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Summer 2014

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A fun filled family concert full of all your favourite classics as well as surprises like The Simpsons theme & James Bond! The quartet’s infectious enthusiasm guarantees you will have a blast whether you’re 4 or 104. Thursday 1st May 7.30pm €10/5


Mick and his band return to perform many of his hits and some tracks from his recent album. A robust vocalist, now in his 27th year of unparalleled success, Mick has never sounded better. Thursday 8th May 8:30pm €20/€17


By Marie Jones Performed by Padraic McIntyre. This smash-hit one-man show from the author of Stones in his Pockets features; Kenneth, a protestant dole clerk on his journey to New York to support Jack’s Army; the chainsmoking, hacking, venom-spewing fan Ernie; the poor Catholic welfare applicant whom Kenneth gleefully abuses and the bold, flirtatious women he meets at the Second Avenue Irish bar. Saturday 10th May 8:30pm €16/€14


Written and performed by Mikel Murfi Pat Farnon has some business to do in town, a ten-mile round trip that’s no joke when you have to do it in a pair of women’s shoes. As he makes the trip Pat meets little marvels along the way. Funny, tender and at times downright daft, this is a charming encounter with a man who has a boundless enthusiasm for life. Wednesday 14th May 3pm €15


The wonderful Declan O’Rourke makes a welcome return to treat audiences once again to his soulful love ballads, including the hit Galileo. This platinum selling artist has performed on the same bill as Bob Dylan, and attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including Paul Weller. “Declan O’Rourke…hones songs quietly and assiduously until they are just right” Saturday 17th May 8.30pm €20


June July

By Seamus O Rourke Tom and James are digging a grave for local character ‘Smokey’ McCormack. So what exactly was going on with certain members of the local GAA in the years leading up to Smokey’s death? Widely regarded as O’Rourke’s best play “Dig” is full of the wit and banter we have come to expect from this powerful playwright. A cast of four includes O Rourke himself, alongside Tommy Sharkey, Charlie Mc Guinness, from Victor’s Dung and Shane Carroll. Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th May 8.30pm €18/€16


Presented by Fishamble Theatre Co A play about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eegit and being brave and having doubts and trying new things and thinking outside the box and living as well as you can and giving it a lash. Oh, and May and Joe and how they met at a dance class! Complete with rock and roll music, it’ll make you want to dance. Saturday 28th June 8.30pm €18/16


By Martin Mc Donagh Presented by Beezneez Theatre Co A tour de force production which rips apart the old Ireland image of comely maidens and leprechauns and introduces us to the mad world of brothers Coleman and Valeen and important matters such as the ownership of poitin, crisps and figurines. An unmissable play from the author of “A Skull in Connemara” and “In Bruges”. Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th July 8.30pm €18/€16


Australian circus company Casus, take to the air to wow you with their astonishing circus skills. This heart-stopping family show dazzled audiences so much in Edinburgh that they were invited back for a second year. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to catch one of the hottest new international circus companies right on your own doorstep. Tuesday 8th July 8pm €18/€14/€10 Family ticket €50 (for 4)


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