Friday 18 October 2019

Things to do this week

1. Dirtbirds Self Help Tour comes to Draocht on Saturday night with Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins. If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone.

Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show 'Dirtbirds Self Help Tour'. This rip-roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of the well-known favourites. Don't miss this side-splitting show from the queens of sketch comedy.

2. The Informer comes to Movies@Swords this weekend. Honourably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow's (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He's given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down 'The General.'

3. A production of Disney's The Little Mermaid comes to The Helix on Sunday. This is a magical production from Curtain Call Stage School featuring all of the students from age 4 - 17 years. They will bring the story of Ariel, Flounder and Sebastien to life as we follow Ariel in her quest to become human. This is a colourful family show, full of wonderful song and dance numbers.

4. I See You by Amy De Bhrún - Two Women. One Story. A Century Apart is a new play at Draíocht. Lady Mary Heath: A Limerick-born trailblazer of aviation, lost and forgotten, trapped within the walls of time. Mary: A middle-class Dublin woman, unseen and unheard, trapped in an abusive relationship that has just taken a turn for the worse. This brand-new play by Amy De Bhrún weaves together poetry and an original soundscape by Jack Cawley to shed light on the hidden stories of Lady Mary Heath and her contemporary counterpart Mary - two women, one story, a century apart. A call to arms, I See You explores the dangerous cyclical nature of female oppression and the devastating consequences of allowing countless women's voices to go unheard.

5. Join the good people at the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre in Naul for a regular Sunday Singing Session where it's all about the song. All singers are welcome, especially traditional singers, but they won't turn anyone away! This is an informal session where all participants are encouraged to perform and share songs in a relaxed environment. If you prefer to just listen, come along and enjoy some refreshments from The Cottage Café.

6. Cinema comes to Draíocht on Wednesday in the shape of the Roddy Doyle penned story 'Rosie'. From the pen of Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach (Viva), Rosie is the story of a family without a home. Rosie (Sarah Greene) a mother of four, alongside her partner John Paul, do everything in their power to protect their children and maintain their dignity as the Irish housing crisis threatens their family's safety and unity. With grace and tenderness, Rosie balances the care of her four children alongside the increasingly futile and frustrating search for a new home.

Fingal Independent