Mary Immaculate College Limerick
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May & June 2012
Stacey Murnaghan & Funky Feet present
Talisman Theatre presents
€10.00 Group rate
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Carrickmacross Dance Kids present
Dance Kids present
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Elite Dance School presents
As Part of Drogheda Famine Commemorations; Droichead Arts Centre presents
This staged reading is about five young women travelling to Australia in 1850 draws a chilling parallel between the Irish Famine and today’s continuing banking crisis. The story of the so-called ‘orphan girls’ on board, for whom the voyage provides a fresh start – as well as time to come to terms with the disaster they have left behind – is a savage attack on the policy (then and now) of ‘laissez-faire’.
Between the years 1848 and 1851 over four thousand Irish females took passage on ships from Ireland to Australia under the Orphan Emigration Scheme established by Earl Grey. This action had the effect of relieving many of the workhouses and poorhouses of Ireland already full to the brim with people seeking respite from the ravages of the ‘Great Famine’ and of providing ‘new blood’ for the Colonies – wives, servants, farm-workers. The women who left were more generally known as ‘orphan girls’ – though many were neither orphans or, strictly speaking, girls. The most notorious and riotous amongst these – both in transit and on arrival in Australia – were known as the Belfast girls.
‘the Belfast girls…were notoriously bad in every sense of the word…violent and disorderly, obscene and profane…many of them prostitutes…and not orphans at all…’Trevor McCaughlin, Barefoot and Pregnant? Irish Famine Orphans in Australia.
Written by award-winning Irish playwright Jaki McCarrick and directed by fellow National Theatre Studio graduate and long-term collaborator, Svetlana Dimcovic, Belfast Girls was staged in August 2011 as part of the Without Décor season of new plays at the King’s Head Theatre, London. It immediately attracted a lot of interest and was developed further at the National Theatre in London in January 2012. The King’s Head nominated the play for the prestigious 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for which it was shortlisted and declared a finalist in March 2012.
“This is where the writers’ theatre that everyone talks about is really happening” (Mark Ravenhill, The Independent)
Thursday 10th May
2/3 Febuary Box Office 042 9392919
The Iontas Theatre proudly presents Tarry Flynn by the acclaimed director and writer Conall Morrison.
A new production of this award-winning adaptation of Patrick Kavanagh’s novel, ‘Tarry Flynn’, will be presented at An Tain
This production of ‘Tarry Flynn’ is extraordinarily ambitious in scale and content. Scenes merge into each other, characters transform themselves into animals and the whole seething tumult of a riotous imagination is on display. The play is a moving evocation of rural Irish life at a time when life and the land went hand in hand
Poet/Farmer Tarry reads Byron, and dreams of romance with Mary Reilly. When we first meet him, Tarry is 27 but has never so much as kissed a girl. When female attention does come his way, he is ill-at-ease, struggling to reconcile his fevered longings with the guilt and inhibition of his upbringing.With his nose in a book, his head in the clouds, his hand on a spade and his heart yearning for love, he is not on the same page as his fellow farmers. Follow his adventures in this lively and engaging production on stage at An Tain.
Directed by Aidan McQuillan and produced by the Iontas Theatre Initiative everything about the production is larger than life –– all cast members are dedicated to capturing the cadences of Kavanagh’s enduring portrayal of a rural community and the landscape they inhabit.
A show not to be missed…..
Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February Tickets Priced €15/€12
Book early to avoid disappointment
O GO MY MAN by STELLA FEEHILY at the MAC ANNA THEATRE
Dundalk IT and the BA in Performing Arts are proud to present O GO MY MAN by Stella Feehily at the Mac Anna Theatre at DKIT nightly at 7.30 from 15th to 18th of February.
Tickets are €8 (€4 concession) and are available from Mary McKenna on 042 9370293 or emailing email@example.com
Stella Feehily will be better known to most people as Sorcha Byrne from Fair City. She subsequently moved to London to pursue a successful career as an actress and Playwright. This is her second play and was premiered in 2006 at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
O Go My Man is being directed by 2012 IFTA award winner Iseult Golden. Iseult’s most recent work for RTÉ Radio Drama includes Butterfly Wings by Pete Mullineaux and Moya Roddy. Iseult is a founder member of Inis Theatre. She has toured nationally and internationally and has worked with some of Ireland’s most exciting and established companies including Barabbas, Macnas, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Storytellers and Guna Nua. Her television credits include ‘Fair City’ and ‘The Clinic’ for RTE and ‘Ri Ra’ and ‘Aifric’ for TG4. Writing credits include co-writer on ‘Lady Susan’ and ‘Tick My Box!’ for Inis Theatre and ‘Fireworks’ for Tall Tales Theatre. Iseult is delighted to be working with the final year students of the BA Performing Arts DKIT.
Production Manager is Martin Cahill who will be no stranger to patrons of An Tain. Previous work includes The Dead School for Nomad and Dancing at Lughnasa at the Mac Anna as well as numerous others at home and abroad.
What the critics said: They always say the second play is the hardest. But Stella Feehily shows that Duck, which wittily dissected Dublin’s ladette culture, was no flash in the pan. Her new play…. combines a sharp look at the chaos of contemporary sexual mores with a wild surreal humour: imagine Closer with a touch of Lewis Carroll and you get the picture. The Guardian
..highly amusing and attractive new play.. The Independent
The play hilariously portrays a society fracturing from the top down as individualism runs rampant and relationships are sundered on an erotic whim while everyone affects concern for the situation in Darfur. / 0 Go My Man is a timely satire on the absurdities of celebrity culture where everyone expects a kind of James Bond lifestyle, suffering the disappointments of failing short of this dream benchmark. Eamonn Kelly in Books Ireland
All Details Available on www.dkit.ie
BA Performing Arts (Acting) at Dundalk Institute of Technology
The Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts is a three-year full-time professional actor training programme. This is the degree year’s second production following on from the well received production of Dancing at Lughnasa.
It’s that time again when the Cuchulainn players take to the stage, town hall 16th,17th, 18th Feb, if you fancy a laugh then come along and bring your friends.
Dead or Alive….?
Following on from last year’s Malice In Blunderland, Director Tony Barry and the Cúchulainn Players again provide a light-hearted commentary on the state of affairs in contemporary Ireland with their production of Skullduggery which will be staged in the Táin Theatre, Town Hall, Dundalk from Thursday February 16th to Saturday February 18th.
It features the ‘residents’ of Kilmactranny Passage Grave who are all dead……or are they..?
Casting a jaundiced eye on those who today perpetuate the greed of the last decade or so, the ‘residents’ themselves have come to grips with what they have done during their lives above ground, acknowledge their mistakes and then prepare to move on to the next level of their existence.
A motley crew from across the ages, they rattle around underground to foot-tapping music and hilarious dance and dialogue routines providing for audiences a great antidote to the austerity blues.
A lively mix of Cúchulainn Players veterans, talented newcomers, terrific newly-composed music from Tony’s sons Éamonn, Ruairí and Fionán, and award-winning dancers from Funky Feet ( all under the watchful eyes and ears of choreographer Stacey Murnaghan and Chorus Mistress Liz McConnon ) will ensure a sparkling night’s entertainment.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get a welcome dose of therapeutic medicine.