Located in Dublin’s Temple Bar, Smock Alley Theatre have a host of great shows being performed this April, set to have audiences laughing, gripping their arm-rests and crying – sometimes in equal measure. See below for the full list.
48 – April 8 – 13
The lives of four friends are changed forever when they enter the Stardust Nightclub on Dublin’s Northside on February 13, 1981.
The new, lionhearted and savagely funny play by Dublin playwright Gemma Kane, captures the pulsating youth of 1980s Dublin on the brink of irreparable social change through sharp-tongued narrative and visceral movement, set to the backdrop of a haunting 80s inspired soundscape by composer Dylan Tonge Jones.
Preview tickets €8. General admission €15 | €12 (student/OAP concession)
The Seamster’s Daughter – April 15 – May 4
After the success of Glass Mask Theatre’s debut production Idlewild by Jimmy Murphy, Smock Alley’s company-in-residence invites you back to the Boys’ School stage for the playwright’s latest, The Seamster’s Daughter.
Megan always dreamed of meeting her birth father. But after discovering she was conceived through rape, she sets out in search of a monster. She’s conflicted when she doesn’t find one.
Through Megan’s story Glass Mask presents a challenging and conflicting drama that looks at consent, choice and the right to life.
Tickets €18/15 Thu – Sat | €12 Mon – Wed/Preview/Matinee
EARLY BIRD OFFER:
– 2 for €20 Mon – Wed
– 2 for €30 Thu – Sat, available until the end of March
Spotless – April 22 – 27
Spotless is a darkly humorous and gripping suburban thriller from award-winning writer Gary Duggan.
Forty-something Genevieve has downsized from an affluent suburb. She struggles with life in her new home backing onto a grim block of flats. Meanwhile Jenny, a leaving cert student who lives in the flats, also wants a way out. While Genevieve clings to her last chance of having children, Jenny avoids unwanted attention from the opposite sex.
When these two very different women become entangled with a mysterious young man, neither woman’s life will ever be the same again.
Tickets €20 | €18 student/OAP/unwaged concession | €18 matinee