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OCTOBER IN THE THEATRE ROYAL

Events in The Theatre Royal in October

 

FrankPig_LRG-620x291Frank Pig Says Hello

Thursday October 17 – 8pm

“One day the priest from the school of pigs came to see me but he had a wasp’s head”
From one of Ireland’s most daringly original writers, Frank Pig Says Hello, Patrick McCabe’s stage version of his acclaimed novel The Butcher Boy, first appeared as part of the 1992 Dublin Theatre Festival. The story focuses on the character of Francie Brady, a troubled boy struggling to come to terms with himself, his family and ultimately, his entire surroundings. It is a searing and provocative investigation of violence that charts the disintegration of this young man. Difficult but rewarding, humorous yet harrowing, Frank Pig Says Hello is at times breathtaking, often haunting and always hugely engrossing.
A black comedy, a grotesque fusion of story telling and role-play where over 30 characters are played by two versatile actors, the production offers a highly theatrical, visually inventive experience. Frank Pig Says Hello touches the soul.
With Patrick O’ Donnell and Gerard Adlum. Directed by Geoff O’ Keeffe, Designed by Gerard Bourke

Tickets: €16, concessions €14
Box Office: Phone: + 353 (0)51 874402 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12-4pm) Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

OthelloOTHELLO_LRG-620x291

Friday October 18 – 8pm

Presented by Icarus Theatre Collective and King’s Theatre, Southsea
A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance.
Othello is a legend in his own lifetime: noble, brave, victorious. Honest Iago fuels his venom with malignance and hateful contempt. Othello’s world will be brought vividly to life as a live string quartet and stunning ensemble cast combine with some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. A dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy and love will unfurl as Shakespeare’s classic tale of deception hurtles to its dramatic and poignant conclusion.
Running time: approx 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval

School Bookings: please enquire through box office.
Tickets: €20, concessions €18, Students €15
Box Office: Phone: + 353 (0)51 874402 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12-4pm) Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

BrendanGrace_LRG_2-620x291Brendan Grace

Saturday 19 October – 8pm

Amazing Grace is a catch phrase often applied to Brendan Grace and indeed very true in many respects. The genial and much loved Family Comedian is celebrating 42 Years in the Comedy Business and is now more popular than at any time in his career to date and what an illustrious career that has been. Brendan’s latest show features some brand new material and some ‘Old Favourites’ from his vast repertoire over the last 40 years. His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal.vA brilliant character actor, his ‘Bottler’ character is legendary and is now featured at every performance. Apart from his obvious ‘star quality’ in all aspects of his performance Brendan’s drawing power is enormous and the ‘House Full’ sign is the norm rather than the exception at his concerts.

Tickets: €30
Box Office: Phone: + 353 (0)51 874402 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12-4pm) Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

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Equinox – one of the foremost proponents of beat driven Jazz

Equinox
Wednesday October 23 – 8pm

The band Equinox is a collective of five like minded musicians who share the desire to celebrate a common sense of balance; that between tension and resolution, between dissonance and consonance, between the present and the past.
Based in the Netherlands, Equinox is co-lead by Guitarist Dan Nicholas and bassist Johnny Daly. Nicholas comes from New York City and Daly is a native of Dublin, Ireland. Both musicians have made the Netherlands their home, inspired by the rich jazz climate they found there.
Joining Nicholas and Daly in Equinox are three of the country’s top jazz musicians; the soulful and powerful tenor saxophonist Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, the elegant and adventurous pianist Bob Wijnen and master drummer Marcel Serierse.
The band plays a mix of vivid original pieces, personal arrangements of standards and classic jazz repertoire by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Charles Mingus and Horace Silver.
Equinox is deeply rooted in a wide spectrum of jazz tradition, which constantly informs the band’s musical explorations. The individual members of the band all draw inspiration from this tradition in the development of their own personal avenues of musical expression. http://www.equinoxjazzquintet.com

Tickets: €18, concessions €16
Box Office: Phone: + 353 (0)51 874402 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12-4pm) Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

JohnnyLRG-620x291 copyGet Rhythm – a tribute to Johnny Cash

Friday October 25 – 8pm

Fresh from their tour of Irelands Prisons including shows at Dublin’s Mountjoy & Wheatfield Prisons ‘Get Rhythm – A Tribute to Johnny Cash’ will feature songs from throughout Cash’s career. With an 8 piece band replicating the classic Cash, Tennessee Three, Carter Family and Carl Perkins line up. Paul McCann will be recreating the role of Johnny Cash and June Carter’s vocal duties will be performed by Louise O’Reilly.

Tickets: €20, concessions €18
Box Office: Phone: + 353 (0)51 874402 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12-4pm) Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

Youth Dance CelebrationIMAGINE_DANCE-620x291 copy

Saturday October 26 – 3pm

Imagine Arts Festival presents YDC’13, a unique dance feast served with energy and panache! This popular annual event, now in its 11th year, brings Waterford’s keen and dedicated up and coming young dancers together to celebrate their passion for dance.

Tickets: €5
Box Office: Phone: + 353 (0)51 874402 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12-4pm) Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

GatsbySCREENING: The Great Gatsby

Saturday October 26th – 7pm

This year the Imagine Arts Festival presents the handsome and lavish looking 1974 version of The Great Gatsby featuring Robert Redford, Mia Farrow and Sam Waterston. Come enjoy a pre-movie prohibition drink and period music and if you dare to don at least one piece which references the prohibition era you may find yourself the lucky winner of a voucher for Muse on the Quay.

Tickets: €15
Box Office: Phone: + 353 (0)51 874402 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12-4pm) Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

The Phantom Of The OperaPhantom_LRG-620x291

Thursday October 31 to Saturday 9th of November

South Eastern Theatre Group

Considered Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best and most successful musical The Phantom Of The Opera comes to The Theatre Royal for the very first time. South Eastern Theatre Group makes a welcome return with this production previous shows at the Royal include Les Miserables and more recently Miss Saigon.
The world’s most popular musical The Phantom Of The Opera should prove a big hit with Musical lovers of all ages. With songs like Music Of The Night, All I Ask Of You, Masquerade, Phantom Of The Opera, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Point Of No Return, Angel Of Music and many many more it’s easy to see why the spectacular Phantom Of The Opera is the must see musical of the year. Early booking for this production is essential to guarantee your seats.

Tickets: €20, concessions €15
Box Office: Phone: + 353 (0)51 874402 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12-4pm) Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

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