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CLÁR IMEACHTAÍ XXXXday X rd xxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxx Event Guide January xxxxx Show XXpm Tickets xx/ xx ccccccccccccccccc 1 Celebrating Irish Culture through the Arts Home to the National Folk Theatre Box Office After The Show in Siamsa Gift Vouchers Give the gift of live entertainment... Give special moments to your friends, family or business with a Siamsa Tíre Gift Voucher. Treat your friends, family or colleagues to a night at the theatre when you purchase a gift voucher for Siamsa Tíre that can be used to buy tickets for all of our shows. It has never been easier to purchase gift vouchers. Simply call into our Box Office and purchase your voucher or call us on (066) and we will be happy to send you out the gift vouchers for any monetary amount you require. Full Bar Available After the Show If you don t want your night to end right away, you now have an opportunity to have a post theatre drink right here at Siamsa. With our new full bar available after the show, where you can take advantage of special deals, along with our CHOICE OF THE MONTH WHISKEY offers and have somewhere to discuss the spectacle while sipping your drink of choice. And remember you can PRE-ORDER YOUR INTERVAL DRINKS with us, so you can enjoy the interval and save yourself queuing. Just ask one of our Front of House staff on the night and they ll be happy to take your order. 3 Monday 2 nd January Wednesday to 4th January Pantomime Rapunzel Christmas Panto Oliver Hurley Productions Shows 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets 17/ 15 Family of 4: 62 Family of 5: 75 Join Rapunzel and let your hair down! this is a tremendous treat for all the family you won t want to miss! It s gonna be hair-raising, romantic and hip, and bring your shower cap cause you re going to get wet! 4 Friday 3 rd Thursday 26th 28th to January & 4th Comedy January Romeo and Juliet Family/Musical Nobody s Talking To Me Crokey Hill Players Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School Show 8pm Tickets 12/ 10 Matinee: Friday 27th 10.30am 8 Winner of the Bord Gáis, Student Theatre Award for best play in 2016, Mercy Mounthawk is proud to present the classic Shakespearean tale of true love, that of Juliet and her Romeo. Set in the magnificent city of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets are two powerful, feuding families whose only children become the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. Show 8pm Tickets 22/ 20 It s supposed to be a day of special celebration as Mattie and Maggie Conway celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. However, few people know that they haven t spoken a word to each other in ten years and when the local priest decides to surprise them by calling to their house to renew their marriage vows, all hell breaks loose! It s rip-roaring comedy as Tommy Marren brings to life the follow-up play to the hilarious It s The Real McCoy. Set in rural Ireland in 1969 you better prepare yourself for another night of continuous laughter! 5 Family/Children The Quiet Tree Ceol Connected 10am (age 3 4) 12 noon (age 5 6 Tickets 6 Classical A Viennese Strauss Gala World On Stage Friday 10 th The Quiet Tree is an intimate participatory musical performance specifically designed for young children. It tells the story of the creatures of Whistleberry Forest who have discovered a little oak tree growing deep in the woods. However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling, and no animals scurrying around its trunk. This delightful musical takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest where they explore instruments, sing, and dance, and help Oran the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faolán the frog bring the little oak tree to life. A participating adult(s) should accompany children - Maximum of two adults per child Wednesday 8 th Show 8pm Tickets 23/ 21 A very picturesque presentation of romantic nostalgia This magnificent show re-creates the nostalgia and romance of Vienna, introducing the audience to a by-gone age of glamorous soirées and Strauss waltzes and comprises highlights from some of the great operettas of Strauss, Kalman and Lehar, including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more. 6 7 11 th Drama Talking To Strangers Michael Harding Sunday 12 th Music Derek Ryan In Concert Show 8pm Tickets 18/ 16 8 Michael Harding is one of Ireland s most distinctive writers and storytellers and his recent memoirs Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant have touched a chord with audiences throughout the country. Now he returns to Siamsa Tíre with his latest book, Talking to Strangers and to ruminate on his life over the past 18 months, playing the Bull McCabe on stage in Dublin, struggling with self-doubt, faith, and psychotherapy, and the chaos of building an extension to his home near Lough Allen. Show 8pm Tickets 25 Derek Ryan has become one of country music s leading entertainers and makes his highly anticipated visit to Tralee for a performance of his self-penned hits along with a sprinkling of country classics. His shows contain music featured on his studio albums including God s Plan, Life Is A River and Hold on to your Hat will see the first UK & Irish tour for the Entertainer Of The Year since the release of his magnificent seventh and eighth albums simultaneously, Happy Man and This is Me. 9 10 For the Game of Thrones Generation! Schools Hamlet: Prince of Denmark Icarus Theatre Monday Tuesday 13 th & 14 th Monday 13th 7.30pm 18/16 Tuesday 14th 10am ( 14) & 7.30pm ( 18/16) The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father s death with devastating consequences for his family and the Kingdom. A company of seasoned classical actors embrace the brutality of the greatest play ever written. A gripping, ensemble style brings exhilaration and violence to the unforgettable music and delicacy of the words. Blending traditional and physical theatre with a musical score, this muscular production brings vividly to life some of literature s most vibrant language and characters in a way you ve never seen before: bold, exciting, and action-packed. Springtime Friday 17 th & 18 th Churchill Players Drama Group Show 8pm Tickets 17 The group returns under the guidance of the AIMS award-winning Director, Oliver Hurley, and renowned Musical Director, Noelle Barrett. This year s Variety Show will feature something for everyone, with song, dance and lots of comedy. Cast numbers are growing each year, and it s worth remembering that the survival of small organisations such as Churchill Players is in the hands of their dedicated local communities. We are delighted to contribute the net proceeds to this year s nominated charity this year is Kerry Cancer Support Health Link Bus which provides a vital service to the community and them. So book your ticket early to avoid disappointment as we sold out last year! Sunday 19 th Music Eddi Reader Show 8pm Tickets 23/ 21 With a career spanning over three decades, Eddi Reader has developed into one of popular music s most thrilling performers. Thrust into the limelight with Fairground Attraction s No 1 single, Perfect, it was Eddi s subsequent albums that signaled her ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them her own. Eddi Reader is joined by John Douglas (guitar & vocals), Boo Hewerdine (guitar & vocals), Alan Kelly (piano accordion) and Kevin McGuire (double bass & vocals). Eddi s Grandmother was a Tralee native and her Tralee roots are celebrated in songs such as Back The Dogs. 11 12 Drama The Big Fellow Co-Motion Media Wednesday 22 nd Contains strong language and simulated gunfire 13+ Show 8pm Tickets 16/ 14 By Declan Gorman - Based on Frank O Connor s biography of Michael Collins. This original play captures the life and times of the wildest boy of them all, Michael Collins, as he graduates from masterminding the most dare-devil raids, prison breaks and escapades of the War of Independence to commanding the official army of a newly-formed state. Greatness did indeed follow Collins but so too did division, torment and tragedy. The Big Fellow is an imaginative and entertaining piece of non-stop, high-energy theatre, from the action-packed opening to the gripping conclusion. A combination of physical energy and historical passion... totally engaging. - Emer O Kelly, Sunday Independent Script developed with support from The Abbey Theatre literary department, Co-produced with Drogheda Arts Festival 2016, financially supported by Create Louth Music Reeling In The Showband Years Show 8pm Tickets 30/ 28 It s The Biggest Yet! Thursday 23 rd The Ronan Collins Showband Show, a smash hit right around the country, returns to Siamsa Tíre - and we think this could be the VERY BEST line up yet! RTE s Ronan Collins is host, the legendary Red Hurley returns, along with the wonderful Gina from The Champions, Gregory from The Cadets, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg and the Conquerors Showband. Bringing you back in time to a unique and never to be repeated time in Irish entertainment! Ballet Sunday 26 th Born To Dance Kerry School of Music Dance Academy Shows 1pm & 5pm Tickets: 12 Family of 4: 44 Family of 5: 55 Kerry School of Music Dance Academy, founded in 1987, presents its annual showcase featuring students from its dance centres in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Castleisland, Killorglin and Dingle under the direction of Colette Maguire Jensen, Tara Dore and Dr. Trish Melton. 13 Drama The Humours Of Bandon Friday 24 th Photo: George Carter 25 th 14 Fishamble: The New Play Company Show 8pm Tickets 16/ 14 Don t be afraid of that floor, hammer it! On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet 16 year old Annie, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way? The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life. Written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe. Directed by Stefanie Preissner **** terrific one woman show charming and hilarious All round, a champion turn. - The Irish Times WINNER Little Gem Award at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016 Supported by Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors. Classical Music / Children Peter And The Wolf Show 3pm Tickets 6 WhistleBlast Quartet A fabulous interactive concert including Prokofiev s wonderful Peter and the Wolf, performed and narrated by the WhistleBlast Quartet. This is a great introduction to Classical Music with Ireland s leading Quartet for young audiences. Sway and bop along to Tchaikovsky s Sleeping Beauty Waltz, James Bond theme tune and others. The Quartet prides itself on making live music accessible to all through imaginative, energetic and fun filled programmes! WhistleBlast are: Oonagh Keogh(Violin), Ken Edge (Saxophones and Clarinet), Mary Curran (French Horn, and founder of the Quartet) and Conor Linehan (Piano). 15 Opera The Dead Presented by the Performance Corporation and Breda Cashe Productions Show 8pm Tickets 18/ 16 An award-winning drama with music based on James Joyce s best loved short story. 4 th Sunday 5 th Show 8pm Tickets 16/ 14 Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane s eyes, English literature s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Bronte s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman, Jane (and other characters) in this intimate study of love s realities. From the creators of: Austen s Women, Female Gothic, and Christmas Gothic. 16 Following a sold-out run at Dublin s Project Arts Centre, this acclaimed version of The Dead is on national tour. Four singers accompanied by a string quartet conjure all the humour and heartbreak of a family gathering on a snowy night in Dublin. Composer Ellen Cranitch and playwright Tom Swift have created a vivid musical telling of one of the greatest short stories ever written. The Dead is skilfully directed by Jo Mangan, in a beautiful version of Joyce s masterpiece. Starring Clare Barrett, Kate Gilmore, Ruth McGill and Rory Musgrave. appropriately enigmatic and beautiful in equal measure **** The Irish Examiner. NASC Network Supported Tour Drama Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative - Edinburgh Guide ***** Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Dyad Productions 17 Music Lankum Formerly Lynched Dublin Folk Miscreants Thursday 9 th Comedy Foil Arms & Hog 18 Show 8pm Tickets 18/ 15 Re-defining folk music, this Dublin quartet has been drawing critical acclaim and new audiences since their groundbreaking appearance on BBC s influential Later with Jools Holland. Fiddle, concertina, uilleann pipes, guitar and stunning vocal harmonies are the hallmark of Lankum. The release of their debut album Cold Old Fire was hailed by The Guardian as The most exciting album of traditional Irish song in decades. Following a recent sold-out show in Dublin s Vicar Street, Lankum (formerly known as Lynched) pay their first visit to Tralee. Don t miss them! Show 8pm Tickets 18/ 16 Ireland s top comedy trio tour the country this spring following sell out runs at the Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe festivals. With over four million hits on YouTube, five exclusives on American comedy website Funny or Die and an endorsement from Rowan Atkinson, Foil Arms and Hog are one of the country s finest comedy prospects. Their new show is their most critically acclaimed to date, showcasing a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters and unexpected twists. ***** The Examiner Pure Brilliant Tommy Tiernan. I love these guys Des Bishop Friday 10 th 19 WORLD PREMIER Drama The Successful TD By John B Keane City Theatre Dublin 11 th & Sunday 12 th Drama Wednesday 15 th I Hear You And Rejoice Loco & Reckless Productions Show 8pm Tickets 23/ Starring Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy The Successful TD follows the trials, tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of TULL McADOO as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the October Elections. Tull has roped in the help of his faithful Daughter Kate while his wife nurses her various ailments in bed or Lisdoonvarna, but his arch enemy Flannery plans to scupper the election for Tull. This show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start! Based on The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State by John B Keane. Adapted for the stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott. Directed by Michael Scott. This show is the second collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. It was created for the Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity As We Age. Show 8pm Tickets 17/ 15 Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show. Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one. Meet Huby Patterson and Magic Mick as well as Sylvie, Eugene and Tony Cleary - the amazing no instrumental man. You may never look at life in quite the same way again! I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy-filled account of a most unlikely marriage written and performed by Mikel Murfi Schools Ger Carey Live Thursday 16 th Dance Linger Show 8pm Tickets 15/ 13 Ériu Dance Company 18 th 22 Show 11am Tickets 10 Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others. Choreographed by ex-riverdance principal Breandán de Gallaí, Linger is a contemporary Irish dance work involving two male dancers at opposite ends of their dancing careers. Performed by de Gallaí and Nick O Connell this immersive theatrical experience is a powerfully tender and muscular exploration of Irish gay masculinity, and unfolds through a rich tapestry of photography, film, music, and movement. Ériu s work is a 21st century reimagining of Irish dance, exploring the poetic potential of the genre and examining topics rarely dealt with through traditional dance such as identity, sexuality and ageing. ***** Linger is superb: a must-see full-on theatrical show intensely moving technically brilliant breathtaking - The Skinny, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Two quietly epic performances..don t miss it. Emer O Kelly, Sunday Independent A glorious, perfectly-pitched pair of performances ****The Scotsman Musical Evita Light Opera Society Tralee 24 Drama The Quiet Land By Malachy McKenna Patrick Talbot Productions Sunday 19 th Show 8pm Tickets 16/ 14 Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh. Starring Des Keogh and Derry Power Winner of the PJ O Connor Award 2014 Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of a gentler time. But there s nothing gentle about today s conversation. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths. The Quiet Land is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an older generation as it struggles to survive in the rural Ireland of today. Wednesday 22 nd to25 th Shows: 8pm Tickets 19/ 17 Another first for the Light Opera Society of Tralee as it follows it s record breaking Phantom of the Opera with Lloyd s Webber musical portrait of Argentinian first lady and political icon, Eva Peron. Directed jointly by Aidan and Grainne O Carroll with choreography by Katrina Galvin the show charts the rise from the favella to the presidential palace of one of history s most remarkable women. 25 Drama Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer Play on Words Theatre Classical Music Emmanuelle Bertrand & Pascal Amoyel Music Network Tour Show 8pm Tickets 16/ 14 Wednesday 29 th Music Network is delighted to showcase the celebrated French cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand, winner of a prestigious Victoire de la Musique Classique. Acclaimed for her technical prowess, haunting lyricism and exquisite tone, Emmanuelle has performed as a soloist with orchestras across Europe and North America. Voted Solo Instrumental Discovery of the Year in 2005, Pascal Amoyel has established an impressive career both as a soloist and a chamber musician. The duo has performed together for many years, garnering widespread acclaim for the wonderful singing quality of their playing. The programme includes works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Volans, Liszt and Brahms. 26 A gleaming performance from cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand and pianist Pascal Amoyel - The Guardian Show 8pm Tickets 18/ 16 Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton. Crean s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctic, his 36 mile solitary trek to rescue two comrades has been described as the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration. This award winning show has played critically acclaimed performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK. Thursday 30 th a remarkable and uplifting piec
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