As we prepare for the full reopening of the event industry, An Grianán Theatre welcomes the new regulations that allow it to run more events and in response has added six more shows in early October. Events which take place before 22nd October will run with a maximum of 60% of capacity, and all ticket holders will be required to show proof of either an EU or UK Covid Certificate or proof of recovery from Covid.
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings on Tuesday 5 October with shows at 4pm and 7pm, is a show for people of all ages from 8 years and up. All tickets are only €5. Adapted from the classic story by Gabriel García Márquez, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in all its beautiful, strange, emotional richness. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience ﬁnd something remarkable, a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims ﬂock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected.
A Wilde Fan on Thursday 7th Oct at 8pm, by Limerick’s Bottom Dog Theatre Company, and performed by acclaimed actor Myles Breen. Featuring excerpts from Wilde’s writings alongside Breen’s trademark wit and flair, A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken!” Oscar Wilde. Tickets are only €12 full price and €10 concession.
Arán & Im on Saturday 9th October in the theatre café, is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world. The capacity for these shows is a maximum of 30 people, and there will be 2 shows, one at 12.30 and one at 3pm. The show is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream. (Knowledge of Irish is not required.)
Later on Saturday 9th October at 7pm, in the auditorium, there will be a Play Reading & Discussion of In My Mind’s Eye by Shirley Anne Bonnar, and tickets are only €5. This is part of the Frances Brown Festival. Meet playwright Shirley-Anne Bonner in a Post-Show discussion with Dr. Charlotte Mc Ivor (NUI Galway Drama Department) and Rebecca Mairs (Lyric Theatre Belfast). The panel will also respond to audience questions.
Shimmer is a dance show for small audiences of babies aged 3-12 months on 12th October. Full of silver, light and wonder, Shimmer is a unique, dream-like dance show for audiences of babies and their adults. Shimmer invites its audiences into an immersive reflective space created by Katie Davenport animated by a twinkling original score by David Goodall, gentle choreography by Hayley Earlam that responds to its individual tiny audience members and stunning wraparound video art by Conan McIvor.
Krapp’s Last Tape, on Saturday 16th October, is one of Samuel Beckett’s most iconic plays. First produced in 1958 it is one of the earliest one man plays produced for the stage and is considered by many critics to be Beckett’s most perfect piece of writing for the theatre. 69 year old Krapp is celebrating his birthday while listening to tapes of himself at 39. Poor old Krapp has only the “sour curd and the iron stool” to look forward to in his old age.
Funny, compelling, comic and starring Denis Conway as Krapp, this new production embraces the elements of clown while remaining faithful to the powerful text.
Information for shows before 22nd October (where capacity is above 50)
Please Note: All ticket holders will be required to show proof of either an EU or NI Covid Vaccination Certificate, or proof of recovery from Covid.
From October 5th, the seating capacity will be increased and seating will be unallocated. Customers will be able to select their seats on arrival on a first come first serve basis, social distancing is strongly encouraged.
The use of face coverings is mandatory in all areas of An Grianán Theatre and during the show.
Latecomers may not be admitted.
If you or any member of your party have had symptoms of COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to an event we would ask that you do not visit the venue and instead contact Box Office by phone or email.
AN GRIANÁN THEATRE SAFETY MEASURES
- Contactless e-ticketing
- Social-distanced queuing, audience areas and staging
- One-way systems
- COVID-19 safety signage
- Hand-sanitizer dispensers throughout the building
- Wearing of face coverings by all administration and technical staff
- All patrons (except under 12s) to wear face coverings where possible
- Contact tracing