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Revamp for the Phantom at UCD

One of the world's most famous musicals is getting a revamp – this time on the student stage. The Phantom Of The Opera is coming back to Dublin in the latest UCD Community Musical production.

The university's O'Reilly Hall will be transformed into a theatre for the production, which will run from today until Saturday. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are €20/€15 for adults/students. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday at 1pm and tickets for it are €15/€10. Tickets can be reserved by emailing ucdphantomboxoffice@gmail.com, or purchased at ticket stands on campus or from the door on the nights of the shows.

• The man responsible for Father Ted will bring his latest work to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre next Tuesday, February 26. Graham Linehan's adaption of The Ladykillers will reach Dublin after running in the Opera House, Belfast.

The production was recently nominated for five awards at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Direction, Best Set Design, Best Sound Design and Best Actress in a Play for Marcia Warren.

The Ladykillers will run at the Dublin based theatre until March 2 and tickets are €20.

• Platinum-selling rapper Example, inset, arrives in Dublin this week for a major headline show at the O2 on Thursday.

Since the release of his third album, Playing In The Shadows, which topped the charts in 2011, he has produced two number one singles, Changed The Way You Kiss Me and Stay Awake. He will be joined by special guest, British dubstep producer Benga, and tickets are €35.

• JAZZ pianist Keith Jarrett will perform in Ireland for the first time in 30 years this Thursday. The American pianist will perform one of his rare solo concerts at a sold-out gig in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Jarrett has come to be recognised as one of the most creative musicians and is held in high esteem as a jazz pianist, classical keyboardist and composer. He has written hundreds of pieces for his various jazz groups, plus extended works for orchestra, soloist, and chamber ensemble.

• It's time to dig the trainers out from the wardrobe after IT & Mobile Ireland and Dublin City Council yesterday announced the return of their popular 10k night-time run through Dublin.

Following on from the success of last year, the 2013 event will be bigger and better with expanded capacity as 10,000 runners are expected to take to the streets.

The run starts at 9pm on Sunday, April 28, and runners can register for the event at www.samsungnightrun.com


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