Pavilion Theatre Spring 2018 Brochure

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Spring 2018

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Spring 2018

Fri 9 Feb Sat 10 Feb


Sun 11 Feb Mon 12 Feb Tue 13 Feb

calendar of events

Thu 21 Dec – Sun 7 Jan

What the Ladybird Heard Live on Stage!

January Mon 8 Jan Wed 10 Jan

Call Me By Your Name First Fortnight Festival: The Drummer & The Keeper Frances Black and Kieran Goss Jack Lukeman Sharon Shannon Earth: One Amazing Day David O’Doherty Wind River Niamh Parsons, Ciarán Tourish, Liam Kelly & John Doyle Forgotten Little Green Cars

Thu 11 Jan Fri 12 Jan Sat 13 Jan Sun 14 Jan Sun 14 Jan Mon 15 Jan Wed 17 Jan

Thu 18 Jan Fri 19 & Sat 20 Jan Sat 20 Jan Mon 22 Jan Tue 23 – Sun 28 Jan Mon 29 Jan Tue 30 Jan

Paddington Happy End Arclight: Beauty & The Beast The Florida Project Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

Wed 31 Jan



Subtitle Film Festival

Mon 19 Feb Tue 20 Feb Wed 21 Feb Thu 22 Feb Fri 23 Feb Sat 24 Feb Sun 25 Feb Sun 25 Feb Mon 26 Feb Wed 28 Feb

March Thu 1 – Sat 3 Mar Fri 2 Mar Sun 4 Mar Sun 4 Mar


Mon 5 Mar Tue 6 Mar Tue 6 Mar Wed 7 Mar Thu 8 Mar

Hotel Salvation uoo mee weee! It’s Not Yet Dark Reeling in the Showband Years THEATRE

Thu 15 Feb Fri 16 Feb Sat 17 Feb Sun 18 Feb

Mon 5 Mar

February Thu 1 Sun 4 Feb Mon 5 Feb Tue 6 Feb Wed 7 Feb Thu 8 Feb

Wed 14 Feb

Fri 9 Mar DANCE

Royal Opera House: Tosca The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale KC Dance Academy The Death of Stalin Exhibition on Screen: David Hockney Magical Mozart by Candlelight Jason Byrne Eddi Reader Silent The Life & Music of Jim Reeves Goldstone National Theatre Live Encore: Hamlet The Man in Black From Under the Bed Mary Black Sings Jimmy Mac Rock’n’Roll Years & Dance Hall Days Sherlock Jr. Brendan Grace Audi Dublin International Film Festival The Royal Ballet: The Winter’s Tale Live


Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me IFI Education Programme: My Life as a Courgette Ultimate School of Music PJ Gallagher & Friends IFI Education Programme: Fanny’s Journey Heartstone IFI Education Programme: Goodbye Berlin Anna Tsybuleva IADT Drama Society Chris Jones & The Night Drivers Luka Bloom LITERARY


Sat 10 Mar Sat 10 Mar Sun 11 Mar Mon 12 Mar Wed 14 – Sun 18 Mar Thu 15 Mar Fri 16 Mar

Mon 19 Mar Tue 20 Mar Wed 21 – Sun 25 Mar Mon 26 Mar Tue 27 & Wed 28 Mar Thu 29 Mar Fri 30 Mar Fri 30 Mar Sat 31 Mar Sat 31 Mar

The Magic Bookshop Royal Opera House: Carmen dlr Women’s Day In Between Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society IFI Education Programme: The Golden Dream IFI Education Programme: Zip and Zap and The Marble Gang Rosalie Blum In the Name of Peace Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2018 A Fantastic Woman Gene Kelly: The Legacy Music and Memories of Patsy Cline Penguins Walk With Me The Princess Bride The Nualas Glam Slam!

April Tue 3 & Wed 4 Apr Thu 5 Apr Fri 6 Apr

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett Karine Powlart Trio Ferderico Albanese with Special Guest Chequerboard Pat Shortt The Red Turtle Chamber Philharmonic Europe at Monkstown Church Primaire Exhibition on Screen: Caneletto & the Art of Venice The Shakespeare Sessions: Macbeth The Shakespeare Sessions: The Merchant of Venice

Sat 7 Apr Sun 8 Apr Sun 8 Apr

Mon 9 Apr Wed 11 Apr

Thu 12 Apr Thu 12 Apr




Thu 12 Apr Fri 13 Apr Fri 13 Apr Fri 13 Apr Sat 14 Apr Mon 16 Apr Wed 18 – Sun 22 Apr Mon 23 Apr Wed 25 Apr Fri 27 & Sat 28 Apr Sun 29 & Mon 30 Apr Mon 30 Apr

The Royal Ballet: Bernstein Centenary The Shakespeare Sessions: King Lear The Shakespeare Sessions: Romeo & Juliet Royal Opera House: Macbeth Drama Academy Showcase 2018 The Square Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society Sweet Country The Importance of Nothing Here All Night: The Sound of Beckett Star Chasers Glory

May – June Tue 1 May Thu 3 May Tue 8 & Wed 9 May Thu 10 May Fri 11 & Sat 12 May Sun 13 May Thu 17 May Fri 18 May Sat 19 May

Sat 2 & Sun 3 June

Thibaut Garcia & Isang Enders Norah Maz & Bricks National Theatre Live: Macbeth The Simon & Garfunkel Story Twinkle Twinkle Underneath Neil Delamere Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker & Paul Meehan Tour A Spoonful of Sherman



Love film? Get a great deal with our MONDAY NIGHT CINEMA SEASON TICKET


For just €80, this season ticket guarantees you entry to 16 weeks of Monday Night Cinema this season. That’s just €5 per film! For more information or to buy your Season Ticket, visit, or call us on 01-231 2929.


*Please note: Season Ticket available to purchase until Mon 29 Jan. Special Screenings not included in Season Ticket.


Call Me By Your Name

★★★★★ “one of the very best films of the year” Rolling Stone

Mon 8 Jan, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) English/Italian/French | Cert: 15A | 2018 | 130mins

It’s 1983, and 17-year-old Elio is living in northern Italy with his family. It’s a carefree life of great food, classical music and summer romances. All of this changes with the arrival of Oliver, a summer intern for Elio’s father. The handsome American strikes up an immediate bond with Elio, and the pair soon find themselves growing closer together. WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO DÚN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCIL

Based on the novel by André Aciman.

Wind River

★★★★★ “beautiful and haunting 21st century Western thriller” Chicago Sun-Times

Mon 15 Jan, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: Club | 2016 | 107mins

When game tracker Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers the body of a young woman in a remote area of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the FBI send in rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as her guide, the duo work to solve the mystery of the young woman’s death. Un Certain Regard - Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2017

Happy End

★★★★★ “a stark, unforgiving and gripping satire on bourgeois Europeans” The Guardian

Mon 22 Jan, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) French/English | Cert: 15A | 2017 | 108mins

Isabelle Huppert stars in this darkly comic family drama about a well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France. Despite dealing with their own setbacks amongst family members, they are all oblivious to the grim conditions and human misery unfolding in refugee camps around the port town of Calais, just a few miles from their home. Austrian Submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Oscars 2018 6

Monday Night Cinema – Season Ticket Available

The Florida Project

★★★★★ “A vibrant, bold and bright portrayal of American childhood” Irish Times

Mon 29 Jan, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: 15A | 2017 | 115mins

Six-year-old Moonie lives with her mother Halley in a Florida motel. While Halley tries desperately to make ends meet and pay the rent to their kind but stern landlord Bobby (Willem Dafoe), Moonie spends the summer exploring the urban wilderness and getting into every sort of mischief with friends. The Florida Project is a deeply sympathetic and authentic portrait of forgotten America and her children.

Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan) Mon 5 Feb, 5pm & 8pm ★★★★ “smart, spellbinding and achingly relatable.” The Guardian

€7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) Hindi | Cert: Club | 2016 | 99mins

Believing that his life is coming to an end, 77 year-old Daya decides that he must travel to the Indian holy city of Varanasi to attain salvation before dying. Reluctantly accompanied by his overworked son Rajiv, the two are forced to reconnect with each other and with life. This charming comedy-drama celebrates death as a delightful, poignant celebration of life. UNESCO Gandhi Medal, Venice International Film Festival 2016

The Death of Stalin

Mon 12 Feb, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★★ “an A-list line-up” Guardian ★★★★ Irish Times

€7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: 15A | 2018 | 106mins

It’s 1953, and Joseph Stalin rules over the Soviet Union with an iron fist…until one morning he’s discovered unconscious. With the dictator at death’s door, his deputies including Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi) and Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor) begin jostling for power. Loaded with inspired comic moments and thrilling political chaos this is a hilarious yet probing historical satire.


Mon 19 Feb, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★★ “a masterpiece of outback noir” The Guardian

€7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: Club | 2016 | 110mins

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the outback town of Goldstone on a missing person’s enquiry. What first seems like a straightforward investigation soon opens into a web of crime and corruption, leading Jay to dig deeper into a conspiracy that pits life against money. Exploring Australia’s history whilst dealing with key contemporary issues, Goldstone is intelligent and thought-provoking cinema. 7

Monday Night Cinema – Season Ticket Available

Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Mon 26 Feb, 5pm: Casting Mon 26 Feb, 8pm: The Divine Order €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available)

Casting | German | Cert: Club | 2017 | 91mins Director Vera is looking for the perfect cast for her TV remake, but as the first day of shooting approaches, she is no closer to casting the leading role. The Divine Order (Die Göttliche Ordnung) German/English | Cert: Club | 2016 | 96mins It’s 1971. Nora, a young housewife and mother, is living a quiet life in a small village in Switzerland while also publicly fighting for women’s suffrage.

Heartstone (Hjartasteinn)

Mon 5 Mar, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★ “thrillingly atmospheric” The Playlist

€7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) Icelandic | Cert: Club | 2016 | 129mins

A remote fishing village in Iceland; teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer in their homes and in their hearts, as they grapple with feelings for each other and new love interests. As summer comes to an end, can their friendship survive the harsh Icelandic winter, as they leave the playground and face adulthood? Queer Lion Award, Venice International Film Festival 2016

In Between (Bar Bahar)

★★★★ “A brave film befitting its brave depiction of women.” The Irish Times

Mon 12 Mar, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) Hebrew/Arabic | Cert: Club | 2016 | 103mins

Layla, Salma, and Nour, three Palestinian women, share an apartment in the vibrant centre of Tel Aviv. Despite being “independent”, they struggle with the restrictions imposed on their lives by a blinkered society. Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, explores the challenges facing young Arab-Israeli women who must negotiate being “in between” cultures and traditions. Best Actress, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2017

Rosalie Blum

★★★★ “Whimsical, tender and original” New Zealand Herald

Mon 19 Mar, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) French | Cert: Club | 2016 | 95mins

A random encounter has unexpected and life-changing consequences for three characters in this quirky, heartwarming tale based on the graphic novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. Enchanting and ingeniously crafted, the characters are taken on an unexpected adventure full of surprises. Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français. 8

Monday Night Cinema – Season Ticket Available

A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica) ★★★★ “a powerful drama” The Hollywood Reporter

Mon 26 Mar, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) Spanish | Cert: Club | 2017 | 103mins

Marina is beautiful, vibrant and in love. So when her lover Orlando dies suddenly, she is left raw with grief, only to find that, as a transgender woman, she is suspected of foul play by his family. Marina fights for her rights while maintaining her dignity in this moving drama about a woman struggling with societal prejudice. Chilean Submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Oscars 2018

Primaire “a love letter to the teaching profession” Daily Express

Mon 9 Apr, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) French | Cert: Club | 2017 | 105mins

Devoted primary school teacher Florence pours her heart and soul into her students each and every day. When she encounters disruptive student Sacha, and finds he has been abandoned by his mother, Florence vows to help him. However, Florence’s own life begins to fall apart as she struggles to balance the young boy’s plight along with her own frustrated son and an increasingly stressful job

The Square

★★★★ “a textured, funny, eccentric piece of work.” The Irish Times

Mon 16 Apr, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: Club | 2017 | 145mins

Christian is the successful but self-centred curator of a modern art museum. A few days before the opening of his new, prestigious exhibition, the controversial publicity campaign backfires, plunging Christian and his museum into existential crisis. Starring Elizabeth Moss & Dominic West, this is no-holds-barred satire of the post-modern art world is surreal, funny and provocative. Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2017

Sweet Country

Mon 23 Apr, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★★ The Guardian

€7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: Club | 2017 | 112mins

Set on the Northern Territory frontier in 1920s Australia, Sam, an Aboriginal farmhand murders a white man in self-defence. Forced to go on the run with his wife across the deadly outback, a search party is hot on their pursuit. Inspired by true events, this haunting, provocative and intelligent period western tells the tragic tale of tensions in the outback. Special Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival 2017

Please note, there will be no Monday Night Cinema screening on Mon 2 April.


Glory (Slava) “sharply executed, superbly performed” Hollywood Reporter

Mon 30 Apr, 5pm & 8pm €7.50/6.50 (Season Ticket Available) Bulgarian | Cert: Club | 2016 | 101mins

Reclusive railroad worker Tsanko stumbles across a pile of cash on the tracks and immediately calls in the authorities. Spying an opportunity, the transport ministry’s head of PR uses Tsanko to spin a feel-good story and divert attention from the corruption scandal engulfing her department. Best International Feature Film, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

SP ECIAL S CREENING L IS T INGS As well as our regular Monday Night Cinema, we also have a variety of special screenings… First Fortnight Festival

The Drummer & The Keeper Wed 10 Jan, 8pm

Sherlock Jr. Sun 25 Feb, 2pm The Royal Ballet

Earth: One Amazing Day Sun 14 Jan, 2pm

The Winter’s Tale Live Wed 28 Feb, 7.15pm Royal Opera House

Paddington Sat 20 Jan, 3pm

Bizet’s Carmen Sat 10 Mar, 7.30pm

Exhibition on Screen

I, Claude Monet Tue 30 Jan, 8pm

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America Tue 20 Mar, 8pm

Royal Opera House


Verdi’s Rigoletto Wed 31 Jan, 3.30pm & 7.30pm

Walk With Me Fri 30 Mar, 8pm

Subtitle Film Festival Thu 1 - Sun 4 Feb

The Princess Bride Sat 31 Mar, 2pm

It’s Not Yet Dark Wed 7 Feb, 8pm

The Red Turtle Sun 8 Apr, 3pm

Royal Opera House

Exhibition on Screen

Puccini’s Tosca Fri 9 Feb, 3.30pm & 7.30pm

Canaletto & the Art of Venice Wed 11 Apr, 8pm

Exhibition on Screen

The Royal Ballet

David Hockney Tue 13 Feb, 8pm

Bernstein Centenary Thu 12 Apr, 7.30pm

National Theatre Live Encore

Royal Opera House

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Tue 20 Feb, 10am, 3pm & 7.30pm

Verdi’s MacBeth Fri 13 Apr, 7.30pm


Based on the award-winning picture book by

Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks ‘A total delight’ The Guardian

What the Ladybird Heard


Thu 21 Dec – Sun 7 Jan | Various Times For full date and show times please visit our website: Tickets €17.50 | Family Ticket €60 (only available for certain performances) Age Guidance: 3yrs+ | Duration: 55mins

THE PERFECT FAMILY SHOW FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON MUST END SUN 7 JAN Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow.But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a plan of her own! Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this glittering stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs, this is the perfect festive treat for all the family!

★★★★★ “a witty and wonderful live production” Culture Whisper ★★★★★ Netmums ★★★★ The Stage © Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks 2009. Macmillan’s Children’s Books


First Fortnight in partnership with IFI National presents

The Drummer & The Keeper Wed 10 Jan, 8pm | € 7.50/6.50 English | Cert: 15A | 2017 | 92mins


The Drummer & The Keeper tells the story of the unlikely friendship formed between two young men; Gabriel, a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder, who revels in rejecting society’s rules and Christopher, a 17 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, who yearns to fit in. This heart-warming story shows the strength of the human bond in the face of adversity.

★★★★ “warm, thoughtful and insightful” Hot Press Best First Irish Feature Award, Galway Film Fleadh 2017 David Hull Promotions presents

Frances Black & Kieron Goss Reunion Tour Thu 11 Jan, 8pm | € 28


25 years after the smash success of Frances Black and Kieran Goss, the duo will be stopping off at Pavilion as part of their nationwide Reunion Tour! Both Frances and Kieran have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these two unique talents in the early 90s that first caught the imagination of the Irish public. Following a sellout tour last year, they are back on the road and haven’t lost any of their magic.

Jack Lukeman Fri 12 Jan, 8pm | €25/23


Having toured throughout Europe for most of 2017 with such luminaries as Jools Holland, Imelda May and Aerosmith, Jack will be back on our stage to perform a very special show. There’s something for every taste in Jack’s music. His most recent best-selling album Magic Days was deemed his “best work ever” by Hot Press and The Irish Times amongst others. This show promises to be just as magical and will no doubt live long in the memory.

★★★★★ “brilliant live performer” The Scotsman 12

MPI presents

Sharon Shannon


Sacred Earth Tour Sat 13 Jan, 8pm | €25

One of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists, Sharon Shannon is back on tour following the release of her brand new studio album Sacred Earth. Platinum-selling, multi-instrumentalist and former member of The Waterboys, Sharon is a musician who likes to surprise. While best known for her traditional Irish tunes, this album explores new styles and influences from around the world. Her traditional Irish style interacts with elements from African, Classical and Country & Blues, all of which promises a simply unmissable performance.

Earth: One Amazing Day Sun 14 Jan, 2pm €7.50/6.50/5, Family Ticket €20 English | Cert: G | 2017 | 95mins


The BBC’s Earth: One Amazing Day takes us on an astonishing journey, revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring audiences up-close with a cast of unforgettable animal characters, capturing a single day in the life of planet Earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Narrated with humour and intimacy by Oscar-winner Robert Redford, this breath-taking documentary illuminates how every day is filled with more wonder than you can possibly imagine. “Inspirational” The Hollywood Reporter “breath-taking to watch” Time Out

Lisa Richards presents

David O’Doherty: Big Time Sun 14 Jan, 8pm | €20/18


Due to overwhelming demand, David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is returning for another show full of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last year on tour around America with Flight of the Conchords, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival, appearing on Chanel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, as well as breaking records with sell-out shows back on home shores. Let’s add one more to his bag!

★★★★ “hilarious” The Irish Times


Niamh Parsons, Ciarán Tourish, Liam Kelly & John Doyle Wed 17 Jan, 8pm €18/€16, Students €12 | Season Ticket: €60


Niamh Parsons (Arcady) - Voice Ciarán Tourish (Altan) – Fiddle & Whistle Liam Kelly (Dervish) – Flute & Whistle John Doyle (Solas) – Guitar & Voice

Come in from the cold and gather round as four leading lights of Irish trad join forces in what promises to be an unforgettable night of music. At the forefront of the Irish music scene for over 25 years, and having performed in every corner of the globe, you’ll find no finer musical company to carry you through January with a light heart and a skip in your step. Fishamble: The New Play Company presents



As part of the Pat Kinevane Trilogy Thu 18 Jan, 8pm | €22/20 | Trilogy Ticket: €55

A unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish Age Guidance: 14yrs+ | Duration: 95mins (no interval) storytelling, Fishamble’s Forgotten has been a huge international success during the past decade. It is No latecomers admitted a captivating portrayal of four elderly characters living in retirement homes around Ireland. With exhilarating theatricality and haunting honesty, Pat Kinevane’s haunting performance brings to life these sometimes forgotten voices of society.

★★★★★ “incredibly moving” The Scotsman

Photo Credit: Ger Blanch

Pat Kinevane Trilogy: Silent: Sat 17 Feb, 8pm Underneath: Thu 17 May, 8pm

Aiken Promotions present

Little Green Cars


Intimate Acoustic Show Fri 19 & Sat 20 Jan, 8pm | €26

Due to popular demand, Little Green Cars have announced two intimate acoustic shows at one of their favourite venues. The band will showcase new songs and treat fans to some reinventions of old favourites. Early booking advised! The Dublin band have released two acclaimed records; Absolute Zero in 2013 and Ephemera in 2016, and are currently working on their third studio album. Praise for Emphemera:

★★★★ “real emotion” RTE ★★★★ “the most harmonious songs you’ll hear all year” The Irish Times 14

Paddington Sat 20 Jan, 3pm €7.50/6.50/5, Family Ticket €20 English | Cert: G | 2014 | 95mins


Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos and a weakness for marmalade! When an earthquake destroys his home in the Peruvian jungle, a blue duffel coat-wearing bear decides to travel to London. Discovered alone at Paddington train station by Mr. and Mrs. Brown, they offer him a temporary haven in their home; that is until he attracts the attention of a sinister taxidermist!

Exhibition on Screen

I, Claude Monet Tue 30 Jan, 8pm | €10/8 English | Cert: Club | 2017 | 87mins


Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed, his humour, insight and love of life shine through, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist. “Intense and intimate, pulling you into the artist’s world” The Observer

Royal Opera House

Verdi’s Rigoletto


Wed 31 Jan, 3.30pm & 7.30pm | €12/10

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke Duration: 165mins (incl. interval) seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the Starring Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe & Michael Fabian curse is taking effect. Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Conducted by Alexander Joel

Corruption of innocence is at the heart of David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera. “Superb” Independent “Immensely powerful” The Guardian Please Note: This production contains some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature 15

Subtitle Spotlight European Film Festival


Thu 1 - Sun 4 Feb | Various Times Tickets from €6 | Weekend Pass: 5 Films €35, 10 Films €50, All 15 Films €65

A brand new partnership between Subtitle and Pavilion Theatre, bringing together a selection of European subtitled films that invite you to see cinema in a whole new way. For the festival’s inaugural year, there’ll be a cracking set of movies; some old, some new


and some comedy classics. With a total of 15 films, there’ll be something to offer all tastes. For more information on each film please visit our website: *Kindly subsidised by The Goethe Institut, Dublin

Jack (Drama) Thu 1 Feb | 5pm | €8/7 Dir: Edward Berger Germany | 103mins | 2014

A Coffee in Berlin* (Comedy/Drama) Sat 3 Feb | 12.30pm | €6 Dir: Jan Ole Gerster Germany | 84mins | 2011

Animals (Mystery/Thriller) Sun 4 Feb | 12pm | €8/7 Dir: Greg Zglinski Switzerland | 94mins | 2017

Loveless (Drama) Thu 1 Feb | 7.30pm, €9/8 Dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev Russia | 127mins | 2017

Fury of a Patient Man (Drama) Sat 3 Feb | 2.30pm | €9/8 Dir: Raúl Arévalo Spain | 92mins | 2017

Winter Brothers (Drama) Sun 4 Feb | 2pm | €9/8 Dir: Hlynur Pálmason Denmark | 100mins | 2017

Bolshoi (Drama) Fri 2 Feb | 5pm | €9/8 Dir: Valery Todorovsky Russia | 132mins | 2017

Gomorrah (Crime/Drama) Sat 3 Feb | 4.30pm | €8/7 Dir: Matteo Garrone Italy | 137mins | 2008

The Student (Drama) Sun 4 Feb | 4pm | €8/7 Dir: Kirill Serebrennikov Russia | 118mins | 2016

Beyond Words (Drama) Fri 2 Feb | 7.45pm | €9/8 Dir: Urszula Antoniak Poland | 85mins | 2017

Number One (Drama) Sat 3 Feb | 7.15pm | €9/8 Dir: Tonie Marshall France | 110mins | 2017

A Man Called Ove (Comedy/Drama) Sun 4 Feb | 6.30pm | €8/7 Director: Hannes Holm Sweden | 116mins | 2015

King of the Belgians (Comedy/Drama) Fri 2 Feb | 9.45pm | €9/8 Dir: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth Belgium | 94mins | 2017

Waterboys (Comedy/Drama/Romance) Sat 3 Feb | 9.30pm | €9/8 Dir: Robert Jan Westdijk Netherlands | 103mins | 2017

The Intouchables (Comedy/Drama) Sun 4 Feb | 8.30pm | €8/7 Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano France | 112mins | 2011

A co-production by Baboró International Arts Festival for Children & Branar Téatar do Pháistí

uoo mee weee!


Tue 6 Feb, 10am & 11.30am | €6 (Teachers go free) uoo and mee Walk the same Age Guidance: 3-6yrs (Junior & Senior Infants) Talk the same Do everything the same... Duration: 40mins Until one day one of them decides to do something different!!

uoo mee weee! is a charming and playful show that explores what happens when things change. It is a humorous tale of finding your feet and having the courage to be different. Created for children aged 3-6years, it is a non-verbal show with an original score by Micheal Chang. Limited capacity – early booking advised.

It’s Not Yet Dark Wed 7 Feb, 8pm | €7.50/6.50 English | Cert: G | 2016 | 81mins


It’s Not Yet Dark tells the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young, Irish film maker who is living with Motor Neurone Disease but goes on to direct an award-winning feature film using only his eyes. Narrated by Colin Farrell, and using extracts from Simon’s best-selling memoir, this is a tender, inspirational film of triumph in the face of intense challenges. “A heartfelt and stirring documentary” Hollywood Reporter Best Irish Feature Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh 2016

Reeling in the Showband Years Thu 8 Feb, 8pm | €33


A smash-hit at Pavilion Theatre for the past eight years and returning once again, join us on a nostalgic journey back in time to the magical Showband era… RTÉ’s Ronan Collins will perform some of his renowned tributes to the great Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock and a nostalgic Eurovision medley. Also topping the bill; living legend of showbiz Red Hurley, the biggest female vocalist from the Showband era Gina from The Champions, master of the stage Dave Lawlor, brother and sister combo Keith and Lorraine McDonald and terrific entertainer Gregory from The Cadets. 17

Royal Opera House

Puccini’s Tosca Fri 9 Feb, 3.30pm & 7.30pm | €12/10 Sung in Italian with English subtitles Duration: 180mins (incl. 2 intervals) Starring Adrianne Pieczonka & Joseph Calleja Conducted by Dan Ettinger


Drama, passion and fabulous music; Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Capturing the dangerous, political turbulence of Rome in 1800, the Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures Cavaradossi and his lover Tosca.

★★★★ “intense, passionate and detailed” The Guardian ★★★★ “a perfect operatic experience” Express

The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale Sat 10 Feb, 8pm | €20/18 Early Bird Tickets Available


Keith Pascoe (violin), Simon Aspell (viola), and Christopher Marwood (cello), all former members of The Vanbrugh Quartet, join forces with acclaimed pianist Michael McHale, to perform three contrasting works from the piano quartet repertoire, from the dark drama of Mozart to the lyricism and colour of Dvořák. Programme: Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor Stanford: Piano Quartet No.1 in F major Dvořák: Piano Quartet No.1 in D major Op.23 Belfast-born Michael McHale is one of Ireland’s leading pianists and renowned internationally as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.

Exhibition on Screen

David Hockney Tue 13 Feb, 8pm | €10/8 English | Cert: Club | 85mins | 2017


Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London and is a cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.


Valentine’s Day

Magical Mozart by Candlelight Wed 14 Feb, 8pm | €22/20 from the producers of “A Viennese Strauss gala”

Magical Mozart by Candlelight


From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous show will immerse you in the wonderful music and classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With beautiful settings, costumes and lighting, the European Baroque Ensemble alongside world class opera singers, will transport you back to the past in this evening of Mozart masterpieces featuring some of his most memorable pieces of music as well as excerpts from The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and more.

Jason Byrne


The Man with Three Brains Thu 15 Feb, 8pm | €23

With “Spirit” The European Baroque Ensemble

This brand new show will peel back the madness inside Jason’s head. The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too! Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit. “The outright king of live comedy” The Times

Eddi Reader Fri 16 Feb, 8pm | €24/22


With a career spanning over three decades, Scottish songstress Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most captivating and thrilling performers. With 9 critically acclaimed solo albums, 3 BRIT awards, a No.1 single and an MBE in tow, Eddi’s performances are full of a depth and emotion that move and connect with audiences worldwide. Eddi will be joined by her regular band members; John Douglas, Boo Hewerdine, Alan Kelly and Kevin McGuire. “one of my favourite singers of all time” Jools Holland 19

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents



As part of the Pat Kinevane Trilogy Sat 17 Feb, 8pm | €22/20 | Trilogy Ticket: €55

Olivier Award Winner, 2016

Age Guidance: 14yrs+ | Duration: 95mins (no interval) Homeless McGoldrig has lost it all - including No latecomers admitted

his mind. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award in 2016.

★★★★★ “a must-see” The List

Fringe First & Herald Angel Award Winner, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 Pat Kinevane Trilogy: Forgotten: Thu 18 Jan, 8pm Underneath: Thu 17 May, 8pm

The Life & Music of Jim Reeves


Welcome to My World Sun 18 Feb, 8pm | €30

The brilliant, Scottish singer Al Grant presents a unique insight into the life and music of the great Jim Reeves. A wonderful concert of filled with classic hit songs, narration and video footage of Reeves’ life; this will be a classic evening of song and story. Renowned for his classic interpretation and flawless similarity to the voice of the ‘Great Man’, Al will be joined on the night by renowned singer/ songwriter Isla Grant, and backed by a band featuring some of Ireland’s finest musicians.

National Theatre Live Encore

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Tue 20 Feb, 10am, 3pm & 7.30pm | €15/12 205mins (incl. interval)


Recorded live at The Barbican in London, Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. “visually and atmospherically stunning” Time Out “Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet.” Daily Telegraph


The Man in Black Wed 21 Feb, 8pm | €22/20 TOMMY SWARBRIGG PRESENTS

The No. One Johnny Cash Tribute in USA From Cambridge, Ohio, USA

Terry Lee Goffee is…


Direct from the USA, the No.1 Johnny Cash tribute show returns to Pavilion Theatre following a sellout performance last year. Featuring Terry Lee Goffee and his band, this is one show you won’t want to miss. He sings like Johnny, he looks like Johnny and he performs just like the great man, with energy, charisma and vitality! “The show is great, my brother would be proud” Tommy Cash

From Under the Bed


By Seamus O’Rourke Thu 22 Feb, 8pm | €20/16 Early Bird Tickets Available

Following his sensational performance in Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking last year at Pavilion, Seamus O’Rourke once again brings us a story full of heartache and humour, as a pair of aging, rural, bachelor brothers arrive at a point in their lives, where decisions have to be made…well the buying of a television for one. But when one subject leads to another, the next thing they know they’re bringing up all kinds of ‘auld shite’ that could have been left under the bed along with everything else. Cast: Seamus O’Rourke & Arthur Riordan

Mary Black Sings Jimmy Mac Fri 23 Feb, 8pm | €35


Following two consecutive sell-outs at Pavilion, Mary Black and her legendary band are back for one night only. This time Mary will be performing the songs of one of Ireland’s greatest song writers, Jimmy Mac Carthy, bringing her magic to these incomparable songs and many more besides. You can expect to hear timeless songs of a generation that so many of us know by heart, from No Frontiers to Katie to Bright Blue Rose, as well as some brand new songs written by Jimmy. “…simply spellbinding.” Boston Globe


David Hull Promotions present

Rock’n’Roll Years & Dance Hall Days Sat 24 Feb, 8pm | €25


Combining evocative love ballads with the greatest Rock’n’Roll hit songs of the era, this brand new show features George Jones, Clubsound and four wonderful singers. The show will carry the audience back to the nostalgic days of the 50s and 60s, when dance halls were full and we danced, jived and rocked to The Four Seasons, The Shadows, Neil Sedaka, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Elvis and much, much more! With over 40 classic songs this is a show not to be missed.

Sherlock Jr.


Sun 25 Feb, 2pm | €7.50/6.50/5, Family Ticket €20 In what is thought to be his greatest silent Silent | Cert: G | 1924 | 45mins

masterpiece, Buster Keaton plays a cinema projectionist who longs to be an on-screen detective. When he is accused of stealing a watch, his dreams come to life as he imagines he is master detective Sherlock Holmes. But will he be able to solve the crime and find the real thief? Over ninety years old, Sherlock Jr.’s incredible stunts, hilarious visual gags and great chase sequence continue to make it simply one of the greatest comedies of all time.

Brendan Grace Sun 25 Feb, 8pm | €30


The greatest family comedian of our generation proudly presents 48 years in the comedy business and his latest show will feature the best and most requested pieces from his vast repertoire. His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal. A brilliant character actor, his ‘Bottler’ character is legendary and his interpretation of the ‘Irish Wedding’ will forever remain a masterpiece. Brendan is sure to have audiences rolling with laughter – he is one in a million!


The Royal Ballet

The Winter’s Tale Live Wed 28 Feb, 7.15pm | €12/10 Duration: 180mins (incl. 2 intervals)


Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes a compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation. King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, it is now widely judged to be a masterful modern ballet classic.

★★★★“thrilling…marvellously entertaining” The Telegraph Live from the Royal Opera House, London Decadent Theatre Company present

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me


By Frank McGuinness Thu 1 – Sat 3 March, 8pm | €20/18

Inspired by the abduction of Brian Keenan, taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, this is Frank McGuinness’ hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. A timeless Irish classic by one of our most celebrated writers, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me was awarded the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play when it first premiered in 1992. This year, Decadent Theatre will present a revival of this highly acclaimed production starring Diarmuid De Faoite, Dara Devaney and Simon Coury. Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist, and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they determine to ward off madness and forestall despair. Somewhere lurk their unseen captors yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter, and even a surge of writing, cocktail-drinking and movie-making.

★★★★ “‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ see’s Frank McGuinness at the very top of his form, extracting from the depths of the human condition uncrushable determination, passion and compassion, anger and jealousy, spite and fear and lashings of black subversive humour” The Irish Times

★★★★ “Flynn’s direction allows the relationships

between the men a full range of emotions: intense dislike as well as need, empathy and love, expressed in tiny gestures of physical intimacy” The Guardian 23

PJ Gallagher & Friends Sun 4 Mar, 8pm | €24/22


PJ Gallagher is back – and this time he’s bringing a host of Ireland’s finest stand-up comedians with him! All proceeds for this star-studded gala will go to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) making this an evening of laughter that will also help save lives. Alongside PJ himself, star of RTÉ’s Naked Camera and The Young Offenders, guests will include Deirdre O’Kane (Moone Boy, Gogglebox), Eric Lalor (Singlehood), Joanne McNally (Bite Me) and more.

Music Network presents

Anna Tsybuleva (piano) Tue 6 Mar, 8pm | €18/€16, Students €12 Season Ticket: €60 | Early Bird Tickets Available


Anna Tsybuleva has astounded audiences and critics alike with her daring and bravura-filled interpretations of classic works, infusing the most well-worn pieces with modernity. A born performer, Tsybuleva relishes every second on the keys, captivating audiences with her expressive playing and wonderfully enigmatic sense of humour. Programme will include Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and a Music Network Commission by Siobhan Cleary. “Absorbing” The Times “Superb pianism and intelligent musicianship” Gramophone

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers Thu 8 Mar, 8pm | €20/18 Early Bird Tickets Available


Whether in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctive bluegrass music of our time. The band has recorded with the likes of The Chieftains, Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements and Tom T. Hall. This will be an evening of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, delivered with their unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humour. “. . . some of the best players in bluegrass!” Steve Martin “one of the most distinctive and best voices in music” Jim Lauderdale


Luka Bloom Fri 9 Mar, 8pm | €20


Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists. Having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do. A master interpreter, he balances original songs with reinventions of tunes by a diverse range of songwriters and is in constant search for a new voice within his guitar. No effects, no gadgets, just a searing voice and mastery of his instrument. “Irish folk legend at the top of his game” Hot Press

Monkeyshine Theatre in association with Roscommon Arts Centre present

The Magic Bookshop Sat 10 Mar, 12.30pm, 2.15pm & 4pm Child €6.50, Adult €8.50 Age Guidance: 5yrs+ | Duration: 40mins


Welcome to The Magic Bookshop – an interactive, spell-binding treasure trove of wonders! Peter and John work at the new arrivals desk where great heaps of books have to be sorted. The two friends do their very best to make sure every book gets a new life and that none of the magic is lost. Step inside this unusual shop and maybe even take a little of the magic home with you. Please bring a gently used book to swap! Limited capacity — early booking advised.

Royal Opera House

Bizet’s Carmen Sat 10 Mar, 7.30pm | €12/10 Sung in French with English subtitles Duration: 200mins (incl. interval) Conducted by Jakub Hrůša | Starring Anna Goryachova


This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in this highly physical production, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village. But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her


Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival celebrates

International Women’s Day Sun 11 Mar | Various Times


A big day for big ideas, from and about women, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Never has it seemed a more appropriate time to choose ‘Stranger than Fiction’ as the theme for the day where thoughts and discussions will cover everything from parenting to human rights to economic opportunity, and ask; how the lives of women can improve and prosper? Contributors will include Dawn Foster, Maggie O’Kane and many more. Full details will be announced soon on

Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society present

Oliver Wed 14 - Sun 18 Mar, 8pm Matinee: Sun 18 Mar, 3pm €20 | €18 concession - available Wed 14 Mar only Group Rates Available


Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society present one of the best loved musicals of all time - Lionel Bart’s Oliver. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, it follows the fortunes of young Oliver through Dickensian London and his encounters with character such as Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and the Artful Dodger. It features many of the hugely popular numbers including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two, Om-Pah-Pah and more! Consider yourself invited!

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America Tue 20 Mar, 8pm | €7.50/6.50 English | Cert: PG | 2017 | 90mins

Maurice Fitzpatrick’s new documentary charts the extraordinary work that Nobel Prize-winner John Hume carried out to harness US support for securing peace in Northern Ireland. Narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring interviews with Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, John Major, Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern, this compelling film reveals how Hume, rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland, enlisted an army of heavy-weight international figures to the cause. “The Irish conflict’s Martin Luther King” President Bill Clinton “A visionary peacemaker” Bono



Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2018 Wed 21 - Sun 25 Mar


Storytelling and literature help us make sense of a world whose tectonic plates of power and culture are shifting rapidly. Join Mountains to Sea 2018, to celebrate the transformative power of words. Be intrigued, emboldened, enthused, challenged and inspired by all that is on offer. Amongst the very special guests this year are Ali Smith, James Kelman, Robert Pinsky, Alice McDermott, Elizabeth Day, Gail Honeyman, John McGregor and the internationally renowned human rights activist, feminist and author Dr Angela Davis. Full details will be announced soon on

Gene Kelly: The Legacy


An evening with Patricia Ward Kelly

Tue 27 & Wed 28 Mar, 8pm | €26/24 Legendary dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly changed the look of dance on film and became one of the world’s most beloved stars. In this unique, live one-woman show, Patricia Ward Kelly—his wife and biographer—gives us the story. Taking audiences behind the scenes, she presents an intimate portrait of this innovative artist who gave us such iconic works as An American in Paris and Singin’ in the Rain. Using brilliant film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings, personal keepsakes, and stories he shared with her over their decade together, Patricia guides us on an unforgettable journey into the life and heart of the great Gene Kelly. “A one-of-a-kind, out of this world event.” Sony Pictures | “Endearingly entertaining.” The Hollywood Reporter


Music and Memories of Patsy Cline with Sandy Kelly Thu 29 Mar, 8pm | €25


Get ready for an evening of song, laughter and stories with this enthralling insight into the life and music of Patsy Cline. This wonderfully nostalgic show pays tribute to one of country music’s most renowned superstars. Starring the fabulously talented Sandy Kelly, this show will take you on a trip down memory lane with timeless hits including Crazy, Sweet Dreams and Walking after Midnight.

Cahoots NI, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Prime Theatre present

Penguins Fri 30 Mar, 2pm & 4pm Child €6, Adult €8, Family Ticket €25 Age Guidance: 3yrs+ | Duration: 50mins


A unique and engaging show for children about friendship and the ever-changing meaning of family, featuring music, dance and magic. Roy and Silo, two male Chinstrap penguins are much like all the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo. But when they try to hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real!

Walk With Me (Thich Nhat Hanh) Fri 30 Mar, 8pm | €7.50/6.50 English | Cert: Club | 2017 | 94mins

The Princess Bride


Shot over a period of three years and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, this documentary gains unprecedented access to the Zen Buddhist community who live and practice the art of mindfulness, alongside their world-famous teacher, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh. This intimate and meditative film travels deep inside a world that seems far from our everyday, and reveals their enquiry into the nature of existence, suffering, and the true self. “cooling to the mind and soothing to the spirit” The New York Times CINEMA & FAMILY

Sat 31 Mar, 2pm | €7.50/6.50/5, Family Ticket €20 This inconceivable delight is a classic fairy tale with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and English | Cert: PG | 1987 | 98mins yes, some kissing! When the beautiful maiden Buttercup hears that her true love Westley is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the evil Prince Humperdinck. After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fighting, monsters, miracles, true love and hilarity! ★★★★★ “After 30 years, the wit, fun, charm and idealism are fresher than ever.” The Guardian 28

The Nualas - Glam Slam! Sat 31 Mar, 8pm | €22/20


Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam! They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body-slamming comedy gold. They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee. They’ll have you flat out on the mat with laughter. They will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Don’t miss this slug-fest of musical genius from Ireland’s first ladies of comedy. “Inventive and wonderfully entertaining” The Evening Herald

Druid presents

Waiting for Godot


by Samuel Beckett

★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ The Irish Times

The Stage

The Examiner

“The freshest, funniest and most affecting production of the play in at least a quarter of a century” The Irish Times

Tue 3 & Wed 4 Apr, 8pm | €26/24 Duration: approx. 140mins

On a bare road in the middle of nowhere, two world-weary friends await the arrival of the mysterious Godot. While waiting, they speculate, bicker, joke and ponder life’s greater questions. As dusk begins to fall, two figures appear on the horizon. Regarded as one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is a masterpiece that draws endless interpretations. Multi award-winning Galway theatre company Druid, present their acclaimed production of this seminal work featuring members of the Druid Ensemble and directed by Garry Hynes. Starring Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan & Marty Rea 29

Karine Polwart Trio Thu 5 Apr, 8pm | €23


Five-time winner at The BBC Folk Awards, including twice for Best Original Song, Karine Polwart returns to Pavilion Theatre after the successful run of her critically-acclaimed one-woman theatre show Wind Resistance as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2017. At this intimate concert of her music she will be accompanied by her brother Steven Polwart (guitars) and Inge Thomson (accordion/ percussion).

★★★★★ “One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain” The Guardian ★★★★★ “Utterly beautiful” The Irish Times

Ferderico Albanese


with Special Guest Chequerboard Fri 6 Apr, 8pm | €23

Italian composer and pianist Federico Albanese returns to Pavilion Theatre for an evening of sweeping, cinematic music that transcends genre. Described by Drowned in Sound as “hauntingly beautiful”, Albenese’s emotional compositions encompass classical, pop and psychedelia with influences ranging from folk to electronic music. Special Guest Chequerboard writes dream-like passages centred around exquisite acoustic guitar and textured electronics which the Irish Times has called “truly beautiful music”. Don’t miss this truly unforgettable night of music from two of Europe’s most exciting composers.

Pat Shortt – How’s Tings? Sat 7 Apr, 8pm | €29 Tickets on sale Mon 18 Dec


Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie, Pat Shortt returns with this brand new live show. In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings. “a comedic genius…hilarious!” One Magazine, New York


The Red Turtle Sun 8 Apr, 3pm | €7.50/6.50/5, Family Ticket €20 Dialogue Free | Cert: PG | 2016 | 80mins


All alone, a shipwrecked mariner battles for his life against relentless towering waves in a sea filled with wonderful and mysterious creatures. Though he is determined to escape, the island’s only red turtle is equally set on preventing it. This landmark French-Japanese co-production unites the creative visions of Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) and director Mikael Dukok de Wit.

★★★★ “magical…visually and emotionally rich” Irish Times

Best Animated Film Nominee, Oscars 2017

Chamber Philharmonic Europe at Monkstown Church Sun 8 Apr, 8pm | €22/20 Early Bird Tickets Available


Enjoy an evening of versatile sounds and complex emotions set within the breath-taking surroundings of Monkstown Parish Church. This concert will feature award-winning soloists, Cyrill Gussaroff on trumpet and Michel Gershwin on violin, and a programme including Vivaldi, Hummel, Bach, Nielsen, Faure and Mozart. The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded 2006 in Cologne/Germany and engages talented musicians from eighteen European nations. Its outstanding high artistic level has been praised by critics and audiences alike.

Exhibition on Screen:

Canaletto & the Art of Venice Wed 11 Apr, 8pm | €10/8 English | Cert: Club | 85mins


This immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter, offers an unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and the city that inspired him. Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century grand tour, visiting the sites immortalised in Canaletto’s views, from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and also step inside two official residences, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, to learn more about the artist.


The Royal Ballet

Bernstein Centenary


New Wayne McGregor | The Age of Anxiety | New Christopher Wheeldon Thu 12 Apr, 7.30pm | €12/10 Duration: 180mins (incl. 2 intervals

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical. This mixed programme marks the centenary of composer Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon, uniting to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

Royal Opera House

Verdi’s Macbeth Fri 13 Apr, 7.30pm | €12/10 Sung in Italian with English subtitles Duration: 200mins (incl. interval) Starring Anna Netrebko & Željko Lučić Conducted by Antonio Pappano


Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare began with Macbeth, inspiring him to create his most theatrical score which is terrifically reflected in this production. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland, but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

★★★★ “a cracking version of Shakespeare’s play… they sound truly thrilling.” The Guardian

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society present

A Little Night Music Wed 18 - Sun 22 Apr, 8pm Matinee: Sat 21 & Sun 22 Apr, 2.30pm Tickets €25


Set in 1900 Sweden, this show explores the tangled web of affairs centred around actress Desiree Armfeldt, her lovers, their wives and her family. A weekend in the country at her mother’s estate provides infinite possibilities of new romances, while second chances bring endless surprises. With a stunning score by Stephen Sondheim, including the classic Send in the Clowns, this is an evening of elegance, sophistication and biting wit. This musical celebration of love is a spinning merry-go-round that will capture your heart.


Pan Pan Theatre presents

The Importance of Nothing Wed 25 Apr, 8pm | €18/16 Age Guidance: 16yrs+ | Duration: 120mins Photo Credit: Ros Kavanagh


A comedy about a drama therapy class in an imaginary prison, from the award-winning Pan Pan Theatre. Picture an imaginary prison where the drama therapy is twenty fours a day. Drama therapist, Lady Lancing and her husband Omar have dedicated their lives to conducting antihomophobic workshops utilizing the life and works of Oscar Wilde. The prisoners’ patience and imaginations are teased to refashion or completely overhaul Wilde’s material, and the threads that are interwoven through his works and the social conventions of the past century. Cast includes Andrew Bennett, Mark O’Halloran and Dylan Tighe. Please Note: Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Gare St Lazare Ireland present

Here All Night


The Sound of Beckett Fri 27 & Sat 28 Apr, 8pm | €22/20, Students €18 Photo Credit: Ros Kavanagh

A hypnotic journey into the musical mind of Samuel Becket by master interpreters, Gare St Lazare Ireland; “the unparalleled Beckett champions” (The New York Times). In celebrating the use of music in Beckett’s work, Gare St Lazare Ireland has created an entirely original performance that defies easy description. A meditation, a celebration, an interpretation…its absence of linear narrative frees us to go where the words and music take us. Featuring texts and music by Samuel Beckett, an original score by Paul Clark, improvised fiddle by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, pianist James Longford, soprano Melanie Pappenheim, actor Conor Lovett, cellist Chris Allan as well as an all-female choir and an original artwork by Brian O’Doherty. “An eerily beautiful and hypnotic marriage of text, music and song” Boston Globe


Barnstorm Theatre Company present

Star Chasers


A modern day adventure for all, Star Chasers sees Billy and Dad heading north with just a tent and a box full of Mam’s memories.

Sun 29 Apr, 4pm Child €6.50, Adult €8.50, Family €25 Schools: Mon 30 Apr, 10am | €6 (Teachers go free) Age Guidance: 4-7yrs | Duration: 35mins

On the way they pitch their tent, conjure Mam’s stories and quarrel as they seek journey’s end and a new beginning. This is a rich exploration of the relationship between a parent and child and their attempts to come to terms with the shared loss in their lives. A tapestry of music, movement and magical imagery.


Music Network

The New Theatre

Thibaut Garcia & Isang Enders

Norah by Gerard Humphreys

Tue 1 May

Tue 3 May

Fishamble: The New Play Company

National Theatre Live

Maz & Bricks by Eva O’Connor Tue 8 & Wed 9 May 34

Macbeth Thu 10 May

ON SALE NOW Visit, or call us on 01 231 2929 for more information or to book your tickets.

Touched Theatre

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Twinkle Twinkle

Fri 11 & Sat 12 May

Sun 13 May

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Underneath by Pat Kinevane Thu 17 May





Music Network

The music of Al, Robert & Richard Sherman

Sat 19 May

Sat 2 & Sun 3 Jun

Heidi Talbot, Breanndรกn ร Beaglaoich, John McCusker & Paul Meehan


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Performing Arts: Groups, Colleges & Schools


Arclight Theatre Company presents Beauty & the Beast Tue 23 – Sat 27 Jan, 7.30pm Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jan, 2.30pm €17/13 The Prince is under a ghastly spell, and then he meets a girl called Belle, she’s the prettiest girl from west to east, will she be the one to tame the Beast? Join Belle, the Beast and a host of unforgettable characters for this furry funny panto. It’s a great night out for all the family. KC Dance Academy presents Let’s Go to the Movies Sun 11 Feb, 2pm & 6pm | €20/18 Dancers from as young as 3 years of age up to young adults will be taking part, dancing to music from some of the great movie musicals around, from Frozen to The Piano and much more. There will be a mix of Ballet and Modern pieces for all to enjoy.

Ultimate School of Music Student Performance 2018 Sun 4 Mar, 4pm | €10 Ultimate School of Music is back at Pavilion Theatre for another amazing student performance. This year they are excited to have special guest Nigel Mooney, the great Irish jazz guitarist and singer, joining our students!

IADT Drama Society Wed 7 Mar, 8pm | €10/8 The IADT Drama Society is back for its annual production at Pavilion Theatre. An entirely student driven production, everything seen on stage will be designed and performed by members of the society. The play is yet to be decided by the members but they can assure you, it will be spectacular!

Drama Academy Showcase 2018 Sat 14 Apr, 7pm | €16/13 The Drama Academy returns to the Pavilion for another packed Showcase including extracts from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Gangsta Granny, Aladdin and Crazy For You. Fun for all the family! Directed by Sally Blair White and Deirdre Nolan.


Schools Programme We have a great schools programme filled with varied shows and events for all ages. Book your school outing with us and teachers go free! Treat your class to a day of learning outside the classroom — the theatre is the perfect place to enhance creativity.

Box Office

Call us on 01-2312929 for more information or email us boxoffice@

uoo mee weee! Tue 6 Feb, 10am & 11.30am Age Guidance: Junior & Senior Infants €6 (Teachers go free) Duration: 40mins


The theatre also has an additional space for pre/post show workshops and discussions , and the option to book a private cinema screening for your school/class.

IFI Education Programme

The Shakespeare Sessions

My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette) Fri 2 Mar, 10.30am Senior Cycle French & Transition Year French (English subtitles) Duration: 70mins

Macbeth Thu 12 Apr, 9.45am Duration: 2hrs

Fanny’s Journey (Voyage de Fanny) Mon 5 Mar, 10.30am Junior Cycle French French (English subtitles) Duration: 94mins

The Merchant of Venice Thu 12 Apr, 1pm Duration: 2hrs

Goodbye Berlin (Tschick) Tue 6 Mar, 10.30am Senior Cycle German & Transition Year German (English subtitles) Duration: 93mins

King Lear Fri 13 Apr, 9.45am Duration: 2hrs

Zip and Zap and The Marble Gang (Zip y Zape y el club de la Canica) Fri 16 Mar, 10.30am Junior Cycle Spanish Spanish (English subtitles) Duration: 97mins

Romeo & Juliet Fri 13 Apr, 1pm Duration: 2hrs

Study Guides Available All screenings €5 per student (Teachers go free)

Study Guide Available All tickets €15 (Teachers go free) For booking and queries please contact: 021 2355 356 |

A charming and humorous tale of finding your feet and having the courage to be different.

National Theatre Live Encore Hamlet by William Shakespeare Tue 10 Feb, 10am & 3pm Duration: 205mins (incl. interval) Recorded live at The Barbican in London, Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Star Chasers Mon 30 Apr, 10am Age Guidance: 4-7yrs €6 (Teachers go free) Duration: 35mins A rich exploration of a parent/child relationship and their attempts to come to terms with a shared loss in their lives.


Booking Information Box Office: 01-231 2929, or visit our website: (free booking online)

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Theatre Bar The Theatre Bar opens one hour before every evening performance. An interval order facility is available for certain shows. Free WiFi available in our foyer.

Discounts • Concession tickets and group rates – subject to availability • Early Bird Discount – 20% off selected events when you see this symbol. Offer available until Tue 16 Jan at 5pm, on the first 50 tickets.

Getting Here By Bus / Train - Dún Laoghaire bus terminus is located across the road from the theatre and accessed via bus numbers: 7, 45A, 46A, 59, 75 & 111. Dún Laoghaire DART station is located directly across the road from the theatre.

Refunds/Exchanges & Latecomers • Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless an event is cancelled by the venue. • Please arrive 15 minutes before show time. Latecomers are only admitted at the discretion of the theatre. Please note visiting companies will have differing policies in this regard. • Prices and information can be subject to change. Pavilion Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission even when tickets have been purchased. • For full terms & conditions on all Box Office policies, visit

Parking Options Park Rite Car Park - situated under Pavilion Theatre, entrance on Queen’s Road. A €3 rate is available from 5.30pm when you prebook your space online at You must prebook the day in advance of coming to the theatre otherwise a €2.40 hourly rate applies. For opening hours contact: 01 284 4938

Gift Vouchers Available Pavilion Theatre Gift Vouchers are the perfect present for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine’s and Special Occasions. ift Vouchers can be purchased G over the phone on 01-231 2929 or by dropping into our Box Office (Mon – Sat, 12-5pm) or anytime on our website –


Accessibility If you have any questions about accessibility in the theatre, visit our website ( or call box office on 01-231 2929

Royal Marine Hotel Car Park – entrance on Marine Road. Hourly rate: €2.50. Open 24 hours. Contact: 01- 230 0030 / 230 0029 On Street Parking - Free from 7pm - please check parking meters for more information. Pavilion Theatre is not liable for any parking facilities in Dún Laoghaire.

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21st — 25th March 2018



Pavilion Theatre Marine Road Dún Laoghaire Co Dublin A96 Y959

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