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February 2020 at dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum

This February, the dlr Mill Theatre in Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16 has a whopping programme. Have a gander below at the venue’s highlights this month.

VISUAL ARTS
ROBBIE O’LEARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Opening Reception Feb 7, 5pm – 6.30pm
Exhibition runs until April 15, 2020

Robbie O’Leary is an award-winning photographer. Turning his attention to Irish butterflies, he has managed in this exhibition to capture a selection of superb high quality images that powerfully showcase the rich diversity of these tiny, fleeting insects.

DRAMA
ECLIPSED
Feb 4 – 8

Presented by dlr Mill Theatre, Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan is an award winning play set in a Magdalene Laundry during the 1960s. It is inspired by its playwright’s own experience as a young novitiate. The play highlights the plight of four women who struggle to bear the austerity of their existence and desire to break the shackles of this landmark of societal repression.

DRAMA
ALL MY SONS
Feb 11 – 15

Arthur Miller’s classic All My Sons is set in America 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy at war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forces to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

LIVE MUSIC
ALBERT NILAND
Feb 14

Raw edgy lyrics with explosive acoustic guitar work steeped in the flamenco and folk rock tradition, Albert Niland has created his own unique sound. Although best known for his acoustic version of ‘Wuthering Heights’, Niland has worked with some of the best Irish musical talent. In 2003, he released his debut album Dirty Day, and has since gone on to record nine solo albums and build a loyal fanbase throughout Europe.

DRAMA/COMEDY
ALONE IT STANDS
Feb 19 – 22

October 31, 1978. Thomond Park, Limerick. The mighty New Zealand All Blacks, on an Irish tour, take on the none-too-mighty Munster team – and, to everyone’s surprise, they lose 12-0. From this piece of Irish sporting history John Breen has fashioned a funny, lively play in which both teams, plus fans, children, relatives and even a dog, are portrayed by a cast of six, with no props and only half-time change of shirt.

DRAMA/COMEDY
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
Feb 27 – 29

Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but this show that’s become a cult classic contains all 37 plays (plus sonnets) in just 97 minutes. The history plays are transformed into a game of American football. Othello is performed in rap and Titus Androncius becomes a TV cookery programme. For the finale, Hamlet is staged first as a psychological exploration of Hamlet’s Ego and Ophelia’s Id, then performed in a matter of minutes and backwards. This show is for lovers of Shakespeare everywhere.

COMEDY
BAZ ASHMAWY’S FAMILY MATTERS (pictured)
Feb 29 – Mar 1

Baz Ashmawy’s Family Matters is a new autobiographical comedy show. It’s about the comedian growing up as a half Egyptian/half Irish lad in a working class home and being raised by his mother Nancy (she of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy fame). He compares this to his current situation where he is father to six children who have everything.

For more information about all these shows, visit www.milltheatre.ie/.

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