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The Great Dictator – Stage Beyond

Tuesday February 14, 2023
Critically acclaimed production from Stage Beyond theatre company for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Show Date & Time:
Tuesday February 14, 11:30am
Ticket Price:

Free admission but advance booking strongly advised.

Laugh, cry, cheer as the award-winning Stage Beyond champion disability inclusion 

This critically acclaimed production by Stage Beyond Theatre Company for adults with intellectual disabilities, opened at the Millennium Forum in June 2022.  

The play is set in Europe, 1941. Pandora is at war and people are disappearing. People who are different. Dictator Heidi has a doppelganger – Brian, a decorator. When Brian’s sister Hannah goes missing, Brian discovers a terrible secret at his local hospital. In a bizarre case of mistaken identity, fate offers Brian the chance to change history.  

Drawing on recent historical episodes, ‘The Great Dictator’ asks, is how we treat the vulnerable a measure of our humanity?  Based on Charlie Chaplin’s film masterpiece of the same name, Stage Beyond interrogates what happens when society treats disability like a crime and people with disabilities like criminals. 

Featuring a combination of pathos, screwball comedy and silent movie tropes, ‘The Great Dictator’ is a truly unique theatrical event. An unmissable performance with the company’s members from Derry, Tyrone and Donegal doing some really important work conveyed with humour and respect.

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How To Book

E-Tickets

We are now using electronic tickets. When you book you will now get a link to an electronic ticket. This can be presented on your phone for scanning on arrival at the venue. Alternately you can choose to download and print your ticket at home. Just be sure to have the QR code clearly visible for scanning.

 

COVID UPDATE 5 AUG 2021

Our box office is now currently open for in person and phone enquiries from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Our cafe has now reopened for indoor and outdoor dining. Opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Online

You can book online for most of our events. Just click on the Book Online link for your chosen event and follow the instructions.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

All our online bookings are powered by our partner organisation Ticketsolve.

 

By Phone

VISA, Mastercard and Laser cards are accepted. Normal box office hours apply. Please direct all calls regarding ticket booking to our box office on 074 912 0777 (dial 1 for box office).

All other queries including info on venue hire, tech specs, etc., should be directed to our admin office on 074 9120777 (dial 2 for admin). Please note the admin office cannot take ticket bookings.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

 

In Person

Call in to our Box Office during opening hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

On days we have an evening show the box office will be open from 6pm to 8pm.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays unless there is a show in which case the box office will be open for two hours before the performance.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

Refunds

Tickets cannot be refunded.

Tickets may be exchanged for a credit voucher (minus the cost of any booking fees).

Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the performance and within box office opening hours. If you have already collected your tickets you MUST return the tickets to us before you can exchange them.

Credit vouchers remain valid for one year from date of issue.

 

Terms & Conditions

  • The management reserve the right to refuse admission and to alter the cast of a production due to unforseen circumstances.
  • For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Cameras or recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • NB: Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off during performances.
 

Seating Plan