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Upcoming events

22
Feb
2019
Our House - The Musical

22 February 2019 8:00 pm

Our House - The Musical
The juke box musical is produced by Castleblayney Musical Society and features music and lyrics from the hugely popular ska band Madness including "Baggy Trousers", "Driving in my Car", "It must be Love" and many more favourites. The story follows Joe Casey in a "Sliding Doors" style plot, where we see two life-paths stemming from one decision. It's a punter friendly, high energy show with fantastic choreography, a witty script and spectacularly fast quick changes. It won several Oliver awards in 2003, including "Best Musical"!

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd February, 8pm, €15/13  

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23
Feb
2019
Our House - The Musical

23 February 2019 8:00 pm

Our House - The Musical
The juke box musical is produced by Castleblayney Musical Society and features music and lyrics from the hugely popular ska band Madness including "Baggy Trousers", "Driving in my Car", "It must be Love" and many more favourites. The story follows Joe Casey in a "Sliding Doors" style plot, where we see two life-paths stemming from one decision. It's a punter friendly, high energy show with fantastic choreography, a witty script and spectacularly fast quick changes. It won several Oliver awards in 2003, including "Best Musical"!

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd February, 8pm, €15/13  

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01
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - BLOOMSDAY (OPENING NIGHT)

01 March 2019 8:00 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - BLOOMSDAY (OPENING NIGHT)
BLOOMSDAY 
by Steven Dietz 

Presented by 
Gorey Little Theatre

Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour thirty-five years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves. Through young Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them—only briefly—together. This Irish time travel love story blends wit, humour and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past.

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02
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - RABBIT HOLE

02 March 2019 8:00 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - RABBIT HOLE
RABBIT HOLE
by David Lindsay-Abaire

Presented by 
Glenamaddy Drama Group

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young child is killed by a car. Poignant and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with, Jason, the teenage driver of the car that killed their child. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of her child while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts choose a path that will determine their fate.

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03
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - SAME OLD MOON

03 March 2019 8:00 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - SAME OLD MOON
SAME OLD MOON
by Geraldine Aron

Presented by 
Compantas Lir

Same Old Moon shows us scenes in the life of Brenda Barnes, the aspirating writer, from age nine to fortyish. We see through her eyes her eccentric and sometimes fiery Irish Family — her wilful and self-destructive Dad, her put-upon, sometimes hot-tempered Mum and others. A charming but not uncritical look at family life.

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04
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - SIVE

04 March 2019 8:00 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - SIVE
SIVE
by John B. Keane

Presented by 
Newtownstewart Theatre Company

Set in a remote area of North Kerry, the play tells the story of the promise in marriage, of the young and beautiful Sive to an old man.

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05
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - CASTLES IN THE AIR

05 March 2019 8:00 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - CASTLES IN THE AIR
CASTLES IN THE AIR
by Martin Lynch

Presented by 
Lislea Dramatic Players

Mary Fullerton has been deserted by her drunken husband and lives in a tower block, subsisting on Valium and Carlsberg Specials. Her son Eddy is a joyrider and her only daughter, Pauline, has the buoyancy to survive and save her family. But if she stays to do so she must abandon her own future.

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06
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - THE MILL ON THE FLOSS

06 March 2019 8:00 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - THE MILL ON THE FLOSS
THE MILL ON THE FLOSS
by Helen Edmundson

Presented by 
Dalkey Players

Adaptation of George Elliot's novel. Set in 1836 Maggie Tulliver is the daughter of a miller in the English midlands. Like many nineteenth century literary girls, her intelligence and emotional capacity outflank those of her family and this causes problems. She is devoted to her brother Tom but he is hopelessly limited in his understanding. Maggie turns to Philip Waken, son of a local lawyer. Disaster strikes their relationship as Mr Tulliver and Waken find themselves enemies over a legal dispute that leaves Tulliver bankrupt.

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07
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - THE LOVES OF CASS MAGUIRE

07 March 2019 8:00 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - THE LOVES OF CASS MAGUIRE
THE LOVES OF CASS MAGUIRE
by Brian Friel

Presented by 
Clann Machua Drama Group

For more than fifty years Cass Maguire has worked a block from Skid Row, among deadbeats and washouts — people who live int he past. This play deals with her return to Ireland and her genteel family's rejection of her. It follows her lonely struggle to rediscover the home she has dreamt of all her life and her eventual surrender to the make believe of Eden House.

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08
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

08 March 2019 8:00 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde

Presented by 
Ballyshannon Drama Society

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Wilde's best known comedy.

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09
Mar
2019
CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL (CLOSING NIGHT) - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

09 March 2019 7:30 pm

CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL (CLOSING NIGHT) - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
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BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by Neil Simon

Presented by 
Bridge Drama Group

Set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937 during The Great Depression, this coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish American teen ager who experiences puberty, sexual awakening and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, his parents Kate and Jack, Kate's sister Blanche, and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie, who come to liver there after their father's death.

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15
Mar
2019
Grainne Hunt

15 March 2019 8:00 pm

Grainne Hunt
Grainne Hunt is a contemporary folk singer and songwriter from Carrickmacross. With consistently on-point, captivating vocals and well-honed, insightful songs, Grainne has shared stages with Glen Hansard and Mark Geary. Touring in support of her new record, This Secret, recorded in Nashville, she is playing across Ireland and Europe. This is a cabaret style show. 

Friday 15th March, 8pm

Tickets €15

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16
Mar
2019
Stolen Child

16 March 2019 8:00 pm

Stolen Child
Corcaghan Drama Group present STOLEN CHILD
by Yvonne Quinn & Bairbre Ní Chaoimh.

The play tells the story of a young Dublin woman’s journey to find her natural mother. She enlists the help of a shambolic private detective whose irreverent humour and hard-drinking lifestyle mask a deep understanding of human frailty. Parallel to her quest is the heart-breaking personal story of her mother’s upbringing by nuns in a 1940s Industrial school and the harsh facts surrounding the enforced adoption of her newborn baby. ‘Stolen Child’ was acclaimed as an important and ground-breaking new play when first presented by Calypso Productions in 2002. It was one of the first works to explore the secret history of Ireland’s Industrial schools.

This is a moving, sad and brilliant play.

Tickets €15 / 13

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23
Mar
2019
Neil Delamere

23 March 2019 8:00 pm

Neil Delamere

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE TOUR

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Íontas Theatre with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again he would think that, wouldn't he?

'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman)
'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald)

Saturday 23rd March, 8pm
€25

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29
Mar
2019
Europe Endless: Brexit Day Screening & Talks

29 March 2019 6:00 pm

Europe Endless: Brexit Day Screening & Talks

March 29th, 2019, The day when the UK officially are due to Exit the European Union. A day of celebration for some and sadness for others. Nowhere more so than on the border.

To mark the occasion, Belfast Film Festival, Clones Film Festival and Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival have teamed up to present EUROPE ENDLESS, an evening discussing the border and its history, filmic and otherwise.

And where else would we screen it but near the Border itself in Iontas Arts Centre, Castleblayney Co. Monaghan.
This event will feature contributions from writer Pat McCabe, writer Claire Dwyer Hogg and BBC4 journalist Peter Curran.

6pm Start, €10 adm

FILMS

‘Europe Endless’

Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016, Colin MacCabe visited celebrated writer Patrick McCabe in his hometown of Clones, Co. Monaghan, to discuss his novels, the impact of the referendum on the Irish border, and the Republic of Ireland’s relationship with Europe. Featuring musical performances, the famous DeLorean time machine, and a McCabe clan rally, this fascinating exploration of Irish identity and Ireland’s often troubled history captures Patrick McCabe’s unique and darkly comic perspective at this defining moment in history.

The Director, Christopher Roth, Colin MacCabe and Pat McCabe will take part in a Q&A following the screening.

Brexit: a cry from the Irish border

‘Jacob Rees-Mogg you're right. You don't need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.’ Actor Stephen Rea explores the real impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border in a short film written by Clare Dwyer Hogg.

Fiction

The Art Of Border Living

BBC Broadcaster Peter Curran will present an atmospheric extract of new short story about the Irish border (read by Kamila Shamsie Womens Prize for Fiction winner).

Discussion

Filming the Border

Documentarian Brian Henry Martin and Peter Curran take a look at films which feature the border such as ‘Oh Mr Porter’ and ’Puckoon’.

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30
Mar
2019
The Blindboy Podcast Live

30 March 2019 8:00 pm

The Blindboy Podcast Live

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 14th SEPT FROM 10am

Blindboy's increased notability away from his band Rubberbandits, has allowed for him to explore wider avenues and create perhaps outrageously mind-altering brainchildren which can only be described as courageous, yet bonkers.

With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has reached interest not only in Ireland but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change people's mind set on mental health and the deafening stigma it surrounds.

Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with an unusual touch of realism. There is a very authentic feeling of "freedom" he exhumes which allows his listeners and participants to openly speak their mind without judgement and no topic off limits - certainly an air of belonging encircling the space you find yourself in when listening or in company of Blindboy.

His latest innovative creation, The Blindboy podcast espouses mental health issues but reaches further into an eclectic spectrum of current topics from gun laws to feminism, racism or a bit of history. Blindboy has it covered.

His uncanny ability to articulate what nearly everyone is thinking is unparalleled and something that is sorely needed in Irish society. - The Daily Edge

8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Adm: €26 (includes €1 Booking Admin fee)


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05
Apr
2019
Rorys Stories

05 April 2019 8:00 pm

Rorys Stories
SOLD OUT

What’s The Story Rory
Rory’s Stories Debut Theatre Tour

Rory O'Connor is Ireland's favourite online funny man and best selling author, otherwise known through his social media sketches as Rory's Stories
 
Rory's Stories takes a hilarious and frank look at every aspect of Irish life. From the GAA to the Guards and everything in between, Rory's quick comedic wit perfectly captures what it means to be Irish. 
 
Bringing his sketches to life in his stand up shows, he has sold out venues across Ireland, and even as far as Australia and the Middle East. He now brings his new show 'What's the Story Rory' to theatres in 2019

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06
Apr
2019
The Man in The Womans Shoes

06 April 2019 8:00 pm

The Man in The Womans Shoes
A one man show written and performed by Mikel Murfi
 
Set in October 1978 - Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town.
 
The Man In The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again. It is a beautifully observed piece, utterly simple and Murfi’s “astonishing acting” has been widely praised.
 
The Man In The Woman’s Shoes is funny, tender and at times downright daft. You might just fall in love with life again.
 
The show was originally created with Sligo County Council Arts Service and The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012.  In 2015 it toured to Manhattan and Philadelphia as well as a sell out, three week run at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage in Dublin. In 2016 it returned to NYC and has just completed three weeks at the Tricycle Theatre in London

Adm €16/14
 
https://www.facebook.com/TheManInTheWomansShoes

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13
Apr
2019
Fusion 10 Year Anniversary Showcase

13 April 2019 7:30 pm

Fusion 10 Year Anniversary Showcase
Fusion, Castleblayney's only community youth group are celebrating their 10th anniversary. With a cast of nearly 200, their annual showcase is a show not to be missed. This show will take on a very different look to previous shows celebrating all that is good with Castleblayney and its surrounding areas through song, dance and a little drama. The energy, enthusiasm and talent from the cast not to mention the eclectic mix of musical numbers will make you want to get off your seat and start dancing along. Buy your tickets early so as you don't miss out!

TICKETS €12 / 10

BOX OFFICE 042 9753401


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14
Apr
2019
Fusion 10 Year Anniversary Showcase

14 April 2019 7:30 pm

Fusion 10 Year Anniversary Showcase
Fusion, Castleblayney's only community youth group are celebrating their 10th anniversary. With a cast of nearly 200, their annual showcase is a show not to be missed. This show will take on a very different look to previous shows celebrating all that is good with Castleblayney and its surrounding areas through song, dance and a little drama. The energy, enthusiasm and talent from the cast not to mention the eclectic mix of musical numbers will make you want to get off your seat and start dancing along. Buy your tickets early so as you don't miss out!

TICKETS €12 / 10

BOX OFFICE 042 9753401


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26
Apr
2019
NOBODY PUTS BERNIE IN A CORNER

26 April 2019 8:00 pm

NOBODY PUTS BERNIE IN A CORNER

Join Bernie Jones on her crazy “Dirty Dancing” themed hen party and get ready to meet her madcap family and friends while you have “The Time Of Your Life!”

 

Bernie is a single mother to her stroppy teenage daughter and from her living room runs an ironing service called “Let’s Get Steaming.”

 

When Bernie’s long-suffering driving instructor pops the question she reluctantly agrees and sets the date!

 

Will she make it down the aisle or will she discover her real-life Johnny Castle?

 

This high energy, hilariously funny comedy show features 90’s disco classics and some iconic songs from Dirty Dancing!

 

If you’re crazy for Swayze and fancy a bit of salsa in your Karaoke, then join Bernie Jones for a wild night of fun and laughter and let’s get this party started!

Adm €21

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27
Apr
2019
NOBODY PUTS BERNIE IN A CORNER

27 April 2019 8:00 pm

NOBODY PUTS BERNIE IN A CORNER

Join Bernie Jones on her crazy “Dirty Dancing” themed hen party and get ready to meet her madcap family and friends while you have “The Time Of Your Life!”

 

Bernie is a single mother to her stroppy teenage daughter and from her living room runs an ironing service called “Let’s Get Steaming.”

 

When Bernie’s long-suffering driving instructor pops the question she reluctantly agrees and sets the date!

 

Will she make it down the aisle or will she discover her real-life Johnny Castle?

 

This high energy, hilariously funny comedy show features 90’s disco classics and some iconic songs from Dirty Dancing!

 

If you’re crazy for Swayze and fancy a bit of salsa in your Karaoke, then join Bernie Jones for a wild night of fun and laughter and let’s get this party started!

Adm €21

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09
May
2019
Philomena Begley & Ray Lynam

09 May 2019 8:00 pm

Philomena Begley & Ray Lynam
Known as the Queen of Irish Country music, Philomena Begley has made a firm imprint on the Irish, British and European markets. Begley has regularly toured with Ray Lynam since 1975 and they have recorded many duets together, their most popular songs being "My Elusive Dreams", "You're the one I can't live without" and “She sang the melody”. After the ‘Simply Devine’ and ‘Two of Us’ tour proving to be an incredible success, the pair are back with special guest Andrea Begley - 2013 winner of The Voice UK.

Tickets €26

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11
May
2019
CROWMAN

11 May 2019 8:00 pm

CROWMAN

Jon Kenny is touring with a new play CROWMAN and will be performing it at a theatre near you shortly. The play received standing ovations every night during a run in Cork Midsummer festival at the Granary. 
In it Jon plays numerous characters but the primary one is Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone. He is a loner and feels himself an outsider looking in on the community but he discovers during the play that he is not as much an outsider as he thinks. 
When he hears about the passing of a dear friend, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons. The play is at times poignant and tragic but also has a warmth and humour as Jon slips seamlessly in and out of the many uproariously funny characters. 
The people he depicts are surreal and humorous but tinged with tragedy and Jon plays each with his amazing ability of character acting and hilarious humour.

 

Review of 'Crowman' by Colette Sheridan 
Irish Examiner 23 Jun 2018 

Set in a sparsely decorated kitchen, this intimate one-man show starring Jon Kenny (D'Unbelievables) feels like a window into the soul of a lonely bachelor, Dan. A crow-hating man who noisily tries to shoo the blighted birds away, Dan measures out his life by the amount of funerals he has to attend every week. They are social occasions with the added bonus of refreshments. 
Dan, who vacillates between high comedy by mimicking TV celebrity chefs; and pathetic admissions, including attending Mass just to connect with another human by shaking hands, is a master at distraction, But one day, hearing a death announcement on the radio. his world is shattered. 
Kenny is brilliant in the role, conveying the gamut of emotions. Katie Holly's script is strong, conjuring up a life of quiet desperation.


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18
May
2019
Starling Blue

18 May 2019 8:00 pm

Starling Blue
Starling Blue are Hannah O Brien Liebe Kelly Louise Steele and Patrice Doherty. Their unique acapella vocal sound has gained them much attention over the last number of years. Their shows bring you on a rollercoaster of emotions as they harmonise their way through many eras of music. Listeners are treated to stunning solos, rich ingenious harmonies and banter throughout. Earlier this year after releasing their arrangement of Every Breaking Wave Starling Blue have since recorded more arrangements in a live accapella setting and will be releasing shortly. Later this year Starling Blue hope to release their original material while also taking their shows around the country.

Check out their facebook page and instagram account @StarlingBlueMusic 

Tickets €20

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