Theatre and Film


The Return of Spring

Every year in Whistleberry Forest, all look forward to the end of the Winter, and to the beginning of Spring. This year was different however, as Spring arrived much earlier than usual. All the hibernating animals, except for Huggy the hedgehog, were still fast asleep. Huggy must go on a quest in search of evidence of Spring if he is to convince his friends that it is time to wake up!

Monday 01st     10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.    Sean O’Casey Theatre     Booking Theatre and Film for kids


North Wall Stories by Paul Kelly

‘North Wall Stories’ introduces the viewer to a community that is filled with human stories often played out in a very public arena. Filming is ongoing and the team will produce a full-length documentary in 2020.

From Monday 1st to Saturday 6th     Marino College     Visual Arts

Thursday & Friday     5:30 p.m.    Odeon at the Point     Free event Theatre and Film


Comedy Improv for kids

What’s the Story?? Danny & Paul love stories – silly stories, scary stories, anything-out-of-yourhead stories and they need your help! These two comedy guys want to bring you on a nonsense, fun, gobbledygook journey using your suggestions and their comedy improv skills!

Tuesday 2nd 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. St. Laurence O’Tooles School event Theatre and Film for kids


The Noble Call

THE NOBLE CALL is an emotional roller coaster where Da meets his match in Mona, a strong-willed divorced mother of teenage twins. In a battle of wits that’s often poignant, yet also humorous, Vinnie McCabe playing Da, and Noni Stapleton as Mona, combine together to produce a powerful and moving performance of Michael Harnett’s new play which is set on the Northside. .

Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd 8 p.m. Sean O’Casey Theatre €14/€10 booking Eventbrite day 2 and day 3 Theatre and Film


Will you be home for dinner? by Ciara O’Sullivan

Ever get the feeling life’sjustscrewing with ye a bit? Two twenty-something girls try to make grown up life happen against all the odds in this tragic comedy set in post-economic crash, housingcrisis-filled Dublin… sound familiar?

Wednesday 3rd 7 p.m. Marino College €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Revolting Women

A rebel cabaret is about women in Irish history who have fought for their country, for their honour, for love and for respect. Revolting Women remembers women lost to Irish history, bringing them to life and telling theirstories through song, dance, film, poetry and drama. It is a show of honesty, disgust, delight, heartbreak and strength Revolting Women: a rebel cabaret is well beyond a night of the arts. It is a celebration of the power of women.

Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th 8:30 p.m. Annesley House €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Puppeteer Julie – Rose McCormick presents Chinese princess

Based on a Dai folk legend of an evil Chinese warrior King who has taken everything from his people and locked up the Princess in the palace. When a Cricket arrivesto help a little old lady who has been bullied by the king, the cricket transforms to save everybody and becomes a superhero

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th 11 a.m. Sheriff Street – Marlborough Street – School event Theatre and Film for kids _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bathnight in Henrietta Street

This takes place on the 24th of July, 1969? An important date in the Armstrong household. Why?It’s Bathnight on Henrietta Street. That’s as big as man landing on the moon, any day! There’s the water, that has to be lugged up the four flights of stairs, then heated the old way, over the stove…

Thursday 4th 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Ballybough Comunity Centre & Lourdes – Daycare Centre Free event booking Eventbrite 11am and 2pm Theatre and Film



This film tries to get to the core of what it means to be lesbian – exploring what defines us. Conducting numerous interviews and group discussions with members of the Irish LGBTQI+ community of all ages and walks of life, the film delves into the lives of rural and urban lesbians, poets, writers, activists, self-professed bar dykes, and queer and curious women.

Thursday 4th 5:30 p.m. Odeon at the Point €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Roxane by Romi Cruanas

Roxane – is set in the bedroom of a fictional hotel, a rendezvous point for two online strangers. She’s there first. Sitting on the bed, chilly in her lingerie but he’s late. Then she hears the door card being fumbled with outside.

Thursday 4th 7 p.m. Sean O’Casey Theatre €12 booking Eventbrite (together with Unfit for Purpose) Theatre and Film


Unfit for Purpose

Mental health is higher on the public agenda than ever before. ‘Unfit for Purpose’ looks wryly at the faded coping mechanisms of a jaded system. When a young man reluctantly goes to his GP to talk about his depression, the “eccentric” yet somewhat inept doctor devises a flurry of treatments.

Thursday 4th 8:30 p.m. Sean O’Casey Theatre €12 booking Eventbrite (together with Roxane by Romi Cruanas) Theatre and Film


The Image you Missed a film by Donal Foreman

‘The Image You Missed’ is a film that weaves together a history of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ with the story of a son’s search for his father. It has won many prizes in film festivals all over the world. Q&A after the show with Donal Foreman.

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Friday 5th 5:30 p.m. Odeon at the Point €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


STRIKE by Joe O’Byrne

Strike-World War-Revolt-War-Civil War is the story of Davy Doran and Rose O’Connor. Davy is from the North Wall, his father was a docker, who lost his job after the lock-out.

Davy enlists for WW1, despite that fact he is too young, and that his family and in particular his father will consider him a traitor to Ireland. Rose O’Connor was born in London to an Irish woman who left Ireland when she became pregnant out of wedlock. Rose’s mother worked as a servant in a big house, and when she died of cancer, Rose took her job even though she was barely of working age, but it was better than an orphanage. Rose is alone in the world, and when she hears everyone talking about the war and enlisting, she decides to become a nurse and go. Davy meets Rose at the field hospital and a friendship develops.

The story is told in the form of a music hall event but it is also a dance-theatre piece, with much of the action movement, gesture, sound and image.

About the author: O’Byrne is a playwright, screenwriter and director. He was artistic director of Co-motion Theatre Company and directed a number of his own plays for the company, including Departed, The Ghost of Saint Joan and The Sinking of the Titanic. He also directed many other shows for Co-motion, including Caberet/Kabarett and Frank Pig Says Hello. He wrote the screenplay for the film Korea, and directed his first feature film, Pete’s Meteor, in 1998.

Friday 5th 7:30 p.m. Marino College Gym €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Six Days a play by Frank Shouldice

This is a re-imagining of Easter Week at North King Street during the Rising. Based largely on the personal accounts of those who lived through those events “Six Days” will be performed by playwright Frank Shouldice, whose grandfather and namesake was a sniper at the Jameson Malthouse until his arrest. He will be accompanied by cellist Frieda Freytag.

Friday 5th 8:30 p.m. Sean O’Casey Theatre €12/€10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film


Actions by John Scot

ACTIONS is a physical conversation between two individuals in empty space. Two outstanding male dancers merge and break apart – a forceful resistance to merging and the breaking up is the motivation for the movement. The dance material is a battle through the space using physicality, lifts, falls, text and sound with the dancers alternately throwing their bodies together then fragmenting into threads of raw movement. ACTIONS is funny and tender and human. It is performed as a form or “work in progress”. The dancers are engaged in a task of executing difficult and exerting dance but also commenting on the dance, their states of mind.

With choreography by John Scott and music fragments by Meredith Monk and Michael Galasso, ACTIONS displays not only impressive sheer athleticism, but is skillfully placed and full of small surprises.

Dance Workshop
Saturday 6th 11 a.m. Marino College (gym) €5 booking Eventbrite Walking Tours and Workshops

Performance 1 p.m.
Saturday 6th 1 p.m. Charleville Mall Theatre and Film

Performance 8 p.m.
Saturday 6th 8 p.m. Marino College (gym) Theatre and Film


Punch Lion Kids’ Comedy Family friendly stand-up comedy

Recommended age 6+. Duration 55 mins. Age appropriate show for kids. Established stand-up comics from the comedy clubs and festivals make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud at silly jokes, songs and lots of nonsense.

Saturday 6th 2:30 p.m. Charleville Mall library Free event booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film for kids


Ballet Poulet

Two world class Olympian-level idiots bring to you their latest masterpiece. She has prepared a poetic, delicate and tender ballet. He has prepared a bad-ass display of mayhem. She loves dancing, he loves chickens. Nut-cracking and Swan Faking their way into your lives, these two will make you really question which came first…her tutu or his toupée?

Saturday 6th 4:30 p.m. Marino College Free event booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film

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Homeless by Gerry McDonnell | HeARTbeat

photo by Shai Afsai

Thisis a monologue by a man living rough in the Phoenix Park. He cannotrememberthe eventthat has him homeless but he can’t move on until he does. He triesto use the letters ofthe alphabetto jog his memory. He rememberssexual abuse in a foster home. The monologue was performed at The Galway Fringe Festival and at The Ranelagh Arts Festival. It was published in The Honest Ulsterman in 2018.

Saturday 6th
6:30 p.m. Marino College €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film | HeARTbeat


Stephen Mullan – Ridiculous | HeARTbeat

In a world where order is suffocating and anarchy brings life, our comedy hero Stevie J has ended up nowhere. Peanut butter and banana on toast is the fuel for ideas. He teaches his one-year-old daughter the meaning of life, by speaking whale. You will have much more important things to do in your phone, this show is as our lives: ridiculous.

Saturday 6th
8 p.m. Marino College €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film | HeARTbeat


Strands by Ellen Love | HeARTbeat

A music show composed of dance, acting, text and sounds. Many ways to perceive life & art. Legends to sharpen your imagination, movement to make you play like a child. Animals and Gods presenting deep layers of thoughts. Strands is a visceral performance, featuring a combination of Brazilian-African rhythms, jazz and world music. Exploring frequencies and its effects on peoples perception. Launching her new single “Lovebele”, Ellen Love intends to reach out to a significant public with the message of dreaming while awake; her show starts at 10 p.m., you better get in time for the storm.

Saturday 6th
10 p.m. Marino College €10 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film | HeARTbeat


Five lamps arts fringe

Uncut Diamond presents “a one and one”

Two short plays about contemporary social issues

Under Pressure: a story of intimidation
“The performance had a very strong impact on the audience with a number of them voicing their own experiences immediately after the play; others reflected how much the performance enhanced their understanding of the reality of drug related intimation”
Lives without fear: what works? Report of a conference Croke Park June 2018

Amber: A girl in homelessland
The story of a young girl struggling to come to terms with the stark reality of homelessness that has come to beset her and her family. what is going to happen her dog Rex? Can Amber a bouncing young girl full of dance and laughter find hope and kindness in a situation that is growing unbearable and poisonous?
“Without self-pity the play hits all the buttons ; the terrible effect on young people the agony of parents and the underling prejudice of some people around the issue. A much see performance”.
Fr Peter McVerry.

Wednesday 10th, Thursdat 11th and Friday 12th 7:30 p.m. Sean O’Casey Theatre – St Marys Road East Wall Dublin 3 €5 booking Eventbrite Theatre and Film