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Cast members of Little Gem

Cast members of Little Gem

Cast members of Little Gem

The comedy Little Gem is about three generations of women, and party girl Amber has brutal indigestion that sambucas won't shift, while Lorraine is shipped off to see the 'head doctor'. Anita Reeves, Hilda Fay with Kate Gilmore star, at The Pavilion on April 8 and 9, and The Axis on April 10 and 11. www.paviliontheatre.ie


All the fun of Easter at Farmleigh House and Estate in Castleknock - today and tomorrow - includes puppet shows, storytelling for children, music in the bandstand, art workshops for children, and Easter egg hunts. The family fun will run from 10am to 5pm both days. www.farmleigh.ie


Performing Arts, under the direction of Catherine Mahon-Buckley, are staging the epic Les Miserables at the Firkin Crane, Cork City, from Wednesday April 8 to Saturday April 11, 8pm. Starring Thomas Grogan, Keith Hanley, April Kelly, and Julie Twomey, with music composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg. www.firkincrane.ie


Artist Mary Coffey's first solo exhibition, What Lies Within - showcasing her mastery of colour, her love of shapes and texture and providing the viewer with thought-provoking images - runs at Filmbase, Temple Bar, from Wednesday April 8 to Tuesday April 14. www.marycoffey.ie


A mysterious treasure chest has been found in The Ark, Temple Bar! Join artist Bethan Parkes for the Enchanted Treasure Chest Workshops, to discover the secrets of the chest in fun, visual arts-based workshops for children aged 2 to 4, and running until April 25. Other activities in The Ark over Easter include Once Upon A Picture Exhibition. www.ark.ie

Sunday Independent