14 - 15 & 21 - 23 March

LYTC Carrick on Shannon - March Performances

Big Bad! 
By Alec Strum
March 14 & 15, The Dock Theatre, Carrick on Shannon.

LYTC's Junior Youth Theatre group are performing a one act play where the Big Bad Wolf is put on trial. Witnesses include Little Red Riding Hood and her dear Grandmother, the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf and many more fairy tale favourites.  

Did he do it? Was he framed? Come and find out in this thrilling court room drama at the Dock.  

Directed by Mary Blake. Assisted by Sarah Wood. 

The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty. 

By David Calcutt.
March 21, 22 and 23, The Dock Theatre, Carrick on Shannon.
Senior Youth Theatre. 

14 year old Terry Dumpton, nicknamed Humpty Dumpty, is bullied from the moment he starts his new secondary school.  Victimised by the cruel Stubbs and his gang, Terry resorts to truancy to avoid his bullies. Following pressure from his tormentors to prove he isn't a coward, he takes part in a dangerous activity resulting in a fatal outcome. 

This year LYTC are proud to include an Austim-friendly viewing of this play on the 21st of March for those in their community who prefer dim lights throughout the play. Music and special effects will be at a minimum for this show. 

Directed by Mary Blake.  Assisted by Sarah Wood.  

14 - 15 & 21 - 23 March
The Dock, Carrick on Shannon
0719650828 or http://www.thedock.ie/events
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25 March, 5 - 6 April, 5 May

Mr. Sands Youth Theatre - The Changing Room

Photo: Mr. Sand Youth Theatre members with Louis Lovett and Muireann Ahern of Theatre Lovett following their recent workshop. 
Mr. Sands Youth Theatre (Bray, Co. Wicklow) are busy rehearsing for NT Connections 2018 with their production of The Changing Room by the award winning playwright, Chris Bush. 
Set in and around a swimming pool, the play follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience, secrets and uncertainty. Are we teenagers? Are we children? What are we? It's about bodies in flux and perspectives shifting; knowing change is coming but not what that change will look like. 
It's a lyrical piece - brimming with powerful words, ensemble movement and song - and Mr. Sands members just can't wait to hit the stage with it!  Or should that be stages with performances scheduled for the Riverbank Theatre, March 25; Mermaid Theatre, April 5 & 6 and The Lyric, May 5.  Movement Director, Michael McCabe and Dancer, Karen Gleeson will be working with the members during midterm on the movement aspects of the piece and the gang have lined up a live band of their peers to accompany them on their tour! 
Riverbank Arts Centre (Newbride Co. Kildare) - 25 March 
Mermaid Theatre (Bray, Co. Wicklow) - 5 & 6 April Book Now!
The Lyric Theatre (Belfast) - 5 May
Workshop with Theatre Lovett
The group had a fantastic workshop in January with Louis Lovett of Theatre Lovett.  It took place in the Mermaid where Theatre Lovett are artists in residence this year.  The Mr. Sands members are still talking about it! 
25 March, 5 - 6 April, 5 May
Various Venues
06 April

Act Out Youth Theatre@ SOLSTICE - Devised Project


Friday 6 April, 8pm

"Please welcome to the stage Meath's newest Youth Theatre Company ACT OUT as they present their debut production - their "devised project”. Join them for an original devised piece, created and performed by Meath's most exciting, new talent as it focuses on the things that matter most to young people in Meath in 2018.


Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm

ACT OUT is a fresh, new youth theatre company established in 2017 in partnership with Solstice and under the Artistic Direction of Anthony Kinahan. It is a forum for young people of secondary school age in Meath to learn more about theatre & performance through fun & engaging workshops. The company is guided by the students and involves them as active participants in the running of the youth theatre.

Enquiries: 087 237 9893 or ActOutMeath@gmail.com

Visit their Facebook Page. 

06 April
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath
(046) 9092300 or http://www.solsticeartscentre.ie/
22 March

Co. LYT outreach project - It Only Happens In The Movies

County Limerick Youth Theatre's outreach project have a production on 22 March.

It Only Ever Happens In the Movies - all male multi-media production!

Tickets €7.00
Time: to be confirmed

Movies, mayhem and male bonding - this version of It Only Ever Happens In The Movies is a play about a boy looking for love and the whole TY year group trying to help him find it including committed country lads as you've never seen them before, taking a walk in high heels for the very first time.  Filled with wonderful improv, accents and attitude this performance will have you laughing till you cry and hoping that love is... just like in the Movies.  

It Only Ever Happens In The Movies was originally devised by Mikel Murfi, John Taite and the cast of the National Youth Theatre 2011. 

22 March
Parochial Hall, Charleville, Co Cork
086 824 6915
27 - 31 March

Dublin Youth Theatre - First Year One Act Festival

An evening of 3 plays performed by First Year DYT members.

DYT presents their annual First Year One Act Festival (FYOAF), an evening of 3 one-act plays performed by their newest members at the Teachers Club from 27th-31st March.

FYOAF marks the first time new members of DYT perform as part of the organisation undertaking a 7 week rehearsal and devising process working with professional directors. The resulting performances take place in the intimate surroundings of Theatre@36, the Teachers Club, Parnell Square West,Dublin 1.  This small and cosy theatre is the perfect space to provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for the young performers making their DYT debut. 

Each evening will involve 25 DYT members, who joined in September 2017, performing  A Dollar by David Pinski, directed by Cathal Thornton, To Be A Bird by Amy Shields, directed by Ursula McGinn and Vaudeville! devised by Mollie Molumby and the cast, directed by Mollie Molumby.

To Be A Bird was written as part of the DYT Writers' Group which was led by the Irish Writers' Centre Playwright-in-Residence, Dylan Coburn Gray.

€10 and €8 Concession €5 DYT Members
Preview: Tuesday 27th March all tickets €8
Performances at 7:30pm 27th-31st March
Matinee on Saturday 31st at 2:30pm

Photo: Stephania Crismaru
27 - 31 March
The Teachers Club, Parnell Square West, Dublin 1.
01 874 3687 or info@dublinyouththeatre.com
21 April

Free Radicals Youth Theatre - It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And We Feel Fine)

Free Radicals Youth Theatre present their end of year performance in a drama by Neil Flynn

Set in The OZ a modern reformatory for young adults, a group of teenagers considered too wild and free of mind for their own good face the prospect of direct neurological intervention that will alter their personality’s forever in a bid to correct their ‘wild’ behaviour and set them on a righteous path.

Can they find a way to save themselves?

Suitable for 12+ (Parental Guidance)

Tickets: 10 Euro

Time: 8pm.

21 April
Siamsa Tíre, Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
066 712 3055 or http://www.siamsatire.com/

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