Event Guide 27th Feb – 4th March

Wednesday 28th

(Screening) Met Opera: La Bohéme – Whale Theatre, Greystones – 7pm

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of
young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet
Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Tickets €25 or €13. For booking https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873583476/events/128108905

Thursday 1st March

Photo credit: Johan Persson

(Screening) Hamlet by National Theatre UK – Whale Theatre, Greystones – 7pm

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to theatres.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Tickets €18 or €9 for kids. For booking: https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873584506

Friday 2nd

Exhibition on Screen: Cézanne Portraits of a Life – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray – 8pm

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne.

Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.

Tickets €8:50 or €7 concession. For Booking: http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/exhibition-on-screen-cezanne-portraits-of-a-life-cert-club

Saturday 3rd

Irish Language Coffee Morning – The Mystic Celt, Wicklow Golf Club, Wicklow Town – 11am – 12.30pm

Fáilte roimh cách/Everyone welcome Maidin Caifé as Gaeilge.

The Comedy Improv Show – Whale Theatre, Greystones – 8pm

For buddies Joe Rooney (Father Ted, Killinaskully), Sharon Mannion (Bridget & Eamon) and Danny Kehoe (Moone Boy, Red Rock) making each other laugh has always been easy.

It is for this reason that they decided to team up and head to the whale theatre, to share their incredible skills for spontaneous silliness with Greystones and the world.

These three know funny, and how to get there so come tell them where to go — within reason. That’s the beautiful thing about improv; you never know where you might end up. Or how the hell you are going to get there.

So, if you’re in the mood for some off-the-cuff laughs, head on down to the Whale Theatre in Greystones for — ahem —a Whale of laughs.

Tickets €15 or €12 concessions. For booking: https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873584616

Sunday 4th

(Screening) Bolshoi Ballet: Flames of Paris – Whale Theatre, Greystones – 3pm

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way… Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris.

With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage

Tickets €20 or €17.50 concessions. For booking: https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873583486


Bagatelle: 40th Anniversary – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray – 8pm

They’ve inspired U2 and shared the stage with Bob Marley. After humble beginning in a small bar in Bray, veteran Irish rockers Bagatelle are preparing to celebrate 40 years on the road.

Over the years, the band has had various changes of members, but currently it has four main performers – Ken Doyle, Liam Reilly, Seanie Devitt and Kurt Schefter.

The group is dominated by the superb piano playing and songwriting ability of front man Reilly, who penned many of their top selling singles Summer In Dublin, Second Violin, Leeson Street Lady and the multi-platinum Streets of New York, plus many, many more. Come and see what has kept Bagatelle at the fore front of the Irish music industry for the last 40 years.

Tickets €29 or €27 concessions. For booking: http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/bagatelle-40th-anniversary

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