GREAT SHOWS RUNNING NOW!
Now Running at the Gaiety Theatre.
From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll.
PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.
Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the 90’s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. Like the original television series, Friends! The Musical Parody follows the lives of six wacky 20-somethings and goes back in time to celebrate and poke fun at some of their most iconic moments as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.
Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi-award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa. Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!
Direct from London and featuring many of the original West End cast, this ‘exhilarating extravaganza’ (Whatsonstage) is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.
The Brilliant Original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera is embarking on a major UK and Ireland tour. Now in its 33rd phenomenal year in the West End, The Phantom of The Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history.
Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl ends up falling head over her flat-shoes for the Captain of the Dublin football team - Gino Wildes. Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker?
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
Cheer-royalty and newly crowned Squad Captain, Campbell, should be embarking on her most cheertastic senior year at Truman High School. But when she’s forced to move to the neighbouring hard-knock Jackson High, Campbell fears her life is over. But an unlikely friendship catapults Campbell back into contention with a powerhouse squad and the fire to achieve the impossible.
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Following two smash-hit West End seasons and a WhatsOnStage award for BEST NEW MUSICAL, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the black comedy rock musical based on the eponymous 1988 film, comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Westerberg High’s Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers and her dreams of popularity may finally come true, mysterious teen rebel JD teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody.
Fiery food critic Julianne Potter has always turned her nose up at romance. It’s the reason she broke up with her sweetheart Michael O’Neal. When she hears he’s about to be married, she vows to win him back for good, but with perfect Kimmy in the way, it’s not as easy as she first thought. Can she derail her best friend’s wedding in time and keep Michael all for herself?
Musical, comedic, uplifting, and all-too-real. TINDER tells the tale of three inseparable pals having the time of their fecking lives every time they get together. This show features your favourite tunes and a cleverly assembled multimedia backdrop. Watch the girls share the usual sex stories, family dramas, and revelations from their school days as they navigate their Tinder life.
On a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, someone killed Mad Padraic’s cat. He'll want to know who did it when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland. He loves his cat more than life itself, and someone is going to pay. Set in the 1990s, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a clever satire on terrorism, the beautification of violence in contemporary culture and a hilarious farce in true McDonagh fashion.
The play is set on a stormy St. Stephen’s night as people gather to celebrate the 60th birthday party of the The Horse Munley. As the storm worsens and people head home, a knock to the door brings the night’s entertainment to a new level. As the play unfolds so too does personal secrets, the music and the craic.
This an epic tale, both wildly funny and humorously tragic, of three generations of a family inspired by love but shattered by inescapable reality. The Mai is a formidable forty-year-old woman and teacher, whose husband Robert, a musician, has always felt stifled by her ideals of perfection. The play opens in her home in the midlands, on the banks of the legendary Owl Lake, on the day of Robert’s return after an absence of four years.
Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest-running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The Mousetrap runs from March 30th to April 4th 2020 at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.
The play centres around three characters – namely Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill and Mary O’Brien. The three Mary’s have lived in this nursing home for over ten years and have become great friends. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they are being moved to three separate nursing homes and the play is set around their last few hours together.
Maeve is one of those rare writers – like Dickens, Wilde, Behan, whose work springs from larger – than –life personalities. In Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy offers us some of her most loved literary characters, none more so than Benny, in this coming of age story.
The National Theatre's Landmark Production. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Winner of 19 Major Awards.
It's 1985 and Mary and Majella are getting ready for the social occasion of the year—their First Holy Communion. Sworn enemies since baby infants, things have gone from bad to worse since Mary’s daddy moved in with Majella’s mammy. A hilariously heartwarming story of confusion, Communion and confessional boxes for the whole family.
The hilarious and poignant Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. This summer the conversation will take place at the Olympia Theatre stage. Settle down and listen in as two men meet for a pint, chew the fat and set the world to rights.
Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist is unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by award-winning film and theatre Director Sean Mathias (Bent, No Man’s Land).
Opera’s great, independent, sexual woman, the gypsy Carmen. Her friends and enemies from a cigarette factory. Her lovers, high and low. A naive corporal and the good girl from home. A handsome bullfighter. Smugglers. Jealousy, and a fatal struggle. Carmen, the most popular French opera, with some of the most alluring arias ever, has it all.
People trafficking across the seas is nothing new. And sex has long been part of its matrix. Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio also deals with conflicts between nationalities and cultures with the lightest and most sophisticated of touches. The exotically colourful score includes some of his most brilliant, extreme and virtuosic arias.
LA TRAVIATA (‘The Fallen Woman’) takes place in Paris around the year 1850 and is the tragic story of a well-known beauty and courtesan, Violetta. After a full life of parties and many lovers, she eventually finds true love. Unfortunately, by this time she has contracted consumption (TB) and is slowly becoming weaker and more ill. Her new love, Alfredo, is devoted to her and they enjoy a blissful life together for a short while before encountering many obstacles to their relationship, and she eventually dies of her illness.
The Glamonatrix burlesque revue takes audiences on a stunning visual journey with one show-stopping performance after another. The uber-glamorous variety show presents extravagant new production numbers from Dita and the cast, with costumes created by famed corset maker Mister Pearl, British designer Jenny Packham, French couturier Alexis Mabille, burlesque icon Catherine D’Lish, Brooke Brothers and more.
An experiment gone wrong has sent Michelle Visage spiraling through time with no way of returning home. Join Asia O'Hara, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Shea Couleé, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly and the soon to be announced winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK as they journey through iconic periods of time in the hopes they will find their way back to present day. Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.
"Smoke & Mirrors,” Sasha Velour's first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself.
Riverdance, the original stage spectacular is celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. First performed as an interval act for the 1994 Eurovision song contest, Riverdance was developed into a stage show and became a global phenomenon, touring for over two decades and performing live to an audience of over 25 million.
Victor Smirnov-Golovanov’s original interpretation of The Nutcracker has an innovative freshness. The timeless story of Clara, who is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince, is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and offers an unmissable treat for the whole family. This enchanting tale is an eternal seasonal favourite and the perfect introduction to Russian classical ballet.
Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who turned into a swan by day by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls madly in love with her. But will he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell..?
Arena audiences can expect to enjoy an unmissable evening of dance entertainment filled with colour, excitement and humour. Showcasing all the amazing choreography and live music that Strictly is known for, audiences will experience a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave them reeling and roaring for more.
Swan Lake is a signature piece of Moscow City Ballet’s repertoire. The choreography, interpretation and stand-out virtuoso performances win consistently rave reviews. The epic story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette, Queen of the Swans, is magnificently brought to life in all its original splendour by Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly familiar score.
Expect every style of ballroom and Latin dance from Brendan Cole and his championship dancers, performed to the music and songs of the greatest legends and contemporary artists. A live band and local choir add the wow factor to this thrilling extravaganza, brought to you by the ultimate Show Man.
Aladdin is a brand new traditional pantomime extravaganza coming to the Broadway Theatre, Catford! Fly on a magic carpet this Christmas to the enchanting world of Peking where an adventure will unfold. Meet our brave Aladdin, our rebellious princess, our larger than life Widow Twankey and be part of Wishee-Washee’s gang, will these friends foil the Evil Abanazar’s plan?
Enjoy daredevil performances by acrobats, jugglers, trapeze and high wire performers, contortionists and more. Plus, Circus 1903 includes incredible puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, who put remarkably created elephants back in the ring as you've never imagined.
With a glittering Celebrity line-up, traditional Panto values and the funniest script in the country, this year will be as star studded and surprising as ever. Cinderella –The Story of Cinders & Her Fella - is the most entertaining, magical and funniest family Panto you are ever likely to see!
This Christmas you shall go to the ball with the spectacular rags to riches family pantomime Cinderella at the INEC Killarney. Prepare to boo, hiss and cheer – oh yes you will! – in this perfect festive treat for all the family. Can a pair of shoes really change your life? Dreams really do come true for Cinderella at the INEC Killarney.
Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn't have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don't go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries find what money can't buy!
This one of a kind arena show blends circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a whimsical frozen playground where ice skating of all kinds mingles with acrobatics and aerial feats. CRYSTAL will perform at The SSE Arena, Belfast from 25th March for six performances only.
Get ready for a road-trip full of adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!
One of Cirque du Soleil’s most enchanting arena productions, Corteo, is heading to the UK for the very first time in 2020.
The word "Corteo" means cortege in Italian. A joyous procession, it's a festive parade imagined by a clown. The Cirque du Soleil show merges the passion of the actor with the grace of the acrobat, plunging audiences into a theatrical world of comedy, fun and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
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