april- august 2015

season brochure
aprilaugust
2015
BOOKINGS
BOX OFFICE 01-8852622
www.draiocht.ie
Draíocht’s Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm.
You can book in person by calling into our Box Office during
these hours, or by phone on 01-8852622, or Book Online
anytime at www.draiocht.ie. A booking fee of €1 per ticket
applies. Booking by phone or in person incurs no booking
fee. Payment is accepted by cash (in person only), cheque
(with valid cheque card) and by credit card (Mastercard,
Visa, Laser).
Group Bookings & Special Offers // Buy 10 tickets and
get your 10th ticket free. This offer applies to selected show
tickets purchased at the full price or concession price only
and is not available in conjunction with any other offer.
Friends Scheme Members Offer
Early Bird Offers page 6
Access // Draíocht is a fully accessible venue, with adapted
toilets, wheelchair spaces in the auditorium, lift access to
all levels inside the building and disabled parking spaces
directly outside our front door. Please tell us when booking if
Concessions // Draíocht offers concessions to the following you have any special requirements and we will do our best to
facilitate you. Wheelchair spaces in both our main auditorium
customers: Students in full time education & under 18’s /
Senior Citizens – Over 65 / Registered Disabled / Wheelchair and studio space must be allocated at the time of booking.
They are limited and are on a first come first served basis.
Users / Carer (when accompanying registered disabled or
wheelchair user) / Equity Card holders / Unemployed. Proof
Latecomers // Will not be admitted until a suitable break
of status for ALL concession seats purchased must be
in the performance at the discretion of management.
produced when collecting tickets from Box Office.
Reservations // Reservations without payment are held
for 24 hours only and then released and re-sold.
Betelnut Café & Theatre Bar // The Betelnut Café at
Draíocht is open for breakfast, lunch and snacks from 9am5pm Monday to Saturday. The Belelnut Café stays open until
7.30pm on performance nights for pre theatre refreshments.
Our theatre bar is open for pre-show drinks from 7.30pm and
interval drinks may be pre-ordered at the theatre bar before
the show. Please note, consumption of food is not permitted
in either theatre space.
Refunds & Exchanges // We regret that tickets cannot be
exchanged or refunded after purchase except in the event of
a cancellation by the venue.
Recording & Photography Policy // Members of the
public/audience members are not permitted to record
or photograph any event in Draíocht, including gallery
exhibitions, events with children on stage (in accordance with
Draíocht’s Child Welfare Policy), family days etc.
A Big Thank You From Draíocht To All Our Friends
Part of the Furniture
Stephen Vernon
Best Friends
Paddy & Gladys Coyle
Hartstown Community School
Marie Moloney
Donal & Celia O’Sullivan
Friends
Anonymous
Aidan & Jo Bannon O’Keeffe
The Bernie Family
Betelnut Café
Mairead & Christy Boylan
Dermot & Anne Byrne
Roma & Niall Byrnes
Maurice & Rita Carbery
The Carberry Family
Mary & David Clegg
Aine Cody
Rory Coghlan
Rachel Devlin
Sarah Downey
James & Teresa Dunne
Blan Flanagan
Paula Galvin
Esther Gray
Geraldine Hallahan
Deirdre Hays & Family
Valerie Jameson
The Kelly Family
Anna Kelly
Michael & Mairead Kelly
Marie Keogh
George King
Maree Lynott
Jeff Murphy
Teresa & Kevin Murray
Mairin & Tadgh O’Conchubhair
Michael & Maeve O’Donoghue
Monica O’Hagan
Philip & Maura O’Reilly
Michael & Carol O’Riordan
Noeleen & Arthur Quinn
Mary B Rochfort
James Ryan
Matt Scallan
Angela Sheehan
& David Hughes
Terese Sherlock
Catherine & Andrew Shirran
Bernie Sullivan
Siobhan & Padraig Tyrrell
Grainne Uí Chaomhanaigh
Leo Varadkar
Michael & Helen Walsh
Helen Ward
Una Waters
Margaret & Bobby Watts
Buddies
Oscar Hogan
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€100. There are Friends offers
on almost every show in Draíocht
(look for the
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will also enjoy other benefits like
complimentary tickets on your
birthday, your name printed in
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information, priority booking and
more. So don’t delay and sign
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Phone Aidan Gately for more
information 01-809 8024
or email [email protected]
Season at a Glance Diary april TO august 2015
Book Now Tel: 01-885 2622 or online www.draiocht.ie
SCHOOL SHOWS & WORKSHOPS
FILM
DateTime
page
FILM
date Time
date Time
TOURS FOR PRIMARY CLASSESAPRIL–MAY
31
THE SKELETON TWINS
01 APR
7.30PM
7
THE WAY HE LOOKS 17 JUNE 7.30PM 25
ART APPRECIATIONAPRIL–MAY
31
LEVIATHAN
08 APR 7.30PM
8
ENEMY
24 JUNE 7.30PM 25
FOCUS ON … DEADLY DYE
15–16 APRIL 30
CHARLIE’S COUNTRY
15 APR
7.30PM
10
FOCUS ON … CAPOEIRA
30 APRIL–01 MAY 30
KON-TIKI
22 APR 7.30PM 12
FILM: GIOVANNI’S ISLAND
05 MAY
HUMAN CAPITAL
29 APR 7.30PM 13
dateTime page
EASTERN BOYS
06 MAY 7.30PM 14
14 APR 8PM 10
MY OLD LADY
13 MAY 7.30PM 16
THE SONGS & POEMS
OF PERCY FRENCH
MOOMIN AND MIDSUMMER
MADNESS
16 MAY 3PM 17
SPECIAL BEALTAINE SCREENING 20 MAY 7.30PM
18
STILL LIFE
27 MAY 7.30PM 20
MAPS TO THE STARS 03 JUNE 7.30PM 21
DUBLIN 15 GUITAR CONCERT 25 MAY 7.30PM 20
IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE
10 JUNE
7.30PM 23
JIMMY MACCARTHY
29 MAY 8PM 21
PINOCCHIO
13 JUNE 3PM 24
SONGS FROM THE SWANS
AT COOLE
16 JUNE 8PM 24
10.30AM 31
FOCUS ON… yOUR FUNNY BONE 19–20 MAY PUSS IN BOOTS
05 JUNE 30
10AM & 22
12 NOON
VARIETY
dateTime
STARKIDS ON STAGE
22 MAY 23 MAY 7PM
2PM & 7PM
page
19
19
STAGEZONE ON STAGE 2015 20 JUNE 2PM & 7.30PM 25
21 JUNE 2PM & 7.30PM 25
page
page
MUSIC
THE DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
16 APR
8PM 11
THE ILLEGALS WITH NIAMH KAVANAGH
25 APR
8PM 13
FINGAL COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
17 MAY 7PM 18
FAMILY EVENTS & YOUTH WORKSHOPS
FAMILY EVENTS & YOUTH WORKSHOPS
date Time
EXHIBITIONS & VISUAL ARTS
page
date YOUTH FILMMAKING CLUBAPRIL 2015
32
FAMILY WORKSHOP: ANIMATION
14 aug D15 YOUTH THEATRE APRIL–JULY
32
04 APR TINY TOTS TUESDAYS
14 APRIL
29
dateTime
FAMILY DAY: WALKING LIKE DINASOURS
18 April 12–3PM
28
TUTUS AND BEYOND
BALLET IRELAND
30 APR
MUSIC AND ME WORKSHOPS
27 APRIL–15 JUNE
29
TINY TOTS TUESDAYS
12 MAY
29
SUMMER PROJECTS
12–3PM
JUNE–JULY
8
28
33
PUSS IN BOOTS
06 JUNE 2PM & 4PM 22
TINY TOTS TUESDAYS
09 JUNE
29
CONNECT CLUB
JULY
32
PUNCH LION KIDS COMEDY CLUB
04 JULY 2PM & 4PM 27
BEAG… EARLY ARTS
13–15 JULY
33
FAMILY WORKSHOP: DEADLY DYES
07 Aug
28
28
DANCE
FAR AWAY FROM ME
FAMILY DAY: SIMON SAYS DRAW 16 MAY
2PM & 4PM
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8PM page
14
DRAMA
dateTime page
date
BARTOSZ KOLATA
20 FEB–25 APR
page
34
JENNY FOX
20 FEB–25 APR
34
SALLY-ANNE KELLY
08 MAY–11 JULY
35
HELEN MAC MAHON 08 MAY–11 JULY 36
MARC GUINAN
23 JULY–03 OCT 37
KEVIN GAFFNEY
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
JANuary–JUNE
38
ANDREW CARSON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
JULY–DECEMBER
38
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THE CHRONICLES OF OGGLE
11 APR
8PM 9
THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
17 APR 8PM
11
IN SEARCH OF MR B.
21 APR
8PM 12
dateTime
15
WILL WORK 4 WIFI
10 APR
8.15PM
AL PORTER
16 MAY 8PM MAEVE’S HOUSE/
EAMON MORRISSEY
09 MAY 8PM COMEDY
GOD OF CARNAGE 12–16 MAY 8.15PM 16
MY FAIR LADIES/DES KEOGH
21 MAY 8PM 19
CHAROLAIS 11 JUNE 8PM 23
date 26
CLOWN THROUGH MASK
JULY/AUGUST
THE MATCHMAKER
26 JUNE 8PM 9
17
ADULT CLASSES
page
39
6
EARLY BIRD OFFERS
APRIL – DRAMA
IN SEARCH OF MR B.
Full price: €18 // Early Bird: €12 // See page 12
MAY – DRAMA
MAEVE’S HOUSE / EAMON MORRISSEY
Full price: €18 // Early Bird: €14 // See page 15
MAY – DRAMA
MY FAIR LADIES / DES KEOGH
Full price: €18 // Early Bird: €14 // See page 19
BE AN EARLY BIRD AND BOOK BEFORE
07 APRIL FOR THESE NEW SEASON SHOWS
AND GET THESE GREAT DISCOUNTS!
Tickets must be paid in full before 07 April
to avail of these Early Bird Offers.
A maximum of 6 tickets can be bought at
these prices per person.
JUNE – DRAMA
CHAROLAIS
Full price: €16 // Early Bird: €12 // See page 23
JUNE – MUSIC
SONGS FROM THE SWANS AT COOLE
Full price: €20 // Early Bird: €16 // See page 24
Not applicable to group bookings.
JUNE – DRAMA
BOX OFFICE 01-885 2622
THE MATCHMAKER
Full price: €18 // Early Bird: €14 // See page 26
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Film at Draíocht
WED 01 APR 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: 15A / Language: English / Dur: 92 mins
After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie
and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same
day, prompting them to reunite and confront how
their lives went so wrong. As the twins’ reunion
reinvigorates them both, they realize that the
key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their
relationship with each other. Comedy drama
starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader & Luke Wilson.
‘By turns, unbearably poignant and laughout loud funny, this reveals hidden depths to
Hader and gives Wiig a golden opportunity to
reveal the subtlety of her range with a knockout performance.’ Sky Movies
FILM AT DRAÍOCHT
Welcome to our new season of Weekly Films at
Draíocht. We have broadened and increased our
programme to include contemporary releases
and also children’s films. Some of the films we
might screen have not been certified by the Irish
Censorship Office yet. In order to screen these
films we still need to operate as a film club, so
a nominal fee has now been integrated into the
ticket price for all films. As a result you will be
able to purchase tickets at a fixed standard price
without having to join a film club.
Our new prices for film screenings are €7.50 full
price and €6 concession, which we hope you will
still think is very good value.
We are also delighted to continue our new
association with Access Cinema.
‘The Skeleton Twins is beautiful, infectious
and painfully honest in a way that’s normally
reserved for someone that you shared a
womb with.’ That Movie Show
7 www.draiocht.ie
PERFORMANCE APRIL 2015
8
Far Away From Me
Presented by The Ark
SAT 04 APR 2PM & 4PM
Main Auditorium // €7 Adults / €5 children / Age 6+
Kevin is a little prince… at least that’s what his
mum tells him. Kevin likes the idea of being a
prince on a horse, a beautiful brown horse with
a white splotch down his nose and galloping
across the kingdom. His Kingdom. From his
bedroom behind the 8th door, on the 8th floor of
a tall building (one of eight in a row), Kevin can
go anywhere. And he wants to go. Far away from
here. So his towering imagination takes him on
some high-flying adventures. But there’s a storm
coming and he needs to decide what’s real and
what’s not real as his fast paced fantasies land
with a spectacular bump right there on his bed.
Far Away from Me is a new theatre show written
and directed by Amy Conroy, inspired by The
Princess and the Pea and infused with the wild
energy of aerial performance, dance music and
great storytelling.
Leviathan (2014)
Film at Draíocht
WED 08 APR 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: Club / Language: Russian / Dur: 140 mins
Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev shines again
with this powerful drama, his latest after 2011’s
Elena, about a man in a battle of wills against the
shady mayor of his town. Kolia lives in a small
North Russian town. He has his own auto-repair
shop, which stands right next to the house where
he lives with his young wife Lilya and son. His life
takes a desperate turn when the mayor Vadim
proposes to acquire his land. Kolia stands to lose
everything he owns.
The Chronicles of Oggle
Asylum Productions
SAT 11 APR 8PM
Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc
Will Work 4 WiFi
Stand Up Comedy with Cormac Moore
FRI 10 APR 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12.50
This brand new stand up show deals with the
growing social problem of internet addiction. Having
developed a tolerance to 56k dial up early in his
life, the Spin1038 presenter found himself needing
stronger and faster batches of WiFi to get the
same buzz as before. A dependency and dangerous
addiction soon followed. The highly entertaining and
thought provoking show will deal with everything
from sleep deprivation to the Illuminati and hopefully
inspire more people to seek help and take back
control of their lives. Over 18s.
9 www.draiocht.ie
Meet Pakie. An orphan, a storyteller, an adventurer,
a survivor. He may not be the sharpest sandwich in
the toolbox, but Pakie knows a thing or two about
the history of his native town – from the vicious
Vikings, to the less-than Christian Brothers. Pakie’s
a laugh a minute… but Pakie’s got secrets. Secrets
the God fearing people of Oggle may not be ready to
hear. This is a hilarious and heart-breaking story of
small towns and even smaller minds.
Written and performed by Peter Gowen (Love/Hate,
The Butcher Boy). Directed by Donal Gallagher
(Love All, Love, Peace & Robbery).
“Excellent performance [and] writing... hilarious...”
«««« Irish Examiner
“A comic tale of our times... startling, enjoyable and
sad... a sharply faceted performance...” ««««
Irish Times
PERFORMANCE APRIL 2015
10
Charlie’s Country (2013)
Film at Draíocht
WED 15 APR 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: Club / Language: English / Dur: 108 mins
The Songs & Poems of Percy French
The Percy French Troubadours & Guests
TUE 14 APR 8PM Main Auditorium // €15
The 18 strong Percy French Troubadours invite
you to join with them for this evening of songs,
poems and sketches by Percy French. Featuring
all-time favourites ‘Are ye right there Michael?’,
‘The Darling Girl from Clare’, ‘The Four Farrellys’
and ‘Abdul Abulbul Amir’ (Percy’s first successful
song). They’ll even give you a sheet with all the
words to sing along! Having already raised over
€40K for a variety of charities, this night will be in
aid of St Francis Hospice, D15.
Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he’s out
of sorts. The intervention is making life more
difficult on his remote community, what with
the proper policing of whitefella laws that don’t
generally make much sense, and Charlie’s kin
seeming more interested in going along with
things than doing anything about it.
With remaining traces of Charlie’s traditional
way of life with his aboriginal community fast
disappearing, he decides to take off and go back
to the old way. But in doing so sets off a chain
of events in his life that has him return to his
community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.
Winner: Best Actor, David Gulpilil, Un Certain
Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2014
«««« The Guardian
The Games People Play
Rise Productions
FRI 17 APR 8PM
Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc / Dur: 75 mins
The Dublin City Ramblers
THUr 16 APR 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc
The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled
audiences worldwide with their unique blend of
ballads, folk, humour and foot-tapping music.
2015 sees them celebrate their impressive 45th
year on the road. Led by original and founder
member Sean Mc Guinness, who sings, plays the
mandolin and the banjo, hear them sing some
of their hit songs including ‘Flight Of The Earls’,
‘The Ferryman’, ‘Rare Old Times’, ‘Dicey Reilly’
and many more . Joining Sean are Dublin 15s
Martin Corcoran and Pierce Plunkett.
11 www.draiocht.ie
Winner of Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre
Awards and the sell-out success of Dublin Fringe
Festival, Rise Productions returns with The Games
People Play, the follow-up to their international
smash hit Fight Night. Described as “THE state of
the nation play for the negative equity generation,”
this is a radical re-working of the Tír na nÓg
myth. Niamh and Oisín were sold the dream – the
house, the life, the kids. But what do you do when
everything you ever dreamed of still isn’t enough?
The mounting pressure of balancing family and
career takes its toll, and one night a series of games
starts to escalate, threatening to unravel their
suburban paradise. Gripping family drama meets
epic Celtic mythology, presented in the trademark
‘Theatre Strong Style’ of Rise Productions. “Riveting
... both a timeless story about two people lost inside
a marriage, and a very contemporary Irish horror
story of debt, desire and emigration. ««««”
Irish Theatre Magazine
PERFORMANCE APRIL 2015
12
In Search of Mr B.
Directions Out Theatre Company
TUE 21 APR 8PM
Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc
Living life to the full has its consequences! A
hilarious new comedy with Bryan Murray and
Michael Bates in an irreverent vaudeville about
one of Ireland’s greatest talents. Samuel Beckett
wakes up in the after-life to find he is challenged
by his conscience about his irresponsible behaviour
as young man. In Search of Mr B is a surreal
and humorous evening of entertainment that
incorporates elements of music hall and physical
comedy that is played directly to the audience. It’s
a very funny, thought provoking and challenging
take on the early life of one of the 20th Centuries
greatest artists. One of Ireland’s best loved actor’s
Bryan Murray (Fair City, Brookside, Bread and Irish
RM) stars is this warm and hilarious new play.
Written by Brian Mc Avera. Music by Conor Linehan.
Directed by Brian McAvera and Joe Devlin.
Kon-TiKi (2013)
Film at Draíocht
WED 22 APR 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: Club / Language: Norwegian & English / Dur: 118 mins
The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed
the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947,
together with five men, to prove that South
Americans back in pre-Columbian times could
have crossed the ocean and settled on Polynesian
islands. Roenning and Sandberg’s masterful
account of Heyerdahl’s staggeringly brave journey is
unerringly faithful to the original story, as we follow
Heyerdahl gathering financing for the trip with
loans and donations, before setting off on an epic
101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers.
The Illegals
with Niamh Kavanagh
The Ultimate Classic Rock Double Tribute
SAT 25 APR 8PM
Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc
Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts
in the country, The Illegals are back in Draíocht
with their ever popular classic-rock tribute show.
Now in their 18th year, The Illegals put on a
formidable show replicating the sound of two of the
greatest rock bands and delving deeper into the
Eagles and Fleetwood Mac back-catalogues to keep
their dynamic live show fresh but familiar to packed
venues throughout Ireland. Audiences really love
the Illegals live – an entertaining three-hours of
vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable
songs and great fun, served up by a band at the top
of its game. You’ll hear classic tracks from Linda
Rondstadt, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and others
as well as all the top favourites from The Eagles
and Fleetwood Mac: Hotel California, The Chain,
Desperado, Dreams and more.
13 www.draiocht.ie
Human Capital (2014)
Film at Draíocht
WED 29 APR 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: Club / Language: Italian / Dur: 110 mins
We open on a dark, snowy night in Northern
Italy and begin at the end. Approaching a
stranger’s tragic death from three vastly different
perspectives, the lives of two families, at first only
loosely linked by their teenagers’ relationship,
overlap in multitudinous ways to devastating
effect. Two of Italy’s leading actresses star in this
story based on Stephen Amidon’s best-selling
book of the same name that twists love, class, and
ambition into a singular, true-life story.
PERFORMANCE APRIL 2015
14
Tutus and Beyond
Ballet Ireland
THUr 30 APR 8PM
Main Auditorium // €20 / €15 conc / €12 (Under 16s)
Following the sell-out success of ‘Swan Lake’,
hailed as ‘one of the best productions’ the
company has done (Irish Mail on Sunday), Ballet
Ireland return to Draíocht with ‘Tutus & Beyond’, a
mixed programme which journeys from traditional
classical ballet to the striking contemporary
work being produced today. Firstly comes Pas de
Quatre – the romantic classic caused a sensation
when it was created for the four greatest
ballerinas of the time in 1845, who not wanting to
share the spotlight, never danced together ever
again! Next up, Sing Sing Sing, inspired by Bob
Fosse, a legendary choreographer of Broadway
and Hollywood throughout the 60s and 70s.
The second half of the programme features the
premiere of a powerful and magical new ballet,
‘Lost’, by Ludovic Ondiviela, who has taken
inspiration from Irish mythology and Irish Faeries
in the creation of this touching work.
Eastern Boys (2013)
Film at Draíocht
WED 06 MAY 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: Club / Language: French / Dur: 128 mins
They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia,
Romania, Ukraine. They are Eastern boys. They
hang around the Gare du Nord train station in
Paris. They might be prostitutes, no-one knows
for certain. Muller, a discreet man in his late 50s
has his eye on one of them – Marek. The young
man agrees to come visit Muller the following day,
however, when the doorbell rings, Muller doesn’t
have the faintest idea that he has fallen into a trap.
Maeve’s House
Written and performed by Eamon Morrissey
SAT 09 MAY 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc
It was as if the magazine in my hands had become a mirror.
After a sell-out run at the Abbey Theatre and an international tour to New
York, ‘Maeve’s House’ is back on tour as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
This delightful one man show is written by and stars Eamon Morrissey, one of
Ireland’s best loved actors. Maeve Brennan was one of our greatest short story
writers. Although she lived in New York, many of her finest stories are set in
48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin where she grew up. By coincidence
Eamon Morrissey was brought up in the same house. While performing on
Broadway, Eamon was surprised to discover his family home in Maeve’s vivid
writing in The New Yorker. He was compelled to meet this enigmatic and
mysterious woman. This beautiful poignant story features extracts from Maeve
Brennan’s writing and presents a moving portrait of two artists in conversation
across generations. Eamon Morrissey has been one of Ireland’s best loved
actors for over fifty years. He has been involved in over one hundred productions
at the Abbey Theatre and is also a well-known face on RTÉ’s Fair City.
‘engrossing’
New York Times
‘something that comes close to pure magic’
Sunday Independent
Directed by Gerard Stembridge.
15 www.draiocht.ie
PERFORMANCE MAY 2015
16
My Old Lady (2014)
Film at Draíocht
WED 13 MAY 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: 12A / Language: English / Dur: 107 mins
God of Carnage
Coolmine Drama Circle
12–16 MAY 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €13 conc
This fast, furious and very funny comedy is about
two sets of parents, one of whose children struck
and injured the other at a public park, who meet to
discuss the matter in a civilized manner. From oneliners to physical comedy it’s pretty action-packed
with attempts at having a civilized discussion about
whose child is responsible for the fight quickly
devolving into finger-pointing, name-calling,
stomping around and throwing things. The parents
become increasingly agitated, relationships become
strained and the evening sinks into absolute chaos.
New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline) journeys to
Paris after learning that he’s inherited a spacious
apartment from his estranged father. Mathias
hopes to simply liquidate his new property and
return home, but his plan hits a snag when he
discovers that the elderly Mathilde (Maggie
Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas)
are inhabiting the space and have no inclination
– nor a legally enforceable reason – to leave. The
apartment, he learns, is what the French call a
viager, which, in accordance with centuries-old
tradition, will not revert to his possession until
its present occupant passes away.
Writer-Director Israel Horovitz has created a
witty and resonant blend of light comedy and
heartfelt drama, in every sense, a mature work
and the product of a master storyteller.
Al Porter Is Yours
SAT 16 MAY 8PM
Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc
Moomin and Midsummer
Madness (2008) Family Film at Draíocht
16 MAY 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 child
Cert: U / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+
A tranquil summer day is interrupted by a volcanic
eruption, causing a flood in Moominvalley. The
water rises higher and higher in the Moominhouse,
forcing the family to take refuge in a strange house
that floats by. The unusual lifeboat turns out to be
a theatre set adrift. Moominpappa writes a play
for the others to put on. The Finnish felt animated
family are back for a new magical adventure based
on Tove Jansson’s well-loved books.
17 www.draiocht.ie
At 21, Al Porter is the youngest Irish comic in
history to headline Vicar Street. Al is a television
regular on RTE’s Republic of Telly and is heard
weekdays on RTE 2FM with Colm Hayes.
But it’s live on stage that he truly shines! Al
Porter Is Yours promises a night of uproarious
entertainment with stand up, sketch and song!
Candid, playful and irreverent, Al Porter is a
genuine showman with his modern take on old
school light entertainment of yesteryear.
‘Move over Graham Norton, Ireland’s ascendant
king of camp is Al Porter. With bold gags and
bolder suits, the young Tallaght man is fast
making a name for himself’ Irish Independent
‘Al Porter is bleedin’ gas’ Jason Byrne
‘One of the few comedians that actually makes
me laugh’ David McSavage
‘Hilarious! One of the nicest, funniest lads around’
PJ Gallagher
PERFORMANCE MAY 2015
18
Annual Celebration Concert
Special Bealtaine Screening
Fingal County Youth Orchestra
Film at Draíocht
SUN 17 MAY 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc
WED 20 MAY 7.30PM
Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Comprising of roughly 60 members, FCYO nurtures
the orchestral playing of musicians ranging
from 8 to 18 years of age. The four musical staff
members work together tirelessly to bring out
the best in each and every player. FCYO fosters
a love for orchestral playing, cultivating musical
talent and musical appreciation in an atmosphere
of enjoyment and teamwork. Spanning a huge
repertoire of music, from concertos to pop songs,
FCYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational
approach to all its activities. www.fingalorchestra.ie
Thousands of older people all over the country
take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during
the month of May, celebrating creativity in older
age. With Draíocht’s new association with Access
Cinema, we are delighted to host the Bealtaine Film
Tour here on 20th May. Stay tuned for updates on
this Special Film Screening and we look forward to
welcoming you to celebrate creativity in older age
with us during May.
My Fair Ladies
With Des Keogh as George Bernard Shaw
THUr 21 MAY 8PM
Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc
Celebrating his 80th year, one of Ireland’s most
renowned actors and performers, Des Keogh, gets
to fulfil a life-long ambition – to play legendary Irish
man of letters George Bernard Shaw.
Following the phenomenal success of his show
‘The Love-Hungry Farmer’ by John B. Keane, and
hot on the heels of the acclaimed revival of ‘Moll’ at
the Gaiety Theatre in which he has been appearing,
Des will perform in a hugely entertaining new play,
which he has also devised, about the many ladies
in the extraordinary life of one of the greatest
playwrights of all time.
Shaw not only shares anecdotes about the loves
of his life, but also his forthright views on sex,
marriage and celibacy, in this special evening of
wit, passion and humour. George Bernard Shaw
was the author of Pygmalion, which became the
universally acclaimed film My Fair Lady.
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Starkids on Stage
FRI 22 MAY 7PM & SAT 23 MAY 2PM & 7PM
Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc
Come join the cast of Starkids for an evening of
excitement and entertainment as they showcase
their talents with excerpts from The Lion King,
Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, High School Musical,
Chicken Little and Pirates of the Caribbean. The
cast of Starkids are aged 3–18 years. You will
enjoy an evening of song, dance and drama from
these amazingly talented children. A must for all
the family.
PERFORMANCE MAY 2015
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Still Life (2015)
Film at Draíocht
WED 27 MAY 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: Club / Language: English / Dur: 87 mins
Dublin 15
Guitar Summer Concert 2015
MON 25 MAY 7.30PM Draiocht Studio / €15
Following on from the success of last year’s
event, the Summer Concert returns, showcasing
the musical talents of students studying with
local guitar tutor, John McLoughlin. The concert
will feature a selection of music acts, young and
mature, performing on electric and acoustic guitar,
performing both instrumental pieces and songs.
John’s aim is to create a positive and relaxed
atmosphere; to allow students to flourish and enjoy
the experience of performing.
Life for the unassuming John May (Eddie Marsan
– ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ (2008), ‘War Horse’ (2011))
has always revolved around his work for the local
council in South London, finding the next of kin of
those who have died alone. Profoundly dedicated
to his work, he believes that everyone deserves a
dignified exit, and writes eulogies and organizes
funerals for those who wouldn’t have them
otherwise. But when a new case – an elderly
alcoholic in a flat directly opposite his own – hits
him harder than usual, he journeys outside
London to track down the man’s long-abandoned
daughter (Joanne Froggatt “Downton Abbey”).
Against the odds, the two lonely souls are drawn
to each other – and John’s outlook starts to open
to life’s possibilities.
Deeply moving and richly rewarding… a film
with incredible heart. «««« Empire
Jimmy MacCarthy
FRI 29 MAY 8PM
Main Auditorium // €25 / €22 conc
Having written for major Irish artists Christy
Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlin, Maura
O’Connell, and West life, and released four
albums of his own, Draíocht welcomes back
one of Ireland’s foremost songwriters Jimmy
MacCarthy.
Jimmy will pay homage to old favourites such
as ‘Neidin’, while introducing more recent work
such as ‘Andalucian Gray’ and ‘Children of Mile’.
A native of Macroom Co. Cork Jimmy MacCarthy
was singing in pubs and busking from an early
age. His first single ‘Miles of Eyes’ was released
in 1981 and from there he went on to create some
of the most well-known songs in the Irish folk
and contemporary repertoire such as ‘Ride On’,
‘No Frontiers’, ‘Katie’, ‘The Bright Blue Rose’,
‘The Contender’, ‘Mystic Lipstick’, ‘Missing you’
and many more.
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Maps to the Stars (2014)
Film at Draíocht
WED 03 JUNE 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: 18s / Language: English / Dur: 111 mins
The savage beauty of writer Bruce Wagner’s Los
Angeles connects with the riveting filmmaking of
director David Cronenberg. Take a tour into the darkly
comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity
and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The result
is a modern Hollywood Gothic about the ravenous
21st Century need for fame and validation and the
yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows
underneath. Starring Julianne Moore.
PERFORMANCE JUNE 2015
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Puss in Boots
Lyngo Theatre Company
05 JUNE 10AM & 12 NOON & 06 JUNE 2PM & 4PM
Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children
2 teachers free per class / Age 3–8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins
Would you trust a talking cat? You never know,
he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just
like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on
an incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from
Cbeebies. With smoke and mirrors and hidden
trapdoors he’ll show you how this sure-footed
feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his
master at the top.
With a host of puppets, a working windmill and
an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this
classic furry tail – it’s the cat’s whiskers!
A show by Marcello Chiarenza.
Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch.
Music by Carlo ‘Cialdo’ Capelli.
BOOK ONLINE!
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Charolais
Bigger Picture Projects
THUr 11 JUNE 8PM
Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc
‘I watch him pull the cow from the ditch with his bare
hands, her big eyes rest on me dead calm as he
leans into her and she gives in all trust. I hate that
fuckin’ cow’.
In Order of Disappearance
(2014) Film at Draíocht
WED 10 JUNE 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: Club / Language: Norwegian / Dur: 116 mins
Introverted and hard-working snow plough driver
Nils has just been named Citizen of The Year, when
he receives news that his son has died of a heroin
overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon
uncovers evidence of the young man’s murder – a
victim in a turf war between the local crime boss
and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery
and a good dose of beginner’s luck, Nils embarks
upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a
full-blown underworld gang war.
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Perfectly marbled and bashed about ‘til tender: a
surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman’s
intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. This is a
muddy place of simmering desire minced with a
loneliness that cuts to the bone. If you are fond of
cows and dark humour this is the show for you.
Noni’s one woman play ‘Charolais’ won the
Bewley’s ‘Little Gem’ award at the Tiger Dublin
Fringe 2014. ‘Charolais’ was a Show In A Bag
production in association with Fishamble: The
New Play Company. Written and performed
by Noni Stapleton, directed and developed by
Bairbre Ni Chaoimh.
PERFORMANCE JUNE 2015
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Songs From
The Swans At Coole
Celebrating the 150th Birthday of WB Yeats
TUE 16 JUNE 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc
Pinocchio (1940)
Family Film at Draíocht
13 JUNE 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 child
Cert: G / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+
Join Geppetto’s beloved puppet – with Jiminy
Cricket as his guide – on a thrilling quest that tests
Pinocchio’s bravery, loyalty and honesty – virtues
he must learn to become a real boy. The legendary
masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in
their dreams has reawakened with state-of-the-art
digital restoration. The richly detailed animation,
unforgettable award-winning music like ‘When You
Wish Upon A Star’ and heart-warming adventurefilled story come to life like never before.
This new cycle of songs featuring the poetry of
WB Yeats has been composed by Michael Scott to
mark Yeats 150th Birthday in 2015. Focusing on
Yeats unrequited love for Maude Gonne and the
development of the Irish state, poems featured
include ‘Innisfree’, ‘Sailing to Byzantium’,
‘When you are old’, ‘The Sorrow of Love’ and ‘No
Second Troy’. Soprano Kathleen Tynan and Tenor
Anthony Norton will be joined by a traditional
Irish Orchestra, consisting of Irish harp, whistle,
percussion, fiddle, cello, French horn, concertina,
pianoforte and keyboards, as well as special guests
to read a selection of poems.
Independent theatre director and producer Michael
Scott has been writing music for the theatre since
1984 and he has a particular passion for the work
of William Butler Yeats.
The Way He Looks (2014)
Film at Draíocht
WED 17 JUNE 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: Club / Language: Portugese / Dur: 95 mins
Leonardo is a visually impaired teenager
struggling to break free from his well-meaning
friends and family. At home, his over-protective
mother won’t let him do things by himself, and at
school his best friend, Giovana, attentively looks
out for him, leaving no room for Leonardo to stand
up for himself.
Wanting to experience the world for himself he
considers going on an exchange programme,
hoping to start afresh. However, when new student
Gabriel arrives in town, new feelings blossom and
Leonardo begins to question his plans.
Expanding his 2010 short to feature length,
director Daniel Ribeiro has fashioned a
magnificent, warm and funny film about friendship,
the desire for independence and the longing for
first love.
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Stagezone on Stage 2015
Stagezone Theatre School
SAT 20 & SUN 21 JUNE 2PM & 7.30PM
Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc
Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone
Theatre School with a show for all the family
packed with great songs and dance routines
from Grease, Hairspray, Cats, Guys and Dolls,
Annie Get Your Gun and Disney favourites. This
is a wonderful opportunity for all our students
to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip
hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre
School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys
and girls from 5-20 years of age.
PERFORMANCE JUNE 2015
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The Matchmaker
Directed by Michael Scott
FRI 26 JUNE 8PM
Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc
Enemy (2014)
Film at Draíocht
WED 24 JUNE 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc
Cert: 15 / Language: English / Dur: 90 mins
Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a glum, dishevelled
history professor. Watching a movie one evening,
Adam spots his double; a bit-part actor named
Anthony Clair and decides to track him down.
The identical men meet and their lives become
bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. Gyllenhaal is
transfixing as both Adam and Anthony, embodying
two distinct personas. ‘Enemy’, adapted from Nobel
Prize-winning author José Saramago’s novel ‘The
Double’, is about the power of the subconscious. In
the end, only one man can survive.
Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B
Keane’s hit comedy play The Matchmaker
returns starring two of Ireland’s favourite actors,
Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny. 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. Using his inimitable way with words
and his sense of devilment and wit, Keane delves
into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles
of this collection of lonely country people and
creates a marvellously colourful 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!
Punch Lion
Kids Comedy Club
SAT 04 JULY 2PM & 4PM Draíocht Studio
€7 adults / €5 children / Age 6+ / Dur: 55 mins
A family friendly stand-up comedy show for
little Kids and BIG Kids (but no goats!). Enjoy
top comedians with silly jokes that will make
you giggle and grin and laugh out loud. MC is
Andrew Stanley from ‘The Comedy Cellar’ and
‘The Laughter Lounge’. With special guests,
award winning comedian and actor Sharon
Mannion, Kevin Gildea from ‘Father Ted’ and
super funny sketches from Foil, Arms & Hog.
The big kid behind this awesome, friendly, funny
club is Mark Stanley a.k.a. Punch Lion, a finalist
in Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’
Competition and co-producer of the first festival
of comedy for children, ‘FunnyFest’ in The Ark
(2014). Come to the shows for knock, knock
jokes, silly songs, nonsense word play, stories of
pongs, big loud mime, funny faces and laughing
out loud at weird voices!
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Draíocht
Christmas Craft Fair 2015
Draíocht Blanchardstown
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November 2015
12 noon–6pm
Call for Crafters & Artists!
In celebration of Craft Year 2015, Draíocht is
excited to announce its Christmas Craft Fair this
November and is now looking for applications from
stall holders.
There are 30 tables available at €25 per table (for
the weekend) and priority will be given to crafters
and artists from the Fingal catchment area.
Deadline for booking: 31st October 2015.
For further information and an application form,
please call Draíocht’s Box Office, tel: 01–885 2622
or email: [email protected]
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FREE FAMILY DAYS
CREATIVE CRAFTS:
FAMILY WORKSHOPS
FAMILY DAY:
WALKING LIKE DINASOURS
DEADLY DYES // FRI 07 AUG 2015
PAPER ANIMATION // FRI 14 AUG 2015
SAT 18 april 2015
DRAÍOCHT GALLERIES // SEE NOTES FOR TIMES
Could you really turn a shoe box into dinosaur
feet? With the help of Draíocht’s artists and your
imagination all things are possible. With foam
toes, collage and glue, we will take you right
back to a prehistoric world.
FAMILY DAY:
NATIONAL DRAW DAY: SIMON SAYS ‘DRAW’
SAT 16 MAY 2015
DRAÍOCHT GALLERIES // SEE NOTES FOR TIMES
Our family day artists will lead us in this wellknown party game with an artsy twist. Simon
Says draw squares, squiggles, swap crayons and
get your imagination working. Simon Says come
along, have fun, play and create!
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP 1: 7–10 years / 11AM–12.30PM
WORKSHOP 2: 11–13 years / 1–2.30PM
FAMILY DAY NOTES:
SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED.
MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP.
SESSION 01: 12PM–12.50PM
SESSION 02: 1PM–1.50PM
SESSION 03: 2PM–2.50PM
Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated
workshops are designed for children from 5–10
years, though younger and older siblings are
welcome to take part / Please be aware that
Draíocht’s Family days are not designed for groups
/ All children must be accompanied by an adult and
all adults must be accompanied by a child!
Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to turn an old
white T-shirt into an artistic masterpiece and to
create your own paper animation at Draíocht. All
materials will be provided but wearing old clothes
or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised
as these workshops will sell out fast!
Phone Draíocht’s Box Office on 01–885 2622.
Please adhere to age recommendations as
workshops have been especially catered for this
age range.
TINY TOTS TUESDAYS
GET CREATIVE SESSIONS
WITH ORLA KELLY
TUESDAYS 10.30AM–11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2–3 YEARS // €5 per session
The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead
these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious
environment, aimed at supporting parents to
get creative with their children. Sessions will
be un-themed allowing parents and children to
work spontaneously with the materials provided.
This hour, which has become really popular in
Draíocht, offers a creative and artistic experience
to support parents in encouraging the creative
growth of their children.
Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks
before session date. Phone Box Office on
01–885 2622. Please respect age limits. These
sessions are designed for parent and child, so the
child must be accompanied at all times.
MUSIC AND ME WORKSHOPS
WITH MISCHA O’MAHONY
MONDAYS / 6 WEEKS / 27 APRIL – 15 JUNE 2015
(EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS)
Cost: €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go
(subject to availability)
Workshop 1: 0–1.5 YEARS 10AM (DURATION 40MINS)
Workshop 2: 1.5–4 YEARS 11AM (DURATION 60MINS)
In this series of music classes created
especially for the early years (from babies up to
preschoolers, 0–4 year olds), Mischa O’Mahony
will playfully introduce you and your child to the
joy of making music together and the fantastic fun
of singing.
Come on this lively journey full of songs and
music, using movement, instruments, stories and
puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the
beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play
many instruments and get inspired to do it all
again when you get home.
www.meandyoumusic.com
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DRAÍOCHT & PRIMARY SCHOOLS
FOCUS ON…
CREATIVE CRAFTS: DEADLY DYE
WED 15 & THUR 16 APRIL 2015
9.30AM–11AM OR 11.30AM–1PM
AGE RANGE: 3RD & 4TH CLASS
Artists Ian Slattery and Andrew Carson will lead
this fabric craft workshop that allows pupils to turn
an old white t-shirt into an artistic masterpiece.
Participants will learn the process of tie-dye by
by folding, twisting, pleating and crumpling fabric
and binding with rubber bands. Once each student
has created a design, then the magic begins! (Each
student will need to bring white cotton material.
(old t-shirt, pillow case, tea-towel)
WORKSHOP NOTES:
Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are
welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class €45.
Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne 01–809 8029 if cost
is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class.
Teacher must remain with the class at all times.
Booking through Box Office on 01–885 2622.
FOCUS ON…CAPOEIRA
FOCUS ON…YOUR FUNNY BONE
THUR 30 APRIL & FRI 01 MAY 2015
10.30AM–11.30aM OR 12 NOON–1PM
AGE RANGE: 1ST & 2ND CLASS
TUE 19 & Wed 20 MAY 2015
10AM–11.30AM OR 12 NOON–1.30PM
AGE RANGE: 5TH & 6TH CLASS
African in its origin and Brazilian in its evolution,
capoeira is a unique art form that blends
acrobatics, martial arts, dance, percussion, singing
and tradition in a single mesmerizing jogo (game).
During these Comedy Workshops, pupils will be
encouraged to explore their funny side, learn to
create humour, make jokes and act funny.
Team-taught by two facilitators, these workshops
from Waltons New School of Music provide a
creative and comprehensive way for participants
to develop their sense of music and rhythm,
exercise, learn a martial art and be exposed to the
Portuguese language and Brazilian culture, while
playing in a group and having fun!
Teachers will also be provided with suggested
follow-up activities for classroom use.
Integrating the look and respond element of the
primary curriculum, trained comedy performers,
from Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club, will utilise
elements of our gallery exhibitions, in a fun and
innovative way to teach participants a number of
comedy performance skills ranging from standup comedy to comedy improvisation, sketches to
comedy acting or silly story-telling to ridiculous
song. A confidence building workshop in a
supportive environment, these workshops are
positive, as well as being a great laugh.
Why not come to Punch Lion’s Comedy Show for
Kids? See page 27.
DRAÍOCHT & PRIMARY SCHOOLS
SECONDARY SCHOOLS
IFI PRIMARY FILM
Giovanni’s Island
Preparing for Section 3
Art Appreciation
In Association With The Irish Film Institute
APRIL – MAY 2015
COST: €1 PER STUDENT/ Duration 1 hour
TUE 05 MAY 2015 10.30AM (Dur: 102MINS)
MAIN AUDITORIUM
Cost: €2 per pupil, 2 teachers free per class
Suitable for 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils
This gorgeous new Japanese animation, directed
by Mizuho Nishikubo concerns brothers Kanta and
Junpei living a happy childhood on the island of
Shikotan until the end of the Second World War
when the island’s borders are altered. Russian
occupation begins and with the new occupants
comes Tanya, daughter of the Russian commander.
Inspired by real-life events, this is a beautiful
depiction of a childhood friendship which must
overcome the obstacles of language, culture and
history. Please note this film has English subtitles.
Booking through
Box Office on 01–885 2622.
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TOURS FOR PRIMARY CLASSES
FROM APRIL 2015
Visit Draíocht’s two exhibition spaces, encourage
pupils to examine and voice their opinion about the
artists and their work and explore the rest of the
building including our two theatre spaces, backstage
and dressing rooms. Please book with Sarah, email:
[email protected] or phone 01–809 8029. Tours
will take approx. 50 minutes, are free, but are
subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted
to 30 pupils with accompanying teacher.
This section of the Leaving Certificate exam paper
often includes a question on visiting an exhibition
or a gallery space. Facilitated by artist Andrew
Carson, this tour gives students an opportunity
to ask questions and find out further information
about Draíocht’s exhibitions, focus on how we
layout, install, display and light work. They will
also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches
and diagrams.
Contact Sarah on 01–809 8029 to arrange a tour
that will help students answer possible questions
around gallery installation and exhibitions. All
materials will be provided. Please give at least
2 weeks notice. Max 30 students per class with
accompanying teacher.
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DRAÍOCHT AND THE COMMUNITY
YOUTH FILMMAKING CLUB
D15 YOUTH THEATRE
CONNECT CLUB
APRIL 2015
APRIL TO JULY 2015
Draíocht in Partnership with Fingal County
Council Arts Office and a group of young people
aged 14–18 years from Dublin 15, have begun the
first steps towards establishing a Filmmaking
Club in Draíocht.
Throughout the Spring & Summer, D15 Youth
Theatre members are working on script,
performance, direction, settings and staging to
bring you their first fully scripted performance
in July. DNA, written by Dennis Kelly and codirected by Eimear Morrissey and Mark Rogers
will run on 3rd and 4th July 2015.
This July Draíocht is delighted to be back working
with the Daughters of Charity’s Summer ’Connect
Club’ in Laurel Lodge.
Club members, working with CreateSchool,
are currently learning about the language of
filmmaking, scripting, storyboarding and the
technical aspects of filmmaking during weekly
practical hands-on sessions.
The goal is to make a film to a professional
standard and screen it in late April … perhaps
even enter it into a film festival.
Stay tuned to the Youth Arts section of Draíocht’s
website www.draiocht.ie or for more details about
the club contact [email protected]
The camp, catering for young people with varying
degrees of intellectual disability aims to provide
an outlet that is fun and focused on the individual’s
likes and interests.
Log onto the D15 Youth Theatre Facebook page
for up to date details or to find out more about
Youth Theatre contact [email protected]
In the past our artists have facilitated drama,
dance, music and visual art, encouraging
participants to work on their individual creativity
and style.
Youth Theatre gives young people aged
between 14–18 years a space to create, express
themselves and explore ideas.
Workshops are for ages 12–18 years.
For Further information on these workshops
please contact [email protected]
SUMMER PROJECTS
FINGAL FILM SCHOOL
SUMMER SONG SCHOOL
MON 22 – fri 26 JUNE 2015 10AM–4PM
AGE RANGE: 13–16 YEARS // €55
MON 06 – FRI 10 JULY 2015 10AM–4PM
THUr 09 JULY 10AM–8PM,
AGE RANGE: 13–16 YEARS // €65
FREE CONCERT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS
ON THUR 09 JULY AT 7PM
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over
these 4 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will
collaborate with other creatives to plan, script,
storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively
add audio to produce your own short films.
Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps
you will gain skills and tips that you can take home
and master with your own projects. The workshop
will conclude with a screening of the films.
These workshops are an initiative of Fingal
Arts Office.
For the third year, Song School return with this
workshop for those who are interested in writing
and recording songs, performing a concert, making
a video, learning about music technology, and
meeting people who love music as much as they
do … not to mention forming bands and having fun!
Participants receive a CD of their songs, a DVD of
their videos, and a certificate of participation.
CRAFTY ADVENTURES:
HISTORY OF IRISH CRAFTS
MON 20 – FRI 24 JULY 2015
WORKSHOP A: 6–8 YEARS // 10AM–12.15PM // €35
WORKSHOP B: 9–12 YEARS // 1PM–3PM // €45
Explore Irish art from famous Newgrange carvings
& Celtic books right up to Ireland’s living artists.
With artist Genevieve Harden, we will work with
paint, clay, printing inks and more, using Irish
culture and history to create a fun & inspiring
environment. Please respect age limits, dress for
mess & don’t worry about coloring inside the lines.
BEAG…EARLY ARTS CELEBRATION
MON 13 – WED 15 JULY 2015 / AGES 1–4 YRS
Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on
all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone
to participate who may not have the fee, please contact
Emer McGowan on 01–809 8027 or [email protected]
in confidence.
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Beag is a little event celebrating the limitless
imagination of the very young and the magic that
happens when it is combined with the world of the
arts. Sign up now to receive Beag Updates …
email: [email protected] or phone Box Office
on 01–885 2622.
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Bartosz Kolata
Circus
Jenny Fox
Distant Thoughts and Faded Songs
UNTIL SAT 25 APR 2015 GROUND FLOOR GALLERY
UNTIL SAT 25 APR 2015 FIRST FLOOR GALLERY
Photographs taken of the early 1900s circus community in the USA were
an inspiration for Bartosz Kolata as he began to work on this collection
of paintings, Circus. By combining figures from this enchanting era with
modern day people, Kolata explores the humour and absurdity of human
nature. With the inclusion of spectacular vintage acrobats, clowns, animals
and freaks, Circus explores the dark, pessimistic view that human existence
has no sublime meaning or value. This exhibition sees the circus, which is
usually considered a place of fun and excitement, stripped of these romantic
and sentimental ideals. It is a compelling, dark, and at times humorous,
exploration into human nature through sublime and alluring painting.
Jenny’s work is an emotional response to light and space, exploring
the concept of place. The predominant mood behind her work is
one of dense stillness and unhindered horizon, a sense of quiet and
restfulness; an empty place, as if the subject has simply stepped out.
Her canvases can appear empty, cold and pared back, but on closer
inspection are rich with subtle texture and tone, her colours muted,
almost monochrome at times, like the diffused sunlight on an overcast
day; indistinct structures nestling within this abstract place veiled by a
transparent mist. The composition evolves as the process of applying
plaster and oil paint begins.
Image detail: Bartosz Kolata, Circus, 130cm x 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2014
Image detail: Jenny Fox, The Melody Lingers On, 50cm x 70cm, 2014
Sally-Anne Kelly
upon becoming aware of our Self
FRI 08 MAY – SAT 11 JULY 2015 GROUND FLOOR GALLERY
Sally-Anne’s work is based around the various projections of the self that
are presented by a subject and how this can be reflected in the different
faces and lives of a site or location. She is interested in exploring the trace
people leave behind them in a space and what story this can tell. Her
work is an exploration into the discarding of identity, the instability and
interchangeability of the self and the curated subject; the different versions
of a person that they choose to share with different people in different
platforms or situations. Through several methods of mold making, casting
and making copies of the subject she creates objects that are based on the
subject themselves in a variety of different materials. A copy of a copy, or
a version of a version, something that is made from the original, but in the
process of making becomes forever altered.
Sally-Anne Kelly is a visual artist based in Dublin. She works in a variety of
mediums including sculpture, photography and performance. In 2011 she
graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. In
2010 she studied experimental scenography and movement at the Jacques
Lecoq International School in Paris after completing her BA in DIT.
Image detail: Sally-Anne Kelly, The rocks and rock pools of rocky places,
Installation image, 2014
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Helen Mac Mahon
Prōferō – to bring forth, show, offer, discover or reveal.
FRI 08 MAY – SAT 11 JULY 2015 FIRST FLOOR GALLERY
The work in Prōferō is the result of a fascination with the phenomena of
light, movement, perception and space. They are the result of observation
and they function to reveal the artificial ecosystem that exists between the
viewer and these intangible elements. They co-exist in a state of continual
flux, changes occurring in one facet having a perceptible impact on the
others. The pieces are experimental in nature and this exploratory process
is as important as the finished piece. The unpredictability of the techniques
used is key to discovery, revealing previously overlooked properties and
characteristics. Commonplace materials, such as light, glass, and lenses
are used, showing their potential to act in surprising ways, distorting and
obscuring the very things it is their function to reveal. Maintaining the
material’s original form is important so it can be experienced in new ways,
revealing the extraordinary residing within the heart of the ordinary. The
curiosity of the viewer is rewarded as their interaction shows them to be a
catalyst, ‘activating’ the works and bringing to light latent potential in the
materials and the beauty of the natural laws that create them.
Helen Mac Mahon is a Dublin based artist working primarily with installation
and sculpture. She graduated from Fine Art, DIT in 2013. She is currently a
member of Ormond Studios, an artist run collective in Dublin City Centre.
Image detail: Helen Mac Mahon, Experimental light projection.
Marc Guinan
THUR 23 JULY – SAT 03 OCT 2015 GROUND FLOOR GALLERY
Guinan’s physical exploitation of paint forces the viewer to reconsider the
difference between paint and illustration. His work directly questions the space
in which his paintings are shown, whilst unlocking the possibilities concerning
the materiality of paint. Throughout his practice, paint becomes a conjuring
tool and coupled with preconceived human ideas on traditional aesthetics,
Guinan is at home. He creates schematic, sculptural environments through
the medium of paint that invite a dialogue of provocation through proportion,
form and colour. Guinan’s intention is to unfold a series of questions around
the traditional and conventional ways of thinking concerning painting and its
presentation within the gallery space. By diverting his paintings away from the
canvas, each piece develops an organic feel. Guinan invites the viewer’s eye to
travel between movement and stillness. Each piece of work is independent and
autonomous, altering the material qualities of paint and yet each work is also
part of a series in which a mode of action and reaction may be experienced.
Marc Guinan is a local artist living in Ongar, Dublin 15. A final year student
in DIT, with a background in construction, he has continually allowed this
combined experience to influence and inform his art making practice. This
experience has also complimented and defined his line of inquiry and his
ability to experiment and push the boundaries of paint.
Image detail: Marc Guinan, Untitled 1.3, 2014, Mixed Media, 510mm x 305mm
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Kevin Gaffney – Artist in Residence
Andrew Carson – Artist in Residence
Until June 2015
July–December 2015
Kevin works in film and photography, writing texts which feature in
accompanying publications or as dialogue in the films. A recent project,
Everything Disappears, was made in Taiwan with five local participants as
performers. Portrayals of the participants unravel across intimate scenes
to surreal staged events, reflecting on ideas of self-image and identity. The
spoken words of the characters bring us through a series of psychological
landscapes, reflecting on the relationships we have with ourselves and our
native countries. Another project, Seeing Colours in an Oil Slick, explores the
remnants of lead and coal mining infrastructure which remain on the Irish
landscape, using performance as a tool to re-activate the spaces.
Using a variety of media, including, paper craft, sculpture, video and sound,
Andrew’s work explores the simultaneously isolating and liberating effects of
communication and interpersonal relations conducted through ‘black mirror’
devices such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, etc. These devices exist
as access points for accessing global knowledge and communication, and
yet create a physical void when used as tools for human interaction. Andrew
will use his time as Artist in Residence to develop a new body of work, and
encourages members of the public to visit him and exchange stories, anecdotes,
and thoughts about communication, miscommunication, and visual art. Andrew
Carson, a Dublin based artist, graduated from DIT with a BA Fine Art in 2010.
Image detail: Kevin Gaffney, Everything Disappears, HD Video, 2014
Image detail: Andrew Carson, Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye, Paper, 2014
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP – CLOWN THROUGH MASK
CLOWN THROUGH MASK
4 Week Workshop with
Veronica Coburn
4 WEEKS
06 JULY – 01 AUGUST 2015 / 10AM – 3PM DAILY
COURSE FEE: €500
Clown Through Mask was devised by Canadian
Richard Pochinko (1946-1989), and draws from
the Amerindian tradition of clown and modern
European performance clown (Lecoq) to provide a
comprehensive system of work that articulates:
• A function for the modern performance clown
• A definition of clown theatre
Clown is the most beautiful art form. The red nose
is a mask. All masks have an inherent character,
a master that must be served. The red nose,
the smallest mask in the world, articulates the
character of the wearer. The clown.
And provides:
• The Building of a Personal Mythology to release the individual performer’s creativity
• Exercises to allow students implement &
practice new performance skills
The clown’s function is to say what needs to be said
and do what needs to be done. The clown’s tool is
the clown’s own humanity - the clown’s experience.
The clown’s modus operandi is play - the clown’s
innocence.
Veronica Coburn is the author of ‘Clown Through
Mask – The Pioneering Work of Richard Pochinko
as Practised by Sue Morrison’. Written in
collaboration with Sue Morrison, it is published
by Intellect Press. She was a founder member
of Barabbas - Ireland’s first dedicated physical
theatre/clown company. As Draíocht’s Theatre
Artist in Residence she runs Hallelujah! Draíocht’s
Community Clown Choir. For Tiger Dublin Fringe
2014, Veronica wrote and directed ‘Bernarda’s
“If we ever faced all directions of ourselves at
once we could only laugh at the beauty of our own
ridiculousness.” Richard Pochinko
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House’, a poetic retelling of Lorca’s ‘The House of
Bernarda Alba’ for red nose, nominated for Best
Production, Best Performer & Best Design.
About Veronica Coburn:
“The perfect facilitator: calm, clear, unbiased,
and yet forthright and passionate.”
“... incredibly smart… emotionally as well as
creatively astute. I felt totally safe in her hands
from start to finish.”
The cost of the full 4 week workshop is an
astonishingly reasonable €500.* Applications by
email to [email protected] stating name, contact
details and reason for wanting to take part in the
workshop. Further details phone 01–809 8027.
*Supported by Artist in Residence Scheme
Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its
courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate
who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on
01–809 8027 or [email protected] in confidence.
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Since opening in 2001 Draíocht has reached right to the heart of the people it
serves in Dublin 15 and its environs to provide stimulating and accessible arts
programming. Over 50,000 people a year attend performance events including
a mix of professional, national, international and local work. In addition,
thousands more attend our two exhibition galleries, use our conference
facilities and of course many enjoy the facilities of our Bar and Betelnut Café.
We aspire to reaching as wide an audience as possible and our commitment to
access for all to the facilities and activities of the Centre forms the backbone
of all our endeavours. By presenting an exciting line-up we hope to offer you,
our audience, a programme which will be entertaining and exciting as well as
at times challenging and provocative.
Programme details are published in good faith but changes may
occasionally be necessary.
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CONTACT //
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Email: [email protected]
How to get to Draíocht //
Draíocht is located opposite the Blue entrance of the Blanchardstown
Shopping Centre. By car we are located on the Navan Road/N3 off the M50,
and there are over 7000 free parking spaces available. Or you can take the
39a Bus (quickest), 39 or 37 from Dawson Street & Aston Quay.
accessibility // Draíocht is fully accessible.
FUNDERS // Draíocht is generously funded by Fingal County Council, with
additional funding provided by The Arts Council. Draíocht also has a loyal
network of Friends who contribute annually to the Company.
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