Theatre and film take centre stage at The Linenhall

Linenhall Arts Centre Film Club. Photo: Alison Laredo.

Linenhall Arts Centre Film Club. Photo: Alison Laredo.

On February 9, the Linenhall is proud to present the world premiere of Twilight, written by the esteemed John McDwyer in association with Beezneez theatre company. After thirty-five years, two friends reunite for coffee as the reason for their estrangement is gradually revealed in an amalgamation of McDwyer’s signature humour, and contemplative food-for-thought style.

Starring two of Ireland’s leading theatrical legends, John McDwyer (Educating Rita ) and Tom Walsh (The Communication Cord ), Twilight is an experience that will make audiences laugh and reflect.

The Linenhall’s longstanding fortnightly Film Club, held every second Tuesday at 8pm, returns on February 8, following a brief hiatus in programming due to Covid-19 restrictions. The first instalment of 2022 is Riders of Justice, starring Mads Mikkelsen as a bereaved husband who suspects his wife was murdered and is on a mission to hunt down those responsible.

Film Club is also hosting two new earlier screenings, designed for younger audiences, which showcase European language, curriculum friendly offerings. Suitable for secondary school students, bookings can be secured by emailing [email protected].

Gagarine is the beautiful tale of community and friendship in a housing project on the outskirts of Paris. When Yuri and his friends realise their building is set to be demolished they embark on a scheme to build their own spaceship. Reality and imagination merge in the Parisian suburbs. This film is ideal for secondary school students studying French.

Nachtwald is the story of Paul and his best friend Max. A year after Paul’s father goes missing during a search for a legendary cave, Paul and Max set off on a search in an attempt to uncover what actually happened to Paul’s father. A summer adventure which is ultimately about friendship, freedom and imagination, this is a German film aimed at secondary school students.

A cinematic focus continues at the Linenhall this month with the inaugural Mayo International Film Festival (MIFF ) which takes place from February 25 to 27. MIFF features eight individual programmes, encompassing 73 short films, documentaries and animations from Ireland and around the world, including nine world premieres and 12 Irish premieres.

Other upcoming events include the next artistic gathering for Creative Coffee, with guest speaker Patrick Dexter, the globally renowned cellist, on February 21, and Wire, Strings and Other Things, a special music performance that encourages you to always be curious, for children aged 6+ on February 22. For more information on what's on at the Linenhall please visit


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