CLASS, Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, and More This Week at The New Theatre

CLASS, Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, and More This Week at The New Theatre

After a sell-out run in The Civic Theatre, CLASS by Iseult Golden and David Horan opens this week at The New Theatre! With humour and insight, CLASS explores the complications and comedy when three adults find themselves back in class. For booking, please visit www.dublintheatrefestival.com.

CLASS by Iseult Golden & David Horan
Dates: October 3rd - 6th, 10th - 13th, 7.30pm October 7th & 14th, 2.30pm & 7.30pm October 8th, 2.30pm
Tickets: €14 - €20

About the Show:
'Donna always sh*ts a brick - I mean, she gets all nervous - comin' in here. It's like she reverts.'
Brian and Donna's son is nine years old, and he's struggling. That's what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna - recently separated - never liked school, never liked teachers. So are they going to trust this one? And should they?

A parent-teacher meeting goes very, very wrong in CLASS - a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. Created by theatre artists and screenwriting duo, Iseult Golden and David Horan, CLASSexplores the complications and comedy when three adults find themselves back in class.

Supported by Dublin City Council.

Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award.

Cast and Creative Team
Written and Directed by Iseult Golden and David Horan
Cast: Stephen Jones, Sarah Morris and Will O'Connell
Set and Costume Design: Maree Kearns
Lighting Design: Kevin Smith

For details, click here. CLASS, Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, and More This Week at The New Theatre

Dublin Workers Film Festival
Dates: October 20th - 21st, 2017 Tickets: TBC


About the Festival: Celebrating workers and our lives in film
Friday 20th 4.30pm: Shoes (1916, 52 minutes) Directed by Lois Weber
followed by Q & A with Pamela Hutchinson of Silent London
Friday 20th 6pm: October (1927, 144 minutes)
by Sergei Eisenstein
followed by Q & A with Pamela Hutchinson of Silent London Saturday 21st 12pm On the Art of War (2009, 85 minutes)
Directed by Silvia Luzi & Luca Bellino
Italian with English Subtitles
Saturday 21st, 2pm: Still the Enemy Within (112 minutes) Directed by Owen Gower
Followed by Q & A with producers
Saturday 21st, 5pm: L'Histoire du Femme
Directed by Sophie Bissonnette
Saturday 21st, 7pm: Blood Fruit (2014, 80 minutes)
Director Sinead O'Brien
Followed by Q & A with original strikers

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Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son by Donal O'Kelly
Dates: November 1st - 11th, 7.30pm
Previews October 30th & 31st, 7.30pm
Tickets: €16 (€12.50)


About the Show:
It's Dublin in the late 1980s. The IFSC is a newly built jewel. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. He's up to his neck in the kind of deals destined to redefine the word "tribunal". But something's wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. This quest is hampered by eruptions from his deceased father Bat, former Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. Their crazed voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as "one of the strongest dramatic conclusions I've ever seen". An explosive psychological analysis of the generation that led us to Boom and Bust. Written 30 years ago, 'Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son' prophesizes the birth of The Best Little Country in Which to own a Vulture Fund. Bat The Father Rabbit The Son was first presented by Rough Magic for the Dublin Theatre Festival in the Mansion House in 1988. It toured to New York, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Australia and New Zealand, as well as all over Ireland. Reviews: "A prose poem of magical beauties and plunging vulgarities ...friends, it is purely brilliant" New York Post "Magnificent script and performance" The Scotsman "A sustained burst of imagination and invention" Sunday Tribune "A wild slapstick tour de force" New York Times "A powerful and unforgettable show" The News, Adelaide "This is a terrific show - go and help make this man rich and famous" Evening News, Edinburgh


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