Theatre

Welcome to Nenagh Arts Centre Theatre page! Below you will find information for all the upcoming Theatre performances coming to Nenagh Arts Centre in the near future.

Ariel - Saturday 25th February, 8.30pm, tickets €13/€10

'Ariel' tells the story of the Fitzgerald family over a ten year period, from the ruthlessly ambitious father Fermoy, who will, literally make any sacrifice to succeed in the political world, to his wife Frances, a deeply unhappy and resentful woman.

Fermoy's brother Boniface, a recovering alcoholic monk, has his faith questioned when he becomes aware of past events that impact tragically on his deeply dysfunctional family, including the fate of Ariel and the effect on her brother Stephen and her sister Elaine, who already has a turbulent relationship with her mother.

 

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Ariel - Sunday 26th February, 8.30pm, tickets €13/€10

'Ariel' tells the story of the Fitzgerald family over a ten year period, from the ruthlessly ambitious father Fermoy, who will, literally make any sacrifice to succeed in the political world, to his wife Frances, a deeply unhappy and resentful woman.

Fermoy's brother Boniface, a recovering alcoholic monk, has his faith questioned when he becomes aware of past events that impact tragically on his deeply dysfunctional family, including the fate of Ariel and the effect on her brother Stephen and her sister Elaine, who already has a turbulent relationship with her mother.

 

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The Humours of Bandon - Saturday 4th March at 8pm, tickets €16/€12.50

Written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe

Produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company

‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!

On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium.

The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

**** ‘terrific one woman show… charming and hilarious… All round, a champion turn.’ The Irish Times

 Developed as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

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Looking Deadly - Thursday 23rd March,  at 8pm, tickets €16/€12.50

Written and performed by Niamh McGrath & Keith Singleton

A wedding is the craic; birthdays are...alright. But you can't beat a good Irish funeral. Yeah it's sad...but ya know what'll help with that? Kind words, hang sangwiches, a glass of warm porter, milky tea, a bad ballad, a snog with that cousin you know you shouldn't fancy and a fight over who thought more of the dearly departed. Now you're ready for the three day wake! Let Foystown's finest funeral directors Jane and Rob help you come to terms with the loss of your dear friend and local legend big Tom McCarthy. May he rest in peace...Eventually!

Developed as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource Theatre makers and actors.

 

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Cloughjordan Circus Club Presents  'Who Stole the Clowns?' - Friday 31st March,  at 7.30pm, tickets €6/€20 (Family of 4)

Everything is ready, the curtain is about to be raised but ... who has stolen the Clowns?

Without them all the laughter, fun and sparkle is gone! Join this brave Circus Troupe as they use all their skills to get the clowns and the fun back.

Be amazed as 30+ members of the Cloughjordan Circus Club display their skills including Juggling, Pyramid Building, Tableslide, Hula Hooping, Tightwire, Unicycling and Stiltwalking in a fun piece of Contemporary Circus.

Suitable for a family audience

 

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Cloughjordan Circus Club Presents  'Who Stole the Clowns?' - Saturday 1st April,  at 7.30pm, tickets €6/€20 (Family of 4)

Everything is ready, the curtain is about to be raised but ... who has stolen the Clowns?

Without them all the laughter, fun and sparkle is gone! Join this brave Circus Troupe as they use all their skills to get the clowns and the fun back.

Be amazed as 30+ members of the Cloughjordan Circus Club display their skills including Juggling, Pyramid Building, Tableslide, Hula Hooping, Tightwire, Unicycling and Stiltwalking in a fun piece of Contemporary Circus.

Suitable for a family audience

 

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Up the Hill Jackie - Friday 7th April,  at 8pm, tickets €15/€11

Up the hill Jackie - a new play by Áine Ryan, produced by Studio Perform.  The story of two Irish sisters visiting London for youngest sister Jackie's abortion. When the girl's go clubbing for the night instead of staying in the hotel room their plans starts to unravel.

This is the third play by Áine Ryan. The plot revolves around two sisters who have lost their parents in a car accident and are living with their aunt in rural Ireland. The youngest sister Jackie is still in school and the older sister Rita is desperate to go start a theatre career in London but is staying put caring for Jackie 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 who has been very generous toward them. Jackie is madly in love with Mick though, and thinks that having his child might be her only way of sustaining a relationship with him after he gets married to Maureen next week.

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 Maureen unexpectedly also over from Ireland for the weekend. Rita sends Jackie to the clinic alone, and spends the day shopping with Maureen instead. However when Rita arrives at the clinic later that afternoon to meet Jackie, a new surprise awaits her, and the evening starts spiralling out of both sister's control...  

The play is in two acts. It will be performed by Áine Ryan and Erin Ryan, also real life sisters

 

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Further Ted - Friday 21st April,  at 8pm, tickets €16/€12.50

Further Ted is a show that brings three of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of stand-up and musical comedy and a chance to compete in a "Lovely Girls" competition. You don't have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a romantic candle lit night in for two, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves.

Joe Rooney (Father Damo), Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) and Michael Redmond (Father Stone) are renowned stand-up comedians who will have you laughing your head off with their unique take on Ireland and improvised audience interaction. The comical trio come together for the first time in a side splitting version of Riverdance as a show finale. 

'Excellent deadpan dry wit' The Guardian

 

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The Olive Tree - Friday 5th May, at 8.30pm, tickets €15/€11.50

Written and performed by Katie O'Kelly and Directed by Davey Kelleher

From a dull day in Tesco to the dusty fields of Palestine.
In the blink of an eye.
What the fuck just happened?

A rainy day in Dublin. A jaded supermarket employee rips a boycott sticker off a bottle of olive oil. And the Palestinian olive tree of history comes to life before her... A magic realist journey into the stories and struggles of Palestine, past, present and future.

Nominated by Stage UK for Best Solo Performer, Edinburgh Fringe 2012.

"Remarkably funny...lyrical and intelligent language makes the political personal" - The Reviews Hub

 

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I Hear You and Rejoice - Friday 19th May,  at 8.30pm, tickets €16/€12.50

Loco and Reckless Productions Present I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE

Following the sell-out success of  The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show.   Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey.  It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one.   Written and performed by Mikel Murfi  I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy filled account of a most unlikely marriage.  Meet Huby Patterson and Magic Mick as well as Sylvie, Eugene and Tony Cleary - the amazing no instrumental man.

You may never look at life in quite the same way again.

* This show is the 2nd collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi.  It was created for the Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity As We Age.

 

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Banba Square,
Nenagh,
Co. Tipperary
Phone: 067 34400
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Event List

19Feb2017

Lisa McHugh - €20

From 8pm until 9:30pm

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25Feb2017

Ariel - Nenagh Players

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26Feb2017

Ariel - Nenagh Players

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04Mar2017

The Humours of Bandon

From 8pm

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11Mar2017

Andy Irvine In Concert

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23Mar2017

Looking Deadly

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25Mar2017

Sean Keane

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03Apr2017
07Apr2017

Up the Hill Jackie

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08Apr2017

The Legend of Luke Kelly

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12Apr2017

I, Daniel Blake

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21Apr2017

Further Ted

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05May2017

The Olive Tree

From 8.30pm

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19May2017

I Hear You and Rejoice

From 8pm

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