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FEBRUARY Thursday 2 February 8pm Film Club: KNUCKLE Friday 3 February 8pm Bingo Tuesday 7 February 8pm Drama: BECKETT x3 Friday 10 February 8pm Bingo Saturday 11 February 7pm Family: WRESTLING WARRIORS ON TOUR Thursday 16 February 8pm Film Club: MELANCHOLIA Friday 17 February 8pm Bingo Tuesday 21 February 10am & 12noon Schools: SCIENCE IS A ROLLER COASTER Fri 24 - Mon 27 February 8.30pm Nenagh Players present DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE MARCH Thursday 1 March 10.30am & 11.30am World Book Day: ALAN NOLAN Thursday 1 March 8pm Film Club: SENNA Friday 2 March 8pm Bingo Wed 7 March 10.30am & 1.30pm Schools: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE SESSION Thur 8 March 10.30am & 1.30pm Schools: THE ROMEO & JULIET SESSION Fri 9 March 10.30am & 1.30pm Schools: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE SESSION Friday 9 March 8pm Bingo Thursday 15 March 8pm Film Club: THE TREE OF LIFE Friday 16 March 8pm Bingo Friday 23 March 8pm Bingo Friday 30 March 8pm Bingo

Our cover shows a detail from Alan Nolan’s DEATH BY CHOCOLATE.

JANUARY Friday 6 January 8pm Bingo Friday 13 January 8pm Bingo Thursday 19 January 8pm Film Club: PROJECT NIM Friday 20 January 8pm Bingo Saturday 21 January 8pm Music: TRIO ELATHA Friday 27 January 8pm Bingo Fri 27 - Sat 28 January 8pm PLAY YT presents TRUST GAMES Tuesday 31 January 10.30am & 12noon Schools: The TITANIC STORY

Booking Information Tickets for all events are available in advance from the Nenagh Arts Centre Box Office in Banba Square. You can call us on 067 34400 to book. Reserved tickets must be paid for two days in advance of any event, or may be resold. Tickets for events can also be purchased online at Box Office Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and one hour before each event or performance. Terms & Conditions for booking: 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 company). Remember, you can avoid these charges by paying in person. Cheques should be made payable to Nenagh Arts Centre.

Where is the Arts Centre located? Nenagh Arts Centre is in the Old Town Hall in Banba Square beside the Motor Tax Office and across the road from the Courthouse and Gaol (now the Heritage Centre). Parking: Parking is available at the Courthouse Car Park Road: Nenagh is located off the main Dublin-Limerick motorway and is served by Bus Éireann and Kavanagh’s bus routes, which stop close to the Arts Centre. See and for timetables Rail: Nenagh is on the Limerick to Ballybrophy line with connecting trains to Dublin and Cork/Tralee. See for timetables Wheelchair/Disability Access: Access to the Theatre on the upper floor is through the main entrance and by lift. Patrons who have specific requirements should contact the Box Office in advance.

Hiring the building Are you interested in renting Nenagh Arts Centre for a meeting or performance? Our 216 seat theatre with state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities is available for hire. We also have an I.T. Room for computer classes as well as a number of other smaller rooms for classes and workshops. If you are interested, please contact the manager by phone on 067 34400 or by email:

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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 January 8.30pm Fridays 3, 10, 17, 24 February 8.30pm Fridays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 8.30pm FILM Nenagh Film Club presents

Project Nim

Dir. James Marsh | UK-USA | 93 mins | Cert 12A

From the Oscar-winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970’s became the focus of a landmark experiment, which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. In the enduring impact Nim makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature - and indeed our own - is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling. Thursday 19 January 8pm Admission =C7 (includes club membership fee of =C1)


Trio Elatha Trio Elatha bring together the old and the new - both folk and classical music. Zoë Conway is one of Ireland’s most outstanding traditional fiddlers but also received classical tuition and flirts easily between the two styles. Guitar player Brendan Walsh had folk music in his ears from an early age growing up in Co Clare but went on to study classical music to the highest level. Ailbhe McDonagh’s versatility is in performing the most complex contemporary music in addition to the classical masterpieces. The trio’s diverse influences combine to inspire a music programme of classical music and their own folk arrangements and compositions. Saturday 21 January 8pm Admission =C15 / =C10 concessions DRAMA PLAY YT presents

Trust Games

Directors are Joanne Quinn & Aoife Carry with guest facilitators.

This play tells the story of a group of young people who head off in a minibus for a weekend of bonding and self-discovery. Filled with fiery and often fierce characters, their optimistic and energetic teacher Sarah tries desperately to unite them as a group through drama games and positive thinking. However, things get tricky and they find themselves stuck in the woods in a situation that even causes Sarah to doubt their survival. The PLAY YT 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.

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January 8pm Admission =C7

SCHOOLS History Live presents

The Titanic Story Built in Belfast, she was the queen of the ocean waves but sank on her maiden voyage leaving 1,500 people dead. On the 100th anniversary of the year the Titanic sank, Michael Moylan presents a hands-on workshop for schools. Using models, uniforms and good storytelling skills he recounts the tale of the ill-fated liner and how it came to strike an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Tuesday 31 January Two Workshops: 10.30am and 12 noon Admission =C5 (Group Rates – please ring the Arts Centre on 067 34400) FILM Nenagh Film Club presents


Dir. Ian Palmer | Ireland | 96 mins | 2011 | Cert 15A

James Quinn McDonagh and Paddy ‘The Lurcher’ Joyce are names that demand attention: men related by blood but separated by a feud that dates back generations. As the heads of rival families, they train to represent their feuding Irish travelling clans, in a long-standing history of violent bare-knuckle boxing. With Knuckle, filmmaker Ian Palmer presents a hard-edged portrait of Irish Traveller male culture and explores the bond of loyalty and the pressures to fight for the honour of your family name. Thursday 2 February 8pm Admission =C7 (includes club membership fee of =C1)

DRAMA Godot Theatre presents

Beckett x3

Following last year’s successful Beckett show, the Arts Centre brings three of his short plays to Nenagh. Cruel and humorous in equal measure, Beckett’s work shines a light on the human condition. The plays this evening are:

Photo © John Minihan

That Time Two observers who may or may not be officials discuss another man. Play An Irish labourer after years in Britain looks back on his earlier life and his disappointing career.  Rockabye An old woman, sick of life, rocks herself into the next life. Tuesday 7 February 8pm Tickets =15/ C =12 C concessions – unwaged/OAP’s/Student FAMILY WW presents

Wrestling Warriors on Tour American style action as the Warriors face off against each other in the ultimate in family fun. Featuring such stars as The Supermodel, Captain Rooney and Mandrake – it’s a night of whip, slam dunk action. Monkey flips, muscle busters, jawbreakers – they’re all here. But only one will be the victor at the end of the evening.

Saturday 11 February 7pm Tickets =10 C or =35 C for a family of 4

FILM Nenagh Film Club presents


Dir: Lars Von Trier | Denmark | 136mins | 2011 | Cert 15A A meditation on the end of the world which stars Kirsten Dunst as an emotionally troubled newly-wed named Justine, whose sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) throws her a lavish wedding party. Her lack of emotional stability begins to take a toll on Justine’s new marriage as well as the party and old wounds are re-exposed. Claire’s wealthy husband John (Kiefer Sutherland) also knows a great deal about a planet that is on a possible collision course with Earth, further muddying the waters. John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling co-star.

Thursday 16 February 8pm Admission =C7 (includes club membership fee of =C1) SCHOOLS Anyone4Science presents

Science is a roller coaster – the energy workshop The fair is in town, the rollercoaster looks terrifying, but fun! You are in the queue and can’t wait for your turn. Is this just mindless fun or is it a real life scientific experience? Join Any4Science at a demonstration lecture to learn all about the energy (from kinetic and potential to sound and chemical) and the forces that move the rollercoaster. Maybe you’ll change the way you think about the fairground forever.

Tuesday 21 February Two Sessions: 10.30am & 11.30am Admission =C5 Group Bookings call Arts Centre on 067 34400

DRAMA Nenagh Players presents

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self - Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilised to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat and mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast. Friday 24 to Monday 27 February 8.30pm Admission =C13 / =C10 concessions Tickets from DK Travel Ph. 067 37964 WORLD BOOK DAY

Alan Nolan For World Book Day, Comics writer, graphic designer, artist Alan Nolan reads from his book The Big Break Detectives Casebook, a graphic novel for younger readers. Alan is co-creator of the award-winning comedy/horror comicbook series Sancho, and the Murder Can Be Fatal mysteries for The O’Brien Press. He is also author and illustrator of Skrewy Science with Prof Butterknut & Kronk which appears monthly in The Irish Times. Born in Dublin, he studied at the National College of Art and Design.

Thursday 1 March Two Sessions: 10.30am and 11.30am Admission FREE Schools Booking: 067 34400

Film Nenagh Film Club


Dir. Asif Kapadia | UK | 2010 | 106 mins | Cert 12A This documentary follows the monumental life and tragic death of Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80’s, the film charts Senna’s struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics, which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless – Senna became a global superstar. Privately, he was humble and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brazil and contemplating a life beyond motor racing. Yet he was struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Thursday 1 March 8pm Admission =C7 (includes club membership fee of =C1) SCHOOLS Cyclone Theatre presents

The Shakespeare Sessions Shakespeare comes to life in The Romeo & Juliet Session! The bard directs a group of modern actors in his romantic tragedy. However, problems arise as Mr. Shakespeare’s sixteenth century attitudes and demeanor clash with those of the modern performers. Arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue! The Merchant Session: An entertaining and informative synthesis of analysis and performance to aid students in their understanding of Merchant of Venice while at the same time highlighting what a fine comedy it is. The 95 minute performance is a reduced version of the play and contains an entertaining scholarly review that clarifies the main themes and topics. Merchant of Venice – Wed 7 & Fri 9 March Romeo And Juliet – Thursday 8 March Two Performances Daily: 10.30am & 1.30pm School Bookings: Please contact NAC on 067 34400

FILM Nenagh Film Club

The Tree of Life

Dir. Terence Malick | USA | 2011 | 138 mins | 12A An impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950’s; the film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. An extraordinary and challenging film from Days Of Heaven director Terence Malick.

Thursday 15 March 8pm Admission =C7 (includes club membership fee of =C1)

CLASSES & MEETINGS AT Nenagh Arts Centre

Zumba: Dance Fitness Class Boxercise: non impact exercise Mondays from 9th January Contact Lisa: 087 6227395 or email

The Brownies Tues 6.30-7.30pm, during school year Contact Colette Barber: 087 9615796

McLoone O’Meara School of Irish Dance Thursday 4.15pm-7.15pm & Saturday 10.30am-2.30pm Contact Nikki McLoone: 087 2486384

Adults Art

Thursday Evenings Contact Olivia O’Donovan: 087 6380201

Kinder music for toddlers Tuesdays at 10.00am Contact Florence Starr: 087 6452103

Children’s Art

Parent and Toddler Group Wednesday 10.00am-11.45am Contact Terry Gleeson: 087 8180252

Play YT Saturday Mornings Contact North Tipperary Arts Office: 067 44860

Derg Active Adults: Social meeting including arts/ crafts and light exercises Wednesdays at 7.30pm Contact Ann White: 087 0546236

Saturday Afternoons Contact Olivia O’Donovan: 087 6380201

Please contact the individual organisations for more details For more groups, see our website:

HELP Support Nenagh Arts Centre We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available at Nenagh Arts Centre. Your support will help us to bring acts and events to Nenagh. Sponsor a seat in the Theatre

Put your, your family’s or your company’s name on a seat at Nenagh Arts Centre. Sponsors will be acknowledged on a display in the reception area. Tax relief is available on donations.

Sponsor an event

We have a range of events coming up from music, film, drama, dance and discussion. If you or your organization would like to be linked to an event, we can arrange it! Sponsors will receive tickets for their event and also receive an advert in the Nenagh Arts Centre brochure. Contact Nenagh Arts Centre on 067 34400 or by email

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