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Upcoming entertainment in the city

YOUNG thespians have the chance to sing like Grease this summer by popping down to the Civic Theatre's Camp Rydell. The camp for six to 18-year-olds, which runs until August 17 in the Tallaght theatre, is ideal for students with an interest in performance and musical theatre. Participants will enjoy a mix of theatre, music and dancing and the young guns will then have a chance to perform their very own production of Rydell – The Musical.

FOLLOWING his sold-out show in March at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Jack Lukeman returns to Dublin in November to play his most ambitious show yet. Performing for one night only on November 2 at Dublin's landmark Convention Centre, Jack and his band will be joined by 100 musicians and the UCD Symphony Orchestra. Tickets cost €35 and are available from Ticketmaster nationwide.

FORMER Father Ted star Ardal O'Hanlon is hot property right now. But before he takes off to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next week, the Monaghan funnyman will headline the Bray Comedy Club. The comedian will bring his antics to the Martello Club in Wicklow at 9pm this Thursday before jetting off to the UK. He will be supported by Sean Nolan, the winner of RTE's New Comedy Awards, and Andrew Stanley will MC.

LAST month it helped to break the world record for the longest line of dancers, and the new season of Riverdance is continuing to pull in the punters. The world famous dance movement is back in the Gaiety Theatre for its tenth summer run and crowds can be seen piling into the city centre venue each night. The two- month run will continue until September 1 and tickets start at €10.

FOR those looking for a laugh on a dull Tuesday night, Wicked Wolf Comedy Nights are proving quite a howl. Taking place at 8.30pm every Tuesday fortnight, six aspiring stars of the stand-up comedy circuit take to the stage, with the occasional surprise guest. The next gig takes place this coming Tuesday, August 13, and tickets for the venue on Main Street, Blackrock, are €5.


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