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Comedy, basic cinema and a musical journey – what’s on in Dublin this week


Traditional theatre, surreal stand-up and a celebration of conventional music. These are our high picks for the week forward…

Tales from the Holywell, Abbey Theater

Written and carried out by Damien Dempsey and directed by the great Conor McPherson, this considerate, autobiographical presentation revisits the story of a younger fella from Donaghmede, “discovering his voice, his muse and his tribe”. When you’ve ever been to one among Damo’s gigs, you will know it is one thing of a spiritual expertise, and this tantalizing endeavor shines a light-weight on the gifted storyteller behind these terrific tunes.

Monday, January 30 – Saturday, February 18. Time: 7.30pm (Monday – Saturday). Tickets: €13 – €45. For more information go to

Harry Hill, Vicar Avenue


Harry Hill returns along with his stage present, Pedigree Enjoyable

The ever present comedian and his outsized shirt collars proceed to beat. The Junior Bake Off host has been at this surreal stand-up shtick now for 30-odd years, and his newest present, Pedigree Enjoyable, guarantees a foolish, “all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular”. Plus, audiences will get to satisfy his new child elephant, Sarah (she’s in all probability a puppet) and Ian the Data Worm (likewise). By no means change, Harry.

Sunday, January 29. Time: 8pm. Tickets: €36. For more information go to

Why We Love Brendan Fraser, Mild Home Cinema


Brendan Fraser is receiving plaudits for his position in The Whale

The star of California Man is at the moment having a little bit of a second, having obtained his first Oscar nomination this week for his stirring efficiency in The Whale. Forward of the movie’s Irish launch on February 3, the Mild Home Cinema is revisiting the actor’s biggest cinematic hits. Airheads, George of the Jungle and The Mummy are simply among the Fraser favorites returning to the large display screen in Smithfield this weekend. They’ve even made room for Blast from the Previous, with Alicia Silverstone…

Saturday, January 28 – Wednesday, February 1. For more information go to

TradFest Temple Bar 2023


The launch of this yr’s TradFest Temple Bar

It is that point of the yr when a few of Eire’s most acclaimed trad and folks gamers reconvene for a city-wide session like no different. With greater than 50 exhibits on the roster, this yr’s TradFest highlights embrace The Nice Irish Track E book, with Dervish and particular company Eddi Reader, Ralph McTell, Tim O’Brien and Cara Dillon (Nationwide Stadium, Thursday); NightVisiting, a night of songs and storytelling with Irish folks singer Lisa Lambe (Pepper Canister Church, Thursday); Féile, Kíla that includes Paul Frost Brass (Nationwide Stadium, Friday); and an evening of alt-folk brilliance with Moxie (Grand Social, Saturday).

Till Sunday, January 29. For a full line-up of occasions go to

Editors, Nationwide Stadium


Lead Singer Tom Smith performs with the Editors

For some time there, Tom Smith and his gang of post-punk, indie rock warriors had been one of many largest bands within the UK. The Birmingham ensemble proceed to thrive, exploring new sounds with new members on their newest LP, the warmly obtained EBM. Smith and Co might be eager to share its wares in a dwell setting, however a fast look at latest setlists tells us they’re going to be dusting off the oldies, too. Glad days.

Monday, January 30. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: €39.05. For more information go to

Shirley Valentine, Gaiety Theater


Norma Sheehan on stage as Shirley Valentine

“One final time after its promote out run.” So it says on the poster, however we’re inclined to suppose that Willy Russell’s witty, award-winning character research will at all times have a house on the Irish stage. The nice Norma Sheahan returns because the titular housewife whose loveless marriage and thankless teenagers have her pushed up the wall. There is just one resolution: a transformative solar vacation in Greece. Enjoyable, frolics and a life-changing rediscovery awaits. Michael Scott directs.

Till Saturday, January 28. Time: 7.30pm (Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm). Tickets from €20.50. For more information go to

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