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March/April
An exhibition of paintings by the students of Robert Ryan will run for the month of March.
Me and You – an exhibition of paintings by Ciaran O’Sullivan will open on Thursday 30th March @ 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th & Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th March @ 8pm
Friars’ Gate Theatre presents Inspector Drake & the Perfekt Crime a comedy by David Tristram. Directed by Max Hennessy.
When a genius commits a murder, the plan is perfect. But is it foolproof? Inspector Drake is back to face his greatest-ever challenge. Who is the mysterious Doctor Short, and why did he marry a warthog? Has he murdered his fourth wife – or did she murder him first? These are just some of the questions facing the indomitable Drake in this hilarious production.
Cast: John English, Seamus Moloney, Shane O’Brien, Éilis O’Sullivan and Deirdre Curtin.
Tickets €12/€10
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Wednesday 16th March @ 8pm
Take 5 presents The Telephone Exchange by Niamh Gleeson
The Telephone Exchange follows the lives of four telephonists working at the Dublin Exchange in 1963. Their long hours and the colourful calls they are privy to at work offer a welcome distraction from their own personal dramas
Cast: Grainne Barry, Meghan Bartual Smyth, Dolores Dermody, Eimear Tierney. Directed by Noelle Clarke.
Tickets €15/€12
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Wednesday 22nd March @ 8pm
Film – Young Offenders 84mins Cert: 15A
Two teenage boys from Cork steal bicycles and ride off on a quest to find a missing bale of cocaine worth €7,000,000. Presented in association with Access Cinema.
Tickets €7
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Saturday 25th March @ 8pm
The New Theatre presents Ledwidge by Gerard Humphreys. Directed by Anthony Fox.
Starring Ethan Dillon, Barbara Dempsey, Ian Meehan, Amy O’Dwyer & Katie O’Kelly
Discover the life, love and poetry of an oft-forgotten Irish hero in a new play by Stewart Parker Award-winning playwright, Gerard Humphreys.
Redmond has made the call for Irish Volunteers to fight with Britain in Europe and to go “wherever the fighting line extends”, leading to staunch opposition from other Volunteers. A split in the ranks is forming. In ‘LEDWIDGE’, Humphreys explores Ledwidge’s personal conflict during World War I, his early life as a trade union organiser, and his relationships with two women – Ellie, and later Shivvy. Touching upon themes of class, war and nationalism, ‘LEDWIDGE’ presents its subject in the context of his art and politics, bringing to life the adventurous spirit of Ireland’s greatest war poet.
Tickets €15/€12 Duration 80 Min
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Friday 31st March & Saturday 1st April @ 8pm
St. Patrick’s Players, Cloverfield present Wake In The West by Michael J. Ginnelly
Tom Healy has died and he is being waked in his house by the sea. He has left some unusual funeral instructions which do not sit well at all with his daughter Mary and his estranged son Martin, who has just returned from America for the funeral. Should they bury him properly or give in to his last request?
Tickets €12/€10
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Friday 7th April @ 8pm
Ger Wolfe in Concert
Celebrated Cork songster Ger Wolfe makes his first visit to Friars’ Gate part of his Spring solo tour, promoting his soon-to be-released and seventh C.D. “The Lark of Mayfield”. Celebratory, reflective, independent in mind and nature, Ger continues to plough his own way through the Irish musical landscape, ‘ heedless of fad or fashion’ (The Examiner). Ger is a fine lyricist, poet and composer all rolled into one.
“The poetic soul of Ireland” John Spillane
Tickets €15
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Wednesday 19th April @ 8pm
Film – The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years 135mins Cert:12A Filmmaker Ron Howard examines the early years of the Beatles, from their club dates in Liverpool, England, to their concert tours in Europe and the rest of the world. Presented in association with Access Cinema.
Tickets €7
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Saturday 22nd April @ 8pm
Fourth Wall Laois Theatre Group present Big Maggie by John B.Keane
Maggie is determined to create a better life for herself and her children after the death of her husband. Her vision of the future, however, is not one that sits comfortably with her offspring.
Tickets €15/€12
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Friday 28th April @ 8pm
Up the Hill Jackie, a new play by Áine Ryan
Jackie is pregnant. Her sister Rita is forcing her to have an abortion. Jackie isn’t happy about it though, and now time is running out before the appointment. Is it too late to fix things?

The plot revolves around two sisters, the youngest, Jackie is still in school while Rita is desperate to go London but is staying put until Jackie finishes her education. Jackie gets pregnant, and tells Rita that the father is Mick, their aunt Maureen’s fiancé. Rita feels sixteen year old Jackie is far too immature to have this child, never mind the effect she predicts it would have on their aunt. All set in London on the weekend of the abortion appointment, the girl’s plan goes completely pear shaped when they bump into their aunt unexpectedly also over from Ireland for the weekend.

The play is performed by Áine Ryan and Erin Ryan, also real life sisters.
Tickets €12/€10 Friends 2 for 1
Workshops
EASTER ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP – Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th April – 2pm – 5pm
County Limerick Youth Theatre
Art Classes for Adults with Robert Ryan
Storytelling Workshops with Sheila Quealey

Book Club – Wednesday 22nd March @ 7pm – Reading All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan.
Wednesday 19th April @ 7pm – Reading Days Without End by Sebastian Barry.
New members welcome.

 

 

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