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03
Mar
2017
Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel

03 March 2017 8:00 pm

Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017


BUTT DRAMATIC SOCIETY PRESENT

Brian Friel's multi award-winning play is a masterpiece, portraying the strength and bravery of five sisters who dance wildly in a final celebration of their lives, before those lives change forever. Dancing at Lughnasa is a memory play with Michael, recalling the summer he spent at his aunts' home when he was seven years old.

€15 / 13 / 7 (Season Tickets €95)

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04
Mar
2017
The Coleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault

04 March 2017 8:00 pm

The Coleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

ENNIS PLAYERS PRESENT

Hardress Creegan, a young Irish gentleman secretly married to a peasant girl, Eily whose family estate can only be saved from foreclosure by his marriage to his cousin and social equal, Anne Chute. Danny Mann acts as Hardress and Eily’s go-between and, when a glove becomes the token of a misunderstanding that leads Danny to attempt the fair-haired Eily’s murder. Like all melodrama, everything works out well in the end.

€15 / 13 / 7 (Season Tickets €95)

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05
Mar
2017
Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill

05 March 2017 7:30 pm

Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Letterkenny Music & Dramatic Society Presents

Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill The play takes place on a single day from 8.30 am to midnight in august 1912 . When the fateful days dawns the tension is already obvious as James Tyrone and his two sons Edmond and Jamie have each noticed that Mary has spent the night before in the guest room where she used to take morphine. Having believed she kicked the habit is she now back on it.  As the day progresses more and more problems mount. For the family and it becomes increasing clear that they will have to confront the demons of heir past.

15 / 13 / 7 (Season Ticket €95)


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06
Mar
2017
The Hen Night Epiphany by Jimmy Murphy

06 March 2017 8:00 pm

The Hen Night Epiphany by Jimmy Murphy

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Newtownstewart Theatre Company Present

The Hen Night Epiphany by Jimmy Murphy

In this comedy, Una is about to get married. Instead of heading into Temple Bar for her hen night, she drags her two best friends, future mother-in-law and fiancé’s godmother up a remote Wicklow hill to the derelict house she and Kevin will renovate when married. The first problem arises when the booze has been left at the bottom of the hill.

15 / 13 / 7 (Season Ticket €95)


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07
Mar
2017
Juno And The Paycock by Sean O'Casey

07 March 2017 8:00 pm

Juno And The Paycock by Sean O'Casey

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Lislea Players Present

Juno & The Paycock by Sean O'Casey

Juno and the Paycock is an epic tale of survival and vengeance punctuated by dreadful poverty. Juno Boyle tries to keep her family together in an atmosphere of political unrest. Her husband, Captain Jack Boyle drinks his way through his days with his side-kick Joxer Daly while their children fail tragically in their own search for a better life. With word of a family inheritance from a relative, it seems that all their problems will be solved, but will they manage to transcend the events that conspire to keep them in their place?

15 / 13 / 7 (Season Ticket €95)


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08
Mar
2017
The Trappe Family by Seamus O'Rourke

08 March 2017 8:00 pm

The Trappe Family by Seamus O'Rourke

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Sillan Players Present

The Trappe Family by Seamus O'Rourke

Sylvester Trappe fell off his garage roof five years ago and died. Every year since then his wife drags her three sons and one daughter up to the same rooftop to commemorate his death and some of his life. This play is about a family looking out over the town and themselves. So much has changed, so much has not…

15 / 13 / 7 (Season Ticket €95)

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09
Mar
2017
The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard

09 March 2017 8:00 pm

The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Ballyshannon Dramatic Society Present

The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard

It examines the nature of honesty and explore the theme of reality versus appearance. The play focuses on the relationship between Henry and Annie, both married. They divorce and marry each other but this does not give them what they really want. Annie is also member of a group fighting to free Brodie, a Scottish soldier imprisoned for burning a memorial wreath during a protest while Henry has to deal his daughter Debbie’s growing cynicism.

15 / 13 / 7 (Season Ticket €95)

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10
Mar
2017
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

10 March 2017 8:00 am

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Phoenix Players 3 Present

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

A comic satire about an archetypal village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender brief unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle and a chilling fable of eternal grief.

15 / 13 / 7 (Season Ticket €95)


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11
Mar
2017
The Play About The Baby by Edward Albee

11 March 2017 8:00 pm

The Play About The Baby by Edward Albee

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Prosperous Dramatic Society Present

The Play About The Baby by Edward Albee

In this often witty and often very funny play, a young couple, madly in love with each other and their child, find their picture perfect life interrupted when an older couple steals their baby. That acts sets off a series of mind games and manipulations that make everyone question their sense of reality.

15 / 13 / 7 (Season Ticket €95)


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17
Mar
2017
ÍONTAS HOOTENANNY

17 March 2017 7:00 pm

ÍONTAS HOOTENANNY

ÍONTAS HOOTENANNY

St. Patrick's Day.

Music from 7pm.

Tickets €15.

_ Nix Moon _

_ Hatchlings_

_ Lowlight Gathering _

_ Dwayne McMahon _

AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

Tonight the theatre will open it's doors in celebration of local talent, showcasing some of the finest musicians and bands from Monaghan, Louth and beyond, many of whom first performed in Íontas at our popular Íontas Sessions nights. As anyone who has been to the Sessions night will tell you, this promises to be a cracker of a night!

So don't miss out!

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23
Mar
2017
An Evening With Michael Harding

23 March 2017 8:00 pm

An Evening With Michael Harding

Ticket Prices €17 / €15 (concession)

Michael Harding is one of Ireland's most distinctive writers and storytellers and his recent memoirs Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant have touched a chord with audiences throughout the country.

This is his first visit to Íontas Theatre where he will discuss his latest book, Talking to Strangers and ruminate on his life over the past 18 months, playing the Bull McCabe on stage in Dublin, struggling with self-doubt, faith, and psychotherapy, and the chaos of building an extension to his home near Lough Allen.

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25
Mar
2017
THE LONESOME WEST by MARTIN McDONAGH

25 March 2017 8:00 pm

THE LONESOME WEST by MARTIN McDONAGH

TICKETS: €15 / €13 (concession)

THE THIRD PLAY IN MARTIN MCDONAGH'S ACCLAIMED LEENANE TRILOGY

Bickering brothers, Coleman and Valene share a house in the wild west of Ireland. One obsesses about his religious ornaments and his precious poteen, the other thinks only of his stomach, regularly crashing funerals in his quest for a free sausage roll. Their local priest, troubled by a spate of murders in the area, tries, and fails, to convince the squabbling pair to set aside their petty differences. But when the brothers vow to be nicer to one another and wipe the slate clean by confessing to a string of vile misdemeanors towards one another, things can only degenerate into vicious and bloody carnage.

The Lonesome West is the third play in Martin McDonagh’s bleak but blackly comic Leenane trilogy.

Contains strong language. 16 +


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01
Apr
2017
MICK FLANNERY

01 April 2017 8:00 pm

MICK FLANNERY

MICK FLANNERY

1st April

Adm. €25

THE BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘I OWN YOU’ RELEASED OCTOBER 14th

The album ‘I Own You’ features some of Mick’s finest material to date and is preceded by the first single, the title track ‘I Own You’, which is out now.

Following the release of his #1 album ‘By The Rule’ in 2014, Mick took a short break and began writing again in 2015. Basing himself between the counties of Cork & Clare, Mick was moved & motivated by current events around the world, specifically one tragic event in April 2015 that inspired the title track.

Speaking very directly about the single, Mick states; "The song I Own You" is based on the idea of the "poor man" breaking into the "rich man's" house. It was inspired by wealth inequality in capitalist societies. It was also informed by the Baltimore riots, after the killing of Freddie Gray by police. I hoped the song would portray the anger felt by disenfranchised, powerless people. The video is intended to send the message that the greed of the super-rich must at some stage be reckoned with". 

This album is a step away from previous releases, something Mick differentiates between his own albums. ‘50% of this album is more socially aware, containing social commentary stuff, and is ultimately less self-involved than my previous releases. It may also sound slightly different; I was listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar, and for a long time it was just Christian [producer] and I in the studio – him on drums and me warbling – so the beat became more important than any guitar or piano parts, more hip-hop based, the reason it sounds a little bit more modern’

UNALLOCATED SEATING

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07
Apr
2017
THE SUCCESSFUL TD

07 April 2017 8:00 pm

THE SUCCESSFUL TD

THE SUCCESSFUL TD

By John B Keane

With Jon Kenny & Mary McEvoy

Adm €21/19

"There’s no doubt that this world is full of gangsters and crooks, the only thing to do is to forge between honesty and crookedness and so the best you can. God almighty,   I often laugh to myself when I think of the turns I did for people. People mind you,  that wouldn’t given me a vote now - if they were paid for it . "

Based on  "The Letters of A Successful TD" and "An Irish Minister of State" by John B Keane. This world premier takes us in the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and efforts of TD Mr Tull McAdoo to be re-elected in the October Elections to Dail Eireann. He has roped in the help of his faithful Daughter Kate while his wife nurses her various ailments in Bed or Lisdoonvarna - his son Tom is an "eternal Student" but his arch enemy "Flannery" the local school teacher plans to scupper the election for Tull. 

Written in 1967, in "The Successful TD" John B Keane displays his edge for humour and satire that are uncomfortably close the the politics of today ...Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start.

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08
Apr
2017
Neil Delamere (Handstand Tour)

08 April 2017 7:30 pm

Neil Delamere (Handstand Tour)

NEIL DELAMERE - Handstand Tour

Adm €25.


Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.

"Simply put, Delamere is a master" The Scotsman

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11
Apr
2017
FUSION MUSICAL SHOWCASE

11 April 2017 7:30 pm

FUSION MUSICAL SHOWCASE

FUSION MUSICAL SHOWCASE

Adm €12/8

Castleblayney's community youth group Fusion are back, bigger and even better than last year with what promises to be a highly entertaining show. This year Fusion with over 150 performers ranging from 5-18 year will present their first ever jazz showcase that promises to be a highly entertaining, energetic and hilarious show not to be missed!

For tickets contact our Box Office directly on 042 9753400 or 042 9753401.








12
Apr
2017
FUSION MUSICAL SHOWCASE

12 April 2017 7:30 pm

FUSION MUSICAL SHOWCASE

FUSION MUSICAL SHOWCASE

Adm €12/8

Castleblayney's community youth group Fusion are back, bigger and even better than last year with what promises to be a highly entertaining show. This year Fusion with over 150 performers ranging from 5-18 year will present their first ever jazz showcase that promises to be a highly entertaining, energetic and hilarious show not to be missed!

For tickets contact our Box Office directly on 042 9753400 or 042 9753401.








20
Apr
2017
PHILOMENA BEGLEY & RAY LYNAM

20 April 2017 8:00 pm

PHILOMENA BEGLEY & RAY LYNAM

PHILOMENA BEGLEY & RAY LYNAM

Adm €26


Known as the Queen of Irish Country music, Philomena Begley has made a firm imprint on the Irish, British and European markets. Begley has regularly toured with Ray Lynam since 1975 and they have recorded many duets together, their most popular songs being " My Elusive Dreams", "You're the one that I can't live without" and "She sang the melody". After their show in Íontas last year proved to be a roaring success, the pair are back again this April.

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23
Apr
2017
BORN2PERFORM SHOWCASE

23 April 2017 7:30 pm

BORN2PERFORM SHOWCASE
Multiple award winning Born2Perform stage school is run by Gavin Quigley, and has been in operation for over 10 years, with over 300 kids participanting from Cavan, Monaghan and Louth.

Don't miss out on this fun show for all the family! Expect tickets to sell out quickly, get yours now.

ADM €16

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12
May
2017
EILISH O'CARROLL

12 May 2017 8:00 pm

EILISH O'CARROLL

€20

Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan's successful BBC sitcom, 'Mrs Brown's Boys', Eilish comes into her own here with this reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50. While poignant and deeply moving it is also packed with humour.

A 1950s baby, and the ninth of ten children, she describes her childhood with affection and good humour. Then there's her discovery of orgasmic proportions via the hydraulics on a double decker bus and her discovery of sex! At one stage she was sure that there was something wrong 'down there' because her sex life was unfulfilling. Her discovery that she was a lesbian is also tenderly handled with good humour. The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself.

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13
May
2017
THE QUIET LAND

13 May 2017 8:00 pm

THE QUIET LAND

€14 / €12 (concession)

PATRICK TALBOT PRODUCTIONS presents  

THE QUIET LAND

By Malachy McKenna

Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh, Starring Des Keogh and Derry Power

***Winner of the PJ O’Connor Award 2014***

Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of a gentler time.

But there's nothing gentle about today's conversation. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths.

The Quiet Land is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an older generation as it struggles to survive in the rural Ireland of today.

‘Two quietly epic performances…..don’t miss it.’
Emer O Kelly, Sunday Independent  

‘A glorious, perfectly-pitched pair of performances’
****The Scotsman  








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