THE FIELD, LEAMY'S STORY

30 Jun 2009 - 04 Jul 2009

€12

“This was our summer, the summer that changed everything.”A story about growing up in the 90’s in small town Ireland. The Field, Leamy’s Story follows a group of young friends and tells the tale of teenage life, love and relationships…

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THIS IS OUR YOUTH

27 Jun 2009 - 27 Jun 2009

€20

Dennis – the son of a famous painter and a social activist mother– is a small-time drug dealer and a total mess. His heroworshipping, indifferently adjusted friend Warren has stolen $15,000 from his father, an abusive lingerie tycoon with criminal…

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QUEER NOTIONS

27 Jun 2009 - 27 Jun 2009

€22

Plays. Art. Music. Lecture. Drag. Film. Politics.   wSLVzo0ycgM THISISPOPBABY and Calipo Theatre Company present a celebration of queer performance and ideas from Ireland and beyond, as part of the 2009 Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival. This year’s programme includes: Playwright…

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ALL OVER TOWN

27 Jun 2009 - 27 Jun 2009

€18

An all new production of All Over Town by the Abbey's new Writer in Association, Phillip McMahon and an incredible theatre team to completely rework this 2007 Fringe Festival hit If you think you know this play, think again -…

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A LIBERATING PARTY

27 Jun 2009 - 27 Jun 2009

€24

Charting the emergence of LGBT Pride in Ireland since the early 1970s, writer and archivist Tonie Walsh curates an evocative exhibition of materials drawn from the collections of the Irish Queer Archive/Cartlann Aerach na hÉireann at the National Library of…

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BEFORE STONEWALL

27 Jun 2009 - 27 Jun 2009

€8

Before Stonewall, a landmark in queer history on film, charts the modern gay liberation movement from the 1920s onwards. An extraordinary work of archival research incorporating rare footage and a dazzling line up of interviewees presented on the eve of…

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DANCING AT THE CROSSROADS: GLAMOUR ROOTED IN DESPAIR

26 Jun 2009 - 26 Jun 2009

€12

From her humble 1987 beginnings in a night club on Dame Lane in a dark Dublin back-alley on April Fool’s Day, to her current incarnation as a voluptuous, rowdy spectacle, bursting at the seams at the Olympia Theatre on St…

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THIS IS MY FUCKING TRUTH

26 Jun 2009 - 26 Jun 2009

€17

David Hoyle is a phenomenon on the gay London underground scene. In the late 90s, the Divine David took the queer performance scene by storm with a series of notorious shows. Part “end of the pier” song and dance showman,…

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VICTOR AND GORD

25 Jun 2009 - 25 Jun 2009

€14

Meet Victor and Gord, real life friends with nothing in common but each other.Meet Ali and Michael. Real life brother and sister. Confidantes. Best Mates.How do you tell your oldest friend it's not you, it's me? Which comes first, friendship…

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SOCIAL WORK

25 Jun 2009 - 25 Jun 2009

€17

Bourgeois and Maurice, the darlings of London's neo-cabaret scene bring their sell-out show to Dublin for one night only. With bitingly witty original songs and a truly astonishing collection of outfits, Social Work is a whistle-stop tour through the peculiarities…

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A WOMAN IN PROGRESS

24 Jun 2009 - 24 Jun 2009

€15

Following her slash hit sell out shows In These Shoes? and All Dolled Up, Panti returns with this exclusive peek at her new project. Presented as a work in progress, this one night only performance is not to be missed.…

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THE FIRE ROOM & WHEN THE HUNTER RETURNS

20 Jun 2009 - 20 Jun 2009

€15

Two new one act plays presented by the graduating class of the Gaiety School of Acting.THE FIRE ROOMTen strangers. Ten lives. Ten choices.On a burning hot night in a run-down backpackers hostel, ten strangers must face the biggest test of…

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DUBLIN WRITERS FESTIVAL

Special Event/ 19 Jun 2009 - 01 Oct 2009

€8

This year more than 40 poets and writers will participate in four days of readings, discussions and a symposium in a programme, which has a strong Irish representation, including many young up-and-coming writers. International interest will include the winners of…

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I PRETEND

Theatre/ 15 Jun 2009 - 12 Sep 2009

€12

Directed by Patricia McMenamin A story of a family in crisis over sexuality, relationships and loss. Over a traumatic weekend, old hurts and secrets are revealed in a funny, touching and dramatic way. Three performances only Bang Out Of Order…

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DUBLIN WRITERS FESTIVAL 2009

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€8

The Dublin Writers Festival is Ireland's premier literary event celebrating the very best of Irish and International writers. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for audiences to experience high quality live literature through readings, discussions, talks and multimedia events with…

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2009 DUBLIN WRITERS FESTIVAL

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€8

The Dublin Writers Festival is Ireland's premier literary event celebrating the very best of Irish and International writers. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for audiences to experience high quality live literature through readings, discussions, talks and multimedia events with…

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JULIA O’FAOLAIN, CHRISTINE DWYER HICKEY & CLAIRE KILROY

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€10

'The notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.' Angela CarterIs, as Carter implies, the whole concept of a ‘women's writing’ so much sophistry? Or is there a shared female experience explored and expressed in literature…

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WILLIAM FIENNES

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€10

William Fiennes in conversation with Niall MacMonagle. All families face trials and tribulations. But how can you be prepared for events beyond your field of vision? And when crisis looms, can you be confident that you have steered the right…

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M.J. HYLAND & STEVE TOLTZ

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€12

What happens when a man comes face-to-face with his own inevitable shortcomings?  Two novels by two Booker-nominated authors explore the fallout from failed ambition.M.J. Hyland’s multi-prize-winning second novel Carry Me Down was a runaway success, with its pitch perfect dissection…

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PAULA MEEHAN & LEANNE O’SULLIVAN

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€10

Poetry and place are intrinsically linked. At its most resonant, a poem reveals the landscape anew – physical, mental, mythological – and Paula Meehan and Leanne O'Sullivan each evoke a unique and highly distinctive sense of place.Paula Meehan's new collection…

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