MUSIC | 31 May – 4 June 2022
The Soldier’s Tale
The Fews Ensemble
Igor Stravinsky’s First World War music theatre piece tells the dark Faustian fable of a soldier who makes a trade with the devil on the promise of untold wealth and success… or so he is led to believe.
A unique opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s leading Chamber Music Ensembles bring this masterpiece to life alongside Oscar nominated actor Ciarán Hinds and contemporary dancer Emily Ayers.
THEATRE | 25 – 28 May
JACK OF ALL TRADES PRODUCTIONS
This May Jack of all Trades Productions make their return to the stage with a version of Mark O’Rowe’s classic Terminus, a monologue play of 3 characters who traverse the comically dark grimey streets of Dublin City filled with demons.
THEATRE | 9 – 24 Jun
The Corn Exchange and Smock Alley Theatre present
Directed by Irish Times award-winning director Annie Ryan this new contemporary production, reconfigured from the hugely successful 2012 production for Dublin Theatre Festival, deftly captures the rich humour, the small cruelties and the celebrated epiphanies of Joyce’s iconic stories.
THEATRE | 14 – 18 June 2022
A Rare Journey – Nora Joyce’s Odyssey
Cadence Theatre Company
A world premiere of a one woman show which celebrates the life of a remarkable Irish woman, Nora Joyce. The play, which is written and performed by Paula Greevy-Lee, is highly entertaining and filled with music, giving free reign to Nora’s witty and often acerbic commentary on her life and times.
THEATRE | 27 + 29 July
What comes to mind when you think of King John? The Magna Carta? Forget it. Shakespeare’s rarely staged tragedy about Britain’s most useless king rediscovers this overlooked gem, relocated to the middle of Thatcher’s Britain amid the miner’s strike that led to a bloody revolution.
THEATRE | 28 + 30 July
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Gentlemen of Verona takes you to mid-90’s Liverpool in a riotous production that celebrates the messy, filthy joy of young love. What happens when you fall in love with your best friend’s other half?
MUSIC | 15 + 16 July 2022
The Belly of The Earth
A musical interpretation of 3 poems by Paula Meehan. The music will be part improvised and experimental.
On ‘Never….Never…..Never….’ ,composed by Stephen Gardner, International Record Review said ‘It must blow you away in a live performance, letting the audience feel the thrill of its visceral power.’
PERFORMED BY Matthew Jacobson, Lauren Kinsella, Shane Latimer, Paula Meehan, Cathal Roche
CABARET | 21 – 23 July 2022
Iron Annie Cabaret
A unique musical and theatrical interpretation of one of the most ambitious literary debuts of recent years, the Iron Annie Cabaret is coming to the Boys School at Smock Alley this July. Think Thelma and Louise meets Reservoir Dogs meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Fleabag.