Treading the boards at The Linenhall this November

Aonghus Óg McAnally as Dan Coyle Jr in Fight Night.

Aonghus Óg McAnally as Dan Coyle Jr in Fight Night.

Theatre lovers and those fond of dramatic entertainment should be prepared for some world-class theatre this month, as the Linenhall Arts Centre hosts several award-winning shows for your enjoyment.

Iron Annie Cabaret brings something a little different to audiences as a celebration of music, theatre, and literature is combined into a one-off experience for music fans, book lovers and theatre-goers.

Based on Luke Cassidy's debut novel, Iron Annie, the book was described on its release as ‘probably the most ambitious and well-written debut this year’ by the Irish Independent.

It tells the story of Aoife, and her doomed relationship with the beautiful but capricious Annie and is set against the backdrop of a larger-than-life criminal underworld where their adventures take them on a whirlwind road trip across the Irish Sea. Arriving at the Linenhall on Wednesday, November 17, it features performances by Eleanor McLoughlin as Aoife, alongside musical accompaniments from folk duo The Dandelion Few and newly-formed rock band, The Pickled Onions.

Aonghus Og McAnally returns to Castlebar on Thursday, November 18, with his multi-award winning solo show Fight Night by Gavin Kostick, as part of a tenth anniversary nationwide tour.

A gripping journey charting the comeback of a failed amateur boxer, whose competitive fire is reignited by the birth of his own son, here he takes the first tentative steps on his road to redemption.

Winner of both the Bewley’s Little Gem Award and Best Actor at Dublin Fringe, and nominated Best New Play at The Irish Times Theatre Awards, this fast-paced and engaging solo performance combines intense physicality with a classic Dublin wit, in a storytelling experience that will leave audiences both exhausted and exhilarated.

The final theatre performance of 2021 is Eden on Wednesday, November 24: A powerful story of an ordinary relationship on an extraordinary weekend, it examines the story of Billy and Breda who are approaching their 10th wedding anniversary.

Breda is determined that this will be the weekend that saves their marriage, but Billy is more concerned with Imelda, the beautiful young woman he has his eye on. From the writer of hit RTE drama Pure Mule, Eden is a story of stale love and fresh lust in the Irish midlands. Directed by Andrew Flynn, the production has been described as unflinching as it ‘exposes the power of story to convince and corrupt, and the discrepancy between appearance and reality’.

The Linenhall Film Club also has plenty on offer in the lead-up to the Christmas season and comedian Danny O’Brien will be tickling those funny bones on Friday, November 12.

For full details on the Linenhall’s autumn programme please see www.thelinenhall.com or email Director, Bernadette Greenan on [email protected].

 

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