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Event Guide 25/10/11

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16 Possible Glimpses

-Marina Carr

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30th September – 29th October

Monday – Saturday:


Saturday matinee:



Marina Carr’s latest play deals with the life and times of Chekhov. Having been told he has a mere five minutes to live, Chekov witnesses a selection of scenes from his short life. Starring Patrick O’Kane, the play shows Chekhov as a traveller, returning from his exploits overseas; it shows Chekhov as a doctor of medicine, and as an ailing patient; it shows Chekhov as a family man, and as a lover. But, first and foremost, it shows Chekhov as a writer. Cathy Belton plays the role of Chekhov’s wife. “16 Possible Glimpses” is running in the Abbey Theatre until 29th October, as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.

Ticket prices range from €13 – €25. Tickets are on sale at


The Gaiety Theatre

25th October – 29th October

Monday – Saturday:


Saturday matinee:


King Shahriyar has been betrayed by his wife. To ensure that this does not happen again, he determines to wed a new bride each and every night, and have them beheaded before they have a chance to betray him. Having done this for thousands of nights (and having killed thousands of women), he marries a lady named Scheherazade. Knowing she is about to be beheaded, she asks for permission to tell a story before facing her doom. King Shahriyar is so intrigued by her story that he decides not to execute her. This happens again for 1001 nights, before King Shahriyar decides not to kill Scheherazade, and instead to make her his queen. Ticket prices range from €22.50 to €40, and are on sale at

B For Baby

Carmel Winters

The Abbey Theatre

2nd November – 19th November

Monday – Saturday:


Saturday matinee:


Set mostly in a care home for intellectually disabled people, this play focuses on the lives of B (Louis Lovett) and Dee (Michele Moran), both of whom are residents in the care home, as well as carer Mrs C (Moran), and also D (Lovett). The play shows the subtle aspects of their everyday lives, and, in the process, it allows both actors to demonstrate their versatility at their craft. Ticket prices range from €13 to €25, and are on sale from




Medical experts throughout the world are perplexed by a deadly infection that is spreading globally in this high budget thriller. Faced with this pandemic, society begins to crumble while urgent attempts are made to find a cure. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (who also directed Traffic and Erin Brockovich), the film was well received when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year. With a star-studded cast including Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet, the film’s tremendous success in the Box Office since its US release just over a month ago comes as no surprise. “Contagion” can be seen in Irish cinemas from the 21st October.


Paranormal Activity 3

Set 18 years before the previous “Paranormal Activity” films, this third instalment in the series sees sisters Katie and Kristi (Katie Featherson and Sprague Grayden) haunted by a supernatural being. Although it appears harmless at first, the entity soon becomes a problem for Katie and Kristi, as well as their families. This film, which was directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, will be of particular interest to fans of the “Paranormal Activity” formula. “Paranormal Activity 3” will be showing in cinemas nationwide from October 21st.



We Need to Talk About Kevin


Based on the novel by Lionel Shriver, this film deals with the events leading up to the massacre of a school by a young man named Kevin (played by Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, and Rocky Duer), from the perspective of the boy’s mother. “We Need to Talk About Kevin” was premiered earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with praise from critics. It was directed by Lynne Ramsey, and it stars Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly. Release in the UK and Ireland is set for the 21st of October.






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