See What's Happening This Week at The New Theatre

See What's Happening This Week at The New Theatre

This week, the New Theatre welcomes the annual James Connolly Festival back to The New Theatre. This year's festival focuses on the centenary of the October Revolution and features a stellar line-up all week long. With music, theatre, lectures, visual art, poetry, film and debates, there's definitely something for everyone in the programme! See below for further details and full schedule of events.


James Connolly Festival 2017

Dates: May 8th - 14th

Tickets: Ticket prices vary


About the Festival:
The third annual cultural festival with music, theatre, poetry, films, art, debates and lectures.
This year Connolly Books, in association with the New Theatre, brings you the 3rd Annual James Connolly Festival, running 8 - 14 May in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar.Given that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, we felt it would be a fitting tribute to the politics of Connolly to theme this year's festival around the October Revolution, which ushered in a new era of workers' rights and trade union organising all over the world and was celebrated in Ireland at the time by thousands gathered outside Liberty Hall - as well as in other parts of the country.This week-long festival is packed with events such as films, plays, debates, musical and poetry performances - as well as a highlight lecture on the 1917 Russian Revolution by prolific American academic, political writer and social commentator Greg Godels, aka Zoltan Zigedy. ***This will be a political, cultural and social experience like no other, so be sure to book your tickets to avoid disappointment.
Monday 8th May

  • 18:00 Festival opening exhibition
  • 19:30 Play: "Big Jim Larkin in conversation with Ronan Wilmot". €10

Tuesday 9th May

  • 20:00 Film showing "Fanatic Heart " the story so far of Black 47. €5

Wednesday 10th May

  • 19:30 Political Debate. Free
  • 20:00 The Left Hook - performances from Calum Baird and Temper-Mental MissElayneous. Venue: Sin É

Thursday 11th May

  • 19:30 Music night with Mat Callaghan and Yvonne Moore. €10

Friday 12th May

  • 19:30 Play "Inishfallen Fare Thee Well". €10

Saturday 13th May

  • 14:00 Connolly Memorial Lecture - Professor Greg Godels aka: Zoltan Zigedy.
  • 20:00 Music by Rónán O'Snodaigh of Kila. €15


Sunday 14th May

  • 15:00 Wreath laying ceremony. Arbour Hill Cemetary
  • 16:00 The Cobblestone Pub. Music by Ross Breen and friends

For details, click here. See What's Happening This Week at The New Theatre

Young Skins - The Clancy Kid & Bait
By Colin Barrett
Presented by Reality:Check Productions

Dates: May 22nd -June 3rd, 7.30pm

Tickets: €16 (€12.50 concession)


About the Show:
The World Premiere of two stories - The Clancy Kid & Bait, adapted for the stage from the award winning book of collected stories, Young Skins by Colin Barret.

Set in the fictional Co.Mayo town of Glanbeigh, these stories deftly explore the wayward lives and loves of young men in contemporary post-boom Ireland.


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Cyclops Adapted by Peter Reid from James Joyce's Ulysses

Dates: June 5th - 24th, 7.30pm

Tickets: €16 (€12.50 concession)


About the Show:
Set in Barney Kiernan's pub, where a one eyed nationalist "THE CITIZEN" violently defends the superiority of the Celts. Actively encouraged by his increasingly drunk and loquacious companions as they mix gossip, florid and ridiculous tales of Irish history. The unfortunate Bloom enters. Molly's liaison with Blazes Boylan sits heavy on his mind. The pub's patrons dislike Bloom and all are aware of Molly's infidelity. Bloom and The Citizen row about race, nationality while the others snigger about Bloom's inability to satisfy his wife's needs.

A play full of drunkenness, song, history, infidelity and the everlasting question of who belongs where. Using the chapter as a framework to hang the story Bloom's troublesome day, it's a tragi-comic slice of Dublin life that holds more than enough resonances for the Ireland of today.

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