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
28 - 29 November

Co. LYT/DynaLyts - The Mobile Phone Show

The County Limerick Youth Theatre and it's younger group, The DynaLyts, will be performing THE MOBILE PHONE SHOW by Jim Cartwright on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm in the HoneyFitz Theatre.

The Mobile Phone show is a reflective and passionate exploration of modern mobile phone use, a vital, fluid piece of theatre that at times is funny, at times sad but always communicates the relationship between young people and their mobile phones in an inspiring way.  The play incorporates ensemble work, dance and drama to create a spectacular evening of entertainment.

Dates:
28 - 29 November
Venue:
HoneyFitz Theatre, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick
15 - 17 December/ 31 January

Waterford Youth Arts - The Christmas Wish/ 30hoursforWYA

Waterford Youth Arts present The Christmas Wish a new play by Martina Collender which will take place at The Arch, Barrack Street for three nights Monday 15th Dec. to Wednesday 17th Dec. Admission: €5  Suitable for all the family.

The show is presented by the 12 - 17 year age range and with a cast of twenty actors it tells the tale of the Power family as they are about to move house just before Christmas. With their parents at wits end and the moving truck arriving tomorrow they leave the two siblings with the task of finally clearing out the attic which is filled to bursting point of all their “junk” collected over the years….with Christmas Magic falling in the air, Lilly discovers some old friends she had forgotten about. Booking at 051-879377 www.waterfordyoutharts.com

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:
15 - 17 December/ 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
26 November - 14 December 2014

Busy times for Clare Youth Theatre!

It has been a very busy term so far this year for Clare Youth Theatre. They have twenty five very enthusiastic members and equally enthusiastic leaders; Eleanor Feely and Clare Townsend.

On Saturday 29th November, Clare Youth Theatre will be having a question and answer session with Mario Rosenstock in Glor Theatre Ennis. We are all excited to meet Mario and ask him some questions on his career and acting techniques. Mario has a wide range of talents which include acting, comedy, impressionist and musician.

On Friday 5th of December there will be a trip to The Lime Tree Theatre to the opening night of Underneath. This play is presented by the new play company Fishamble. Written and performed by Pat Kinevane, it explores the complex issue of body image. Clare Youth Theatre plan to build on this topic in forthcoming workshops.

On Saturday 13th December Clare Youth Theatre will be performing a pop up poetry session in Clare Museum, and times are yet to be confirmed. All are welcome, and this promises to be a very enjoyable afternoon. Also a nice break from the Christmas shopping!

On Sunday 14th of December they will be taking part in an intergenerational Christmas celebration in St Josephs Hospital in Ennis. This is enjoyable for all, young and old. Clare Youth Theatre has lots of exciting plans for the New Year and highlighting social issues which are relevant to our young people will be high on the agenda.

Clare Youth Theatre is an initiative of Clare Arts Office. For more information contact 065-6899091 or send them an email.

Dates:
26 November - 14 December 2014

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