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Thursday 23 November 2017

Culture vulture: What not to miss this week

Christina Ricci in 'Z: The Beginning of Everything'.
Christina Ricci in 'Z: The Beginning of Everything'.
Corcadorca Theatre Company present a brand new work by multi-award winning playwright, Enda Walsh. Commissioned to mark the renowned company's 25th anniversary, 'The Same' opens at the old Cork prison, Rathmore Road, on February 13th
Olivia Colman and David Tennant are returning as Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy in Broadchurch (ITV/PA)
Ed Power

Ed Power

Whether you are staying in or going out, we pick the events not to miss this week.

Going out?

The dance-off

Bonobo

After a decade-plus of obscurity, the spotlight is at last on producer and DJ Simon Green. Chronicling the infrequent highs and many lows of life as a touring musician, new album Migration has brought "overnight" acclaim. Live, textured grooves and fragile melodies are bolstered by zinging beats and a determination, on behalf of performer and audience, to live in the moment. Monday, Vicar Street, Dublin

The play

The Same by Enda Walsh

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Corcadorca Theatre Company present a brand new work by multi-award winning playwright, Enda Walsh. Commissioned to mark the renowned company's 25th anniversary, 'The Same' opens at the old Cork prison, Rathmore Road, on February 13th
 

Your last chance to see the new work from David Bowie collaborator Walsh and Corcadorca, with whom he produced his break-out piece Disco Pigs. The venue is a decommissioned prison on Cork's northside, with sisters Catherine and Eileen Walsh playing strangers entangled in one another's lives. Friday and Saturday, Cork Prison, Rathmore Road

The folk show

Julia Jacklin

The Australian singer carries a book of Leonard Cohen lyrics with her and it shows, with her songs mingling wit, wonder and beyond-her-years wisdom. Debut album Don't Let The Kids Win was one of 2016's most accomplished folk LPs - a ragged, sad-eyed mini-masterpiece that encouraged obsessive listening. Saturday, Whelan's, Dublin

Staying in?

The game

Batman: The Telltale Series

On the heels of the hilarious/profound Lego Batman Movie comes a new interactive caper from adventure specialists Telltale. You lead the Dark Knight through a thrillingly noir-ish recreation of Gotham.

Available now on iOS and Android

The box set

Z: The Beginning of Everything

Christina Ricci (above) is at her brittle best as 1920s socialite Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of jazz age laureate F Scott and troubled icon in her own right (bizarre fact: she inspired the princess in the Legend of Zelda video games). With Amazon signing the cheques, the period touches are sumptuous.

Available now on Amazon Video

The TV show

Broadchurch, Season 3

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Olivia Colman and David Tennant are returning as Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy in Broadchurch (ITV/PA)
 

After a muddled second series, can the cult murder romp sign off with a flourish? All will be revealed as David Tennant and Olivia Colman reprise their roles as grumpy detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller.

Monday, 9pm, ITV

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