Saturday 24th August
Tickets: €10 (Family of four €32)
This colourful, fast-paced show sees Little Red Riding Hood adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting.
Children will have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular.
Date: 5th September 2019
Tickets : €8
Ballymun Does Recovery
Join us for a night that’s jam packed with talent from Ballymun and beyond as we celebrate the
start of Recovery Month. Featuring performances by Dextra, Cathal and Áine Holland, Emmet Kirwan, Elaine Ryan, Yung Shay, Threads Dancers and special guests.
Friday 6th September
Stagemad Theatre Company bring a startlingly beautiful version of "Howie The Rookie" by Mark O Rowe to Axis. This acclaimed piece by Mark O’ Rowe is a hilarious, pimp-rollin’, blood-soaked text has Shakespeare’s interiority, Marlowe’s viciousness and a cowboy’s jangling gait; it’s got Joyce’s sense of place, Faulkner’s sense of language and even a sprinkling of murderously timed fart jokes.
The production features Fintan Kelly who can be seen in season 8 of Game Of Thrones. The play is a diptych that follows Howie (Kelly) on a night out cruising for vengeance, then the Rookie (bruises an all) as Howie’s victim, mate and witness. Andrew Dunphy's subtle lighting design gives the actor a clean stage in front of him, and the rest of the physical production is just Kelly controlling the stage.
Preview: Wednesday 11th September
Dates: Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th September
Dublin Fringe Festival 2019
Joe was a really big deal. Before the video that turned the tide.
Jack had a following too, but in a very different way.
Cillian was just a kid.
Minefield digs deep into the darkness of the online world in an attempt to put a human face on anonymous hate.
Contains themes of Suicide. Suitable 14+
Date: 17th Sept
Time: 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Tickets: €14 /€16
Dublin Fringe Festival 2019
Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story.
Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say?
Dates: October 2nd - 5th
October 5th 3pm Matinée & 8pm
Tickets: €18/16 (Groups 8+ €12)
Dublin Theatre Festival 2019
On sale from 10am on August 14th
'Oh how hard it is when pretense falls! But it falls, it falls! I am so alone in the world now.'
During an unknown natural catastrophe, seventeen members of Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) find themselves trapped in an abandoned building. Every time they try to leave and go outside, they fall asleep and wake up back where they started, rehearsing the same scene from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Along the way they try to solve the world’s problems, just in case they ever wake up to find that the world still exists. Think classic horror movie plots, teenage angst, and the natural wisdom of the young, all given a voice that you can’t help listening to.
Collaboratively created from ideas generated by DYT members as well as found texts, the production will ask the question: what does it mean to be awake?
The Sleepwalkers is a leap into the void. Are we sleepwalking towards Armageddon? Should we really fear the world changing?
Suitable for ages 12+
Dates: 9th -12th October
Times: 9th & 11th Oct at 8pm,
10th Oct at 11:30am & 8pm,
12th Oct at 3pm & 8pm
Dublin Theatre Festival 2019
On sale from 10am on August 14th
Removed is a funny and affecting fictional story, told by a character called ‘Adam’, that offers insight into the experiences of growing up in the Northern Irish care system.
‘Adam is OK to share his story - really it’s alright – it's OK that his life was turned upside down – and the social workers were nice, kinda – and the foster homes, well... and his baby brother Joe?’
Removed is not based on one individual, but rather an amalgam of the many interviews gathered by Fionnuala Kennedy with Voice Of Young People In Care, a group of people with care experience who are campaigning for changes to the system in Northern Ireland. Through this collaboration, they seek to learn from these young people and their experiences.
Funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Creative Europe.
Presented by axis: Ballymun in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.
Friday 18th October
Gearoid Farrelly brings his brand of chatty stand-up comedy on your this Spring, addressing everything from Trump to decluttering and explainning why you shouldn't toilet train a cat. Gearoid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world, supporting the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK.
Dates: 8th & 9th November 2019
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. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’ the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Date: Wednesday 20th November
Tickets: €16/14 ( Early bird €10)
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.
Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers.
So are they going to trust this one? And should they?
CLASS is an explosive triple-confrontation in a classroom over learning difficulties, love and entitlement. Funny, heart-breaking and beautifully observed, with rave reviews and a sold-out run at the Abbey Theatre, CLASS is new Irish writing at its finest.
After becoming the hit of Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, the show was then invited to play on the Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre in January 2018 before transferring to the Galway International Arts Festival and the Traverse Edinburgh Fringe in the Summer of 2018.
Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2018.
Written & directed by Iseult Golden & David Horan
Cast: Sarah Morris, Stephen Jones, Will O’Connell
★★★★★ "With an outstanding cast, a laugh-out-loud yet gut-wrenching story this thoroughly enjoyable show reflects our fractured zeitgeist brilliantly"
– The Sunday Times (Ireland)
★★★★ "Hugely entertaining and immaculately performed scenes from a school room"
– The Irish Times
★★★★ "Parent-teacher meeting becomes a microcosm for privilege and exclusion in a subtle, well-acted three-hander"
– The Guardian
Date: Tuesday 26th Novembver
Times: 10am & 12pm
By Sarah Argent - in collaboration with Barnstorm Theatre Company
What is friendship?
What happens when it goes wrong?
What do you have to do to make it work?
Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and, at times, their need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere!
Through Henry and Bucket’s relationship we can examine what friendship is, what happens if it goes wrong and how you fix it. Poetic, humorous and rich in visual antics, this play explores friendship through a day in the life of two friends who have been likened to a modern-day Laurel and Hardy.
★★★★ “Bockety brilliance” – The Irish Times
“A stand-out piece of children’s theatre” - IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE
For further information about the production See https://barnstorm.ie
Date: December 15th
Tickets: €10, Family of four €35
Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old 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.
Date: Friday 31st Jan 2020
At only 33 years of age, George Murphy has lived an entire life in music. Steeped in the tradition and folklore of Ireland’s greatest folk legends, George shot to fame overnight as the winner of You’re a Star and a number one album produced by Phil Coulter, his brilliant version of Raglan Road was matched only by the great Luke Kelly.