Hullabaloo!Offaly's Children's Arts Festival
31 Oct – 3 Nov
Birr – Clara – Edenderry and selected Offaly Libraries
Info: Hold on to your hats! Fun and mayhem is coming this mid-term break. This is the 12th year of the festival and there are lots of quality art workshops, shows and performances. Full 2018 programme is available on line at www.hullabaloofestival.ie - booking opens on Friday 12 October @ 1pm. Book quick as workshops and performances book fast. Have a Happy Hullabaloo!
Mend & Makedo Theatre Company presents - The Mental
Sat 20 October @ 8pm
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
Info: This is the third play in John MacKenna's Barrow Trilogy (Lucinda Sly in 2014; Corner Boys in 2016). The Mental is a heartwarming, beautiful and life enhancing play about one man's courage, love and belief. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, The Mental uncovers the history of John Salter, a man who has spent forty years in psychiatric care – a history littered with disappointment, hope and optimism, a life that is a beacon to us all.
Contact: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office (057) 91 22911
Joey Telescope - Birr Stage Guild
Fri 26 to Sun 28 October @ 8pm
Info: This highly innovative and original theatre piece tells of the present-day activities of a teenage boy, who, through his obsession with his enchanted telescope accesses, not just the night sky above, but also sees into the past. He connects with the story of Birr Workhouse and its inmates and discovers a plot to destroy the present historic building by some greedy developers who wish to use the site for their own ends.