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Tel: 042 9753400

Upcoming events

18
Oct
2018
The Playboy of the Western World

18 October 2018 8:00 pm

The Playboy of the Western World
Castleblayney Players present this classic Irish play from the early 20th century.

A young man, Christy, who has been walking the roads for days, arrives in a strange pub and attempts to be a hero to the locals and a prospective husband to Pegeen by boasting that he has killed his tyrant father. There is much humour as Pegeen’s fiancée and a local widow get involved in the romance, and there are twists and turns as Christy’s story of murder unfolds.

Tickets from €8 - €15


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19
Oct
2018
The Playboy of the Western World

19 October 2018 8:00 pm

The Playboy of the Western World
Castleblayney Players present this classic Irish play from the early 20th century.

A young man, Christy, who has been walking the roads for days, arrives in a strange pub and attempts to be a hero to the locals and a prospective husband to Pegeen by boasting that he has killed his tyrant father. There is much humour as Pegeen’s fiancée and a local widow get involved in the romance, and there are twists and turns as Christy’s story of murder unfolds.

Tickets from €8 - €15


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20
Oct
2018
The Playboy of the Western World

20 October 2018 8:00 pm

The Playboy of the Western World
Castleblayney Players present this classic Irish play from the early 20th century.

A young man, Christy, who has been walking the roads for days, arrives in a strange pub and attempts to be a hero to the locals and a prospective husband to Pegeen by boasting that he has killed his tyrant father. There is much humour as Pegeen’s fiancée and a local widow get involved in the romance, and there are twists and turns as Christy’s story of murder unfolds.

Tickets from €8 - €15


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25
Oct
2018
Gerry Black Concert Screening (2006)

25 October 2018 8:00 pm

Gerry Black Concert Screening (2006)
A Wonderful Night of Music and Memories on the BIG SCREEN: Re-Show of Gerry Black's Historic 2006 Concert on Thursday 25th October 2018 @ 8pm. Tickets are €16 and can be purchased online from www.iontascastleblayney.ie or Tel: 042 9753400. All proceeds go to The Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust.

Thursday 25th October 2018, 8pm

Tickets €16


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26
Oct
2018
Dirtbirds

26 October 2018 8:00 pm

Dirtbirds
If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new  comedy show ‘Dirtbirds’ self-help tour’. This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of the well-known favourites. Don’t miss this side-splitting show from the queens of sketch comedy.

“Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into
very intelligent quips, sketches and stories.” The Independent
 
“Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first hand experience of life’s challenges.” The Independent
 
“Irish comedy duo's hilarious tips from the town beauty tutorial will have you in stitches” The Sun

Tickets €18/16

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02
Nov
2018
3 Hail Mary's

02 November 2018 8:00 pm

3 Hail Mary's
After spending over 10 years together in the same nursing home it’s time for Mary O’Neill, Mary O’ Neill and Mary O’ Brien to bid farewell to one another.  It might be their last day in each other’s company but they decide to celebrate it in style!  From nostalgia to comedy and even a few sing-songs it’s going to be on hell of a hooley!!!  This rip-roaring Irish comedy is written by Tommy Marren – writer of ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ – and is a must-see!!  You might not be on your knees praying but with these 3 Hail Mary’s you’ll definitely be on your knees laughing!

BOOK NOW!

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November
Doors 8pm
Tickets €22 / €20



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03
Nov
2018
3 Hail Mary's

03 November 2018 8:00 pm

3 Hail Mary's
After spending over 10 years together in the same nursing home it’s time for Mary O’Neill, Mary O’ Neill and Mary O’ Brien to bid farewell to one another.  It might be their last day in each other’s company but they decide to celebrate it in style!  From nostalgia to comedy and even a few sing-songs it’s going to be on hell of a hooley!!!  This rip-roaring Irish comedy is written by Tommy Marren – writer of ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ – and is a must-see!!  You might not be on your knees praying but with these 3 Hail Mary’s you’ll definitely be on your knees laughing!

BOOK NOW!

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November
Doors 8pm
Tickets €22 / €20



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11
Nov
2018
Bosco's Garden and Hansel & Gretel

11 November 2018 2:30 pm

Bosco's Garden and Hansel & Gretel

Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre presents

Bosco’s Garden And Hansel and Gretel 

Paula Lambert has been travelling the country for the last 40 years, (in the early years) with her father Eugene Lambert and many Beloved characters from RTE, bringing puppet theatre to the children of Ireland for the first time. 

Eugene was founder of Ireland’s first and only Puppet theatre. Paula now Tours with third generation PuppetterJohnny Lambert

Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls.

After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Hansel and Gretel through this completely interactive live experience.

“Slapstick Silly and utterly Spectacular from Start to finish” Irish Examiner

Tickets €10


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16
Nov
2018
Say Cheese!

16 November 2018 8:00 pm

Say Cheese!
Farney Players present SAY CHEESE! by acclaimed writer Bernard Farrell. This comedy is a hilarious swipe at contemporary Irish life, letting us into the murky secrets which surround the man and his wife who have been selected ‘Ireland’s Happiest Couple’. When the sponsors of the competition re-enact their wedding reception, a Pandora’s box of strange secrets and old deceits is opened.

Tickets €15 / 13

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17
Nov
2018
Say Cheese!

17 November 2018 8:00 pm

Say Cheese!
Farney Players present SAY CHEESE! by acclaimed writer Bernard Farrell. This comedy is a hilarious swipe at contemporary Irish life, letting us into the murky secrets which surround the man and his wife who have been selected ‘Ireland’s Happiest Couple’. When the sponsors of the competition re-enact their wedding reception, a Pandora’s box of strange secrets and old deceits is opened.

Tickets €15 / 13

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22
Nov
2018
Callaghans Place

22 November 2018 8:00 pm

Callaghans Place
Beezneez present the much requested revival of what many consider to be John McDwyer’s finest play.  Paul and Mary Dolan struggle to come to terms with the departure of their only child to study at university.  A mysterious Englishman arrives in their midst and his blossoming friendship with the daughter creates tension and tragedy as neighbours Pat Kelly and Annie Jackson fail to stem the tide of Paul’s anger and suspicion.  For all the seriousness of the underlying themes, Callaghan’s Place is peppered with scenes of outrageous humour. An all-star Beezneez cast which includes Michael Roper, Peter Davey, Valerie Traynor and Eileen Murphy ensure an evening of unmissable theatre.

Adm €18 / 16, 8pm start (Doors 7.40pm)

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23
Nov
2018
Off Your Trolley by Conal Gallen

23 November 2018 8:00 pm

Off Your Trolley by Conal Gallen

Award winning Comedian, Conal Gallen is bringing his brand new Comedy Play, “Off Your Trolley”, to theatres across Ireland this Autumn. Father and son team, Conal and Rory Gallen have written their 4th Comedy Play, and it is, without doubt, their funniest comedy play ever!

“Off Your Trolley” is a rip-roaring, laugh a minute tale of life in a hospital ward! It’s packed with craic, confusion and constant laughter!” Where the story leads? Nobody knows! Not even the other actors some nights, as in true Conal Gallen style he likes to throw in some new lines just to keep them on their toes!

So why not Join Bridie, Willie, Dick, Betty and the infamous Father “Big Mad Micky” O’Reilly as they show us hospital life, as it has never been seen before. They’ll have you “in stitches” from start to finish!

You’d have to be completely “offyourtrolley” to miss this hilarious brand new comedy play from the cream of Irish comedy! It certainly proves that “Laughter is still the best medicine”!

Starring: Conal Gallen, Paddy McMenamin, Jack Quinn

Age Recommendation 16+


Tickets €26 (including €1 booking admin fee)


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24
Nov
2018
Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

24 November 2018 8:00 pm

Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Tickets €25 - Early bird price €23

Zac Global Promotions, bring Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Iontas Theatre
 
Following a sold-out run at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’ the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
  
With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation, and amazing live vocals, it’s clear to see why Frankie’s Guys are receiving standing ovations up and down the country.


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25
Nov
2018
Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

25 November 2018 8:00 pm

Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Tickets €25 - Early bird price €23

Zac Global Promotions, bring Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Iontas Theatre
 
Following a sold-out run at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’ the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
  
With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation, and amazing live vocals, it’s clear to see why Frankie’s Guys are receiving standing ovations up and down the country.


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30
Nov
2018
New Beginnings

30 November 2018 7:30 pm

New Beginnings

Formerly known as Top Class Stage School, Rising Stars under the direction of Liebe Kelly and Patrice Doherty along with their choreographer Johnny Duffy are excited to bring New Beginnings to Iontas Theatre.  It will showcase the talents of 4-18 year olds in a entertaining variety production full energetic dance, song, drama and music.

Tickets On Sale from Friday 5th October

Tickets: €15, 7.30pm start (Doors 7.10pm) 

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01
Dec
2018
New Beginnings

01 December 2018 7:30 pm

New Beginnings

Formerly known as Top Class Stage School, Rising Stars under the direction of Liebe Kelly and Patrice Doherty along with their choreographer Johnny Duffy are excited to bring New Beginnings to Iontas Theatre.  It will showcase the talents of 4-18 year olds in a entertaining variety production full energetic dance, song, drama and music.

Tickets On Sale from Friday 5th October

Tickets: €15, 7.30pm start (Doors 7.10pm) 

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07
Dec
2018
Its Wine O'Clock

07 December 2018 8:00 pm

Its Wine O'Clock
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR THE XMAS SEASON!

THE SHOW THAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT. IT'S WINE O'CLOCK!

Grab your hat and come along to the craziest wedding of the year! The show centres around Vera, the farmer’s wife who is so excited as her only son Seamus is getting married! Everyone is cordially invited to watch the shenanigans which unfold on this special day. With the Winebulance providing the drink, the band 'Keep er Lit' keeping everyone on the dance floor. Not to mention the other special guests, the farmers -Pat and Eamon the Bridesmaids, the Yummy Mummies, the Grannies, and of course Nuala and Noleen always looking for love. This production has proved to be a rip roaring, laugh out loud, feel good tonic.  Tick tock, It's Wine O'Clock!

Adm €20

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08
Dec
2018
Its Wine O'Clock

08 December 2018 8:00 pm

Its Wine O'Clock
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR THE XMAS SEASON!

THE SHOW THAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT. IT'S WINE O'CLOCK!

Grab your hat and come along to the craziest wedding of the year! The show centres around Vera, the farmer’s wife who is so excited as her only son Seamus is getting married! Everyone is cordially invited to watch the shenanigans which unfold on this special day. With the Winebulance providing the drink, the band 'Keep er Lit' keeping everyone on the dance floor. Not to mention the other special guests, the farmers -Pat and Eamon the Bridesmaids, the Yummy Mummies, the Grannies, and of course Nuala and Noleen always looking for love. This production has proved to be a rip roaring, laugh out loud, feel good tonic.  Tick tock, It's Wine O'Clock!

Adm €20

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10
Dec
2018
Pathways to Health & Happiness

10 December 2018 8:00 pm

Pathways to Health & Happiness
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER A SELL OUT PERFORMANCE IN JUNE

Spend a relaxing evening with author and psychologist Shane Martin as he engages you through his stories, humour and some of his poems. The focus will be on what science has shown to make people happier, what gives them more meaning and purpose in life, and what measures they can take to lead to overall greater health. 
It will be an uplifting night as he shares some simple, practical, and most importantly, evidence-based strategies linked to a better quality of life based on his book ‘Your Precious Life - How to Live it Well' 

Mon 10th Dec, 8pm
Adm €20


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20
Dec
2018
Eimear Quinn Christmas Concert

20 December 2018 8:00 pm

Eimear Quinn Christmas Concert

Listen.... you could hear a pin drop. Such was the reaction when Ryan Tubridy invited Eimear to sing 'O Holy Night' on his radio show in the run up to Christmas. Eimear's version of this ever-popular carol has since become synonymous with the season.

In this intimate a spiritual night, Eimear will bring her own special rendition of Christmas songs and carols to Iontas for a memorable musical experience where her ethereal voice will blend beautifully with String Quartet & Guitar. Allow yourself to sit back and let the hustle and bustle fade away. The Christmas season begins right here, so let your spirit be moved!

A beautiful woman with a cherub’s voice that floats in an ethereal cloud of it’s own making - The Sunday Independent

Tickets: €22 / 20

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04
Jan
2019
Pat Shortt

04 January 2019 8:00 pm

Pat Shortt
HEY!
NATIONAL TOUR 2019

Pat Shortt brings his brand new live comedy stage show called ‘Hey!’ to The Íontas Theatre. Following the sell-out successes of ‘The Hall’, ‘Selfie’ and ‘How’s Tings?’ and fresh from starring roles in the hit play ‘A Skull In Connemara’ and the film ‘The Belly of The Whale’, Ireland’s best loved comedian takes to the road with his latest quirky look at Irish life. Featuring all brand new material and sketches, this new show is a rogue’s gallery of odd ball characters, bizarre situations and even a song or two!  "Hey!" delivers a peculiar take on modern life that only the unique imagination of Pat Shortt could conjure up. A show not to be missed. "Hey!" You have been warned!

ADM €29

Friday 4th January, 8pm

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07
Jan
2019
Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

07 January 2019 7:30 pm

Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ OH YES IT IS!

We follow the lovable Jack through a giant adventure of beanstalks and enormously funny characters. Be sure to make a date with our Jack and pals this January for some Fee-Fi-Fo-FUN and a whole lot of happily ever after.

These shows will run over 6 days, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Gen Admission: €16 / 13 (under 18’s & over 65’s)
Schools: €8, Teachers Free (ltd to 1 teacher per 10 children)

Please contact Íontas Arts office on 042 9753401 for school and group bookings.

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08
Jan
2019
Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

08 January 2019 7:30 pm

Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ OH YES IT IS!

We follow the lovable Jack through a giant adventure of beanstalks and enormously funny characters. Be sure to make a date with our Jack and pals this January for some Fee-Fi-Fo-FUN and a whole lot of happily ever after.

These shows will run over 6 days, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Gen Admission: €16 / 13 (under 18’s & over 65’s)
Schools: €8, Teachers Free (ltd to 1 teacher per 10 children)

Please contact Íontas Arts office on 042 9753401 for school and group bookings.

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09
Jan
2019
Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

09 January 2019 7:30 pm

Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ OH YES IT IS!

We follow the lovable Jack through a giant adventure of beanstalks and enormously funny characters. Be sure to make a date with our Jack and pals this January for some Fee-Fi-Fo-FUN and a whole lot of happily ever after.

These shows will run over 6 days, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Gen Admission: €16 / 13 (under 18’s & over 65’s)
Schools: €8, Teachers Free (ltd to 1 teacher per 10 children)

Please contact Íontas Arts office on 042 9753401 for school and group bookings.

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10
Jan
2019
Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

10 January 2019 7:30 pm

Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ OH YES IT IS!

We follow the lovable Jack through a giant adventure of beanstalks and enormously funny characters. Be sure to make a date with our Jack and pals this January for some Fee-Fi-Fo-FUN and a whole lot of happily ever after.

These shows will run over 6 days, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Gen Admission: €16 / 13 (under 18’s & over 65’s)
Schools: €8, Teachers Free (ltd to 1 teacher per 10 children)

Please contact Íontas Arts office on 042 9753401 for school and group bookings.

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11
Jan
2019
Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

11 January 2019 7:30 pm

Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ OH YES IT IS!

We follow the lovable Jack through a giant adventure of beanstalks and enormously funny characters. Be sure to make a date with our Jack and pals this January for some Fee-Fi-Fo-FUN and a whole lot of happily ever after.

These shows will run over 6 days, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Gen Admission: €16 / 13 (under 18’s & over 65’s)
Schools: €8, Teachers Free (ltd to 1 teacher per 10 children)

Please contact Íontas Arts office on 042 9753401 for school and group bookings.

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12
Jan
2019
Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

12 January 2019 7:30 pm

Panto - Jack & The Beanstalk

This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ OH YES IT IS!

We follow the lovable Jack through a giant adventure of beanstalks and enormously funny characters. Be sure to make a date with our Jack and pals this January for some Fee-Fi-Fo-FUN and a whole lot of happily ever after.

These shows will run over 6 days, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Gen Admission: €16 / 13 (under 18’s & over 65’s)
Schools: €8, Teachers Free (ltd to 1 teacher per 10 children)

Please contact Íontas Arts office on 042 9753401 for school and group bookings.

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13
Jan
2019
Derek Ryan

13 January 2019 8:00 pm

Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan continues to maintain his position at the top table of Irish Country Music’s elite with his brand of original material and country classics. His album, ‘The Fire’ spawned the hits ‘Heaven Tonight’, ‘Homeland’ and “Down On Your Uppers’ which will be featured along with his many classics ‘Hold On To Your Hat’, ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Life Is A River’ during this concert tour.

The Carlow man, who is a many times recipient of awards for his performances and song writing, Including the Sunday World accolade for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’ in 2018.

The highlight of the show is considered the moment the band and performance is stripped back, when Derek is left alone with his guitar on stage. This, to Derek, is a chance for his audience to get to know him better, and know more about the music.

Sunday 13th Jan, 8pm

Tickets €31

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17
Jan
2019
And a Red Flag Flying

17 January 2019 8:00 pm

And a Red Flag Flying

And a Red Flag Flying……..

Black Pig’s Dyke Theatre Company present a new play by Aidan McQuillan and Brian Kenny which tells the story of the 1919 Monaghan Asylum Workers Strike when the Attendants staged an ‘Occupation’ of the Asylum. The Attendants along with Union Organiser a young Peader O’Donnell took over the running of the Asylum for a week in January 1919 in order to obtain their demands of better pay, working conditions and equal pay for the female Attendants.

They set up a ‘Soviet’ and hoisted a Red Flag over the Asylum……..

A great story that makes great Theatre a new play set in Monaghan Town.

Not to be missed

Thurs 17th - Sat 19th January
Adm €15 / 13

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18
Jan
2019
And a Red Flag Flying

18 January 2019 8:00 pm

And a Red Flag Flying

And a Red Flag Flying……..

Black Pig’s Dyke Theatre Company present a new play by Aidan McQuillan and Brian Kenny which tells the story of the 1919 Monaghan Asylum Workers Strike when the Attendants staged an ‘Occupation’ of the Asylum. The Attendants along with Union Organiser a young Peader O’Donnell took over the running of the Asylum for a week in January 1919 in order to obtain their demands of better pay, working conditions and equal pay for the female Attendants.

They set up a ‘Soviet’ and hoisted a Red Flag over the Asylum……..

A great story that makes great Theatre a new play set in Monaghan Town.

Not to be missed

Thurs 17th - Sat 19th January
Adm €15 / 13

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19
Jan
2019
And a Red Flag Flying

19 January 2019 8:00 pm

And a Red Flag Flying

And a Red Flag Flying……..

Black Pig’s Dyke Theatre Company present a new play by Aidan McQuillan and Brian Kenny which tells the story of the 1919 Monaghan Asylum Workers Strike when the Attendants staged an ‘Occupation’ of the Asylum. The Attendants along with Union Organiser a young Peader O’Donnell took over the running of the Asylum for a week in January 1919 in order to obtain their demands of better pay, working conditions and equal pay for the female Attendants.

They set up a ‘Soviet’ and hoisted a Red Flag over the Asylum……..

A great story that makes great Theatre a new play set in Monaghan Town.

Not to be missed

Thurs 17th - Sat 19th January
Adm €15 / 13

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25
Jan
2019
DECLAN NERNEY

25 January 2019 8:00 pm

DECLAN NERNEY
Declan Nerney is an Irish singer of the Country and Irish genre. Born in the town of Drumlish in County Longford he started at the age of 16 in local band the "The Hi-Lows". His big break came with his autobiographical song "The Marquee in Drumlish".
 
He has a huge following and charts on a regular basis not only in Ireland but in Scotland and England and his recordings are sought worldwide. His work has extensive airplay on stations that feature the Country and Irish genre.

Tickets €25

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26
Jan
2019
And Thank You...

26 January 2019 8:00 pm

And Thank You...

And thank you...

Written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke & Directed by Charles McGuinness

Seamus O’Rourke joins forces with director Charles McGuinness – The team who brought us ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’ ...

And thank you... is a play about an ordinary man living in rural Ireland who gets saved... Saved from a life of pub talk and prophesising... King John O’Sullivan used to be able to drink fifteen pints without having to piddle, now, it’s every nine... Going to the Gents so often can wear a man out.

The story is told by the Reverend Thaddaeus Clancy and O’Sullivan’s two sons, Larry and Martin. The sons run the family shop while Daddy, the king of McKenna’s bar makes up the rules.

It’s a story of hard work and success and dangling... There’s bad driving and ice hockey and there’s falling down. When the ‘Divel’ starts to gnaw, the kingdom will fall...

And thank you...

Adm €16/14

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02
Feb
2019
The Matchmaker

02 February 2019 8:00 pm

The Matchmaker
THE MATCHMAKER based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by JOHN B. KEANE one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, will play at Íontas Theatre, Castleblayney. 

The production stars television favorite Mary McEvoy known for her roles as Biddie in the long running RTE series GLENROE.  Irish Actor and comedian JON KENNY who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt joins Mary to complete the cast. Kenny is also best known outside Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.   Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.

The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn.  Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life, and only then began to look for companionship and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents were concluded or they had finally inherited, or were the left over brother or sister. 

Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely county people and creates a marvelously colorful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

The show is directed by Michael Scott

Adm €21 / 19

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16
Feb
2019
Fat Chancers

16 February 2019 8:00 pm

Fat Chancers
Irish comedy fans can enjoy a double dose of laughs over the coming months with top Irish stand-ups Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain in their show, Fat Chancers.
Commenting on the tour, Karl Spain said "Don’t expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny”.

Tickets €22 / 20


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23
Mar
2019
Neil Delamere

23 March 2019 8:00 pm

Neil Delamere

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE TOUR

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Íontas Theatre with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again he would think that, wouldn't he?

'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman)
'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald)

Saturday 23rd March, 8pm
€25

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30
Mar
2019
The Blindboy Podcast Live

30 March 2019 8:00 pm

The Blindboy Podcast Live

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 14th SEPT FROM 10am

Blindboy's increased notability away from his band Rubberbandits, has allowed for him to explore wider avenues and create perhaps outrageously mind-altering brainchildren which can only be described as courageous, yet bonkers.

With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has reached interest not only in Ireland but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change people's mind set on mental health and the deafening stigma it surrounds.

Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with an unusual touch of realism. There is a very authentic feeling of "freedom" he exhumes which allows his listeners and participants to openly speak their mind without judgement and no topic off limits - certainly an air of belonging encircling the space you find yourself in when listening or in company of Blindboy.

His latest innovative creation, The Blindboy podcast espouses mental health issues but reaches further into an eclectic spectrum of current topics from gun laws to feminism, racism or a bit of history. Blindboy has it covered.

His uncanny ability to articulate what nearly everyone is thinking is unparalleled and something that is sorely needed in Irish society. - The Daily Edge

8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Adm: €26 (includes €1 Booking Admin fee)


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