Date: April 5th
Time:10am, 11am & 12:30
THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT.
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.
I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies.
I AM BABA is full of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their adult guest.
I AM BABA was the International Early Childhood Arts Commission funded by the 4 Dublin Local Authorities in 2017 through Arts Council Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Fund. This national tour was funded by the Arts Council.
Tickets:€7/5 Time:12:30 & 2:30
An exciting and interactive journey through space and time for 2 – 5 year olds! Before anything new is made it must be dreamed. From our moon-base in the Sea of Tranquillity we get a great view of the earth and it’s time to make a new one just like we do every night! What shall we put in tomorrow’s
POSTPONED to SEPT 18th
axis Ballymun and Musictown presents
The Long Balconies: Tales from a City
A very special evening with Brian Brannigan and Joe Chester of A Lazarus Soul playing some of the songs off the band’s last two albums and talking with historian Donal Fallon about their inspirations, songwriting and the importance of the city and it's people in their work.
Saturday April 18th
Tickets: €12 / €10
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Axis Ballymun Presents
The Windy Lady
By Pom Boyd
Time : 8pm
Tickets : €12 /€10
A lesson in laughter and life ‘The Windy Lady’ invites you to share the contents of her mind, her shopping bag and her biscuit tin.
Original, anarchic and very funny ‘The Windy Lady’ dances at the crossroads where Stand Up and Theatre meet in this very special show – where you’ll be welcomed into her madcap world of hairnets, turkeys, the healing power of a cuppa and Vladimir Putin.
Witty, warm and delightfully irreverent, Pom Boyd’s The Windy Lady is a subversive and charming celebration of animals, old-womanhood and ordinary life.
Presented in partnership with Age & Opportunity as part of the nationwide Bealtaine festival – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.
Tickets : €15/€12.
1pm show: €5
Time : 1pm and 8pm
WELCOME TO IRELAND - Meltdown of an Irish Tour Guide - POSTPONED
Meet Jack, a Dublin tour guide trying to keep his head above water while in danger of losing his home. As he sells Brand Ireland, captivating visitors with enchanting tales of ceol and craic, he faces the threat of eviction from his chronically damp flat and feels the ice cracking under his feet.
You’ll laugh, cry, and wonder how the hell we let ourselves get back here. WELCOME TO IRELAND - Meltdown of an Irish Tour Guide is too topical for comfort, dealing with Ireland’s housing crisis and how one man battles to keep afloat in a city sinking under greed. A story told with humour, passion, truth and maybe a little anger.
Time : 8pm
Tickets : €22:50
An evening of laugh out loud comedy, music, satire, football chat, madness, and carefully crafted chaos only they can master!
Enjoy yersel' a night out with Farmer Michael and his long suffering wife Kathleen as they discuss all well known world topics and throw in a couple of their cover songs too.
The King & Queen of satire may offend some but aren’t planning on quitting any time soon!
Time : 12pm and 2pm (6 - 12 years)
Tickets : €5 - Parents Go Free
Max 30 Children Per Workshop
DabbledooMusic provides an accessible, engaging and fun way for all the family to enjoy playing music together, regardless of previous experience or abilty. Their resources have beendevoloped to encourage creeativity and collaboration through the power of music. They use a system of animated colour-coded notation that anyone can understand to get everybody making music in no time
Date: Thurs 28th May
Time:1pm & 8pm
It’s 1980 in the Home for the Blind where Dublin’s most famous gunslinger, the legendary street character Bang Bang, has finally hung up his holster. In his heart Bang Bang knows that his days are numbered and soon he must face the final shootout he has spent decades preparing for while roaming the streets of Dublin, fighting imaginary gun battles with bushwhackers, using his trusty, rusty key.
Dermot Bolger’s hilarious and poignant play takes us inside the mind of one of Dublin's best loved real-life eccentrics of yesteryear and through his eyes we get to see an alternative social history of Dublin that has much to say to the present day.
‘McGrath's performance is a gem’, Sunday Independent
Performed by Pat Mc Grath
Directed by Mark O’ Brien
Bang Bang was originally commissioned as part of The National Neighbourhood, a programme made by Dublin City Council Culture Company (formally Dublin’s Culture Connects)
Time : 2pm
Tickets : €10 Family of four : €32
Humpty Dumpty’s Big Egg-Venture
The classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the stage in this wonderful live interactive all singing and dancing production. Humpty Dumpty is going on a big adventure to climb the highest wall in the Kingdom, but Humpty needs your help!
Tickets : €15/€12
"Startling and disarming" – The Irish Times
A fusion of theatre, music and dance, Woman Undone is a reimagining of singer Mary Coughlan’s extraordinary life and her difficult childhood. It tells the story of a young woman who endured abuse, addiction and mental illness; and whose discovery of art and music was her redemption.
★★★★½ "An important piece of theatre ... it took several minutes to get one's breath back after" - The Reviews Hub
The performance features an all-female cast including Mary Coughlan herself, four exceptional actor/singers and dancer Erin O’Reilly, who brings a unique physical presence to the stage. The original score by Valgeir Sigurdsson fuses electronic music with live instrumentation and a haunting vocal score.
Date: 18th June 2020
Axis Ballymun presents ‘Spiorad’ as part of Beo Ballymun
A special concert featuring Aoife Scott and introducing Sharyn Ward.
Born into the legendary Black Family, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, and has long enjoyed success as an established artist in her own right. Aoife has a unique sound. Her music has a broad creative scope but is largely influenced by her own roots in folk and traditional Irish music. Recent Accolades include being named Best Folk Act at the Irish Post Music Awards (IRE). This year already has seen Aoife awarded the ASLR Celtic Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year 2020, her album reached the iTunes No 1 - Ireland Album Charts and was Album of the Week - RTÉ Radio 1.
Time : 3:30pm
Tickets : Free
Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cubs arrival. Scar,
Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own.