Events

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29 June 2018

 

Birr Comedy Weekend

Fri 29 June to Sun 1 July

Birr Co. Offaly

Info: Headline acts and much more! Keep up to date with announcements on The Chestnut Facebook page or Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Cost: Check online for details

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or www.facebook.com/TheChestnutBirr

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28 June 2018

 

Scene of Rhyme

Fri 28 June

Joe Lees Tullamore

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/johnlee72

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18 June 2018

 

Penny Royal Tea - Nivarna Tribute

Sat 18 June

Joe Lees Tullamore

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/johnlee72

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16 June 2018

 

The Little Prince - A Morgan Creative Production

Sat 16 June @ 11am

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: Performed by: Seosamh Duffy (Narrator) & Alex Hughes (Little Prince). The Little Prince is a fantastical adventure that explores growing up and how the imagination we are all born with can save us. Antoine, the narrator of the tale, is spending a few days repairing his airplane engine when he is visited by a boy that comes from another planet. In his bid to help Antoine survive the lonely days in the dessert, the Little Prince recounts his experiences hopping from one planet to the next, and in doing so, makes some startling revelations on adulthood, and what it means to live in this crazy, wonderful world of ours. The production is family friendly and is most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Running time: 45 mins

Cost: €8/5 (1 adult/2 kids €15) – 05791 22911

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15 June 2018

 

The Pilgrim by Philip Doherty

Fri 15 June @ 8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: Starring Rex Ryan. An Irishman’s wild odyssey across America set ablaze by 9/11. Thousands of refugees from every culture and creed descend upon the doorsteps of Newfoundland. Villages like Gambo become the setting for a positive apocalypse. In this surreal, inverted world, Christopher’s life pulls into focus and his rebirth is both arresting and comic. With allusions to classical myth, PILGRIM (Fishamble New Writing Award Nomination/ Manchester Theatre Award nomination) is a powerful comedy/ drama about a hard-edged youth coming of age on a pilgrimage home for the birth of his son. Running time: 75 mins followed by Talk Back Session.

Cost: €15 05791 22911

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14 June 2018

 

Mockingbird Theatre presents The Barber of Moville

Thurs 14 June @ 7pm

Tom’s Barbers, Main Street, Birr

Info: A site-specific play written by Ronan Carr. Cast: Ronan Carr, Anne Gallagher. The Barber of Moville is a one act play which takes a poignant, humorous look at a couple of married barbers who are preparing to head off to Italy for one final holiday. Molly, the wife, is suffering from ‘the forgetting thing’ and the play explores issues of memory, identity and what it means to love. Mockingbird Theatre Group was formed by Ronan Carr and Anne Gallagher with the intention of bringing original, funny and insightful work to audiences the length and breadth of the country. Running time: approx 55 mins €10

Cost: (spaces limited - booking recommended) 05791 22911

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14 June 2018

 

Tom Thumb

Thurs 14 June @ 11am

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they'll never be hungry again. Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest.

Cost: €10 (School Groups €8 – Teachers free)

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office (057) 91 22911

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14 June 2018

 

Scripts Irelands Playwriting Festival

Thurs 14 June to Sun 17 June

Birr Co. Offaly

Info: For all lovers of theatre - Now in its fifth year Scripts is back for more original plays, workshops, site specific performances and kids theatre. We have included some in this bulletin..but there is much more. With special guests Rex Ryan, Jesse Weaver, Jim Culleton and Deirdre Kinahan. For programme details and to book visit the Scripts Ireland website.

Cost: See Programme

Contact: : www.scriptsireland.com

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12 June 2018

 

Exhibition Launch - From a distance

Tues 12 June @ 5.30pm

The Atrium, Áras an Chontae, Tullamore

Info: With this exhibition, the Annaharvey Art Group wish to honour the memory of their friend and past group member, Ruth Colton, who died on the 18th April, 2017. Annaharvey Art Group are ten amateur artists: Dolores Hoctor, Olive Payne, Nuala Kavanagh, Tersa Fingleton, Marion Drennan, Joyce Meredith, Anne Dunne, Kay Kenny, Jenny Murphy and Camille King, who meet weekly. Working in oils, acrylics and mixed media, on canvas and board, the group wishes to showcase recent work that reflects their individuality; in style, subject matter and choice of painting medium. The result: a wide variety and range of painting tehmes and styles; landscapes, portraits, abstracts and still lives. For you to enjoy. Exhibition opens weekdays from 9-4pm and is on show until Friday 13th July 2018.

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9 June 2018

 

Shout The 60's Mod Musical

Sat 9 June @8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging SixtiesThe musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout!, “the magazine for the modern woman”, as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era.

Cost: €18/15

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office (057) 91 22911

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