What’s on: Theatre October to December 2017

Aislinn Brennan shines a spotlight on what’s not to be missed in Dublin theatre for the coming months

Have you been a Jackeen all your life but never do anything cultural in your own city? Are you perhaps a fresher foreign to our shores and looking to immerse yourself in the arts? Are you sad that you missed the amazingly hip cultural event that is the Dublin Fringe Fest? Well do not fret my pets, the Dublin theatre scene is still thriving and calling out to you!

Trash Test Dummies at the Pavilion Theatre

Three acrobats galavant around wheelie bins in this award-winning performance that’s travelled on an international tour. Fresh off Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Simon Wright are sure to provide you with bin-fulls of slapstick humour.

  • 22 October
  • Tickets start at €8 from pavilliontheatre.ie

Dubliners’ Women at the Pavilion Theatre

James Joyce’s collection of short stories, Dubliners, is brought to life through the perspectives of the women it features. Timeless themes of family and societal marginalisation are explored, and Sarah Baxter’s directing ensures this play has already received glowing reviews

  • 25 October
  • Tickets start at €16 from pavilliontheatre.ie

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Sugar Club

The cult classic Richard O’Brien film is being shown in Dublin, serving as a perfect excuse to test out your costume skills just before Halloween rolls around. If you aren’t familiar with the film’s set up, much like screenings of The Room, audience members dress up as characters and bring along props, as scenes are re-enacted on stage whilst the film is playing. A picture show, essentially.

  • 28 October
  • Tickets are €20 from thesugarclub.com

The Bord Gais

If you would rather treat yourself to a bigger production, The Bord Gais theatre also has an abundance of musicals on right now that run through until the end of the year. From Robert Plant to the Snowman Live in Concert, you are spoiled for choice! No matter what you are looking for out of your theatre experience in Dublin right now, there is something for you.

Miss Saigon

This musical tells the tale of two lovers from opposing sides torn apart by the fall of Saigon in 1975. Fresh off the West End, this show is one of the largest productions in the Bord Gais right now. On the 7th of November there will be an ISL (Irish Sign Language) interpreted performance at 7.30pm.

  • Runs until 18th of November
  • Tickets from 25 euro

Love Actually, Live in Concert

For further down the line, don’t forget to check out Love Actually, Live in Concert. Surely to get you in the Christmas spirit, the movie will be screened with a live orchestra accompanying.

  • 8th of December only
  • Tickets 78.00 euro