This March, the dlr Mill Theatre in Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16 has plenty on offer. Scroll below for the venue’s highlights this month.
ROBBIE O’LEARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
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.
STAND UP COMEDY
Saturday, March 14, 8pm, €23
Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, the enigmatic Andrew Maxwell is back with brand new show Reality. As always, the comedian will be taking on the tough political subjects some just skirt around, giving audiences his hysterical yet perfectly thought-out point of view every time. Mix this with some of his personal stories over the last year – he appeared in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… – and you’re in for a fantastic show.
CHESS THE MUSICAL
March 17 – 21, 8pm, €20 – Saturday Matinee on March 21 at 2pm (€15)
This highly acclaimed musical written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), and lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) develops the game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion and the Hungarian-American female chess second. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of a monumental rock score. Numbers including ‘One Night in Bangkok’, ‘Anthem’ and ‘I Know Him So Well’ are international hits.
CELTIC THUNDER’S COLM KEEGAN LIVE IN CONCERT
Sunday, March 22, 6pm, €20/€15
Award-winning Irish singer Colm Keegan is returning to his hometown of Dublin to launch his brand new album. Keegan rose to the international stage when joining world music group Celtic Thunder in 2012 and has since performed worldwide as principal singer with the show. He will be joined at dlr Mill Theatre by his wife and fellow Celtic Thunder Cellist Laura Durrant, with whom they have been awarded the Best Celtic Duo and Best Live Celtic Artist awards in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
GOD HAS NO COUNTRY
Wednesday, March 25, 8pm, €15/€12
Returning due to demand for one night only, Donal Courtney’s one man show tells the story of the struggles encountered by Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’ Flaherty and his colleagues in Rome during the Second World War. The story follows O’Flaherty as he decides to act in defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists. The play also reflects on his upbringing and education in Killarney and how joining the priesthood protected him from involvement in The War of Independence. Told with humour and sensitivity, God Has No Country aims to bring the heroic deeds and achievements of this extraordinary man to a wider audience.
HEAL YOUR HOLE
Thursday, March 26, 8pm, €16/€14
Known for Bridget and Eamon, Moone Boy and The Clinic, Norma Sheahan’s hilarious comedy night promises to heal every hole in your life, one laugh at a time.
Friday, March 27, 8pm, €20
Jon Kenny (d’Unbelievables, Father Ted) plays numerous characters but primarily Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone. He feels himself an outsider looking in on the community. When he hears about the passing of a dear friend, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons. By turns poignant and comic, Kenny carries the audience on a roller-coaster ride from his childhood to middle-age, from the hurling pitch to the pub and from one uproariously funny character to the other.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
March 31 to April 4, 8pm, €20/€18
Following on from Glencullen Dundrum MDS’ successful and sold musical My Fair Lady last year, they will return bringing Thoroughly Modern Millie to the dlr Mill Theatre this April. It tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love