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Monday 16 September 2019

Mermaid launches packed programme for new season

Lords of Strut will come to the Mermaid in November
Lords of Strut will come to the Mermaid in November

The Mermaid Arts Centre has just revealed its programme for autumn/winter and is looking forward to another jam-packed few months ahead.

Kicking things off will be wildlife filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson, who will reveal tales of adventure - and misadventure - as he discusses his 'Wild Atlantic Journey' on Saturday, September 7. Tom O'Mahony will star in 'Defending the Cavemen' on Friday, September 27. The longest-running one-person show on Broadway, it will challenge and demystify the differences between the sexes.

The little folk will have happy feet on Saturday, September 28, when Donal Dineen will play a special DJ set just for kids.

The Bangers and Crash Percussion Group will bring their unique sound to the Mermaid on Friday, October 4, when they will perform a programme of 20th century works by composers including Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Thierry De Mey.

Fishamble Theatre will present a new play, 'Before, on Friday, October 11. Set in Cleary's of Dublin on the day it closed for good, the play focuses on Pontius who is trying to buy a gift for the daughter he hasn't seen for almost 20 years.

Having grabbed attention on Britain's Got Talent, the Lords of Strut will bring their show 'Absolute Legends' to the Mermaid on Saturday, November 2. Fusing acrobatics with comedy, the show tells the story of two brothers who run into trouble, cause a little mayhem and find out if fame is really what they're looking for.

Jon Kenny will show he's a man of many talents as he plays a number of roles in 'Crowman'. Taking place on Thursday, November 21, the primary character, Dan feels like a loner but, as the play progresses, discovers he's not as much of an outsider as he thinks.

On Friday, November 22, Crash Ensemble will bring their adventurous, ground-breaking music to the Mermaid. The group has had some of the most distinctive living composers write for them and had many well-known artists perform with them.

December's schedule kicks off with a visit from Phil Coulte, who will be playing a number of hits (and song he thought should have been hits) from a 50-year career on Friday, December 6.

Just before Christmas, on Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21, 22 dancers from Ballet Ireland will perform the classic Swan Lake at the Mermaid.

As always, the arts centre will also be screening a broad range of movies from around the globe throughout the season.

For more information or to book tickets for any of the events, visit mermaidartscentre.ie or call the box office on 01 2724030.

Wicklow People

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