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May 2017
Liz Roche Company
May - September 2017 // see various times

Active Audiences Programme

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The Civic, Liz Roche Company, Tallaght Community Arts and Dublin Dance Festival invite local audiences in Tallaght to engage with contemporary dance over a six…

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September 2017
12 Minute Dances
21 September // 8pm & 23 September // 8pm

12 Minute Dances

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Liz Roche Company & the Civic Theatre presents the 12 Minute Dances in association with the Dublin Dance Festival 2017 has seen Liz Roche Company,…

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22 September // 6:30 - 8:00pm

Tallaght Choral Society: Join In The Favourites

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Much loved Tallaght Choral Society invade the Civic with an interactive workshop/concert. A chance to join in the great choral favorites and take the roof…

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12 Minute Dances - Active Audience
22 September 2017 // 8.30 - 9.15pm

Liz Roche Company: Excerpts from 12 Minute Dances

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Excerpts from ‘12 Minute Dances’ Get a flavour of the work of Liz Roche and her resident dance company as they share excerpts from their…

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22 September 2017 // see various times

Candlelit Tales

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Firm Culture Night favourites, Candlelit Tales bring great Irish myths & fables back to life for both young & old. Times: Interval Bistro // 6.30…

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writing_for_the_stage and screen
22 September 2017 // 6 - 7.30pm & 8 - 9.30pm

WRITING WORKSHOP FOR STAGE & SCREEN

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Experienced writing duo Iseult Golden and David Horan take a break from rehearsing their new play Class to share with budding authors how to approach…

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Mary Coughlan
24 September 2017 // 8pm

Mary Coughlan & Her Musicians

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Presented by Pat Egan Management Mary Coughlan and her band bring their new show to the Civic, a celebration of Mary’s 30 plus years in…

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Class Dublin Theatre Festival 60
26 - 30 September 2017 // 8.15pm

Class

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Part of Dublin Theatre Festival Written, produced & directed by Iseult Golden & David Horan Presented in association with the Civic Theatre. ‘Donna always shits…

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Donna Taggart
28 September // 8pm

Donna Taggart

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Presented by Pat Egan Management The Omagh-born viral sensation began singing when she was 22 and she’s been recording and performing ever since. Donna first…

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Hurricane Highway
30 September 2017 // 8pm

Hurricane Highway

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Hurricane Highway is a U.S. styled five piece band producing an exciting, big acoustic rock sound with a sprinkling of American country. Fronted by Ed…

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October 2017
venus-adonis
Tues 3 - Sat 7 October // 8pm // Matinees on Wed 4 @ 3pm, Fri 6 @ 5pm, Sat 7 @ 3pm

Venus and Adonis

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Royal Shakespeare Company in Dublin! ‘Witty, erotic and ingenious’ ★★★★ – The Guardian ‘Shakespeare’s racy verse turned…

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Frank McCusker (Bolingbroke), Patrick Moy (Richard), Richard II by William Shakespeare, Abbey Theatre, Directed by Michael Barker-Caven
Thursday 5 October // 10am - 6pm

Divining Shakespeare: workshop for professional actors

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As part of an ongoing commitment to the support of and engagement with professional theatre artists, the Civic Theatre will host a dedicated professional workshop.…

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COME TO WHERE I’M FROM: DUBLIN
5 October // 7.30pm

COME TO WHERE I’M FROM: DUBLIN

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Since 2010 writers from across the British Isles have returned to their home-towns to pen plays about the places that shaped them. These plays are…

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6 - 7 October // 8.15pm

Rapids by Shaun Dunne

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Created with Aisling Byrne & Lisa Walsh Presented by Talking Shop Ensemble & Shaun Dunne In association with Project Arts Centre and the Civic Theatre…

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Saturday 7 October // 10.30am - 1.30pm

The Joy of Shakespeare: workshop

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Whether you love Shakespeare already and just want to explore some more or if you’re a raw beginner who even fears the infamous’ Bard’ and…

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There and Back Again: An Odyssey
11 October // 10am and 12pm

There and Back Again: An Odyssey

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The Odyssey is the classic of classics, the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of giants, ghosts, Greeks and…

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Poetry First
11 October // 6pm - 9pm

Poetry First – With Nessa O’Mahoney

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Renowned poet Nessa O’Mahoney chairs a panel discussing First Collections with Brian Kirk, Eamonn Lynskey and Phil Lynch. How do you get your name known…

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The Big Picture
12 October // 11am

The Big Picture

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With Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch plus a very special guest An event for local schools with award-winning illustrator, author and current Laureate na nÓg…

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Tedx -Tallaght
12 October // 7pm

Tedx Tallaght

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Inspired thinkers & curious souls come together for an evening of thought provoking talks.

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Short Story Comp
12 October // 6pm

Short Story Competition Awards

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We are delighted to host the award ceremony for a second year of the ITT Short Story Competition, run by the Institute of Technology, Tallaght…

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Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus
13 October // 11am

Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus…

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Everything is in disguise and the story goes into the skies with this comical retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This comical story is…

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾
13 October // 8pm

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

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“Perhaps when my diary is discovered people will understand the torment of being a thirteen and three quarter-year old intellectual….” All the agonies of Sue…

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Electric Lines
14 October // 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Electric Lines

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Stray Lines present a live reading of comics by some of the most promising indie comics makers from Ireland and beyond as a part of…

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Readers Day - Red Line Book Festival
14 October // 10am - 4pm

Readers’ Day

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Join renowned writers for a relaxed and intimate day of readings and public conversations chaired by Dermot Bolger. This year’s line-up features award winning authors…

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The Curious Adventure of Pinocchio
15 October // 12pm

The Curious Adventure of Pinocchio

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Lyngo Theatre adapts this epic tale of Pinocchio into a unique retelling where the story leaps off the page and onto the stage. Crickets, cats,…

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The Happy Pears
15 October // 4pm

The Happy Pear

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David and Stephen Flynn talk about inspiring a healthier and happier world. The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with a small veg shop…

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Sunday Miscellany
15 October // 6pm

Sunday Miscellany

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For nearly 50 years, Sunday morning on RTÉ Radio 1 has meant Sunday Miscellany. Reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, poetry, travel writing and personal accounts of…

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rod stewart
19 October // 8pm

Some Guys Have All The Luck, The Rod Stewart Story

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Direct from London’s West End, Paul Metcalf and Band, celebrate the life and career of Rod Stewart, one of rock’s greatest icons. The show takes…

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Photo by Neil Harrison of TiNY, created by Anna Newell for Replay with music by David Goodall, designed by Jen Shepherd.
20 October 2017 // 10am, 11am and 12pm

I AM BABA

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A gentle theatre adventure for babies aged 0-12 months created by award winning director Anna Newell, full of magical sounds, lights and textures. Limited audience…

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21 October 2017 // 8pm

The Ultimate Celebration of Christie Hennessy

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After a sell-out tour last Autumn, including a stand out night at the Civic, RTÉ personality, Aonghus McAnally, brings the Hennessy songbook back to life…

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Gearoid Farrelly
21 October 2017 // 8.15pm

Gearóid Farrelly: Home Truths

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Gearóid Farrelly brings his brand of chatty stand up comedy back to the Civic this Autumn, addressing everything from Trump to decluttering and explaining why…

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Eric Clapton Slowhand
22 October 2017 // 8pm

Slowhand – An Appreciation of Eric Clapton

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Slowhand – An appreciation of Eric Clapton is a full 7 piece band paying homage to one of the music worlds most iconic of figures.…

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Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer
24 - 25 Oct // 10.30am and 26 - 28 October // 8pm

Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

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Crean’s story is a testament to human fortitude in the face of the hostile elements of the Antarctic. His 36 mile, solitary trek to base…

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5678 Dance
29 October // 10am - 9.30pm

5678 Elite Dance Competition

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5678 Elite Dance Competition in Dublin is a one day dance competition with three professional independent judges who have excelled in their fields of performing…

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November 2017
What-Would-Ma-Say
1 November // 8pm

What Would Ma Say

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In this hilarious play based on the bestseller of the same name, Kathleen Doyle introduces us to her remarkable family and their exploits growing up…

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Dubliners_Women
2 - 4 November 2017 // 8.15pm

Dubliners Women

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Immerse yourself in the hidden worlds of Eveline, Clay and The Boarding House, three short stories by one of the 20th Century’s greatest writers, James…

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New Bliss
2 November // 8pm

NewBliss

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Keith Donald is a renowned saxophone and clarinet player who has played with some of the biggest names in Irish music, including Van Morrison, Ronnie…

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David O'Doherty: Big Time
3 November // 8pm

David O’Doherty: Big Time

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David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last…

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Just Another Musical in a High School
4 November // 5pm & 5 November // 3pm

Just Another Musical in a High School

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A musical thats based in a High School. You can expect all of the fun of a day at school. Full of energy, love, fall…

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Granuaile The Pirate Queen
7 November 2017 // 11am and 12.30pm

Granuaile The Pirate Queen

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Granuaile Pirate Queen is a dynamic and exciting retelling of the infamous life of Grace O’Malley, 16th century pirate queen. Weaving historical fact with an…

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100 More Like These
7 - 10 November // 8.15pm

100 More Like These

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During the American-Mexican War (1846-48) some 3000 immigrant soldiers deserted the US Army with more than 500 of these – mainly Irish – joining the…

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Boom?
8 - 9 November // 8pm

Boom?

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Selma Mae seems to have the perfect life but when her social climbing mother arrives to help her organize a party to launch her new…

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Dirtbirds Live
10 November // 8pm

Dirtbirds Live

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Dirtbirds, the online sensation, by popular demand are back at the Civic for one night only to chat about life, love and the ever changing…

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Suite Española
11 November 2017 // 8pm

Suite Española

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Join us on a journey all over Spain using Spanish classical, folkloric and the most pure flamenco types of dance. This production uses the repertory…

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Alison Spittle
11 November // 8:15pm

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess

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Alison worries. She worries so much she’s decided to do a show about it and now she can worry about making it a good show.…

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The Hired Man
14 - 18 November 2017 // 8pm

The Hired Man

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Award Winning HXT Musical Society present their 2017 Production, The Hired Man. Set in Cumbria from 1898 to the 1920s, it tells the story of…

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14 - 18 November 2017 // 8.15pm

Close to the Sun

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Perth, Australia – Irishman Colin prepares for his wedding to Australian sweetheart, Sophie. But everything changes when his estranged brother arrives unannounced, bringing the demons…

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Cyclone Rep perform "The King Lear Session". Photo Joleen Cronin
20 November // 9.45am

King Lear: The Shakespeare Sessions

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The King Lear Session: “Delightful experience, a dynamic and evidently versatile cast who presented a wonderfully apt version of King Lear. Compelling performances for every…

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The Merchant of Venice: The Shakespeare Sessions
20 November // 1pm

The Merchant of Venice: The Shakespeare Sessions

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The Merchant Session: “If you don’t understand the play after this show you never will. Performed with excellent explanation and humour. Brilliant and a must…

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The Macbeth Session Image 2017 by Stas Bernasinski
21 November // 9.45am

Macbeth: The Shakespeare Sessions

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The Macbeth Session: “The entire production was fantastic. I loved the use of acting, lighting, video and music to convey the play. Faultless. We’ll be…

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