25 - 26 October

Cork Festival of Youth Theatres

Lightbulb Youth Theatre (Mallow) are delighted to be hosting the Cork Festival of Youth Theatres.

The festival is a celebration of Cork Youth: Past and Present. Local Cork playwright Raymond Scannell has written a short piece of text in response to this theme which participating groups will have an opportunity to perform at the festival. They will have three visiting facilitators giving theatre skills workshops to participants. On Saturday evening there will be a performance by Snatch Comedy Improv group. On Sunday participants will be involved in a number of social activities in the morning as well as having a chance to rehearse their group's version of the Received Text on the stage of the Aemilian Theatre. In the afternoon each group will perform their pieces for the assembled festival participants.

The event will involve over 70 people including participants, leaders and staff.

Visiting Youth theatres are: Physically Phishy (Cork City), Footlights Youth Theatre (Blarney) and Glengarriff Youth Theatre.

Visiting Facilitators are: Anna Galligan, Rónán Mac Raois and Inma Pavon.

The festival is organised with the support of Cork City Council Arts Office.

Dates:
25 - 26 October
28 - 30 October

Griese Youth Theatre - Seeking the Puca Festival

Griese Youth Theatre are getting into the Halloweeen spirit with October Festival Seeking the Puca. It is taking place October 28th, 29th and 30th.

It will feature two days of theatre workshops with Jed Murray and Dee Burke exploring our relationship with ancient Irish superstition. The Puca is one of Ireland's most famous and sinister mythological creatures. No-one really knows what it looks like. It's a shapeshifter and it's appearance varies according to the situation and people involved. These workshops will explore this myth while looking at present day superstitions.

They will take place in the Meeting House, Ballitore from 11-5pm on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th of October. Participation is open to GYT and non-GYT members aged 14 and over. Total cost is 25 euro.

Dates:
28 - 30 October
Venue:
Meeting House, Ballitore, Co. Kildare
Bookings
Contact Leish Burke for details 0877528398.
20 & 22 November

Mayo Youth Theatre - Once Upon A Time

This newly devised show from Mayo Youth Theatre will enter the magical realm of Once Upon a Time, flirt with the charm of Happy Ever After and reveal the true nature of our favourite fairytale characters.

Mayo Youth Theatre invites you to join them on this intriguing quest where stories spin eternal from the pages upon which they were penned, colouring the lives of those who love to read and fuelling the imagination of those who live to write.

MYT is an initiative of Mayo County Council and is a member of the National Association for Youth Drama. 

Dates: Thursday 20th & Saturday November 22nd
Time: 7.30pm 
Tickets: € 10/€8. Group rates apply.

Dates:
20 & 22 November
Venue:
Ballina Arts Centre
Bookings
096 73593 www.ballinartscentre.com

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