15th Jun 2012 (Fri) from 20:00 - 22:00
Riverbank Arts Centre
This theatre piece recreates the unique spirit of 1940's radio plays and brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips. The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's brand new showtours fresh from three critically acclaimed London residencies, and two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe. More
15th Jun 2012 (Fri) at 20:00
St. Johns Theatre & Arts Centre
Wildebeest Theatre Company, Limerick present a new play by Marie Boylan and Ann Blake and directed by Myles Breen. Join Aisling and Siobhán as they prepare for a night on the town. There's make-up, hair straightening, the lads, the taxi, the Munster team, bitching about friends and, of course, the all important fake tan. More
15th Jun 2012 (Fri) from 20:00 - 23:59
Presented as part of the Sligo Summer Drama Festival this is a hilarious adult comedy not to be missed. More
16th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 14:00 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre
In this production from Dog and String Theatre, two stories intertwine.The Old Woman in the Vinegar Bottle and Cinderella. Storytelling, life size puppets, animated objects and shadow play are used to investigate the way in which our inner vision creates the world around us.
It takes the audience on a journey of locations involving an obliging fairy and a rather sour old woman. Azal the Artist weaves these two narratives together as he draws what he sees on the shadow screen. His artistic skills transform the everyday objects into characters that come to life and tell their own story. Cinderella is told by the fairy godmother herself incorporating real magic and puppetry. With extra help from the audience her dreams can be realized. Wishe More
16th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 20:00 - 22:00
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
Saturday 16 June at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr, Co. Offaly - (057) 9122911 / www.birrtheatre.com.
The Love Hungry Farmer
Adapted and Performed by Des Keogh
Des Keogh, one of Ireland's foremost actors and entertainers, returns with his hugely successful and award winning play by John B. Keane. It tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of 'indeterminate' age and according to his own assessment, 'past his best' and evidently still a virgin. McLane's amorous adventures range from the hilarious to the pitiful.
'Des Keogh is superb. A consummate actor wedded to a skilled raconteur, the wine he offers is vintage' Irish Times
16th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 20:00 - 23:59
Presented as part of the Sligo Summer Drama Festival, in this timeless classic by Neil Simon..two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day! This play concerns two mismatched roommates, one neat and uptight, the other more easygoing and slovenly. More
17th Jun 2012 (Sun) at 18:00
The Odessa Club
Strand Street Supperclub is Dublin's hottest 'dinner and a show' experience, inviting audience members to wine and dine in style while enjoying quality entertainment from a wide variety of talented national and international performers.
Cabaret never looked so good! More
18th Jun 2012 (Mon) - 23rd Jun 2012 (Sat)
The New Theatre
This play explores the friendship and bitter falling out between James Joyce and Oliver St John Gogarty. More
18th Jun 2012 (Mon) at 20:00
St. Johns Theatre & Arts Centre
St Johns Youth Theatre present their end of term productions, directed by Jerry Fitzgerald and featuring a specially written short play for the group by Neil Flynn More
19th Jun 2012 (Tue) from 20:00 - 22:30
Roscommon Arts Centre
20th Jun 2012 (Wed) - 23rd Jun 2012 (Sat)
Cork Arts Theatre
Mary McEvoy is outstanding in this one woman show.
Nana Casey teaches Della many things in life, like 'how to bake the perfect Fruitcake.' As Della Dolan demonstrates just how to do that she gets caught up in provoking memories to give a fascinating account of her chequered upbringing on a farm in rural Ireland. Noggin Theatre Company is delighted to return with this one woman show which takes you on an emotional rollercoaster that reinforces the gift of life for all its surprises.
Commissioned by Meath County Council Arts Office for Bealtaine Festival 2010 it toured Meath, Cavan and Louth. Bealtaine Festival produced and toured Fruitcake to 25 venues nationally from Waterford to Donegal, Inis Oirr to Dublin for the festival 2011. More
20th Jun 2012 (Wed) - 23rd Jun 2012 (Sat) from 12:00 - 14:00
Cork Arts Theatre
Wednesday 20th - Saturday 23rd June
2 SHOWS DAILY: Lunchtime @ 1pm and Evening @ 8pm
(Lunchtime show includes light lunch)
by Alice Barry
Starring Mary McEvoy
Under the guise of a cookery demonstration where Della Dolan shows us how to make 'the perfect Fruitcake' she also divests her provoking memories to give a fascinating account of her life and divulges a chequered past involving hardship, murder and intrigue but most of all great sacrifice, realization and love. Funny and poignant with accessible visuals this play will make you laugh and cry and remind you why life is ultimately exciting for all its ups and downs
Lunchtime €10 including light lunch; Evening €12, €10 conc.
Bookings 021 4505624 More
20th Jun 2012 (Wed) - 24th Jun 2012 (Sun) at 20:00
Sanctuary Meditation Centre
A dance to the centre of stillness
In the beautiful gardens of The Sanctuary meditation centre, Smithfield, you are invited on a journey of mindfulness. A dance duet drawing inspiration from the book Stillness by Sister Stan.
This performance will take you on your own personal journey through the gardens to find the place below the tide of your thoughts.
Dancer and Choreographer Lisa McLoughlin and performance artist Fergus Byrne will perform a duet through the gardens and spaces of Sanctuary. More
20th Jun 2012 (Wed) - 26th Jun 2012 (Tue) from 20:00 - 20:00
Comprising a multidisciplinary company of calibre artists drawn from the professional and local community sectors, and led by multi-award winning soprano Cara O'Sullivan, Pagliacci at the Everyman will be a unique and exciting staging of Leoncavallo's classic commedia opera.
'If music be the food of love, play on…' Cork and music are rightfully wed; hence musical drama is going to become a regular feature at the Everyman. Should you think opera's not for you, well I dare you to prove yourself wrong with this gem! Our thanks go to the Arts Council for the huge vote of confidence in backing our bold initiative.
Michael Barker-Caven - Artistic Director More
21st Jun 2012 (Thu) - 24th Jun 2012 (Sun)
The Firkin Crane
A new performance by leading Irish choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir that surprises its audience with its unexpected tour through the Firkin Crane, Cork's home of dance. More
22nd Jun 2012 (Fri) from 20:00 - 22:00
The Source Arts Centre
Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy More
22nd Jun 2012 (Fri) at 22:00
Friars' Gate Theatre
1916 Signatories - A Concert of Story and Song For anyone interested in Irish History this is something for your diary. Join us for an evening of story and song relating to the seven men that signed the Irish Proclamation in 1916. More
22nd Jun 2012 (Fri) - 30th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 23:00 - 02:00
Theatre Development Centre
Festival Nights at the TDC is an exciting new performance club, presenting up to 12 new works a night in a Festival Club setting, a new collaboration between Cork Midsummer Festival and Corcadorca for 2012. More
22nd Jun 2012 (Fri) at 23:00
Cork Midsummer Festival
Theatre Development Centre and Gulpd Café, Triskel Arts Centre
Capacity strictly limited
Festival Nights at the TDC is an exciting new performance club, presenting up to 12 new works a night in a Festival Club setting, a new collaboration between Cork Midsummer Festival and Corcadorca for 2012
23rd Jun 2012 (Sat) from 13:00 - 14:00
A bilingual production in Irish and Catalan, this is the
story of two boys who must overcome the language and
cultural barriers that stand between them. More