Tuesday 17 July 2018

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Beautiful the Carole King Musical
Beautiful the Carole King Musical
Ed Power

Ed Power

What not to miss this week

Getting Ziggy  with it

Dublin Bowie Festival

The cancellation of Tony Visconti's Holy Holy project was a blow - but even without The Thin White Duke's long-time producer, the third Dublin Bowie Fest has lots to recommend, with ace Bowie covers band Rebel Rebel playing Vicar Street tomorrow, while tonight, I *heart* Bowie , a local collective of Bowie fans, perform at Whelan's.

Running until Wednesday; see dublinbowiefestival.ie

 

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan

The post-Christmas Carole:

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

The acclaimed Broadway chronicling of the music and tumultuous life of Carole King comes to Ireland. The drama of King's rise and fall is compellingly retold by Douglas McGrath, while jukebox hits include '(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman' and 'Take Good Care of My Baby'.

From Tuesday, BGE Theatre, Dublin

 

The fruit and nothing but the fruit

James and the Giant Peach

Dublin's new art-deco Stella Cinema - in a previous life a sticky-floored, old school movie house - begins its post-Christmas season of family screenings with Mary Poppins (tomorrow) and Henry Selick's 1996 stop motion adaptation of James and the Giant Peach (Sunday).

10am, Stella Cinema, Rathmines

 

The podcast

Atlanta Monster

What is it about podcasts and true-crime? The latest potential blockbuster for your earbuds recounts the notorious Atlanta child murders of the late Seventies - a killing spree that will also be explored in season two of David Fincher's Mindhunter.

 

The TV show

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

How will Hollywood respond to the Weinstein scandal? Will anyone pronounce Saoirse Ronan's name properly? Such are the questions sure to be on our lips sitting down to RTE's delayed broadcast of the Golden Globes.

Monday, 9.30pm, RTE Two

 

The box set

The End of the F***ing World

"I'm James, I'm 17 and I'm pretty sure I'm a psychopath." This new Netflix teen dramedy is a jolly romp about a British adolescent who fantasises about murder. Questions of taste aside, can the show succeed on its own terms?

Available on Netflix now

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