ERIN CONNOLLY AND THE CHILDREN OF LIR

DATE AND TIME | WED 4 - SUN 8 JULY , 7.30PM | SAT 7 & SUN 8 JULY, 2.30PM | PREVIEW TUE 3 JULY

PRICE | €20 | CONCESSION & STUDENTS €18 | FAMILY PASS €70 (4 TICKETS) | PREVIEW €10

An adventure for all the family!

A brand new adventure for all the family, Erin Connolly and the Children of Lir, comes to the stage of the Everyman in July 2018.

Erin Connolly is about to find herself in the middle of a story she thought had ended centuries ago…

The Children of Lir have spent over a thousand years cursed to live out their days as swans on the waters of Ireland, and the evil League of Minerva want to keep it that way. The task falls to Erin to restore the swans to human form by finding the warrior Fionn MacChumhaill and fulfilling the ancient prophecy.

From Lantern Productions, the makers of Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel, comes the must-see family event of the summer. Adventure, excitment, entertainment and mystery combine to create a spectacle like no other in this modern day re-imagining of the classic Celtic myth.

 

Running time 80mins plus interval | Suitable for age 8+

 

Sponsored by Cork Institute of Technology Arts Office

Supported by a Project Scheme Award from Cork City Council Arts Office

 

PRESENTED BY LANTERN PRODUCTIONS

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY EOIN Ó hANNRACHÁIN (from a story by Eoin and Cian Ó hAnnracháin)

CHOREOGRAPHY BY HELGA DEASY | COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN BY PETER POWER | SET DESIGN BY DAVY DUMMIGAN | COSTUME DESIGN BY DEIDRE DWYER | LIGHTING DESIGN BY HANAN SHEEDY

STARRING MARNIE McCLEANE-FAYLORCAN O’NEILLCLAIRE LOYSADHBH BARRETT-COAKLEYEOGHAN COLLINSDOMINIC MOORE


WET PAINT

DATE AND TIME | MON 25-SAT 30 JUNE, 8PM

PRICE | €27 | CONCESSION €25 | STUDENTS €9

Written by and Starring Shane Casey


Fresh from his acclaimed performance as Billy Murphy in the TV series The Young Offenders and the feature film of the same name which preceded it, Shane Casey returns to the stage in his own play Wet Paint.

It’s 2005-the country is booming – Jambons are at an alltime high at €2. That blind opera singer guy is coming to Cork and tickets are impossible to find. Tony has a fresh tan from the Canaries; Pa is wondering how Liverpool will get on in the Champion’s League and Barry’s got a secret. Sound familiar?

Inspired by his time as a painter decorator himself, Shane Casey’s very funny play depicts a day-in-the-life of two Cork painters and their boss during the Celtic Tiger era, when anything was possible-at least inside your head.

 

PRESENTED BY PATRICK TALBOT PRODUCTIONS

WRITTEN BY SHANE CASEY | DIRECTED BY PATRICK TALBOT

STARRING SHANE CASEY, MICHAEL SANDS & TOMMY HARRIS

 

Generously supported by Pat McDonnell Paints

 


YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAMME

Running time 120 mins plus interval

AGE RECOMMENDATION 12+

PRESENTED BY GRAFFITI THEATRE COMPANY & FIGHTING WORDS CORK

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are free but ticketed, only available in person or by phone from The Everyman Box Office. Please contact our Box Office directly to check availability by calling 021 4501673

Funded through an Arts Council Open Call Award


DATE AND TIME | FRI 22 JUNE, 2PM

PRICE | FREE BUT TICKETED

Graffiti Theatre Company and Fighting Words Cork bring young talent to the Everyman stage!


Seven months ago nine young people were given the exciting news that they had been selected for the Young Playwrights Programme at Graffiti Theatre. A project supported by Landmark Productions, the Everyman and Cork Midsummer Festival, the programme would see their work developed for a staged reading alongside the world premiere of Louise O’Neill’s ‘Asking For It’.

Each of the young writers had submitted work that demonstrated a unique and captivating voice. From the outset of the programme it was clear that Cillian, Ella, Jessica, Sean, Róisin, Amaya, Amy, Hollie and Anna were aware of the immense opportunity the Young Playwrights Programme offered.

Playwrights John McCarthy and Katie Holly mentored and supported the Young Playwrights through six months of workshops and theatre engagements, building not only their skills but also self-confidence as writers – something that came through strongly in the feedback from the Young Playwrights themselves.

As Róisín, one of the Young Playwrights explains: “Through the Young Playwrights Programme, I have met the most creative genuine people. I hoped for friends and positive creative thinkers and I wasn’t disappointed…..One in four people will be affected by a mental health disorder in their lifetime. I am one of those people. Writing has empowered and saved me. I love the programme. The playwriting workshops make me feel independent and confident in my work. I am creating my own universe, I can ask for help if I need it.”

The series of workshops which these young people have engaged in has been truly transformative, far more powerful than simply assembling words on pages.

This enriching collaborative environment has acted as a catalyst for the unique voices of the Young Playwrights and led to the creation of nine compelling pieces.

The staged readings will be directed by Niall Cleary of Graffiti Theatre Company, Regina Crowley of Gaitkrash Theatre Company and Julie Kelleher of the Everyman. The readings will feature some of the Asking for It company: Venetia Bowe, Kwaku Fortune, Síle Maguire, Amy McElhatton and Darragh Shannon.

More info on Graffiti Theatre Company and Fighting Words Cork’s programme HERE.


ASKING FOR IT

 

DATE AND TIME | FRI 15 - SAT 23 JUNE, 7.30PM (EXCL SUN 17) | PREVIEWS SAT 9 - THU 14 JUNE (EXCL SUN 10)

PRICE | €30 | CONCESSION €27 | STUDENTS €15 // PREVIEWS €22 | CONCESSION €15

Stage adaptation of Louise O'Neill's acclaimed novel - world premiere

 


A new stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s devastating novel, which shines an unflinching light on the experience of a young woman whose life is changed for ever by a horrific act of violence.

One night in a small town in Co. Cork, where everyone knows everyone, things spiral terrifyingly out of control.  What will happen now? – to Emma?  To her family?  To the others?

Asking for It is a brave, brilliant book: ‘a genuinely heartbreaking, sickening and truthful examination of society’s penchant for victim-blaming, its treatment of women and the concept of rape culture’ – The Guardian

Adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh in a collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs, the play will have its world premiere at the Everyman as part of Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2018.

“Try to be brave, grown-ups. O’Neill’s second novel may be scary, but it is riveting and essential. Teenagers will recognize its difficult truth and devour it – behind your backs, if need be” – The New York Times

 

AGE RECOMMENDATION 16+

Join the conversation #Askingforit

BY LOUISE O’NEILL

A STAGE ADAPTATION BY MEADHBH McHUGH, IN COLLABORATION WITH ANNABELLE COMYN

PRESENTED BY LANDMARK PRODUCTIONS AND THE EVERYMAN, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ABBEY THEATRE &CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

CO-COMMISSIONED BY THE ABBEY THEATRE

 

CAST

FRANK BLAKE, VENETIA BOWE, LAUREN COE, SEAN DOYLE, KWAKU FORTUNE, SILE MAGUIRE, CHARLIE MAHER, PAUL MESCAL, FRANK McCUSKER, AMY McELHATTON, DARRAGH SHANNON, ALI WHITE

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR ANNABELLE COMYN | SET DESIGNER PAUL O’MAHONY | COSTUME DESIGNER NIAMH LUNNY | LIGHTING DESIGNER SINEAD McKENNA | SOUND DESIGNER PHILIP STEWART | VIDEO DESIGNER JACK PHELAN | MOVEMENT DIRECTOR SUE MYTHEN


Live at the Marquee Cork

Live at the Marquee is an annual music festival which takes place at The Docklands, Cork during the summer month of June & July.

Live at the Marquee 2018 will run from 12th June – 13th July 2018.

A host of top Irish and international acts are set to descend on Cork to wow audiences over The Live at The Marquee Festival, which will return to Cork City for the eleventh year running this June and July.

Live at The Marquee in Cork City 2018 will be featuring a host of national & international acts. The full line-up is as follows:

  • Kodaline at Live At The Marquee – 7 June 2018
  • a-ha at Live At The Marquee – 12 June 2018
  • Don McLean at Live At The Marquee – 14 June 2018
  • Bell X1 at Live At The Marquee – 15 June 2018
  • Gavin James at Live At The Marquee – 16 June 2018
  • Chic feat Nile Rodgers at Live At The Marquee – 17 June 2018
  • Picture This at Live At The Marquee – 19 June 2018
  • Picture This at Live At The Marquee – 20 June 2018
  • Jenny Greene & RTÉ Concert Orchestra at Live At The Marquee – 22 & 23 June 2018
  • The Script at Live At The Marquee – 25 & 26 June 2018
  • James Bay at Live At The Marquee – 27 June 2018
  • Christy Moore at Live At The Marquee – 30 June 2018
  • Nathan Carter at Live At The Marquee – 1 July 2018
  • Jack Johnson at Live At The Marquee – 2 July 2018
  • Alanis Morissette at Live At The Marquee – 4 July 2018
  • Kraftwerk 3-D at Live At The Marquee – 11 July 2018
  • The Coronas at Live At The Marquee – 13 & 14 July 2018

Enjoy a pre or post Live at the Marquee drink at the bridge Bar. Wide selection of craft beers, fine wines, bespoke cocktails, cracking Gins along with delicious light bites.


A day alone at the sea

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.

Witnessing calm and quiet atmosphere, clear and fresh air seemed like a miracle to me. I wanted this time to last longer since I was not sure if I would be able to witness it again, knowing my habit of succumbing to schedule. There was this unusual serenity that comforted my mind. It dawned on me, how distant I had been from nature. Standing near the compound’s gate, feeling the moistness that the air carried, I thought about my life so far.

I was good at academics, so decisions of my life had been pretty simple and straight. Being pretty confident I would make it to the best junior college of my town in the first round itself, never made me consider any other option. I loved psychology since childhood, but engineering was the safest option. Being born in a middle class family, thinking of risking your career to make it to medical field was not sane. I grew up hearing ‘Only doctor’s children can afford that field’ and finally ended up believing it. No one around me believed in taking risks. Everyone worshiped security. I grew up doing the same.

‘Being in the top will only grant you a good life’ has been the mantra of my life. But at times, I wish I was an average student. I wish decisions would have not been so straightforward. Maybe I would have played cricket- the only thing I feel passionate about. Or maybe I would have studied literature (literature drives me crazy). Isn’t that disappointing- me wishing to be bad at academics. It’s like at times I hate myself for the stuff I am good at.

This is what has happened to us. We want the things we have been doing forcefully to fail. And then maybe people around us would let us try something else or our dreams. We are accustomed to live by everyone else’s definition of success. We punish people for the things they are passionate about, just because we were unable to do the same at some point in our life.

I feel like these concrete buildings have sucked our desires and our dreams. We are so used to comfort that compromise seems like a taboo. We have lost faith in ourselves. If we can make through it right now, we can do the same in the days to come. You only need a desire to survive and nothing more- not money or cars or designer clothes.

Staying locked up in four walls have restricted our thinking. I feel like our limited thinking echoes through this wall. We are so used to schedules and predictable life that we have successfully suppressed our creative side.

When you step out of these four walls on a peaceful morning, you realize how much nature has to offer to you. Its boundless. Your thoughts, worries, deadlines won’t resonate here. Everything will flow away along with the wind. And you will realize every answer you had been looking for, was always known to you.

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