Monday, November 1, 2010

Upcoming plays in November...

Starting soon:

Dancing at Lughnasa starts tomorrow in the Helix.

Terry Pratchett's 'Wyrd Sisters' from No Drama Theatre, 3rd – 6th November, 7:30PM, Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West. Should be a lot of fun. (As it happens, Pratchett himself will be in Dublin this week.)

Jane Eyre, adapted by Alan Stanford. Previews in the Gate Theatre start on Thursday 4th November, and the play runs until the end of the month. The star attraction here is... Andrea Corr. No, I didn't know she was an actress either.

Project Arts Centre manages to provide a hugely varied range of events. Right now there's No Blacks. No Jews. No Dogs. No Irish. All Welcome. Then there's Happy Days by Beckett, and while I detested Waiting for Godot when I saw it years ago I'm looking forward to the chance to have my mind changed. Previews start on Thursday 4th, and the opening night is Tuesday 9th. And if you don't like Beckett, on 8th November a new play called Big Ole Piece of Cake starts. Go on, Project Arts Centre is lovely.

Smock Alley and Company D have an audacious choice of play starting on Sunday 7th: Oedipus by Seneca. I enjoyed Oedipus Rex in Project Arts Centre earlier this year so I'll be fascinated to see this. Later in the month (29th and 30th) Smock Alley will be showing God's Country, a play about the white-supremacist movement in the US.

On 8th November Reunion starts its world premier in the New Theatre. Personally I like my Nazi-related entertainment to feature lots of explosions and shooting, but maybe I'll give it a go.

The Mundy Scheme by Brian Friel, produced by Tavistock Arts. The CHQ Building, IFSC, Docklands, Dublin 1, Previews Nov 8-9 @ 8pm, Performances Nov 10-20 @ 8pm (Excludes Sundays). Political comedy written Friel decades ago. Will it still ring true in modern Ireland?

It's not strictly theatre, but from 11th November the Gaiety with Opera Ireland will present Tosca. "The opera tells the story of a famous opera singer, a free-thinking painter and a sadistic chief of police, all caught in a net of love, lust and deadly political intrigue." Hmmm. Personally I'd rather watch Glee but perhaps opera is just an acquired taste and I need to keep listening until I like it. ("There are four lights.")

Later in the month the Abbey Theatre will show Whole World Round (from Monday 15th) and Freefall (from Tuesday 23rd).

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