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29 Sept - 1 Oct 2016

ZVIZDAL (Chernobyl - so far so close)

Berlin/Dublin Theatre Festival
4 - 8 October 2016 The Circus Animals' Desertion Brokentalkers/Dublin Theatre Festival
11, 12 & 14 - 16 Oct It's Not Over THEATREclub/Dublin Theatre Festival
21 October 2016 MMT - Concert Celebrating 20 Years Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, TCD
22 - 24 October 2016 Lear Irsih Modern Dance Theatre

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Dublin Theatre Festival at the Beckett

Zvizdal (Chernobyl - so far so close)

Dates:

Thursday 29, Friday 30 September & Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm; Saturday matinee 1 Oct at 2.30pm

Talking Theatre - post-show discussion with members of the Company after the 2.30pm matinee on 1 October

Company:

BERLIN (Belgium)

Details:

This documentary piece tells the story of an elderly couple that refuse to leave their village in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster in 1986. A poignant story of survival, hope and love.

Duration: 75 mins approx (no interval)

Tickets:

Euro 20 - 25

Booking:

For full details and advance bookings for this performance, follow this link to the Dublin Theatre Festival website

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Dublin Theatre Festival at the Beckett

The Circus Animals' Desertion

Dates:

Tuesday 4 Oct (Preview), Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 October 2016 at 7.30pm; Saturday matinee 8 Oct at 2.30pm

Talking Theatre - post-show discussion with members of the Company after the performance on 6 October

Company:

Brokentalkers (Ireland)

Details:

A major new dance theatre performance from Brokentalkers, The Circus Animals' Desertion is a poetic response to the imagining of nations, inspired by the Automatic Script experiments of Georgie and William Butler Yeats.

Duration: 70 mins approx (no interval)

Tickets:

Euro 15 - 25

Booking:

For full details and advance bookings for this performance, follow this link to the Dublin Theatre Festival website

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Dublin Theatre Festival at the Beckett

It's Not Over

Dates:

Tuesday 11 Oct (Preview), Wednesday 12, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2016 at 6pm; Sunday 16 Oct at 2pm

Talking Theatre - post-show discussion with members of the Company after the performance on 6 October

Company:

THEATREclub (Ireland)

Details:

"It will take place in a theatre, but it is not a play. It is a campaign. There’ll be a bar and a live band, maybe bingo." THEATREclub's production of Sean O’Casey's The Plough and the Stars - It's Not Over - will bring back rioting like it's 1926.

Contains strong language, loud sound effects, hight intensity lighting and video effects, including strobe lighting.

Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins approx (incl interval)

Tickets:

Euro 15 - 25

Booking:

For full details and advance bookings for this performance, follow this link to the Dublin Theatre Festival website

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Music and Media Technologies - Concert Celebrating 20 Years

Date:

Friday 21 October 2016 at 7pm

Details:

A concert and party to celebrate 20 years of the Music and Media Technologies programme at Trinity College Dublin (a joint initiative from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the School of Drama, Film and Music).

Tickets:

Euro 25 (includes drinks and finger food at the after-show party in The Dining Hall, TCD)

Booking:

In advance, all tickets must be booked online.

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Lear

Date:

Saturday 22 October 2016 at 7.30pm, Sunday 23 October at 2pm, Monday 24 October 2016 at Noon and 7.30pm

Company:

Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Choreography and Direction:

John Scott

Details:

Following a hugely successful run in New York earlier this year, John Scott brings dance legend Valda Setterfield and his Lear project back to Ireland for shows in Cork and Dublin. 
Setterfield, who has worked with Woody Allen, Caryl Churchill, Richard Foreman, Brian De Palma, Ivo van Hove and Marie Rambert, plays King Lear, giving a profoundly moving performance that explores the unravelling of a universe, parental love, fear of death, personal transformation and enlightenment. The inimitable Setterfield is noted for her work with David Gordon Pick Up Company and as a soloist for Merce Cunningham. She has also performed in films by Woody Allen.

Toppling the hierarchy, Goneral, Regan and Cordelia are portrayed by three men: Ireland's Mufatau Yusuf, recently graduated from SEAD,  Ryan O'Neill and France's Kevin Coquelard.

Design by Eric Wurtz
Soundscape by Tom Lane
Opening Music by James Everest


A streamlined version of Shakespeare's play, it shakes us up, lets us see the play anew - Joan Acocella, The New Yorker

A timely and tender exploration of aging, loss and regret that gets to the very heart of who we are - Irish Daily Mail

Lear was originally commissioned by Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland, and performed at New York Live Arts as part of #iamireland, supported by Culture Ireland

Tickets:

Evening performances: Euro 16, 14 concession (special group rate for groups of 10 or more)

Matinees (23 October at 2pm, 24 October at Noon): All tickets Euro 10

Booking:

In advance, all tickets must be booked online.

For queries or to make group bookings for evening performances, contact Francis Thackaberry, General Manager at fthackab@tcd.ie.

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Last updated 20 September 2016 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).