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Thursday 4 October 8pm Film: THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

Saturday 13 October 8pm Music: GEMMA HAYES IN CONCERT Thursday 18 October 8pm Film: ALBERT KNOBBS

Saturday 20 October 8pm Theatre: LES MISERABLES Thursday 25 October 8pm Film: MONSIEUR LAZHAR


Tue 6 – Sat 10 November 8pm Theatre: NENAGH PLAYERS PRESENT RUMOURS Tue 13 Nov Science Week: EXPLORATION DOME: WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE Thursday 15 November 1.45pm Science Week Film: WATER RISING

Thur 15 Nov 7.30pm Science Week Lecture: Mars Curosity & Space Exploration Saturday 17 November 8pm Comedy : CONAL GALLEN DECEMBER

Saturday 8th December 8pm Music: FEAST DAY MINI MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday 9th December 3.00pm & 7.00pm Theatre: PLAY YOUTH THEATRE

Fri 14th Dec 10am, 11.30am & 1.00pm Childrens Theatre: ‘A HIPPO FOR CHRISTMAS’ Saturday 15th December 8pm Music: CELINE BYRNE IN CONCERT

Booking Information In Person Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 10am - 5.30pm; Sat: 12noon - 5pm & one hour before shows Telephone Bookings 067 34400 Buy Tickets Online Terms & Conditions for booking Reserved tickets must be paid for at least two days in advance of the show Tickets bought online will be subject to a 5% credit card charge and a =C1 booking fee (this charge is set by the ticket provider) Cheques should be made payable to Nenagh Arts Centre We regret tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless an event is cancelled by the venue. Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of the management.

Our cover shows Les Miserables, Saturday 20 October.

Sunday 28 – Wed 31 October Family Festival: SPLEODOR

Welcome to Nenagh Arts Centre OCTOBER to DECEMBER 2012 Forget those bad weather blues and head to Nenagh Arts Centre for some fun and entertainment. This season’s programme is jam packed with performances from the Nenagh Players, Hotbuckle Theatre Company and Play YT. If movies are more your thing, then Nenagh Film Club have something for you. This season you will find Irish films, foreign films and a documentary by local film makers. Not only are local people featuring throughout our drama programming and film programming but we also have a special concert showcasing local bands. We would like to thank everyone for their great support to date and encourage those of you who have not yet visited the Nenagh Arts Centre, to take the time to do so. You’ll will be glad you did!! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

EARLY BIRD OFFERS Be an early bird, book now and get great discounts! Tickets must be paid in full by the below dates to avail of Early Bird Offers. A maximum of 2 tickets per person can be bought at these prices. Not applicable to group bookings. Box Office 067 34400



Saturday 13 October 8 pm Full Price: =C20 Early Bird Price: =C15 Book before 7 October

Saturday 20 Oct 8pm Full Price: =C15 Early Bird Price: =C10 Book before 7 Oct

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FILM Nenagh Film Club presents

This Must Be The Place

Dir. Paolo Sorrentino | Italy-France-Ireland | 2011 | 118 mins | 15A

Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a dissolute former rocker living in Dublin with his sparky fire-fighter wife Jane (Frances McDormand). He’s trying to hook his young friend Mary (Eve Hewson) up with a shy waiter, and he spends hours sitting with Mary’s mother (Olwen Fouere) waiting for her missing son to come home. When his father falls ill, Cheyenne travels to New York for the funeral and then takes on his father’s quest to find the Nazi who terrorised him at Auschwitz. Italian filmmaker Sorrentino creates a Jim Jarmusch-style odyssey from Ireland to America and back. Witty filmmaking and Penn’s quirky performance keep it watchable. Thursday 4 October 8pm Admission =C7 (includes membership fee of =C1) MUSIC

GEMMA HAYES IN CONCERT Gemma Hayes has long established herself as one of Ireland’s top musical talents. Her much anticipated fourth studio album ‘Let It Break’ was released in May and is an evolution of Gemma’s unique style of music, combining prog rock, folk and electronic. Over the years, Gemma’s songs have appeared in countless TV programmes and films from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to ‘One Tree Hill’ – most recently ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and the upcoming Abigail Breslin movie, ‘Janie Jones’. Gemma’s debut album, ‘Night on My Side’, was nominated for a UK Mercury Prize. That album and its follow-up, ‘The Roads Don’t Love You’, both earned Gemma awards as Ireland’s best female artist. Patrons have a great opportunity to hear this Tipperary native in the intimate setting of the Arts Centre. Early Bird Offer Available, see page 3 Saturday 13 October Doors 8pm | Concert 9pm Admission =C15 | =C20

FILM Nenagh Film Club presents

Albert Knobbs

Dir: Rodrigo García | Ireland | 2011 | 113mins | 15A

‘Albert Nobbs’ unfolds within the opulent rooms of nineteenth century Dublin’s most luxurious hotel, a place designed for the enjoyment of the privileged class. For those who live and work there, however, private dramas are unfolding, and much is not as it seems. Take Albert, the shy butler. He keeps to himself for a very good reason. Albert has been hiding a secret for a very long time. Albert is actually a woman. Based on the short story ‘The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs’ by George Moore, the film benefits immeasurably from its adaptation, the fruit of a collaboration between lead actor Glenn Close and Booker Prize–winning author John Banville. Toronto International Film Festival 2011 Thursday 18 October 8pm Admission =C7 (includes membership fee of =C1) DRAMA Hotbuckle Productions presents

Les Miserables

Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean is released from prison and so begins his bitter struggle to find redemption for the sins of his past and become a force for good. Always at his heels is his nemesis, the ruthless, puritanical policeman Javert, who has made it his life’s work to recapture Valjean and put him back in prison. Set in France, in a time when riot and revolution were in the air and those with the power and money were blinkered to the coming storm, this is an epic story of love, injustice and atonement. Following their acclaimed production of Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’, Hotbuckle bring their innovative style and unique talent to this remarkable novel. Patrons: Please note this is not a musical Early Bird Offer Available, see page 3 Saturday 20 October 8pm Admission =C10 | =C15

FILM Nenagh Film Club presents

Monsieur Lazhar

Dir: Phillippe Falardeau | Canada | 2011 | 94 mins | 12A French with subtitles

In a snowy Montreal schoolyard, Alice and her pal Simon are traumatized by the death of one of their teachers. Monsieur Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, turns up unannounced in the headmistress’ office. He’s read about the tragedy in the newspaper and should like to apply for the late teacher’s old job. Lazhar’s old-school methodology inspires resentment among his colleagues. Others are intrigued by his ethnicity. But in his willingness to discuss the death, he turns out to be far more open than hipper, younger staff members. However far from the campus, Lazhar harbours some terrible secrets of his own. Tara Brady, The Irish Times Thursday 25 October 8pm Admission =C7 (includes membership fee of =C1) FESTIVAL


Nenagh Community Arts Festival

Spleodar’s annual programme bring light and noise to the hallow’een streets of Nenagh. To find out what exciting events are in the line up check out or pick up a programme at the Nenagh Arts Centre in October. Bookings are from the Arts Centre in the Old Town Hall on 067 34400 or from the Spleodar website.

Sunday 28 October – Wednesday 31 October

DRAMA Nenagh Players present


‘Rumours’ is a very funny play which highlights the rounds people go to, to protect their status in life. The story follows several affluent couples who gather in the posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their hosts’ tenth anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host – the deputy mayor of New York City – has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evenings events from the local police and the media. If you need a good chuckle, this is one to see. Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 November 8pm Admission =C10 | =C13 (Tickets from DK Travel only. Phone 067 37964) Science Week Science Week

Exploration Dome – Wonders of The Universe The exploration dome is a mobile planetarium and science education tool. Climb into the dome and watch the universe unfold in front of your very eyes. Through the use of presentations and video you will find out amazing facts about the universe in which you live.

School/Group bookings only. Please contact the Arts Centre on 067 34400 for details. Tuesday 13 November Hourly From 9.30am (Duration 45min) Admission =C5 per person

Science Week Uma Productions presents


Dirs. Muireann de Barra & Aisling Crudden | Ireland | 2011 | 50mins Spanish with English subtitles

‘Water Rising’ is a feature length documentary about family, community, hope and change in Bolivia during an era of water privatisation. Filmed entirely in Bolivia, the film shares intimate portraits of people living in a ramshackle city where, despite an abundance of freshwater, they struggle for the right to access clean, safe and affordable water. ‘This is a moving and poetic film. By closely observing people with courage and character, the film makers capture the essence of a common struggle in a subtle yet stirring way.’ Steph Green, Film maker and Academy Award® Nominee. At this special screening of ‘Water Rising’ you will get to Muireann De Barra, one of the directors of this documentary. Thursday 15 November 1.45pm (Suitable for teenagers and adults) Admission =C5 School groups, please contact: 067 34400 Science Week 2012 JD Bernal Lecture

Mars Curiosity, Space Exploration & JD Bernal Dr. Paul Callanan from the Physics Department in University College Cork will be landing in Nenagh Arts Centre to give a lecture on space exploration focusing on the Mars Curiosity Rover and discussing JD Bernal, the well known scientist, born in Nenagh.

Thursday 15 November 7.30pm (Suitable for teenagers and adults) Admission: FREE

Comedy Conal Gallen presents

Conal Gallen – Laugh Out Loud!!! Just coming off the back of his record breaking stand-up elevision show Conal Gallen – Laugh Out Loud, Ireland’s number one comedian has put together what promises to be one of the funniest shows you are ver likely to see. After his sell-out tour in the spring the comic finally makes a welcome trip to Nenagh. His show is littered with hilarious jokes, stories and songs. A word of advice from Conal himself: “Book your tickets early and bring spare underwear!” Saturday 17 November 8pm Admission =C25 MUSIC Nenagh Arts Centre presents

Feast Day Mini Music Festival Immaculately conceived, on this special feast day, Nenagh Arts Centre brings together the best local rock groups playing original music. This is a great chance to see the players, the schmoozers, the shapers, but most of all the contenders – the ones who can make it in future years.

Saturday 8 December 8pm Admission =C10

DRAMA Play Youth Theatre presents

ANNUAL PRODUCTION Play Youth Theatre will perform their annual production under the direction of Joanne Quinn & Aoife Carry. Play Youth Theatre was established as part of North Tipperary County Council’s annual arts programme in Nenagh in 2006. The aim of youth theatre is to introduce young people to all aspects of drama from performance through improvisation and character development. The project provides training & opportunities for young people in the 13-17 age group to engage with drama in a creative setting. Come and see the inspiring teenagers of Nenagh who have spent the past couple of months working together with their directors Joanne Quinn & Aoife Carry to create this production. Sunday 9 December 3pm and 7pm Admission =C7

The Play Youth Theatre Project is run by the Arts Office, North Tipperary County Council as part of the County Arts Development Programme. This programme is supported by the Arts Council.

Children The Talisman Theatre Company present

A Hippo For Christmas

Join us for a musical fantasy full of fun, singing and dancing. Talisman’s 2012 Christmas production ‘A Hippo for Christmas’ is a charming musical play adapted from the favourite children’s book of the same name. Find out what happens on Christmas Eve when Polly Greenjeans writes a last-minute letter to Santa Claus asking for a rather unusual present! There is lots of audience interaction in the show which comes alive with music, sound effects, magic and of course good old Santa Claus himself! To celebrate the launch of its publishing division, The Talisman Theatre Company will give each child a FREE COPY of the storybook and CD set “A Hippo for Christmas”. However, this exceptional offer is only available on a first-come first-served basis. For school groups, tickets are just =C10.50, for which each child will experience a wonderful live show AND receive a Book and CD set worth =C12.99! This makes a visit to the theatre as affordable as it is fun! Age Recommendation: Ideal for Ages 3+ Running Time: 55 minutes approx Booking Line: 087-6363075 and ask for Olga Friday 14 December, 10.00am, 11.30am and 1pm Admission: Adult: =C13.50, Child: =C12.50; School/Group rate: =C10.50 One teacher free with every 10-child tickets sold


A Classical Christmas with Celine Byrne & Guests World-renowned soprano Celine Byrne, who earlier this year made her Covent Garden début, performs for the first time at Nenagh Arts Centre. ‘A Classical Christmas with Celine Byrne and Guests’ will feature familiar songs from the world of opera in addition to well known Christmas carols and songs such as ‘O Holy Night’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’

Saturday 15 December, 8pm Admission =25 C (=25 C conc.) COMMUNITY

CLASSES & MEETINGS AT Nenagh Arts Centre

FITNESS Zumba: Dance Fitness Class Monday Lisa: 087 6227395 Pilates Monday Geri Cantwell: 087 6491725 Kundalini Yoga Friday Mia Magan: 087 9760565 INTEREST Derg Active Adults Wednesday Ann White: 087 0546236 CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS The Brownies Tuesday Colette Barber: 087 9615796 Kinder Music For Toddlers Tuesday Florence Starr: 087 6452103 Parent and Toddler Group Wednesday Margaret Powell: 086 3788310 McLoone O’Meara Thur & Sat Nikki McLoone: 087 2486384 School Of Irish Dance Children’s Art Saturday Olivia O’Donovan: 087 6380201 Play Youth Theatre Saturday North Tipp Arts Office: 067 44860 The project provides training & opportunities for young people in the 13 – 17 age group to engage with drama in a creative setting.

For further information on booking the theatre or workshop facilities please contact the Arts Centre on 067 34400 or email:

How to Find Us

Nenagh Arts Centre | Ionad Ealaíne an Aonaigh Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. T 067 34400 E W Nenagh Arts Centre is located in the Old Town Hall in Banba Square across the road from Nenagh Courthouse. Parking Parking is available on the street or at the Courthouse Car Park. Accessibility Wheelchair access to the Theatre is by a lift in the reception area. Patrons who have specific requirements should contact the box office in advance. Public Transport You can get to Nenagh by Bus or Train. For timetables visit, and

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Nenagh Arts Centre Programme Oct-Dec 2012  

Autumn/Winter 2012 Quarterly programme from Nenagh Arts Centre, Co. Tipperary, Ireland