Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman, the longest running one-man show in Broadway history, is back to challenge and demystify the differences between the sexes.
Dubbed by reviewers as “hysterically funny” the Oliver Award winner for ‘Best Entertainment’ in 2000, Defending the Caveman has sold over 8 million tickets in 45 countries and has been translated into over 18 different languages. Defending the Caveman has won the hearts of millions across the globe and now it has its first ever Irish tour! The tour kicks off on 27 September (full tour venues below)
Using psychology, sociology and plain old observational comedy, Defending the Caveman highlights the battle of the sexes – the stereotypical and yet, undisputedly true differences between men and women. Why do men greet each other with insults? Why does it take women so long to get ready? Why can’t men talk about their feelings… And why does it seem that women can’t stop? Defending the Caveman has become a peacemaker and a celebration of the differences between the sexes.
Professional stand-up comedian, and one of the busiest Irish headline acts on the circuit, Tom O’Mahony brings his energetic and brilliantly funny persona to the stage to take the audience on a unique comedic journey that brings the house down with every performance.
Tom has starred alongside the legendary and late, great Rik Mayall as “Tarquin” in RTE’s Damo & Ivor, he has featured in the hit TV show Bridget & Eamon, was a regular on Republic of Telly, Irish Pictorial Weekly, 3e’s Uploaded-Uncut, Virgin Media's Six O’Clock Show and Irish Ghost Hunters. Tom also regularly appears on national radio, 2FM’s Breakfast Republic and Newstalk. As well as playing every major comedy festival both here and abroad, he has supported for the likes of MTV's Tom Green, Mock the Week's Tom Stade, Jason Byrne and Tommy Tiernan.
Friday, 27 Sept 2019 Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Saturday, 28 Sept 2019 Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 Waterside Theatre, Londonderry /Derry
Friday, 4 Oct 2019 Ramor Theatre, Virginia
Saturday, 5 Oct 2019 Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
Sunday, 6 Oct 2019 Station House Theatre, Clifden
Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 Riverside Theatre, Coleraine
Friday, 11 Oct 2019 Theatre at the Mill, Newtonabbey
Thursday, 17 Oct 2019 The Market Place Theatre, Armagh
Friday, 18 & 19 Oct 2019 Theatre Royal, Waterford
Sunday, 20 Oct 2019 Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 University Concert Hall, Limerick
Friday, 25 Oct 2019 Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Saturday, 26 Oct 2019 An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
Sunday, 27 Oct 2019 Mullingar Art Centre
Friday, 1 Nov 2019 Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Saturday, 2 Nov 2019 Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney
Friday, 8 Nov 2019 Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone
Saturday, 9 Nov 2019 O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford
Full details and tickets HERE
Following the success of the WB Yeats and WH Auden Poetry Hours, The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation is delighted to return to the Abbey Stage to celebrate the genius of Wilde.
This sold-out event will be a rare opportunity to hear author Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s only grandson, speak about his grandfather and read Josephine Hart’s introduction to Wilde’s universally acclaimed and moving masterpiece The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
Celebrated actor Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, A Room with a View) will read the ballad.
“My grandfather believed firmly in the music of words, irrespective whether in poetry or in prose, and the vital importance of literature appealing to the ear not just the eye, so it’s wonderfully appropriate that we should celebrate the life of Josephine Hart through an hour of Oscar’s poetry here in Dublin where words are so much the life-blood of the city.”
“Bringing Oscar Wilde back to Ireland always seems right. And to be performing his poetry, especially his last work, ripped out of his bowels after two years’ incarceration in an English jail, seems particularly apt. He never thought of himself as anything other than a poet. And Josephine Hart, that blazing beacon of a woman, Mullingar’s favourite daughter, never wavered about the importance of the everyday experience of poetry. So where better to speak Wilde’s words than fifteen minutes away from his birthplace, in the theatre founded by a poet, with the Josephine Hart Foundation.”
All profits from the evening are being donated to the Abbey Theatre Development Fund and the King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses in need.
BOOK TICKETS HERE
Menopause The Musical has been a smash hit in theatres across Ireland since 2007, and played to sold-out crowds earlier this year at the Gaiety Theatre. Today, details were announced of the Irish premiere of the long-awaited sequel Menopause The Musical 2 which opens 26th May at the Gaiety Theatre for two weeks only. Tickets go on sale this Friday 6th Sept.
In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.
Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship. When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends. But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits!
For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.
So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for Menopause The Musical® 2 - Cruising Through Menopause.
Star cast to be announced.
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The show is sponsored by iMEDicare
Age advisory 16+
26th May – 6th June 2020
Tues – Thurs - 19.30
Fri - 17.00 & 20.30
Sat - 16.00 & 19.30
Tickets from €21 including a €1 restoration levy
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