Shows to see in Dublin City this Summer
Relax over the summer months with a trip to your favourite Dublin Theatre to see a new show.
Dublin City is a great spot for the arts and making a date with the stage is a must. From now until September, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to seeing a play or show. Here are just some suggestions to help you find your summer show.
Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre (11 June – 21 July)
Ulysses runs in until July 21st in the Abbey Theatre and is a vibrant and tumultuous production of James Joyce’s classic. Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos. It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. Created by Abbey Theatre Director Graham McLaren, this production is a fun adaptation.
Frnknstn at Peacock Theatre (17 Aug – 1 Sept)
This is a modern mutation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that re-imagines Victor Frankenstein as a gene-splicing molecular biologist who creates human life from his own DNA with catastrophic results. Speaking from a holding cell, Frankenstein is desperate to set the record straight. A modern ghost story and psychological thriller, this version of Frankenstein aims to chill us with the darkness we hold within our DNA — and our hearts. (not suitable for under 16s)
The Snapper at the Gate Theatre (14 June – 1 Sept)
The much loved film has been transformed for the stage with a script written by the author himself. It’s a warm, frank and wickedly funny account of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin in the 1980s. It will bring The Snapper back home to the Rotunda Hospital (where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born) which sits right next door to the Gate.
Copper Face Jacks The Musical at Olympia Theatre (5 July – 12 August)
One of Ireland’s most famous night club now has its own musical! Copper Face Jacks The Musical is a story about about a girl from Kerry and a boy from Dublin who fall in love despite the language barrier! Fill your belly with laughter at this show!
School for Dinosaurs at Smock Alley (Jul 24 – 28)
If your thinking of bringing the kids to a show this summer, check out School for Dinosaurs. Chloe doesn’t like her new school and with scary exams, stressful subjects and mountains of homework, she can’t seem to adjust to her new secondary school life. So she and her parents start the “School for Dinosaurs”, a lively lizard alternative approach to scary school subjects! But the clocks ticking down to exam time! Will Chloe make the grade in time? School For Dinosaurs is a fun reptilian show for the family (suggested age 8 -12)
Riverdance at The Gaiety (12 June – 9 Sept)
Dance your way to through the summer with Riverdance is back at the Gaiety Theatre from 12th June to 9th September 2018. To date there have been over 11,500 performances to a live audience of over 25 million people in 515 venues worldwide, throughout 47 countries across 6 continents. The Riverdance VIP Experience is also available giving fans an opportunity to meet with the lead dancers and some of the cast for individual photos, autographs and conversation.
Joxer Daly Esq at Bewleys Theatre
Lunchtime plays at Bewleys Theatre are back. Sean O’Casey’s playful scrounger from the classic, Juno and the Paycock, takes centre stage in this intriguing new play from the pen of Eddie Naughton (Inishfallen Fare Thee Well).Performed by Phelim Drew, Joxer’s love of language, humour, literature and song, together with a drinker’s purple recollection, make this a performance like no other. Entertaining and funny, Joxer Daly Esq. is a thought provoking gander at one of Irish Literatures most loveable chancers!
If you are taking yourself to the theatre this summer, get yourself a bite to eat before or after. Check out dineindublin.ie for listings on where to eat in Dublin city.