*An Easter Service* – a new play re-imagining the Rising in Dundalk
An Táin Arts Centre in association with Upstate Theatre Project, presents a Louth County Council Commission
Using historical testimony, local research and community collaboration and participation An Táin Arts Centre and Upstate Theatre Project have forged a contemporary imagining of the events of 1916. Blending participatory process and personal reflection on local, national and international historical events the performance fashions a unique re-examining of the birth of the nation. Reflecting on the lives of some of those who were players, the performance re-presents the past through contemporary styles and modern innovation.
*Film Club: Macbeth*
Justin Kurzel, UK, 2015, 113 mins, Cert: 15A
Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters. A story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn 11th Century Scotland.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
*Little Shop of Horrors*
Coláiste Rís Secondary School
Nerdy florist Seymour from Skid Row finds his chance for success and romance with a little help from a blood thirsty giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed – “Feed Me!”
Coláiste Rís Secondary School, Dundalk, proudly returns to An Táin Arts Centre for this year’s Transition Year musical. Full of comedy, romance, captivating music and even murder; this rendition is surely to have you entertained and will definitely change your opinion of plants forever!
Produced and directed by Evan Markey and choreographed by Gavin Quigley
*Film Club: Suffragette*
Sarah Gavron, UK, 2015, 106 mins, Cert: 12A
Maud has worked hard and exploitative hours in the same factory job since she was a girl; her only respite is the affection of her husband and their young son. When her deepening friendships with fellow worker Violet and activist Edith Ellyn fuel her sense of injustice, she commits to the suffrage cause. Maud joins at the same time that the movement becomes more radical and violent, spurred on by the rousing leadership of Emmeline Pankhurst and in reaction to the increasingly hostile interventions of the state. In joining the fight for equality, she unites with women who risk their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meryl Streep
Tickets: €5 | Complimentary tea/coffee also served after the movie
S.O.N.G. brings Lionel Bart’s Masterpiece ‘Oliver!’ to an An Táin Arts Centre for four nights. This fantastic production is the first of two musicals S.O.N.G. will present in this their 10th year.
Bringing vividly to life Charles Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever popular story of the boy who asked for more, Lionel Bart’s sensational score includes ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘I’ll Do Anything’, ‘Consider Yourself’, ‘You’ve got to Pick a Pocket’ or ‘Two, Oom Pah Pah’, ‘As Long as He Needs Me’ and many more.
With kind permission of Musicscope.