Jimmy Murphy’s critically acclaimed play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road comes to the Gaiety Theatre from 1 to 12 November. The play has been a huge success in New York and London, as well as being adapted into an Irish language film, Kings, in 2006 directed by Tom Collins and was selected as Ireland’s official entry for the 2008 Academy Awards for best foreign language film. Now Livin’ Dred Theatre Company are bringing it back to the Irish stage, directed by Padraic McIntyre and starring Phelim Drew, Malcolm Adams, Arthur Riordan, Seamus O’Rourke and Charlie Bonner.
The Cork Film Festival
The Kings of the Kilburn high road
Eireburushed at Sean Ocasey Theatre
Brian Merriman’s brilliant play Eirebrushed comes to the Sean O’Casey Theatre for one night only on 4 November before it embarks on a US run later in the month. The play has earned rave reviews since opening at the 2014 Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and was even mentioned in the Irish parliament, the Dáil, during the debate over the 2015 Gender Recognition Bill, which was subsequently passed.
At the National Museum of Ireland
The Snow Queen
At the Smock Alley Theatre
Cork Film Festival
More than 200 films will be showcased at the Cork Film Festival from 11 - 20 November. Ireland’s oldest film festival will this year showcase home-grown talent and international features, as well as a strong focus on documentary film, with 52 documentaries, over 100 short films and 55 countries represented throughout the programme.
Waterford Winterval Festival
Ireland's Christmas Festival
Reeeling in the years
Sculptor Cynthia Moran-Killeavy has packed an awful lot into her 86 years and she’s still going strong and working on new material. She will bring some of those new works, along with some of her past gems to a new exhibition at Gallery Zozimus - Reeling in the Years. These outstanding bronze, stone and wood sculptures traverse Moran-Killeavy’s rich and varied career, which has taken her from Ireland, to London, to Spain and back to Ireland again.
John Millington Synge
Great Irish Writers