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31 March - 2 April 2015 The World We Live In TCD Department of Drama BA programme
21 - 25 April 2015 Only Our Own Heritage Productions UK and CTCo Theatre Productions
20 - 22 May 2015 Jockey Dublin Dance Festival - WillFredd Theatre/Emma O'Kane
23 May 2015 Douglas Dublin Dance Festival - Robbie Synge

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The World We Live In

Dates:

Tuesday 31 March to Thursday 2 April at 7.30pm

Company:

TCD Department of Drama BA Programme - 2nd Year Ensemble Production

Playwright:

Josef and Karel Capek

Directed by:

Sarah Jane Scaife

Details:

Dive into the life of crickets, beetles, ants and butterflies in The World We Live in. A show filled with colour, texture and soundscapes that paint onstage a landscape of insects, set to a backdrop of 1920's Czechoslovakia, presenting the excess of the roaring twenties to an industrial dictatorship. Despite its deeper philosophical and political meaning, it is a colourful, bittersweet comedy that engages eyes and ears.

Tickets:

Euro 10, Euro 5 concession

Booking:

Advance booking for full-priced tickets is via our online booking service.

Please print out your e-mail confirmation and present it at the Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office from 1 hour before the performance time in order to collect your tickets.

Concession-priced tickets will only be available on the door from 1 hour before performance times.

There is no telephone booking service for tickets for this production.

For Box Office enquiries, please contact Francis Thackaberry, General Manager, at fthackab@tcd.ie

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Only Our Own

Dates:

Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April at 7.30pm; Saturday matinee 25 April at 2.30pm

Company:

Elaine Montgomerie and Berislav Juraic for Heritage Productions UK and CTCo Theatre Productions

Playwright:

Ann Henning Jocelyn

Directed by:

Cathryn Parker

Details:

From London's West End - the Irish answer to Downton Abbey.

Hailed by London critics, Only Our Own follows three generations of an Anglo-Irish family carving a place for themselves in modern Ireland. The grandmother Lady Eliza, still haunted by atrocities witnessed in her childhood during the Irish War of Independence, while the young generation is anxious to distance itself and make a success of the present. In between, the parents face a choice of remaining in their ivory tower or reaching out to build bridges across the religious divide. The tensions within this family make for riveting drama.

Designed by Geoff Parker

Cast: Elaine Montgomerie, Jude Emmet, Graham Christopher and George Banks

Immensely powerful... a huge theme tackled with dynamic artistry.
(Loyd Evans, The Spectator)

Ambitious ... powerful ... subtle ... skilful ... well-rounded.
(Nicholas Hamilton, The Stage)

Big, emotionally rich and dramatically interesting.
(Karl O’Doherty, Bargain Theatreland)

Tickets:

Euro 20, Euro 15 concession

Booking:

Advance booking is via our online booking service.

When you have booked online, please print out your e-mail confirmation and present it at the Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office from 1 hour before the performance time in order to collect your tickets.

Purchasers of concession-priced tickets will be asked for proof of status when collecting tickets.

Group Bookings:

Generous concessions are available for group bookings of 10 or more and additional weekday matinees are possible for larger school group bookings. For enquiries on group bookings, please contact Francis Thackaberry, General Manager, at fthackab@tcd.ie or (01) 896 1334.

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Dublin Dance Festival at the Beckett

Jockey

Dates:

Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 May at 8pm; Post-show talk Thursday 21 May

Company:

WillFredd Theatre/Emma O'Kane (Ireland)

Details:

Horse Racing is in the blood. Leading dancer Emma O’Kane has just discovered it.
Her grandfather, Phillip de Burgh O’Brien, was a bloodstock agent and a racing journalist from the 1940's - 70's. He died before she was born but his words live on. From Phillip's writings to Emma's own experience of recently learning to ride a racehorse, Jockey explores the physical relationship between the dancer, the jockey and the Irish thoroughbred horse.
Featuring original racing footage and commentary, Jockey is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between WillFredd Theatre, Emma O’Kane and the Irish Racing Community.

A constantly inventive, affectionate and beautifully performed production ... it's outstanding in its field. - The Irish Times on FARM

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

Photo: Sarah Jane Shiels

Tickets:

Euro 22, Euro 18 concession (Early Bird Offer - Euro 17 if booked before midnight on 29 March)

Booking:

Advance booking online (Dublin Dance Festival): click here.

Advance booking by phone: 01 - 881 9629 (from 5 May)

Advance booking in person: Dublin Dance Festival Box Office at the Projext Arts Centre, East Essex St, Dublin 2 (from 5 May)

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Dublin Dance Festival at the Beckett

Douglas

Dates:

Saturday 23 May at 6pm, followed by post-show talk

Company:

Robbie Synge (UK)

Details:

Curious, surprising and often funny, Douglas stems from actions imagined by Robbie Synge while working alone and performing various daily physical tasks at home.
A lone figure amongst a number of simple objects, Douglas is absorbed in activity. Through a series of physical experiments, he seeks connections between himself and the surrounding inanimate objects.
Does his body move his environment, or is he moved by it? His playful interactions test the push-pull flow of kinetic energy. An intriguing conversation that goes nowhere and everywhere.

Will leave you totally moved and enchanted. - Julia Carruthers, Festival Director

Duration: 50 minutes (no interval)

Photo: Sarah Jane Shiels

Tickets:

Euro 22, Euro 18 concession (Early Bird Offer - Euro 17 if booked before midnight on 29 March)

Booking:

Advance booking online (Dublin Dance Festival): click here.

Advance booking by phone: 01 - 881 9629 (from 5 May)

Advance booking in person: Dublin Dance Festival Box Office at the Projext Arts Centre, East Essex St, Dublin 2 (from 5 May)

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Last updated 24 March 2015 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).