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Date Ideas for Valentines Day (Part 1)

Date Ideas for Valentines Day (Part 1)

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Moscow City Ballet

Moscow City Ballet

Part of Moscow City Ballet’s Tchaikovsky Trilogy. “an unsurpassed penchant for drama and storytelling” Irish Times “Bord Gáis Energy Theatre raises the bar with Moscow City Ballet.  Prepare to be mesmerised by the stunning dancing, magnificent sets and opulent costumes” Irish Mirror Moscow City Ballet celebrates the […]

Festival of Youth Orchestras

Festival of Youth Orchestras

3pm performance
Dublin Youth Orchestras Junior Strings
Carlow Youth Orchestra
Athlone Youth Orchestra
National Youth Orchestra of Ireland

8pm performance
IAYO Festival Orchestra
Young Dublin Symphonia
Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra
UCD Symphony Orchestra

The Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of youth orchestras in Ireland and their members, with a diverse variety of music played by young people, for young people – from the standard classical repertoire to music from the movies, pop tunes arranged for orchestra, Irish Traditional, and new music by Irish composers. 

The 2020 edition is the 25th Festival of Youth Orchestras. To mark this special occasion, IAYO is once again establishing a Festival Orchestra which will have young musicians from across Ireland. The Festival will feature classics such as In the Hall of the Mountain King by Greig, two movements of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’, and the lively Lord of the Dance by Ronan Hardiman, along with performances of music from The Avengers, pop classics such as Shallow from A Star is Born and The Beatles’ When I’m 64, and modern Irish works by Sam Perkin, Vincent Kennedy and more.

Presented by The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

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Screening: BFI Musicals: Sweet Charity (1969)

Screening: BFI Musicals: Sweet Charity (1969)

Bob Fosse’s 1969 musical comedy-drama Sweet Charity stars the great Shirley MacLaine alongside an all-star ensemble cast including Sammy Davis Jr (performing `Rhythm of Life’ in a brilliant musical scene) and Ricardo Montalbán and is based on the script of Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria.

Charity Hope Valentine (MacLaine) always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, she falls for actor Vittorio Vidal (Montalban), but their romance is short-lived. However, when she finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist (John McMartin), it seems she may have finally met her match.

Boasting amazing costumes (by Edith Head), fantastic songs (such as `Hey, Big Spender’) and dance sequences (including `Rich Man’s Frug’), the heart of the film nevertheless belongs to the Golden Globe-nominated MacLaine, who is splendidly charming, funny and forthright as the ever optimistic Charity Hope Valentine.

Duration: 148min
Rating: PG
Screening: Purple Rain (1984)

Screening: Purple Rain (1984)

A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music.While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). But another musician, Morris (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight — and his girl.

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Theatre: Asking For It

Theatre: Asking For It

Landmark Productions and The Everyman in association with the Abbey Theatre present

Asking for It
by Louise O’Neill

A STAGE ADAPTATION BY MEADHBH McHUGH

IN COLLABORATION WITH ANNABELLE COMYN

Audience reaction to the acclaimed stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s devastating novel has been overwhelming. The initial Cork dates quickly sold and the following run at the Abbey Theatre also sold out well in advance of the production even opening there and drew an overwhelming reaction on social media (link to a sample of tweets here)

Recently the play won the Audience Choice Award at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for 2018.  Commenting on the Award, Louise O’Neill said:“It has been a great honour to see Asking for It brought to life with such energy, imagination, and innovation. I would like to thank Anne Clarke, Julie Kelleher, Annabelle Comyn, and Meadhbh McHugh for their tireless work in creating this extraordinary piece of theatre. I am also grateful to the cast – in particular the astounding Lauren Coe. Watching you inhabit these characters with such artistry has brought me immeasurable joy.  To win the Audience Choice award is gratifying as this is a play that asks so much of the viewer – it demands that we bear witness to survivors’ stories, that we refuse to turn away and ignore the reality of the world in which we live. I hope Asking for It will continue to win the hearts of audiences all over Ireland, and start many more vital conversations about sexual violence in this country.”   

The play attracted a whole new audience – 60% of bookers were coming to the Everyman for the first time. This timely play really resonates with audiences and the producers are delighted to announce today dates at the Gaiety theatre from 9th October for a strictly limited run.

Produced by Landmark Productions and The Everyman, Asking for It was adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh, in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs. Asking for It shines an unflinching light on the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence. One night in a small town in Co. Cork, where everyone knows everyone, things spiral terrifyingly out of control. What will happen now? – to Emma?  To her family?  To the others?

Louise O’Neill, who wrote the best-selling novel on which the play is based, was stunned by the production: ‘nothing could have prepared me for what I saw on that stage. The first act was a whirl of youthful energy and raw sexuality, cut through with an undercurrent of crackling tension. During the party scene, the music felt as if it was pulsating in my veins, my heart racing, and my throat closing up with dread. As the huge screen splintered into broken images, with Emma’s voice narrating the scene, I desperately wished for a way to save her from her inevitable fate. I could hear someone quietly sobbing, and jolted when I realised it was me.’ (Irish Examiner)

Asking for It was co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre and could not have taken place without the support of the Arts Council, who funded the production through an Open Call funding round.

 

Performance Information:

Age guidance: 16+

Running Times:

Act 1: 1hr 15mins

Interval: 20mins

Act 2: 1hr 30mins

Please note no latecomers will be permitted until the interval.

Booking Information

Performance times:   Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm

Matinees:  Saturdays 12th, 19th, 26th  & Wednesdays 16th, 23rd at 2.30pm

Gaiety Theatre Box Office South King Street, Dublin 2.
0818 719388 10 am – 7 pm / Mon – Sat (subject to performance schedule)
24hr Gaiety Theatre Booking Tel: 08 18 719 388
Group Sales +353 (1) 646 8687 groups@gaietytheatre.com 
Wheelchair & Box Bookings +353 (1) 679 5622

All Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. No service charge for transactions in person at the Gaiety Box Office. Service charges apply to online and telephone bookings.

For full range of ticket prices, charges and terms and conditions, visit Ticketmaster.ie

Date Spot of the Week: Tomahawk Steakhouse

Date Spot of the Week: Tomahawk Steakhouse

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Date Spot of the Week: The Cauldron Magical Pub

Date Spot of the Week: The Cauldron Magical Pub

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