We have a round up of some of the fantastic events on in the Hawks Well Theatre over the next month...
Musical Theatre – Sligo Musical Society
Saturday 22nd February – Saturday 1st March, 8pm. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, 2.30pm
The Deadwood Stage is a-rollin on in to Sligo, complete with gun- totin cowboys, saloon gals and formidable frontierswoman Calamity Jane, the well-meaning but disaster prone heroine, who stands up for what seems right at the time and gets into trouble for shooting first and asking questions later. Don’t miss this hilarious, captivating and heartwarming musical, which will have you tapping your toes and singing along. Featuring the well-loved songs Deadwood Stage, Black Hills of Dakota, Secret Love and Windy City. So saddle up for this fun-filled family show, get your tickets and whip-crack-away!
Opening Friday 28th February, 5.30pm. Saturday 1st March – Saturday 26th April.
“Through my work I explore the confines of discourse of media that surrounds us in every day life. The scenarios I create establishes a dream-like surreal quality. They suggest notions of calmness, safety and one hand upset and discomfort. In my paintings I re-contextualise the already established repertoire of visual culture and create symbolic reality as opposed to virtual reality.”
Kieran Goss – Live and Solo
Sunday 2nd March, 8pm. €20
Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss returns home to Sligo to play in the Hawk's Well. Be sure to book your tickets early!
“I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room,..Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures.” Rodney Crowell
“The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too.” The Irish Times
The Man in the Woman’s Shoes
Theatre - Written and performed by Mikel Murfi
Thursday 6th March, 8pm. €15/friends €12
The Man in the Woman's Shoes has been nominated for Best New Play in the Irish Times Theatre Awards & shortlisted for the Stewart Parker Award for Best New Play of 2013
It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man in The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks the 5 miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way. It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in The woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again.
"I think none of us is old, me heart has never been old ..." The Man in the Woman's Shoes was developed with Sligo County Council Arts Service and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of Bealtaine 2012. The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with Mikel Murfi and Dr. Rhona Trench, I.T. Sligo
David O’Doherty: David O’Doherty Will Try to Fix Everything
Friday 7th March 2014, 8pm. €18/16 conc.
David O’Doherty, the Ryanair James Bond, the Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard, former Miss Ireland, the offspring of Shannon/Pete Doherty, his new look is 'Jaws era Steven Spielberg', recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award and inventor of the last remaining swimming stroke ‘the squid’ (on back, feet first), has written a new comedy show with both talking and songs. NO SCRUBS.
Sligo Children’s Book Festival
Theatre, Children, Literature
7th – 9th March
Join us for a weekend celebrating family literacy and creativity for parents and young children in County Sligo.
On March 7, three of Ireland’s favourite children’s authors will be visiting Sligo as part of the We ‘♥’ Books tour. Join Oisin McGann, Celine Kiernan and Sarah Webb as they take over Hawk’s Well for a morning of book-themed fun, celebrating World Book Day 2014!
On March 8 Sligo band Anything Goes return with a Mini Proms for families called Book Toons - a very special show that celebrates the wonder of books and music.
March 9 & 10 Theatre Lovett invite you into their world of radio waves, sorrowful partings and hilarious slapstick comedy in Mr. Foley, The Radio Operator. Join Louis Lovett as he conjures characters and chapters full of charm from Mr. Foley’s colourful past.
In association with Kid’s Own and The Model. Kindly supported by Liber Bookshop.
Abbey Theatre by Owen McCafferty
Wednesday 26th – Thursday 27th March, 8pm. €20/16 conc.
There’s more to the truth than facts. Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Jimmy and Ian are meeting tonight for the first time. They share a violent past. They need to talk. Quietly is a powerful story of truth and forgiveness from Belfast writer Owen McCafferty. Having enjoyed huge international success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe winning three major awards, now the Abbey Theatre brings this important new play on a national tour.
Winner Best Play - The Writers' Guild Awards 2013
Winner Fringe First Award - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 Winner Best Actor - Stage Awards for Acting Excellence 2013
The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the actors and producer of the show.
‘The best new play of the year’ The Irish Times
You can of course book all the above events online here or by calling 071 9161518
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