Friars Gate

Friars' Gate
Theatre & Arts
Kilmallock. Co. Limerick
Tel 063 98727
Email-friarsgate@eircom.net
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Beyond the Borders
- an exhibition of paintings by Inis Artists will run from 5th – 30th June June.   All are welcome.


Wednesday 27th June @ 8pm
CallBack theatre presents Fred & Alice, written and directed by John Sheehy.  Starring Cora Fenton and Ciaran Birmingham.
 
A blistering head wreck played at a hilarious pace!
It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you really need are 2 tennis rackets, disproportionate reactions to minor accidents, an immature coping strategy and each other.  Fred and Alice first met in the home. It wasn’t really a home but Fred always called it a home because that was where he lived, and if you are not living at home then where are you? It was love at first sight for Alice. Fred didn’t talk to her again for years but then eventually Fred got used to her and it was love at first sight for him too.  From their days in care, to independent living, Fred and Alice negotiate the perils and pitfalls of life and love.  Come see this joyous celebration of individuality.
“Whirling Comedy” - The Irish Times
Tickets €12/€10                                  Friends 2 for 1         

 

Friday 22nd June @ 8pm

Elle Marie O’Dwyer in Concert
Multi award winning traditional singer Elle Marie O' Dwyer will perform traditional ballads and folk songs, accompanied by her three piece band. Elle Marie hails from Freemount, North Cork. Since the release of her first album in 2012, she has graced stages all over Ireland and abroad. She brings a freshness and originality to Ireland's old ballads, while the inclusion of some recently written folk songs add a contemporary flavour to her show.

Tickets €15


What Is On In The Theatre
Friday 11th May @ 8pm  Orlaith Keane in concert
Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May @ 7pm County Limerick Youth Theatre
Wednesday 6th June @ 7.30pm Foróige’s Footsteps Youth Theatre
Friday 22nd June @ 8pm Elle Marie O’Dwyer in Concert
Wednesday 27th June @ 8pm CallBack theatre presents Fred & Alice
Thursday 28th June Limerick City and County Council present Lime Mortar Conference and Workshop
Saturday 7th July @ 8pm Carolyn Walsh in Concert
Wednesday 22nd August @ 8pm Film – Maudie   (Cert 15A)
Monday, October 15th and Wednesday, November 14th Ger Carey LIve - A Comic Journey Inside the Teenage Mind
SONIA

Monday 24th – Saturday 29th September @ 8pm

Previews Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th September

Callback Theatre in association with Friars’ Gate Theatre present SONIA


a new play celebrating one of Cork’s greatest living legends, Olympic and World Champion runner


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Sonia is a play celebrating one of Cork’s greatest living legends, Olympic and World Champion runner, Sonia O’Sullivan.  The play features dramatic visuals and an intense physical performance from Cora Fenton.

A show that relives the heroics and heartache of Sonia O’Sullivan’s sporting career. A woman that captured the spirit of the nation! This is a rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of the highly competitive and unforgiving world of athletics. All Sonia ever wanted was to run the perfect race. How much would you sacrifice to be the best?

WRITTEN BY JOHN SHEEHY WITH CONTRIBUTION FROM SONIA O’SULLIVAN

DIRECTED BY AOIFE SPILLANE-HINKS

STARRING CORA FENTON

Kindly supported by Ballyhoura Development CLG, Cork City Council and Limerick City and County Council

Tickets €20/€18 (Previews €16)

Book Club

Wednesday 26th September @ 7pm - The Trick of Time by Kit de Waal
Wednesday 31st October @ 7pm - From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
Wednesday 28th November @ 7pm - The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney
Wednesday 12th December @ 7pm - Short story ; Guests of the Nation by Frank O’Connor   Available here: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/m/maddendw/the-oxford-book-of-short-stories_29guestsofthenation.pdf
 
Workshops

County Limerick Youth Theatre Dates 2018

Children’s Art Club with Jane Howe commencing Thursday 12th April @ 4pm.  Six Week Course.  


The NYCI toolkit 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work includes Friars' Gate Youth Theatre work as a best practice case study download it here


Community and Educational Outreach Programme in association with Limerick City and County Council and Dormant Account Fund
Actively Retired Drama Programme
Transition Year Drama Studies Programme
National School Drama Awareness Programme
Inclusive Drama Group
Contact Friars’ Gate for details.


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