Is múinteoir drámaíochta, dramaturg agus scríbhneoir í Aifric Ní Ruairc. Is brea léi cláracha drámaíochta a chur i láthair do pháistí. Bíonn idir óg agus aosta as gach cúlra ag freastal ar a cuid ranganna. Ba mhaith leí deis a thabhairt do gach éinne iad féin a léíriú tríd dráma agus Gaeilge.
Aifric Ní Ruairc is a drama facilitator, dramaturg and writer. She has a passion for developing drama programmes for children but works with people of all ages and backgrounds. Aifric is also a Gaeilgeoir who believes that the best way to learn a language is to live it. She has been running a successful Irish language drama club in Ballymun for six years and loves celebrating both theatre and Irish language. Aifric would love to give more people the opportunity to express themselves through Irish and through Drama and will do so through her residency in axis.
Time: 10am & 4pm
'Strange Feathers’ is an aerial dance show aimed at the youngest audiences. Two little birds are learning to fly with the help of their surroundings in nature. Feathers drop from the sky to the beautiful sounds of soft music.
Time: Various Times
Ballymun’s cultural calendar wouldn’t be the same without the annual ‘LiFT Youth Arts Festival’. For one week, the streets and venues of Ballymun will be taken over as young people aged 13-23, showcase and experience the very best in youth arts. Our fringe ‘Little LiFT’ programme is also back for younger festival goers (10-12 years). With a jam-packed week of shows, workshops, exhibitions and school engagement, Ballymun is the place to be this March.
Following the sell-out success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show. Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one.
A school girl gets text bullied. A porn star argues with her babysitter. A TV presenter gets replaced by a younger model. A scorned wife looks for retribution and a lonely lap dancer misses home. Find out how these modern fables of a sexualized world are connected in the 2015 Tiger Dublin Fringe sell out hit.
London Ballymun Sydney is a journey of songs and music by Tony Mc Guiness. It is a reflection of his introduction to the world of music, and his musical journey to date. Tony Mc Guiness ,is probably best known for his years with one of Ireland's best ever rock bands Aslan.
Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. These men are old friends, old rivals, old neighbours. They are men of heart, of humour, of hardness. Their conversation is a throwback to a gentler time, when silence was as telling as declaration, and meaning was more often found between the lines than on them.
Time: 10am & 12pm
Fíbín and Áras Inis Gluaire present ‘Clann Lir’ by Dara McGee and Brendan Murray. ‘Clann Lir’ is based on the mythological story of 4 children turned into white swans when Aoife, Lir’s wife, puts them under a magic spell. Live art, music, and storytelling are used to portray this vivid story. Suitable 4+.
Time: 7pm (15th May) & 11am (16th May)
The Far Field tells the story of Farmer Lonán, who, one summer’s day discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners.
Time:11am & 7pm
Tickets: €5 (11am) or €15/10 (7pm)
St. Kevin’s College is breaking into the world of theatre with their production of 'War of the Buttons”'. Set during the economic recession, the poverty stricken Northsider boys take on the wealthy Southsiders from Castlerock.
Rita is tired of her humdrum existence. Her adult children are getting on her nerves and she misses her best pal Mary. It’s time to spice up her life! ’Creaking’ is based on the lives of real-life Irish people in later years. It explores the everyday challenges and pressures facing us as we age, and how we attempt to defy stereotypes.
Charlie is a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real. She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24 hours, and if she keeps her head down, she’ll get him back.
A fast-paced and funny play about motherhood, messing up, and doing your best to make it up.
‘The Pictures’ is a monthly film club for over 55’s that screens in our 211 seater theatre on the last Monday of each month. This month we screen a surprised film as part of the Bealtaine Festival which will be announced in April along with the full festival programme.
Time: 1pm & 3pm
Tickets: €10 or €32 for a family of four
This much loved fairytale comes to life on stage in an unforgettable live production of song and laughter that children will love. Goldilocks, the Three Bears and Ruff the Dog perform this exciting and fun filled musical production which takes a few twists and turns along the way with other new puppet characters and hopefully a happy ever after.
Paddy Cullivan of Callan's Kicks and The Late Late Show Band brings you on an audio-visual spectacular. Using Satire, Imagery, Historical Insight and Song - (and Darkest Secrets) that happened during our Rising, Revolution and Counter-Revolution (Civil War).
We are delighted to announce this special event as part of Beo Ballymun 2017. Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals composed by Andy.
Strolling Through Ulysses! tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday – June 16th 1904 – the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based, guiding you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses, in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner, with extracts from the novel which best illustrate the various aspects of Joyce’s writing – the comical, the descriptive and the complex – without compromising the integrity of the great book.
Second show added on Thursday 22nd June. For one night only the Queen of the scene, the diva with the fever, the Ballymun Bombsite herself returns for an evening of pure 110% unadulterated entertainment, join Stuffy as she goes solo for the first time this summer. Grab the girls and treat yourselves to an hilarious night out to start the summer!
BROKEN WHISPERS is a short film written by Ballymun resident Michael Peel. The film follows Joshua, a 19 year old man suffering from Mental Health problems and a chaotic home life. Through his friendship with Riley, who suffers with similar problems, they try to help each other through their struggles.
Time: 3pm & 7.30pm
The students of Acting Academy take to the stage in their annual show. This year we will present a variety show suitable for all the family. Acting Academy is one of the longest established stage schools in Ireland and has produced many innovative and creative shows for children of all ages so come along, relax and enjoy the fun.
The acclaimed Irish duo of singer / actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight present their new Cabaret/Speakeasy-style show, “The Whistling Girl”. Trevor has transformed the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart rending lyrics. With Garvan Gallagher bass, Tom Jamieson drums, Ed Deane electric guitar, Ciaran Wilde saxophone’s, Bill Blackmore horns.
By: Red Bear in association with Axis and Dublin Fringe Festival
We’re looking for ten bright sparks from the North West Area of Dublin, aged 16 - 21, with a hunger for theatre, live music, comedy and dance shows. We want to bring you, as our guests, to five different shows throughout the festival. We want you to experience them, talk about them and ultimately celebrate the power of live performance. All you need to know is that you want to go.
Dates: 17th - 21st July (10am to 12.30pm)
Play games, have fun with drama, make puppets, read stories and write your own book. Bain úsúaid as do chuid Gaeilge. This is a special camp for children aged 5 - 7 where they can engage with reading and literacy through Irish and English by having fun and playing games!
A surreal, black comedy of love, longing and one woman's intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. Set on a farm in rural Ireland, Siobhan is forced to share the affections of her farmer boyfriend with the other women in his life - a sneering mother-in-law figure, and a sexy French cow. This is a muddy place of simmering desire, mixing the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex.
On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.
Two couples. Two stories. One ending. A journey through the savagery and beauty of modern relationships from one of Dublin’s most exciting new writing companies. Putting the audience in the driver’s seat, playwright Lee Coffey investigates the influence that gender can have on our perception and judgement. You’ll meet two pairings dealing with abuse, adultery and love in equal measure.
In Galway City in the very near future Valve Hegarty sings audio jingles to pay the rent; a drudgery that weighs heavy on him. He has a hankering for something of substance and is drawn to the beauty of twentieth century valve radios. A chance meeting in Clifden leads him to the site of The Marconi Station where a soundscape of ghostly broadcasts begin. Meanwhile Rosario is… well Rosario is Rosario.
Children across crèches in the northside of Dublin will get a chance to work with early year’s arts practitioner and visual artist, Orla Kelly. This 6 week interactive storytelling project for 2 – 5 year olds begins and ends with a visit to axis theatre for two quality early years performances.
Twenty- five years after it was first presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 1992, Frank Pig Says Hello, the stage version of Pat McCabe's novel The Butcher Boy, returns alongside McCabe's follow up show, The Leaves of Heaven, in a unique double-bill.
Tickets: €2 members/€4 non-members/€3 membership
Sing Street’ takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a
14-year-old boy named Conor, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city
public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. With
the aim of winning a girl’s heart he invites her to star in his band’s music
videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band...yet.
It is 21 years since recorder classes began in St Josephs Junior School in Poppintree, Ballymun as part of a “Breaking the Cycle“ initiative that was to become the DIT Ballymun Music Programme.
To mark this occasion, Ireland’s foremost conductor and long time Ballymun music supporter, David Brophy, will host an evening of music featuring special guests and contributions from members of the music programme.
Time: 5 & 7pm
Fred is a VIG (Very Important Ghost) better known as the Glimmer man. Fred hasn’t had a body in over a hundred years. It’s Halloween again and Natalie has one night to help the Glimmer Man to bring the light back. A piece of interactive storytelling for audiences aged 9+.
Philippa works as a choreographer/teacher and is the Director of CoisCéim BROADREACH dance participation programme. Taking up her residency this October, exploring themes and stories about ‘work’, Philippa will work towards the choreographic development of a new piece next May 2018 entitled BODY OF WORK | WHAT’S THE STORY?
This is the story of Joanne’s amaaaaaaazing diet. She didn’t just lose weight though; she lost jobs, friends and fellas, but she didn’t care because she could wear bangles as belts and that’s all that mattered. Then one day, over her morning carrot, Joanne realized she’d lost her mind. Trying to entice it back became the hardest, funniest, greatest and weirdest time of her life.
Tickets: €10 (incl. soup and sandwiches) or €6 (ticket only)
Les loves Dublin, his wife and cowboy songs... but his real loves are diminished by pain. You see he is on the waiting list for hip replacement, both of them. All of this on top of the stents placed in his weakened arteries. If life was not cruel enough his doctor told him he has acne. It’s no wonder he has ended up talking to himself.
Jackie’ places us in the world of First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary
dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as
she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy.
It’s the 10th anniversary of SING. A huge part of the success of this project has been the opportunity for people who don’t know one another to come together and sing not just for themselves but in the Sing Gala Concert. We’re taking this idea and going further this year by adding more voices to the stage then ever with local choirs and groups getting a chance to SING shine on the axis stage.
EXTRA SHOW ADDED SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER AS THE FRIDAY SOLD OUT
Santa may only visit once a year… but ‘Giz A Laugh’ creator Enya Martin doesn’t need a sleigh to land in Ballymun so she’s popping back to axis with her hilarious show ‘Giz A Laugh: Live comedy show’.
Pure Gold will feature Phil’s personal favourites as he trawls through his 50 years of creativity. A he says himself, “It will be a different and interesting collection – some of the big hits alongside some that I thought should have been hits! Some songs that meant a lot to my bank manager as well as some that simply meant a lot to me”
Tickets: €2 members/€4 non-members/€3 membership
The Jungle Book’ is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a
man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is
no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan promises
to eliminate what he sees as a threat.
axis Ballymun is pleased to announce the third year of our performing arts residency, ‘Playground’ for artists with disabilities. This residency is designed to support the professional development and creation of new work by performing artists with disabilities. Click for more information on how to apply.
Tickets: €2 members/€4 non-members/€3 membership
Comedy feature inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440
million off the coast of Cork in 2007, ‘The Young Offenders’ follows two
Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road
trip on stolen bikes in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of cocaine.
Standup Comedy fundraiser for Ruthe Phoenix. Eric Lalor will MC a benefit comedy gig alongside the outstanding talents of Willie White (laughter lounge), Colm O’Regan (Irish Mammies), Alison Spittle (Nowhere Fast), David O’ Doherty (8 Out Of 10 Cats) and many more.
Tina and Bernadette, are digging a hole in the ground. They dig every day, methodically, looking for what has been hidden from them. They are Magdalene Ghosts. They heard about Tuam on the radio. One of them is digging to find her baby's bones, the other is digging to expose the truth.
Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman; who in fleeing conflict becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum system. From Mogadishu to Dublin, Belfast to London, it explores one woman’s fight for a life free from constant fear and a place to call home.
The axis studio is an initiative to develop creative voices and skills, focussing on, but not exclusive to, new work from the Northside of the Liffey. This programme launches in March 2018 and includes mentorship, residency, theatrical start-up, bursaries and free space opportunities.
The Glasnevin Musical Society are delighted to be returning to the Axis theatre with "One Enchanted Evening". Help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary and join us for a night of musical favourites .. some old, some new ... proudly presented by the Chorus and Soloists of GMS with Musical Director David Wray.
Time: 10.30am & 12.30pm
Tickets: €8 (Teachers Free)
High Rock Productions presents Caith Amach É, A smash hit comedy based on the Leaving Cert Irish Oral picture sequences. Seó grinn den chéad scoth bunaithe ar an sraith pictiúr don Ardteistiméireacht. Clúdaítear gach sraith don Bhéaltriail 2018 i seó bríomhar, barúil agus spreagúil, lán le stíleanna éagsúla drámaíochta: ceol, puipéid, idirghníomhaíocht agus aisteoireacht fhisiciúil.
Time: 11am & 8pm
Tickets: €12/10. (11am: €5)
By: Diane O'Connor
Diane O’Connor is breastfeeding but she won’t let that keep her indoors. Join her in this fun and informative stand-up comedy show inspired by breastfeeding, motherhood and related adventures!
Diane is a stand-up comedian and performer from Dublin who has performed around Ireland, London and Edinburgh and is a regular on the Dublin comedy circuit. Directed by Tara Derrington.
LiFT Youth Arts Festival kicks off this March with a week-long programme of events for young people aged 13-23 years. The festival is hosted by axis this year and offers a range of free shows, workshops, gallery exhibitions, master classes and longer lead in projects.
RAIC is a new 2018 Irish language project developed for Gaelscoil Ballymunna, developed by axis and funded by Forais na Gaeilge. 'Raic' as gaelige means 'commotion' - as in 'what's the all the commotion, noise, racket?' The project is developed and delivered in 2 phases with every single child in the primary school participating - all 160 of them.
What Would Ma Say is a hilarious play based on the best-seller of the same name. Kathleen Doyle tells the true story of her remarkable family and their exploits growing up in Dublin in the tenements in the1950’s and her teenage years in Crumlin in the early1960’s.
Time: 10am, 12pm, 3pm
A show about courage, trying new things and stepping outside...whatever the weather!
A drop of sunshine, a sprinkle of rain, a dollop of snow and a whoosh of wind. Whatever the Weather it can be fun to go outside! But that's not what Worried Wendy thinks, she hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring.
The performing arts students of Colaiste Dhulaigh present '9 to 5: The Musical' which is based on the hit movie about three office workers who plan to get even with their egotistical, lying and hypocritical boss. When their plan spins wildly out of control the situation becomes hilarious and the laughter is non-stop. The show features the blockbuster title song by multiple Grammy Award winner Dolly Parton that mixes Broadway and pop with Dolly's irresistible style. This sharp witty musical adventure is perfect for anyone who ever wanted to string up their boss!
Tickets: €7 / €5
Time: 12pm, 2pm
Little Folk on Tour is a fun filled exploration of music and movement perfectly suited for your energetic under 6’s. Join Kyle Riley as he leads the children (and their adults) through a variety of music that gets them singing, jumping and shaking.
St. Aidan's CBS Transition Year proudly presents 'Shmoomanji', an adventure story like no other, live on stage with a live student band. Definitely not like any other, not like any films or anything. Definitely. Join us as we solve the puzzle of Shmoomanji!
Tickets available for purchase directly via the school only
A Classic Beatles show brings all the joys of Beatlemania to a whole new generation and allows first generation fans the chance to relive the music that changed our lives forever. The show features all tracks from what is arguably the greatest album The Beatles ever produced as well as all the obvious big hits, many costume changes and plenty of witty scouse banter.
Fishamble’s ‘Maz and Bricks’ tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.
Tickets: €10 /€8
One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest!
A heartfelt comedy drama about love. Starring Pat Nolan - Barry for Fair City and Rosemary Henderson (Fair City and Father Ted) Take off your Cornflakes tells the story of a fun filled marriage that hits crisis when Pats character gets Alzheimer’s. Full of tears, joy and some of the best 'Dad jokes' you'll hear. Produced by Fishamble Theatre Company as part of Show in a Bag for the 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival. It was a sell-out hit that got great reviews. The two authors play Trish and her taxi-driver husband Tommy, to perfection
Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent
Tickets: €12 / €10
THE MOTHER has one son, hence the title. From The Liberties, her best friend, Mary, is married but childless, The MOTHER’s never been married, she’s against it really. This won’t pass the Bechdel Test, that’s deliberate. There’s a lot of drama, that’s not what’s really important but we’ll use it to get at what is. Class, it’s a real thing. Still.
Time: 6.30pm (2nd June), 12pm & 4pm (3rd June)
ASA ASHBOURNE are delighted to present their 2018 Variety Show featuring students aged 3-17. Be prepared to be entertained with an all dancing-acting-singing spectacle!
EXTRA SHOW ADDED - 12pm on 3rd June. Tickets available from Tuesday 1st May.
Time: 7.30pm (9th June) & 7pm (10th June)
ON SALE TUESDAY 8TH MAY
An exhilarating mix of dance, drama and vocal expression from some of Ireland’s up and coming young stars, performing a combination of classic and current numbers from your favorite shows.
Karl Dawson is delighted to bring Dame Stuffy back to Axis Ballymun for another side splitting sell-out night to remember! Join Stuffy for a night of stories, song and witty innuendo sure to keep you entertained and coming out smiling. Special guests to be announced.
SUCKED is a new site specific theatre project for young people (15+ years) kicking off this summer 2018. SUCKED will theatrically expore a number hard hitting issues in young people's lives. A collaborative project developed and produced by axis and Poppintree Youth Project, supported by Dublin City Council and the Ballymun Festival Committee.
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November
Following a sold-out run at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this fastpaced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour.
This installation showcases some of the live music from the Underground Sessions presented through both audio and visual imagery.
The Underground Sessions is a platform for unsigned Irish artists in both music and the arts, showcasing singer songwriters, bands, poets, writers, etc. The guests are invited in to do two performances followed by a short interview. Filming takes place in the Underground studios in axis and the show goes out on Fridays on both YouTube and Facebook.
The Arts Guarantee is a new inititiave launched by Trinity Comprehensive secondary school (Ballymun) earlier this year. More of a dynamic long-term 'committment' rather than an actual project, the school 'guarantees' a number of creative, cultural and arts experiences for each and every one of their students from 1st year right through to 6th year.
axis is one of the key strategic partners on this this Arts Guarantee. We have developed a menu of opportunties and projects for the school and students that will be rolled out from late September 2018.
A new collaborative project between axis and St Patrick's Festival (SPF), supported by the Scottish Government and the British Council. At the heart of this cultural project is a new Poet in Residence programme between Scotland and Ireland connecting with young people from Ballymun. The project is part of SPF's youth engagement strategy. The project will run from Dec 2018 - March 2019.
Commencing 2018, axis is to be the Irish partner on a new major European project led by Creative Carbon Scotland exploring the role creativity, arts and culture has to play in society’s adaptation to climate change. We are looking forward to getting started on this project this autumn 2018.
Tickets: €10/ Family Tickets/€32 Time:2pm
This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting.
Monthly Event: Dates Announced Online
“Ní scoil é seo. There is no “an bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas” here.Crash Test Caint is a monthly evening of craic, chat, comedy, music all as Gaeilge. Is cuma mas bhfuil tú líofa nó muna bhfuil focail ar bith agat, tá faílte romhat. Whether you’re fluent or just starting off you’re more than welcome here.
Tickets: €15 Time: 7:30pm
A night of celebration with the STAR Project and Dextra.
The STAR Project have offered drug and alcohol services in Ballymun as well as surrounding areas since 1998. More recently, they have also offered a Family Support Service.
To celebrate the work the project does in the community, local music legends Dextra are performing a one-off special celebration gig in the Axis Theatre.
Dextra are a high energy driven band who excel in the live environment, playing an Indie Pop/Rock mix of music.
Presented by Positive Ageing Week Committee
When: Monday 24th - Sunday 30th September
Positive Ageing Week 2018 is packed full of events at axis and beyond. Celebrate with us at the festival
launch and enjoy a screening of the film The Dressmaker on Monday the 24th of Sept at 2pm in axis
Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. Throughout his legendary career, Colin has won countless awards from wildlife festivals and events around the world. He's lived first hand with tigers for many years in India, filmed some of the most renowned natural history sequences in his homeland of Ireland and now for the first time will be sharing his hair-raising stories with UK and Irish theatre audiences this autumn.
Photo - Matt Loughrey
Tickets: €18/16 Time: 8pm
The Bystander is an intriguing and adventurous production by multi-award winning dance theatre innovators Junk Ensemble. Taking its name from the
‘bystander effect’ phenomenon of the murder of Kitty Genovese outside her apartment in New York City in 1964, whereby thirty-eight witnesses saw or heard the attack, yet none of them called for help, The Bystander brings to the surface some of the murkier and complex behaviours of contemporary society.
Tickets: €16/14 Time: 8pm (Extra Show 9th October: 11.30am)
My name is Marcie. I’ve been here for ten years, three months and two days. Here all our names begin with M. There’s Max, Melissa, Mary, Mark, Michael and Malcolm. This is the M house. There’s also an A house, a B house, a C house, a D house…. you get the picture.
Our annual SING project (now in its 11th year - hard to believe I know) will start back this year on 9th October culminating in a gala concert early December 2018. Nearly 40 local people will get the chance to participate in weekly singing workshops (Tuesdays) hosted by Chamber Choir Ireland. In December, all the participants will take to axis stage, alongside Chamber Choir Ireland for a special gala concert - an event that has become a firm favourite on Ballymun's 'cultural calendar'.
Friday 12th of October
Time: 10:30am & 12pm
Tickets: €7 / €5
Tá Jeramee, Hartleby agus Oooglemore cois trá. Tá go leor ag tarlú – caitheann Hartleby go leor ama ag tabhairt orduithe agus é ag iarraidh an áit is fearr ar an trá a aimsiú. Tosaíonn Oooglemore ag damhsa agus ag déanamh gaisce ach buaileann sé an liathróid go róchrua, cailleann sé é agus milleann sé an cluiche. Imíonn Hartleby leis agus é crosta. Cuireann Jeramee gach rud ina cheart arís.
18th - 19th & 22nd - 26th October
Time: 10:30am & 12:30pm
Tickets: €14 (Teachers: Free)
Léiríonn Fíbín ‘An Triail’ le Máiréad Ní Ghráda, an dráma clasaiceach Nua-Ghaeilge. Seo leagan
ar leith de ‘An Triail’ i stíl Fíbín! Téann Fíbín i ngleic le ceisteanna a ardaíonn múinteoirí agus
scoláirí araon, trí phlota a bhreathnaíonn as dáta a thabhairt isteach i gcomhthéacs sochaí nuaaimseartha ag baint úsáid as puipéid, maisc, radhairc tharraingteacha agus léirithe daonna chun lucht féachana óg, ach go háirithe a mhealladh ar bhealach a thagann le saol na linne seo agus gur féidir teacht ar seó go héasca. Téann an léiriú seo i bhfad lasmuigh den nádúr dubh agus bán atá sa chaint agus cuidíonn an seó na constaicí san fhoghlaim a shárú le seó fuinniúil, mealltach agus greannmhar.
Saturday 27th of October
Time: 10am, 11am & 12pm
Tickets: Free (Booking essential)
I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on five continents, off Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast.
Wednesday 31st October
Time: 6pm to 9pm
This event needs no introduction – it’s Ballymun’s annual Otherworld Halloween Festival. This year’s theme is ‘My Ballymun Story’ and thousands of families, young people, community groups and performers will come together to have a spookily brilliant time together.
Time: 7.30pm Tickets: €12
In 1976 a little-known Danish film maker, Jorgen Leth, embarked on an ambitious project to capture the spirit of cycling’s toughest and cruellest Classic, Paris-Roubaix, in a new and epic way. Leth tried to show every significant moment during the day, to portray its heroes – Roger de Vlaeminck, Eddy Merckx, Freddy Maertens – as mythical figures, and used radical techniques - the helicopter mounted Wescam, an experimental choral soundtrack - and the finest cameramen of the day. The result was probably the finest-ever depiction of a single-day cycle race, a film that has itself become a Classic.
It's 1985 and two girls are getting ready for the social occasion of the year - their First Holy Communion. Mary and Majella have been sworn enemies since baby infeants, and things have gone from bad to worse since Mary's daddy moved in with Majella's mammy. Scambling for insults to fling at each other, Majella thinks she's found a weak spot when she discovers Mary's Communion dress is actually a second hand one donated to the "Vincent and Paul". Will Majella use this devastating info to take down her nemesis, or reliase that she and Mary might be so different after all?
Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals as well as being invited to perform at the very first ever London Irish Comedy Festival in Oct 2012. He has also opened for some of the biggest names in Irish comedy including Tommy Tiernan, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy and more.
Based on the bestselling novel, Lily James plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII.
Time: 8pm Tickets: €22/20
Rat Pack Promotions present ..
Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band
Ken brings you back to the days of Vegas with his ‘Sinatra - Nothing but the Best’ show. Ken's delivery is always right and befitting of originals such as My Way, Lady is a Tramp, That's Life, Mac The Knife.
Tuesday 4th December
Time: 10am & 12pm
Tickets: €7 / €5, family of four €25
Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland.
Thursday 6th December
You can’t see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see ‘Nights on Broadway’ and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb.
Known also as ‘The Irish Bee Gees’, all the performers are from Ireland with the exception of their new UK Musical Director, JBlack. Having originated and sold out theatres in Ireland, the show is now touring in the UK. ‘Nights On Broadway’ presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over 4 decades from the 60s to the 90s. The full live band blend the classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor fillers which define the show.
Friday December 7th
Tickets: €15 / €12
It’s Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up.
Saturday 8th December
Time: 12pm & 2pm
It’s Christmas Eve at the North Pole. Santa and his merry helpers are getting ready to deliver presents to all the good boys and girls around the world. But when Elfie, Santa’s favourite Elf, meets Slyck and Hoblin the mischievous Goblins, things don’t quite go according to plan!
Sunday 16th December
Tickets: €10 (family of four €32)
Bosco is Bosco. not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-yearold who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Cinderella through this completely interactive live experience in celebration of Bosco’s 40th anniversary.
Thursday 3rd Januray - Sunday 27th January
Time: 2:30pm (Sat & Sun) & 7:30pm (Thurs & Fri)
Tickets: €10 (All Thursday tickets: €7)
Duration: 150 mins approx
What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course.