As November ambles towards its inevitable conclusion, four productions to grace the Dean Crowe Theatre stage are certain to entertain as winter nights descend with a distinct chill in the air!
Joxer Daly Esq. Saturday, November 16, at 8pm
Sean O’Casey’s playful scrounger from the classic, Juno and The Paycock, takes centre stage in this intriguing new play from the pen of Eddie Naughton. With events that were to alter the course of Irish history as a backdrop, Joxer Daly Esq. charts an everyman journey from respectable member of The Foresters Association to a vagabond scraping by with only his wit to use as collateral. From the 1913 Lock Out, to the Rising and the events of O’Casey’s classic 'The Plough and the Stars', to the birth of a new divided Nationalism, in Juno and The Paycock, we see it all through the eyes of a survivor like no other.
Joxer Daly is an ordinary person trying to navigate the difficult waters of what was Dublin in the period leading up to the birth of a Republic. Brilliantly performed by Phelim Drew, Joxer’s love of language, humour, literature and song, together with a drinker’s purple recollection, makes this a performance like no other.
Dirtbirds’ Self Help Tour
Friday, November 22 at 8pm
If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show.
This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of the well-known favourites.
Don’t miss this side-splitting show from the queens of sketch comedy. Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to. They are passionate mothers themselves and have first-hand experience of life’s challenges. Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into very intelligent quips, sketches and stories.
One Night One Moment
Friday, November 29 at 8pm
One Tribe is an inspiring community collaboration programme between the Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre, St. Hilda’s Services and Rehab Care Services, Athlone.
The project is designed to support the ability and creativity of those with a disability. It was piloted in 2017 and developed further in 2018 with the support of Creative Westmeath.
Now in its third year, the participants take workshops in various performance and arts disciplines. The season culminates in a public performance at the Dean Crowe at the end of November. If you saw One Tribe 2017 or One Love in 2018, then get ready for the biggest and best One Tribe production yet - One Night One Moment 2019.
Goldilocks and The Three Bears Singalong
Saturday, November 30 at 2pm
The much-loved fairytale Goldilocks and The Three Bears comes to life on stage in an unforgettable live stage production of song and laughter that children will love. Goldilocks, the Three Bears and Ruff the Dog perform live in this exciting and fun-filled musical production which takes a few twists and turns along the way with other new puppet characters and hopefully a happy ever after.
Kids will learn that music can be found everywhere as they sing and dance to all their favourite songs. Throughout the show there are interactive moments that children and parents alike can enjoy. Watch your kids take part in action songs like 'Head Shoulders Knees and Toes', 'If You’re Happy And You Know It' and ‘Sing a Rainbow’ as well as many other all-time children's favourites. With different adventures from every character, the show will have parents and children alike laughing, playing and singing. Featuring fantastic costumes, an amazing stage set and colourful lighting, it will be an experience for all the family to remember and cherish.