01 February

Dublin Youth Theatre - 24 Hour Plays

The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is back for one night only!

After sold-out shows in 2012, 2013, and 2014, The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is back for the fourth year in a row to benefit Dublin Youth Theatre.

Once again this annual fundraiser promises to delight and excite as Ireland’s leading actors, playwrights, and directors of stage and screen return to create, rehearse, and present 6 brand new short plays in just 24 hours!

Join DYT on Sunday, 1st February 2015, as both veterans and first timers of The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin come together for this very special night of theatre. Get your tickets today!

Dublin Youth Theatre is a registered charity celebrating its 38th anniversary this year. Since its foundation it has forged a unique contribution to Irish theatre and youth work. DYT currently has a membership of 120 young people aged 14-22 from all across Dublin attending on a weekly basis.

The 24 Hour Plays® originated in New York in the mid-90s and is now an annual benefit on Broadway, at the Old Vic in London, and around the world. The 24 Hour Plays® is presented under a license and with the participation of The 24 Hour Play® Company, New York. Read about The 24 Hour Company here.

Dates:
01 February
Venue:
The Abbey Theatre
Bookings
http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/event/24-hour-plays-2015/
More Info
www.dublinyouththeatre.com
31 January

Waterford Youth Arts - 30hoursforWYA

30hoursforWYA

The cream of Waterford's theatrical and creative talent are coming together for a very novel fundraiser for Waterford Youth Arts on Saturday 31st January. Nearly 50 local adult actors, writers directors, dancers, choregraphers, filmmakers and singers are getting together to raise funds for WYA and they are going to have fun doing so. They will start with a blank page and in 30 hours they will create new short plays, new films, new dance and many other novel creations which will then be seen on stage in Garter Lane 30 hours later.

Ollie Breslin explains the 30 hours idea: WYA are 30 years old in 2015 and so we have 30 hours to create magic - the monies raised will go to fund projects with the young people during the year. We have many plans including an exciting dance show, an even better play then last years Crucible, a new book of young writing and lots of other things planned for the 30th birthday year with the members. However in order to do this we need to raise a few bob

30hoursforWYA takes place in Garter Lane Theatre on Saturday 31st Jan. at 8pm, booking at 051-855038 www.garterlane.ie

Dates:
31 January
23 - 31 January

Backstage Youth Theatre - Robin Hood

Backstage Youth Theatre, Longford present their fifth original panto Robin Hood, all written and performed by members of the group.

All is not well in Sherwood Forest! The impossibly rotund Sheriff of Nottingham is planning to kidnap Maid Marion and The Merry Men and put them in his dungeon (the creepy one, not the nice one he just had re-decorated.) What on earth can Robin Hood do? In panto-land, anything can happen … Hansel & Gretel arrive and organise auditions for a new band of ‘Merry Avengers’ who will help Robin with the rescue. But who’s that coming to audition? … It can’t be, can it? … No! It’s not … Oh! Yes, it is!

Fri 23rd Jan 8pm
Sat 24th – Sun 25th Jan 3pm
Thurs 29th – Fri 30th Jan 8pm
Sat 31st Jan 3pm SOLD OUT
Tickets €12/€8 / €35 Family Rate (family of four)

Dates:
23 - 31 January
Venue:
Backstage Theatre, Longford
Bookings
043 3347888 or www.backstage.ie
31 December - 03 January

Sligo Youth Theatre - ‘No Uglies’

 Sligo Youth Theatre take on the dubious personae of the Am-Dram Group 'The Poodle Players' as they prepare and present their annual Christmas show, Cinderella. A Theatre of Shadows production giving a witty modern twist to this classic fairy tale. Spiced by behind-the-scene bickering, gossiping and flirting, this show will bring seasonal laughter and joy as the young actors explore hilarious backstage politics while presenting a more acceptable and entertaining face to the audience. This will be the first public performance from many of the younger group (10 to 12 yr old). 

No Uglies  will be on from Wed 31st Dec – Sat 3rd Jan at 6pm. Tickets 5 euros.

Dates:
31 December - 03 January
Venue:
at the Youth Theatre, Lower Quay Street.
Bookings
0719138489 or email sligoyt@gmail.com

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17 December