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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

As part of Dublin Theatre Festival

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Telegraph

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.

selling fast
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.

Woman Undone

Woman Undone

Tue 29 Oct, 8pm

★★★★½ The Reviews Hub

A fusion of theatre, music and dance, Woman Undone is a reimagining of singer Mary Coughlan’s extraordinary life and her difficult childhood.

cinema
Frankenstein (Encore Screening)

Frankenstein (Encore Screening)

Thu 31 Oct, 7.30pm

National Theatre Live

★★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Telegraph

Filmed live in London, this thrilling production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller is back on our big screen this Halloween!

cinema
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Encore Screening)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Encore Screening)

Sun 3 Nov, 7.30pm

National Theatre Live

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be brought to life in an immersive staging where the theatre becomes a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones).

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.

Out of Sight… Out of Murder

Out of Sight… Out of Murder

Wed 13 - Sat 16 Nov, 8pm

St Patrick’s Dramatic Society Dalkey

St Pat’s return to Pavilion Theatre with this hilarious comedy mystery about a writer whose murder story comes to life around him.

Madhouse

Madhouse

Tue 19 & Wed 20 Nov, 8pm

★★★★★ DublinLive
★★★★ The Irish Times

Based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher, Madhouse is heartfelt, funny story of a “mad” childhood.

CLASS

CLASS

Thu 21 - Sat 23 Nov

★★★★★ The Sunday Times (Ireland)
★★★★ The Irish Times

A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS, the hit play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.

In the Window

In the Window

Fri 29 Nov, 8pm

★★★★★ Broadway Baby

In her internationally-acclaimed, one-woman, comedy hit, Nuala McKeever delivers a poignant, hilarious, cocktail that has wowed audiences from the USA to India.

cinema
One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore Screening)

One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore Screening)

Sat 30 Nov, 7.30pm

National Theatre Live

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Telegraph

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

The Humours of Bandon

The Humours of Bandon

Thu 5 Dec, 8pm

Fishamble: The New Play Company

★★★★ The Irish Times
★★★★ The Times

Exploring the trials and triumphs of competitive Irish Dancing, Fishamble’s The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

Trad

Trad

Tue 4 & Wed 5 Feb, 8pm

by Mark Doherty

★★★★ The Guardian

A hilarious, absurd and poignant tale of a 100-year-old Irishman… and his father! Directed by award-winning actor Aaron Monaghan.

Take Off Your Cornflakes

Take Off Your Cornflakes

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm

by Rose Henderson & Pat Nolan

★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday

A tender, funny and heart-warming portrait of a marriage and the decisions you face when the person you love goes out of their mind.

A Holy Show

A Holy Show

Thu 13 & Fri 14 Feb, 8pm

by Janet Moran

★★★★ The Arts Review

A new comedy play based on the 1981 hijacking of an Aer Lingus plane by an ex-Trappist monk.