Theatre

LINENHALL ARTS CENTRE, CASTLEBAR

Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo.  T: 094 9023733. E: linenhall@anu.ie. W: www.thelinenhall.com

 COMEDY THEATRE AT THE LINENHALL

Meridian Theatre Company makes a welcome return to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar with a double bill of fresh, vibrant new theatre on Thursday 22nd January at 8.00pm: a pair of roguish new comedies in the shape of “Love, Peace & Robbery” and “Thailand: What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

Liam Heylin’s “Love, Peace & Robbery” is a new comedy inspired by interviews with a group of men struggling to break the cycle of petty crime and imprisonment. A funny, touching, portrait of the human face of the underworld, his characters are shrewd, witty survivors of a lifetime of self-abuse, still trying to go straight - sort of. Directed by Brian Desmond, starring Shane Casey, John Desmond and Aidan O’Hare. “Thailand: What’s Love Got To Do With It?” is a darkly comic, highly entertaining evening’s storytelling, featuring a stunning performance from internationally celebrated actor Máirtín de Cógáin. A unique take on modern Ireland and its contribution to the East Asian tourist economy, we follow Declan as he heads off to Thailand for the holiday of a lifetime with the lads, to embark on a bizarre journey of self-discovery and cheap thrills… Directed by Brian Desmond. [NB: Contains strong language and sexual references, not suitable for children.]

 Meridian Theatre presents the dazzling double-bill of “Love, Peace & Robbery” and “Thailand: What’s Love Got To Do With It?” at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Thursday 22nd January at 8.00pm. Booking advised. Tel: 094 9023733

 “Heylin delivers a finely observed, funny, and utterly convincing portrait of crime and its environs…The cast turn in perfectly pitched performances, under astute direction by Brian Desmond.” - The Irish Times

ÁRAS INIS GLUAIRE

ÁISLEANN BHÉAL AN MHUIRTHEAD, BELMULLET, T: 097 81079.

‘From The Shoulders Down’

The highly acclaimed two act play ‘From The Shoulders Down’ comes to Áras Inis Gluaire on Friday night the 23 January at 8pm.

 Written and performed by Richard Lynch ‘From The Shoulders Down’ is the story of an Irish labourer coming to the end of his days on the building site. It is a telling drama with laughs galore, pathos, passion and substance. Erris audiences will immediately identify with the character digging foundations, mixing concrete, going to the marquee dances, the pub life and the characters from the building sites who shaped the pattern of his life. Audiences across the country have left the show saying how much they could identify with the character and the social history of the times. ‘Must be seen by a wider audience’, ‘One of the most recognisable characters you could meet’ – Tuam Herald.  The play’s author Richard Lynch says ‘I am delighted to bring the show to Belmullet where I know thousands of people immigrated to the building sites across the world. They and their families will easily identify with the character and theme of my drama’.

TOWN HALL THEATRE KILTIMAGH 

Further details from Mary Diamond on 086-798 0218. 

KILTIMAGH SPECIAL OLYMPICS NETWORK

Are presenting a play entitled "Operation Bladder" in the Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh on  on January 27th and 28th @ 7.30pm.  The play is written, directed and produced by Seamus Corry.