Tickets: €12 / €14 Preview: €11 Time: 8pm
"Here’s the granite swish swish, the rise and dip dip of the walls of the liffey, the whip whip of the amber lit streetlights…”
Kate Winslet stars as a woman who returns to her hometown to take care of her ailing mother. Her return sparks much debate between the residents of the town as she was accused of murdering someone many years ago.
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
Tickets: €15/ €12 Time: 8pm
One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a cassette tape recorder, he recorded hours of absurdist stories and musings on life.
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: Free but booking essential. Contact email@example.com
Hail present Bring Me Back Alive, a brave show confronting the tragedy of suicide in our communities and families.
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.
CRACKS is a darkly comic & deeply moving new play in which an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness.
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.
Animated adventure which follows Miguel a 12-year-old aspiring musician desperate to become a star like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, Mexico's most famous music and film star.
Tuesday 30th October
Being a vampire sucks, but being Dracula’s younger brother is driving Jackula batty.
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.
Following a sold-out run at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour with two dates in Axis.
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.
Friday November 9th
All for me Grog’ brings you the songs and story of Ireland’s most successful folk band The Dubliners.
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?
Friday 16th November
Axis is delighted to host this very special gig from Paul Alwright with a live band on the axis stage.
Thursday 22nd November
Time: 1030am & 7pm
Duration: 96 mins
Michael Inside explores the experience of a young man sentenced to three months in an Irish prison, and how this sentence affects his life.
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.
Thursday 29th November
Tickets: €15 / €12
Set in October 1978 - Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town.
Friday 30th of November
Tickets: €15 / €12
Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show.
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!
Thursday 13th December
Duration: 60 mins approx
The annual Sing concert has become a firm Ballymun Christmas tradition over the past 11 years and this year it’s better than ever.
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.
Inspirational drama about two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One (Glen Hansard) is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs.
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.