Droichead Presents Drama : Theatre Club

  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 19:00
  • 6 for €76
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street
Theatre
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

Droichead Presents Drama : Theatre Club

And its back on 23 February 2018

After a hugely successful Autumn/Winter Season, TheatreClub is back in 2018, with a brand new programme of theatre that will enthrall, excite and engage. A mix of Irish and International performances awaits, stories about love, loss, unlikely friendships, hardship and redemption, with powerful imagery and potent storytelling.

Similar to a book club, where you read and then discuss a book, here you see a play, and then you get the opportunity to talk about it, express your opinion, your likes and dislikes.  Limited to 50 people, you don’t need any particular skills, you just need to bring yourself along. So have your say, debate, discuss and be heard!

Oh, and have we mentioned its great value too, 6 shows for €76.

See you there,

Collette Farrell (Director)

 

Theatre Club Spring Programme 2018

Theatre Club Bundle 6 for €76. To Book call 041 9875140/ of visit Droichead Arts Centre Barlow House, West St Drogheda. No booking charge applies)

 

LAUNCH DAY

KELLY ABBOTT DANCE THEATRE

Fri 23 Feb | 8pm | €16/€14

Launch Day is a celebration of the working class and shipbuilding in all its industrial glory. Inspired by the paintings of artist Alexander Millar, Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre crafts an exciting and powerful movement, combined with an enchanting soundtrack featuring music by Mark Knopfler and Drogheda based composer Breifne Holohan.

a beautiful work and deserves to be performed region wide and beyond’ Fresh Northeast

 

LIVES.IN.TRANSLATION
KABOSH THEATRE

Thur 1 March |8pm | €16/€14

Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, Asha, who is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum industry. Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers, this poignant drama explores how recent asylum seekers are forced to navigate the asylum system through translation. 

a compelling play about the plight of people seeking asylum” Irish News


SWAN LAKE/LOCH NA hEALA - Micheal Keegan Dolan - Teaċ Daṁsa.

Presented by Nomad Theatre Network.

Available to Theatre Club Members on Sun 4 Mar

Sat 3 & Sun 4 March | 8pm | Offsite at The Barbican Centre | €25 / €20

From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers, comes a magical new adaptation of one of the most famous story ballets in the world, Swan Lake.  Michael Keegan-Dolan has forged a searing new vision for this beloved tale, creating a world of magical realism, powerful imagery and potent storytelling.

Featuring a cast of thirteen, including actor Mikel Murfi, this Swan Lake is rooted in a place where ancient Irish mythology and modern Ireland meet.  The Dublin based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score that combines Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences.  The result is a Swan Lake for our time and a stunning debut for Keegan-Dolan’s new company, Teaċ Daṁsa.  

‘raw, raucous, redemptive, majestic, vital and empowering’ The Irish Times

*Please note late-comers will not be admitted to this production. This production contains adult themes.

 

THE GOOD FATHER
RISE PRODUCTIONS

Thur 29 March | 8pm | €18/€16

New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a suburb like any other.

Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start and to shake off the disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. Against all odds, can they make their newfound family a success? 

‘two outstanding performances in this hilariously, heart warming production’ - Arts Review

 

MAZ AND BRICKS
FISHAMBLE: THE NEW PLAY COMPANY

Thur 26 April | 8pm | €16/€14

A new play by Eva O’Connor, winner of the Fishamble New Writing Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2015. Maz and Bricks tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.

‘particularly timely… excruciatingly funny… powerful’ - Irish Independent

 

TAKE OFF YOUR CORNFLAKES
ROSE HENDERSON AND PAT NOLAN

In association with Drogheda Arts Festival.

Thur 3 May | 8pm | €16 / €14

Who am I without my past? When we go out of our mind, where do we go? Take Off Your Cornflakes is a portrait of a marriage. Tom and Trish have celebrated their silver wedding anniversary but what happens when he wakes up with a strange woman beside him and she tells him she’s his wife? She chooses to enter his world, armed only with humour, music and love. She does her best to connect with him, but will she get lost in the attempt?

 

‘a heartbreaking joy, full of love, laughter, and the living of every moment’ Arts Review

Developed as part of Show in a Bag initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute.