Online Film Screening
 

Film - Luxor 
 

New - Online Film Screening - Luxor - Thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA and Modern Films we are delighted to be able to bring you the acclaimed film Luxor digitally. We cannot welcome you to Friars' Gate at the moment so why don't enjoy a film at home while supporting Friars' Gate in the process.

If you rent this film directly through the link below, you will get the opportunity to support Friars' Gate, we will receive 50% of the rental fee and you will be directly supporting our future film programme. To do so please put the code - Friars' Gate - in the 'discount code' box during the purchase process. This does not apply a discount but simply links the purchase to Friars’ Gate. Your support is greatly appreciated.  

Rentals are valid for 48 hours from time of purchase.

Film Booking Link: https://greatmodernthings.com/item/luxor-at-access-cinema

Fee €4.99

Synopsis:

Luxor

Directed by Zeina Durra / English/Arabic | Drama | 85 min

Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh

When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan, a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.

Online Cinema Screening

Film - Falling (15)

Thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA and Modern Films we are delighted to be able to bring you the acclaimed film Falling digitally.  We cannot welcome you to Friars' Gate at the moment so why don't enjoy a film at home while supporting Friars' Gate in the process.

If you rent this film directly through the link below, you will get the opportunity to support Friars' Gate, we will receive 50% of the rental fee and you will be directly supporting our future film programme.   To do so please put the code Friars' Gate in the 'discount code' box during the purchase process. We hugely appreciate your support.

Rentals are valid for 48 hours from time of purchase.

Film Booking Link: https://greatmodernthings.com/item/falling-at-access-cinema

Fee €4.99

Synopsis:

John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John's father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.

  

Friday 25th September @ 7pm
Bewley's Cafe Theatre and The Wilde Garden Adventure present The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

   

Performed by Michael James Ford
Music arranged and performed by Philip Dodd               Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh            Designed by Jack Kirwan

Michael James Ford’s acclaimed performance of The Happy Prince has played several sell-out runs in Bewley’s Café Theatre and has travelled widely throughout Ireland. It has  also toured to France, Finland, Egypt and the USA.

This masterful piece of storytelling is accompanied by a haunting new score performed by violinist, Philip Dodd.

The Happy Prince is perhaps the best loved and most enduringly popular of all Oscar Wilde’s stories. It is the bittersweet tale of a gregarious swallow who befriends a melancholy statue while en route to Egypt. The bird helps the Prince to alleviate the suffering of his poor citizens and in doing so learns profound truths about the nature of love and suffering.

The show is paired with a new production of The Selfish Giant, Wilde’s delightful exploration of selfishness, love and redemption.  It co-stars the well-known actress Bairbre Ni Chaoimh along with three enchanting puppet children.

…bittersweet and delightfully witty…Michael James Ford has an enchanting style of storytelling that leaves the audience hanging on his every word. Sunday Tribune

...a virtuoso performance...hugely appealing... a tonic for our times..

Irish Independent, 2020

…Michael James Ford is mesmerising as he carries us through Wilde’s perfect mixture of magic, exoticism, mundane reality and insensitive, shortsighted pragmatism and vanity. Irish Examiner
 

Tickets €15                Running Time - 1 hour

Postponed
Bewley's Cafe Theatre present The First Pegeen by George O'Brien

She was a stage-struck nineteen-year old, he was a director of the Abbey Theatre approaching middle age. She was a caution, he was just cautious. She was a city girl, he liked country roads best. Theirs was an unlikely love from the start. And yet this cockeyed Romeo and Juliet were so enraptured by each other that the affair, between JM Synge and Molly Allgood, remains one of Irish theatre's most endearing and enduring stories. She made her name as the first Pegeen Mike in The Playboy of the Western World. And her performance and his script made that play – as notorious as the two of them were, in its day – one of the Abbey's most lasting contributions to world theatre. But only Molly lived to tell the tale. For, prematurely, death did them part.

The First Pegeen is a portrait of Molly on the day of her beloved's funeral, as she walks distractedly around Dublin without direction and without relief, her mind a mix of memory and desire, the footsteps echoing the harsh clash of past against present, trying – and eventually succeeding – to find in herself how best life and love might be reclaimed even as she is riven by the pain of loss.

“A beautifully written piece: O'Brien's writing and Aisling O'Mara's interpretation give Molly layers of pain and sweetness under Michael James Ford's thoughtful direction” – Sunday Independent

Tickets €15

Postponed
The Cure Whore written and performed by Eve O'Mahony
The Life and times of Peg Plunkett

 

"I shall leave nothing behind but traces of my own infamy"

Friar's Gate is pleased to welcome back Tipperary born writer/ actress Eve O'Mahony with her second one-woman show ‘The Cute Whore’. Based on ‘The Memoirs of Mrs.Leeson’, one of the earliest salacious "tell-all's", an old and repentant madam, seeking absolution, reflects on her life and loves and how it all came to pass. ‘The Cute Whore’ shines a light on Georgian Ireland, folklore and political politics of the era. It tells the story of yet another extraordinary Irish woman; Peg Plunkett- brothel-keeper, courtesan, mistress, writer, gossip-columnist and penitent.
Tickets €15

Postponed
Film - Little Women  (PG   2019     135 mins     USA)
  

Thursday 22nd October @ 8pm
Film – Little Women   2019  PG   135 mins     USA   

Director: Greta Gerwig

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh

Writer-director Greta Gerwig presents this new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about four sisters growing up at the end of the American Civil War.  As the March sisters struggle to live their lives on their own terms, they all face various challenges.  Gerwig’s joyful retelling, which features a stellar cast, is bound to become a firm family favourite.  Presented in association with Access Cinema.  

“★★★★★… rich, warm, bustlingly populated and passionately devoted … This is such a beguiling, generous film from Gerwig. There is a lot of love in it.”     - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Tickets €8

Coming Soon
Crave Productions and Bewley's Cafe Theatre present Twenty Minute to Nowhere by Chris Kelly

“For a moment, that bar seemed like the centre of the universe.   And I was a part of it.”

His family obligations have kept him on their farm in rural Kerry for his whole life. Now in his mid thirties, he begins to long for the companionship that so many take for granted. In Twenty Minutes From Nowhere, his sheltered formative years give way to the palpable excitement of his first explorations of love. This is a play about place, loss, loneliness, and courage to be vulnerable.

Performed by Eoin O'Sullivan

Running Time: 45 minutes

Writer/co-director: Christopher Kelly
Producer/co-director: Martha Fitzgerald

Further Information:
This piece was originally programmed to be performed in The Teachers’ Club in May 2020. Chris Kelly (Opera Collective Ireland, Little Shadow Theatre Company, North Dublin Opera) and Martha Fitzgerald (Fizz & Chips Theatre, BBC Script Room: Comedy Shortlisted Writer, Fishamble) have been collaborating since they met in the UCD/GSA Theatre Practice MA in 2018.

Coming Soon
The Drifters

This fabulous vocal group relives  the magic of that splendid era breathing new life into those fabulous songs such 'Saturday Night at
the  Movies'-Under the Boardwalk-Save the last dance-My Girl etc etc.  The lineup includes the legendary Richie Sampson who was frontman for the fantastic British band, The Foundations. The vocal group is completed by Paul Anthony, Roy Bailey and Victor
Alexander all renowned vocalists in their own right.  This  Drifters Tribute Band  performances have been recognised world
wide. 

'Their performance and star quality is the nearest to the real thing that I have seen'.. Alan Warner, Chairman of Agency's Association'

'These guys are truly remarkable.....simply outstanding.....Joe Loughnane MBE

'National Tribune Awards 2017..'the Music lives on' .....Daily Express
Tickets €25

Postponed
Eddie Lenihan – Storyteller - Tales of Magic, Myth and Mystery for Old and Young

Haunted places, fairy paths, holy wells: Eddie's researches into them all is ongoing. In fact, whatever involves walking the landscape, talking to old people, hopefully glimpsing the Otherworld, interests him. This is reflected in his books ´Meeting the Other Crowd´, an anthology of testimonies from believers in the fairy faith, and ´In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway´, which is a walk down the track-bed of the most famous of all of the Irish narrow-gauge lines, which closed in 1961.  Irish fairy stories, naturally, form a prominent part of his huge repertoire, but there are historical tales, too, stories of notable persons (women especially, including the banshee), devil stories, accounts of saints (St. Patrick prominent among them, naturally), of monsters, ogres, giants, ghosts and much, much more.

Ticket €7                Suitable for ages 9+

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