★ Irish Times
★★★★ Sunday Business Post

Fishamble’s Underneath by Pat Kinevane is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life.

Before

Before

Sat 14 Sep, 8pm

★★★★ The Irish Times
★★★★ The Sunday Times

Before is a new play by Pat Kinevane (Forgotten, Silent, Underneath) with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good.

don’t miss
The Alternative

The Alternative

Tue 24 - Sun 29 Sep

As part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

Fishamble’s A Play for Ireland asks, “what if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom?” The year is 2019 and it is the eve of the Referendum. The final debate is set to begin at BBC Dublin: Should Ireland leave the UK?

don’t miss
Us/Them

Us/Them

Tue 8 - Sun 13 Oct

★★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ The Guardian

Following sell-out runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s National Theatre, this multi-award-winning production comes to Pavilion Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer

Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer

Thu 17 & Fri 18 Oct, 8pm

★★★★★ The Irish Examiner
★★★★★ The Sunday Business Post
★★★★ The Scotsman

The story of an ordinary man who embarked upon an extraordinary adventure is brought to life in this multi-award winning, dramatic and humorous one-man show.

Griselda

Griselda

Sat 26 & Sun 27 Oct, 7.30pm

Following the massive success of The Tales of Hoffmann and Orfeo ed Euridice, Irish National Opera returns to Dún Laoghaire with a stunning new production of Vivaldi’s political and romantic thriller, Griselda.

sold out
Emigrants

Emigrants

Sat 9 Nov

Two of the most famous Bulgarian Artists, Asen Blatechki and Kalin Vrachanski, will perform Mrozek’s “Emigrants” for the first time in Ireland.

This show will be performed in Bulgarian.