20 - 28 January

Backstage Youth Theatre - Prince Handsome

Backstage Youth Theatre will present their 7th pantomime Prince Handsome by Brendan Williams from Jan 20th to 28th in Backstage Theatre Longford.

A handsome Prince wants to marry a beautiful rich Princess so that he can save his kingdom from financial ruin. No problem, you might think! But what the Prince had in looks he lacked in brains and courage.

That was not his only problem, a nasty villain also wants to marry the Princess and challenges him to a duel. Help is needed quick and a game of cat and mouse begins. Actually Three Blind Mice and a very hungry sword-bearing cat plus many, many more enter the fray. What happens next?

Why not join them on this journey and meet some very familiar and some very unusual characters. Will good triumph over evil or will the dark forces have their day?

Performances:
Friday 20th at 8pm, Saturday 21st at 3pm, Sunday 22nd at 3pm, Thursday 26th at 8pm, Friday 27th at 8pm, Saturday 28th at 3pm.

Dates:
20 - 28 January
Venue:
Backstage Theatre, Longford
Bookings
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=BACKSTAGE&organ_val=26665&event_val=0487&schedule=list
More Info
purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=BACKSTAGE&organ_val=26665&event_val=0487&schedule=list
27 - 28 January

Kildare Youth Theatre - Venetians

Kildare Youth Theatre presents

VENETIANS

Friday 27th – Saturday 28th January

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. 

time: 8pm | tickets: €10 / €6

In 2016 Crooked House received Young Ensemble Scheme support from the Arts Council to develop a project with its youth theatre (Kildare Youth Theatre). The project explored the impact of migration on young people in Kildare. Using the metaphor of Shakespearian Venice, this new work tells stories of those left behind in the mass migration of the last decade, and throws some light on why the runaway Jessica says she is ‘never merry when I hear sweet music.’

Venetians is a collaboration between 13 young performers, theatre-maker Peter Hussey, musician Gary O’ Reilly, and mentors Bush Makourzel and Annie Ryan. It is part of Crooked House’s HSE funded ‘Wellbeing and Identity’ programme. Kildare Youth Theatre is supported by Kildare County Council and Kildare & Wicklow ETB.

Dates:
27 - 28 January
Venue:
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.
29 January

24 Hour Plays - Fundraiser for Dublin Youth Theatre

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

 After sold-out shows in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is back for the sixth year in a row to benefit Dublin Youth Theatre. Six short plays will be written, rehearsed and presented all within 24 hours by the best of Irish writing and directing talent and over two dozen of Ireland’s most recognized and beloved stars of stage and screen. A team of over 30 theatre technicians, including producers from The 24 Hour Company in New York, will facilitate the work.

This will be the 6th annual presentation of The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin as a special gala fundraising event for Dublin Youth Theatre and all proceeds go directly to DYT. The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is presented in association with The 24 Hour Company, NYC.

 The all-star cast includes Seána Kerslake (A Date For Mad Mary, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope), Keith Duffy (Big Maggie, Coronation Street), Tara Flynn (Irish Pictorial Weekly, Moone Boy), Claudia Carroll (Fair City), Clelia Murphy (Fair City), Stephen Jones (Love/Hate, Red Rock), Michael Glenn Murphy (An Klondike, DruidMurphy), Kate Gilmore (The Wickedness of Oz), Bryan Burroughs (Beowulf: The Blockbuster), Roseanna Purcell (Signatories), Jay Duffy (Hollyoaks), Marcus Lamb (Rebellion, Charlie), Fiana Toibín (Boardwalk Empire), Finbarr Doyle, Leah Minto, Ross Gaynor, Jennifer Meade and Alan King, with more names to be added in the coming weeks.

 The plays will be written by Arthur Riordan (The Train, Improbable Frequency), Noelle Brown (Foxy, Postscript), Caitriona Daly (Test Dummy, Panned), Peter Dunne (Inhabitance, Broadening) and Colm Keegan (Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About).

Directors include Ray Yeates, Una McKevitt, Sarah Finlay and Aidan Kelly.

Date: Sunday 29 January
on the Abbey stage
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: €35 – €120

Dates:
29 January
Venue:
The Abbey Theatre
Bookings
http://booking.abbeytheatre.ie/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=8509
More Info
booking.abbeytheatre.ie/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=8509
21 January

28 Hours for Waterford Youth Arts

On the 21st of January at 8pm Waterford Youth Arts are having a major fundraiser in Garter Lane Theatre.
Some of the best of Waterford's local adult theatre actors, directors, writers and crew alongside local musicians, filmmakers, poets and dancers will get together to create new performing arts for WYA.


The event kicks off on the 20th at 4pm with all the artists gathering in various locations in the city with a blank piece of paper and then it all culminates 28 hours later in Garter lane Theatre at 8pm on Saturday the 21st with new short drama pieces, films, dance and music. A great night out for anyone interested in the arts.

Tickets are €16.00 or €13.50 for early bird tickets

All proceeds raised from this event go directly to support the work of Waterford Youth Arts in 2017, promoting youth social inclusion, self-expression and youth development and youth arts. Waterford Youth Arts is dedicated to the creativity of children and young people.

Actors include (believe it or not) Harry O’Neill & Richard 'Lippy' Collins also Katie Coughlin, Collette Rocket Dalgarno, Dora Deblanc, Ciara Dower, Louise Dunphy, Daithi Glas, Adele Gureviciute, Konor Halpin, Claire Hennebry, Sinead Hourigan, Cillian Jacob, Gerry Kane, Grainne Kavanagh, Jacqui Kelleher, Alan King, Ema Lemon, Darren Malone, Cal Mcgrath, Joey Molloy, Sean Murphy, Trish Murphy, Emer O’Brien, Anita O’Keeffe, John O’Neill, Dean O’Suillivan, Victoria Paperovska, Becky Phelan, Ciara Power, Jamie Power, Claire Smith, Mary Catherine Smith, Aiden Walsh and Mike Walsh.

Writers include Ciaran Murphy, Hannah Carberry, Martina Collender, Kieran Walsh and Megan Stokes.

The Film team are Nick Kavanagh, Mari Lynch, Keith Currams and Éadaoin Breathnach
Music on the night will be Damien McDonald on saxophone and a music video by The Key Regimes.

The Directors on the night will include Shauna Farrell, Kate McCarthy, Lennie Hayden, Jamie John Patrick Flynn and Karina Thompson with Asst. Alec McAllister.

Dates:
21 January
Venue:
Garter Lane Theatre
Bookings
www.garterlane.ie
More Info
purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=GARTER&organ_val=30528&schedule=list&event_val=0AC7

Keep up to Date

Sign up for the NAYD Newsletter

@NAYDIre

Applications for Young Critics International Exchange are Now Open @YTArtsScot nayd.ie/news/press/you… pic.twitter.com/TwaxcnbbBI

13 January