Something About George – The George Harrison Story

“All Things Must Pass”, they say. Well, George Harrison’s name will live on forever.

From the creators of Something About Simon – The Paul Simon Story, a brand-new show that will answer the question “where does life take you after being in the greatest band in the history of the world?”

Something About George – The George Harrison Story tells the truly remarkable tale of one of music’s most understated icons. Featuring beautiful songs like ‘My Sweet Lord’, ‘Something’, and ‘Handle With Care’, the show includes incredible solo material and music from rock n’ roll’s greatest supergroup, The Travelling Wilburys – not forgetting more than a few Beatles’ classics along the way. From heartbreak to hedonism and song writing to success, Something About George will show you a life that was anything but quiet.

Presented By: Something About Productions
Written By: Jon Fellowes
Starring: Daniel Taylor
Band Members: Joe Smithson, Tom Kinton, Callum MacMillan and James Breckon
Duration: 140mins. One Interval
Age Suitability 12+

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Inishmaan, 1934.

Physically disabled but sharp-witted Billy Claven dreams of escaping his mundane existence. When a Hollywood film crew descends on a neighbouring island, and the eccentric inhabitants of Inishmaan find their lives disrupted, ‘Cripple Billy’ spies an opportunity.

As the island folk navigate the fortunes and challenges presented by the film crew’s arrival, McDonagh weaves a dark comedic tale shadowed by the tragedy and complexities of rural Irish living.

Presented by BOLT Productions – Twelve Angry Men (Cork Opera House 2023) The Crucible (The Everyman 2022)

Cast: Owen Warren, Alma Kickham, Deirdre Dunlea, Sam Torres, Matthew Real, Ciara Maria Ni Tuathaigh, Margaret O’Sullivan, Karl Buckley & Cian Lehane

Directed by Darren Kelleher

Lighting Design Tim Feehily

Production Design Hannah Lane

Production Manager Michael Greene

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell

Treat yourself to an evening of laughter and triumph, as Norma Sheahan, one of Ireland’s leading dramatic actors, breathes new life into Willy Russell’s effervescent and iconic character Shirley Valentine.

Trapped in a dreary marriage and humdrum life, Shirley wonders when she lost her hopeful, youthful self. With no support from her demanding husband, snooty neighbour, or self-absorbed teens, Shirley resorts to full-blown (although somewhat one-sided) conversations with her kitchen wall. So, when a divorced friend asks Shirley to go on a vacation to Greece, she bravely gathers what remains of her dignity and begins a humorous and uplifting voyage of re-discovery.

Shirley with ever-opening eyes, begins to see the world–and herself–in a different light…but will she ever go back to being “St Joan of the fitted units”?

Bonny Light Horseman with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

STRICTLY OVER 18s

Sounds From a Safe Harbour presents Bonny Light Horseman with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

The timeless qualities of traditional tunes can carry us across oceans and eons, linking us not only to the past but to each other as well. It was under the banner of those eternal connections that the trio of Bonny Light Horseman came together. Comprised of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman— mixing the ancient, mystical medium of transatlantic traditional folk music with a contemporary, collective brush. The resulting album, Bonny Light Horseman, is an elusive kind of sonic event: a bottled blend of lightning and synergy that will excite fans of multiple genres, eras, and ages.

Bonny Light Horseman with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will see the European premiere of these songs brought to new life again – conducted by Robert Ames, with orchestral arrangements by Bryce Dessner.