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Bingo - Every Friday night at 8.30pm. See page 11 for details MARCH - APRIL Saturday 31 March 8pm Music: ASLAN Thursday 5 April 8pm Film Club: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Monday 9 April 2pm Film Club: GONE WITH THE WIND Wednesday 18 April 8pm Drama: My Brilliant Divorce Thursday 19 April 8pm Film Club: Cane Toads: The Conquest MAY Thursday 3 May 8pm Film Club: My Week With Marilyn Saturday 5 May 9pm Music: MARY COUGHLAN Monday 7 May 2pm Debate: THE FISCAL TREATY REFERENDUM Saturday 12 May 2.30pm & 4pm Family: The Gingerbread Man & Peek and Boo Thursday 17 May 8pm Comedy: PAT SHORTT Wednesday 23 May 11am Bealtaine Festival: FILM - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Thursday 24 May 8pm Film Club: DRIVE JUNE Wednesday 6 June 8pm Community: Nenagh’s Community Awards Saturday 9 June 9pm Music: runawayGO Sunday 10 June 7.45pm Big Screen Soccer: Ireland v Croatia Thursday 14 June 10.30am & 12noon Children: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Thursday 14 June 7.45pm Big Screen Soccer: Ireland v SPAIN Saturday 16 June 10pm Outdoor Film: GREASE Sunday 17 June Dance: FLYNN O’KANE ACADEMY OF DANCE FEIS Monday 18 June 7.45pm Big Screen Soccer: Ireland v ITALY

Booking Information In Person Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm (also open 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

Our cover is taken from GONE WITH THE WIND, screening on Easter Monday.


Welcome to Nenagh Arts Centre April to June 2012 Hello everyone and a hearty welcome to the April to June 2012 Programme of events. Spring has finally sprung and we are looking forward to a wonderful summer filled with fantastic events for all the family. March ends on a high note with Aslan playing here in an intimate theatre setting. April kicks off to a flying start for all you film buffs with a screening of Woody Allen’s Oscar winning Midnight in Paris. The choices are plentiful this summer with something for everyone; Pat Shortt, for comedy, My Brilliant Divorce for drama, Mary Coughlan for music lovers and shows by Miriam Lambert and Talisman Theatre for the children. With all this and much more for you to enjoy, we look forward to seeing you.

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Celebrating thirty years in the business this year, Aslan emerged from Dublin’s northside, in the mid 1980’s. Their debut single, ‘This Is’, released in 1986 was a huge hit and became the longest ever play-listed single on RTÉ 2fm. With albums such as ‘Feel No Shame’ and ‘Uncased’ and searing live performances, the group has maintained an iconic presence on the Irish music scene. The band are currently gearing up for the release of their brand new studio album on EMI Records this year. Entitled ‘Nudie Books and Frenchies’, the album title is a tongue-in-cheek, nostalgic nod to their teenage years. Saturday 31 March Doors 8pm | Concert 9pm Admission =C20

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FILM Nenagh Film Club presents

Midnight in Paris

Dir. Woody Allen | USA, Paris | 2011 | 94 mins | Cert 12A

Starring Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Rachel McAdams, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Two young Americans, Inez and Gil, who are to be married in the fall head to Paris for a few days with their families. While Inez and her mother are overjoyed by a chance meeting with another couple, and together they discover the tourist gems of the city, Gil soaks up the mysterious magic of places where his most admired authors once lived. Woody Allen’s romantic comedy won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Thursday 5 April 8pm Admission =C7 (includes membership fee of =C1) FILM Nenagh Film Club presents

Gone With The Wind

Dir. Victor Fleming | USA | 1939 | 222mins | Cert PG

Join us this Easter Monday Afternoon for the showing of this big screen classic. This epic story tells of the O’Hara family and life on their plantation as the American Civil War rages. Spoilt daughter Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) sets her sights on Ashley Wilkes, from a neighbouring farm. Wilkes is set to marry someone else and a thwarted Scarlett marries another out of spite. The war intervenes and Scarlett comes in contact with Rhett Butler (Clarke Gable), two star-crossed lovers who need each other more than they care to admit. Monday 9 April 2pm (Intermission half way, refreshments/shop) Admission =C5

DRAMA Jasango Theatre Company presents

My Brilliant Divorce Jasango Theatre are back with a bang with Geraldine Aron’s achingly funny My Brilliant Divorce. Following a two-year Irish tour and award-winning performances in the USA with Bombshells, Jasango brings you this wittily observant comedy. If you liked Bombshells you’ll love this one! The comedy explores what life is like for Angela Kennedy-Lipsky, recently dumped by her accountant husband for a younger model. Rebuilding her life, she finds herself adrift in a sea of weird sexual encounters, sneaky solicitors, phone-in counsellors, a bad case of hypochondria and impending poverty. Should she fight to keep her husband? Or should she sign the final papers and move on? This fast-paced modern comedy is not to be missed! Wednesday 18 April 8pm Admission =C14 FILM Nenagh Film Club presents

Cane Toads: The Conquest

Dir. Mark Lewis | Australia | 2011 | 85 mins | Cert PG

A comic yet provocative documentary detailing Australia’s most notorious environmental blunder. The cane toad was introduced to Australia from Hawaii in 1935 in an attempt to control the greyback cane beetle, which at the time was decimating the Queensland sugar cane crop. Hailed as a saviour, the toad was enthusiastically welcomed. Unfortunately, the toads were disinclined to stay in the cane fields and eat beetles. Instead, they set about doing what cane toads do best multiplying, migrating and thriving. Director Mark Lewis injects his trademark irreverence and humour into the story as he follows a trail of human conflict and extraordinary close encounters. Thursday 19 April 8pm Admission =C7 (includes membership fee of =C1)

FILM Nenagh Film Club presents

My Week With Marilyn

Dir. Simon Curtis | UK/USA | 98 mins | Cert 15A

In 1956, Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) works on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. The film unites Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who is also on honeymoon with her husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott). When Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life. Thursday 3 May 8pm Admission =C7 (includes membership fee of =C1) MUSIC Madeline Seiler presents

Mary Coughlan With albums such as Tired and Emotional, Under the Influence, Ancient Rain and 2008’s The House of Ill Repute Mary Coughlan has created an amazing body of work. Renowned for her smoky, sultry performance of songs, Coughlan has delivered jazz standards including her interpretations of the work of Billie Holliday as well as making Irish classics such as Ride On, her own. Coughlan is musical royalty, a position she has occupied for the last 25 years. Saturday 5 May Doors 8pm | Concert 9pm Admission =C20 DEBATE

Fiscal Treaty Referendum Nenagh Arts Centre brings together a panel to discuss the upcoming Fiscal Treaty Referendum. What does the Treaty entail and what changes will it mean for our Constitution? Listen to the calls for and against from a panel from both sides. Monday 7 May 8pm Admission =C5 – all proceeds go to support the Arts Centre’s programme.

Note: date may change depending on the date of the Referendum - see press for updates.

FAMILY Miriam Lambert Puppeteer presents

The Gingerbread Man and Peek and Boo ‘Run Run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man.’ In this rendition of the age-old tale. Miriam bakes the Gingerbreadman. But the freshly-baked biscuit makes a break for it, eluding the hungry grasp of everyone until he meets a very clever fox. “Miriam Lambert’s rendition of The Gingerbread Man truly invigorates an age-old tale. Funny and engaging throughout”. Irish Theatre Magazine Peek and Boo open the performance, guiding the children through the tale of a little girl who pays a visit to the home of an adorable baby bear! Devised, written and performed by Miriam Lambert, this gentle, captivating performance takes place on two levels where even though the puppeteer is visible, the magic, experienced by young and old, never fades. Saturday 12th May Two Shows - 2.30pm & 4pm (Duration 45 mins) Admission =C5 COMEDY

I Am The Band

New One-Man Show by Pat Shortt

Thursday 17th May 8pm Admission =C30

Pat Shortt’s new one-man comedy show charts the life of Dixie Walsh (Jumbo Breakfast Roll, Where Did My Money Go) a solo lounge musician. The show is a tribute night to Dixie where all his peers and friends (the audience) come to celebrate his career!

FILM Nenagh Film Club presents


Dir. Nicholas Winding Refn | United States | 2011 | 98 mins | Cert

The 2011 American drama film directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, and Albert Brooks has already been labelled a classic. A simple recap of its story will probably leave you unenthralled, as, in its broadest outlines, Drive is but another modern neo-noir with a tough, taciturn hero (a stunt driver by day, a getaway driver by night) caught in a moral conundrum with some very bad men. However the propulsive nature of the film and the twists and turns of the storyline, will leave the viewer in no doubt that this is a visceral entertainment of the highest order. Thursday 24 May 8pm Admission =C7 (includes membership fee of =C1) COMMUNITY Mayor Virginia O’Dowd presents

Nenagh’s Community Awards Nenagh celebrates those who work within the community in a special evening. Meet the unsung heroes who contribute hugely to life in the town, often unknown to the wider public. Enjoy an evening of music and chat as we honour our own local heroes.

Wednesday 6 June 8pm Admission =C10 | =C8 (Concs) All proceeds to charity


AMA presents

runawayGo Music aficionados will already be aware that, in 2011, the Belfast based indie pop band runawayGO emerged as a force to be reckoned with. And now, they are about to become a household name as they trail-blaze their way through the Irish music scene, with heaving high energy performances and an arsenal of dynamic music. Fronted by joint vocalists Dave Jackson and Fiona O’Kane, with Javed Love on drums, Chris Jackson on bass and James Lappin on guitar, the bands early performances have received high accolades from reviewers describing them as “a rare spectacle” and “one of the best bands in the country”. See them while you can. Saturday 9 June Doors 8pm | Concert 9pm Admission =C10 COMMUNITY

BIG SCREEN SOCCER Ireland v Croatia Ireland v Spain Ireland v ITALy

Sunday 10 June 7.45pm Thursday 14 June 7.45pm Monday 18 June 7.45pm

Follow the Boys in Green on the Big Screen on their epic journey to Poland and the Ukraine for the Euro 2012 Championships for the group matches and hopefully further. Nenagh Arts Centre is opening its doors to bring kids and parents in Nenagh together in a familyfriendly environment for the games. Admission is FREE but tickets are limited and must be collected from the Arts Centre in advance (4 per person only). Tickets will be available fom 14 May. Doors open one hour before kick-off. Soft Drinks/Snacks on sale.

CHILDREN The Talisman Theatre Company presents

Little Red Riding Hood

The Talisman Theatre Company is back with a hungry wolf, a brave woodsman and a doting grandmother in Little Red Riding Hood. Watch the wonder and magic of live theatre cast a spell on viewers as they journey into the imaginary world of Little Red Riding Hood, long a favourite of children everywhere. This original musical adaptation of the beloved Grimm Brothers’ tale about the little girl in the red cape is an absolute delight for children of all ages. Booking Call Olga on 087-6363075 Thursday 14 June 10.30am & 12noon Admission =C13.50 Adult, =C12.50 Child, =C10.00 School/Group Rate (One teacher/adult free with every 10 child tickets) OUTDOOR FILM Summer Classics


Dir. Randal Kleiser | USA | 1978 | 110 mins | Cert PG

A feel good summer classic guaranteed to have you singing along. A musical about teens in love in the 50’s! It’s California, 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. Summer is over and it’s back to school, but unexpectedly they discover they are now in the same high school. Will they be able to rekindle their summer love? Important Note: this is a late evening outdoor screening in Banba Square, so please bring warm clothes and something to sit on. Saturday 16 June 10pm Admission FREE – however patrons are asked to show their appreciation by making a donation to the Arts Centre

BINGO Bingo Nights

Kelly’s Eye, Man Alive, Legs Eleven… Eyes down for some bingo fun that that will support Nenagh Arts Centre and Nenagh Celtic Football Club in their work. Games 1 to 9 1 line =C15 | 2 line =C20 | Full House =C50 Game 10 1 line =C15 | 2 line =C20 | Full House =C80 Jackpot & flyers sold separately Jackpot Games 1 line =C15 | 2 line =C20 | Full House =C200 Flyer Games 1 line =C15 | 2 line =C20 | Full house =C200 Double Books =C9 | Single Book =C5 | Small Book =C4 | Jackpot & flyers =C2 each Fridays 6, 13, 20, 27 April 8.30pm Fridays 4, 11, 18, 25 May 8.30pm Fridays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 8.30pm

CLASSES & MEETINGS AT Nenagh Arts Centre Zumba: Dance fitness class Monday Lisa: 087 6227395 Pilates Monday Geri Cantwell: 087 6491725 The Brownies Tuesday Colette Barber: 087 9615796 Kinder Music For Toddlers Tuesday Florence Starr: 087 6452103 Parent and Toddler Group Wednesday Terry Gleeson: 087 8180252 Derg Active Adults Wednesday Ann White: 087 0546236 Social Meeting Including Arts, Crafts and Light Exercise McLoone O’Meara Thur & Sat Nikki McLoone: 087 2486384 School of Irish Dance Children’s Art Saturday Olivia O’Donovan: 087 6380201 Play TY Saturday North Tipp Arts Office: 067 44860 For further information please contact the Box Office on 067 34400

Hiring the building If you need a space big or small, for a meeting, class , workshop or a performance Nenagh Arts Centre has the space to suit you. Our theatre has the capacity to hold 216 people seated and with state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities and additional technical support available, it makes sense to hire space at your local Arts Centre. Groups who have hired space here include; Nenagh Chamber of Commerce, Nenagh Players, Conradh na Gaeilge, Convergence Festival and Flynn O’Kane Academy of Dance. To find out more, contact us on 067 34400 or

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

Support Nenagh Arts Centre

Your support will help us to bring more music, plays, discussions, childrens events and films to the Centre and will help us to provide a space where local groups and come to meet, develop and grow. Tax relief is available on donations.

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