30 March 2019
Fourth Wall Laois Theatre Group presents SIVE
Sat 30 March @ 8pm
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
Info: Fourth Wall Laois Theatre Group’s production of Sive brings a contemporary credibility to J B Keane’s timeless tale of young love, materialism, family life, and women’s place in the world. Though set in the sixties, this carefully casted drama demonstrates that these enduring themes and contrasting emotions are as relevant today. Direction by David Corri is faithful to the tragic-comedy elements of the play and employs the rural background of the talented actors to fashion an authentic and memorable production.
Contact: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office 057 91 22911
26 March 2019
Film@BirrTheatre -Cold War
Tues 26 March @ 8pm
Info: Poland 1949: talented musician Wiktor is part of a group visiting remote villages to select young people for a show of authentic traditional Polish song and dance. During the auditions Wiktor meets the beautiful and mysterious Zula, and soon the two start a passionate love affair. Based on the relationship of his own parents, this new film from Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of the Academy Award-winning Ida, is a passionate, music-filled love story set in a Cold War-era Europe.
Contact: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office (057) 91 22911
24 March 2019
We'll Meet Again - The Story of Vera Lynn
Sun 24 March @ 3:30pm
Info: Following sold-out concerts across Ireland (including two sell-outs at Dublin’s National Concert Hall) We’ll Meet Again: The Story of Vera Lynn - starring Linda Kenny (soprano) and Damian Smith (baritone), actor Alf McCarthy and our fabulous band (MD Alan Carney) - comes to Birr in a brand new AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES. To mark her 102nd birthday, the concert is a dramatic retelling of the life and times of Vera Lynn and gives the audience an opportunity to sing along to some of her most loved songs.
Cost: €19 (including Tea, coffee and biscuits available at the interval!)
23 March 2019
Crowman starring Jon Kenny
Sat 23 March @ 8pm
Info: Set in a sparsely decorated kitchen, this intimate one-man show starring Jon Kenny (D'Unbelievables) feels like a window into the soul of a lonely bachelor, Dan. A crow-hating man who noisily tries to shoo the blighted birds away, Dan measures out his life by the amount of funerals he has to attend every week. Kenny is brilliant in the role, conveying the gamut of emotions. Katie Holly's script is strong, conjuring up a life of quiet desperation. (Review by Collette Sheridan, Irish Examiner, June 2018)
Tullamore Court Hotel
Cost: Tickets €40 available from reception 057 9346666 Non reserved seating Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
22 March 2019
Rahan Drama Group presents Nobody's Talking to Me
Fri 22 & Sat March @ 8pm
Rahan Community Hall
Info: A play by Tommy Marren. It’s supposed to be a day of special celebration as Mattie and Maggie Conway celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. However, few people know that they haven’t spoken a word to each other in ten years. When the local priest decides to surprise them by calling to their house to renew their marriage vows, all hell breaks loose! It’s rip-roaring comedy as Tommy Marren brings to life the follow-up play to the hilarious It’s The Real McCoy. Rahan Drama Group will also perform in the Tuar Ard in Moate on the 29 & 30 March.
Cost: Booking 086 0886648 €10 and €5 kids.
21 March 2019
Opera as a Dramatic Art
Thurs 21 March @ 8pm
Info: Tullamore Gramophone Society brings you a highly entertaining presentation by Liz Ryan, mezzo soprano, in her role as the inimitable Anka.
Cost: €10 – 05793 46666
19 March 2019
Film@BirrTheatre - Dogman
Tues 19 March @ 8pm
Info: Marcello is a gentle dog-groomer who runs his own parlour in a run-down seaside town in Campania, Italy. He is part of a close-knit neighbourhood, which leads a relatively peaceful existence, except when terrorised by violent former boxer Simone. Believing that he can befriend and pacify this local thug, Marcello gets caught up in a world of petty crime and drugs, a mistake that will have far-reaching consequences for him.
15 March 2019
Irish Story Puppet Show
Fri 15 March @ 3.30-4.30PM
Info: Suitable for all ages. Using the set made by the children in the arts and craft session, our newest Puppet Show will tell an Irish story.
Contact: Tullamore Library 0579346832
14 March 2019
Film Club @ Tullamore Library
Thurs 14 March @ 5.30pm - 7.45pm
Info: Film club. See in Library Branch for Film of the month.