Oct
21
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

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Oct
22
Thu
2020
Social Fabric Podcast: Love at the Time of Covid @ Whale Theatre
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm
Social Fabric Podcast: Love at the Time of Covid @ Whale Theatre
Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

Covid19 has thrown the world upside down. Nothing is quite the same as it was before it and some of us think that it will never be the same again. We hear stories of cancelled weddings and couples stranded in different parts of the world,  not been able to say goodbye properly to loved ones… 

But also beautiful stories of love blossoming during these strange times, family re-discovering the joys of spending time together, people finding new love  for art, music, nature, cooking, community…

Love, Love, Love… Love is all you need… 

Or is it?

We’ll discuss the topic with Award Winner Psychotherapist and Author Siobhan Murray and CEO of A Lust for Life, Paula McLoughlin. 

We’ll encourage plenty of audience interaction during the show as well Q&A after the panel discussion.

As always there will be music and a short film to entertain you and give a platform to other artists.

Looking forward to see you there.
Oct
24
Sat
2020
Seven Ages of MAM @ Whale Theatre
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Seven Ages of MAM @ Whale Theatre

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

IRISH PREMIERE

BEST NEW PLAY (Nomination – Brighton Fringe)

“MUST SEE SHOW’ (Simon Jenner, Fringe Review)

***** AUDIENCE REVIEWS

Laugh-out-loud funny, contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy but from Mam’s point of view! 

“How did I end up here?” 

In this hilarious, bittersweet one woman show Pauline O’Driscoll takes us on a roller coaster ride through the highs & lows of motherhood from giving birth and gaining the title of Mam through all the ensuing ages of a Mam’s life.

Has motherhood changed across the generations?

Do all parents dread homework?

Do cabbage leaves work?

How do we keep our own identity while being responsible for shaping the identities of our children?

“Wondrously inventive, light-seeming yet plangent exploration of motherhood, grief, lust, heartbreak and joy…O’Driscoll can call down the angels in a light high tessitura – a whisper away from silence, and she can on occasion roar like a banshee. What O’Driscoll is master of is pause and sudden tangent. The surprise monologue, the hilariously detailed aside, the squirm of embarrassment, and the language of love and forgiveness and letting go. What O’Driscoll brings even more than the humour is the sudden abiding grief. And what she gets more than grief, is life-affirming humour, and what she gets most is utter exhaustion…. No she’s of a piece. This is consummately acted, wholly believable, the most original riff on the Seven Ages I’ve seen and so beautifully subsumed you might not notice it at all.” – Simon Jenner, Fringe Review 

Belly laughed ….Staggeringly brilliant …..Hugely entertaining …..Highly recommended ..Everyone can relate..” – Audience Reviews

Written by Mark Evans & Pauline O’Driscoll

Performed by Pauline O’Driscoll

Directed by Tom Kibbe

Oct
25
Sun
2020
Game Music in Action @ Whale Theatre
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
Game Music in Action @ Whale Theatre
Oct
28
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

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Oct
29
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Oct
31
Sat
2020
Blind – An Audio Horror Experience @ Whale Theatre
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm
Blind - An Audio Horror Experience @ Whale Theatre

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

Tonight is the grand re-opening of The Butcher Library, where acclaimed Historian Alice Levine will take us on a journey through the colourful and sometimes disturbing history of the building. Can evil live in a place? If you’re brave enough you can find out; Just sit in the dark with us, and listen…

‘Blind’ has been created by Emily Gillmor Murphy and Ciaran Gallagher.

Performance Note: This is an audio immersive experience. Audience members will be given wireless headphones (cleaned and disinfected between each performance in line with Covid 19 regulations) to wear. There will be an option to enjoy the experience without headphones if preferred. Suitable for audiences aged 12+.

 

Nov
1
Sun
2020
Bolshoi Ballet – The Lady of Camellias @ Whale Theatre
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet - The Lady of Camellias @ Whale Theatre

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

Music Frederic Chopin

Choreography John Neumeier

Libretto After Alexandre Dumas Fils’ novel

 Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Marguerite Gautier), Edvin Revazov (Armand Duval), Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lescaut), Semyon Chudin (Des Grieux), Kristina Kretova (Prudence Duvernoy), Mikhail Lobukhin (Gaston Rieux), Anna Antropova (Nanina), Andrei Merkuriev (Sir Duval), Daria Khokhlova (Olympia)

Synopsis: 

Armand Duval finds himself at the auction of the famous courtesan Marguerite Gautier’s possessions after she passed away. She was Armand’s true love, and the vision of her belongings awakens vivid memories of their turbulent love story.

About the ballet     

 Choreographer John Neumeier adapts Alexandre Dumas Fils’s timeless novel The Lady of the Camellias for the stage with great sensitivity and emotional depth in his work of rare beauty. As the troubled courtesan Marguerite, superstar prima Svetlana Zakharova and Hamburg Ballet’s guest star Edvin Revazov as Armand bring the passionate drama to new emotional heights accompanied by Chopin’s fantastic score.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

S

Nov
5
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Nov
11
Wed
2020
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland @ Whale Theatre

Art Appreciation Class – Rosemarie Deverux

 

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced class which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 30 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940)

The aim of the course is to explore and examine a selection of the paintings that are held in our national collection of art under various themes; to re-engage with the nation’s political and cultural history through their visual representation; to understand how Irish art production was compromised by the same historical and political events and to become familiar with some of the nation’s finest artists.

The course runs for 6 weeks.  Each week a different theme will be explored through the examination of different paintings – giving an overview of the artist, the painting’s style and composition, the context of the painting and its role in the visualizing of Irish political, cultural and social history.

Week 1 – Politics and its role in Irish art production.

Week 2 – Genre images of the 19th century.

Week 3 – Land issues in Irish art.

Week 4 – Home and Away – foreign influences on Irish artists.

Week 5 – The Celtic Revival and the Yeats Family.

Week 6 – Irish Women artists and the arrival of Modernism.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full six weeks for just €100, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

S

Nov
12
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Nov
19
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Social Fabric Podcast @ Whale Theatre
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm
Social Fabric Podcast @ Whale Theatre

Are we there yet? We speak to a number of guests about their various quests from Ice Swimming in Antartica, crossing the Artic circle, running ultramarathons and explore what drives people to push themselves to the limit of what most of us would consider humanly possible. With special guest Bressie.

There will some music, some visuals and Q+A at the end of each half.

Conversations with people about their passion and interaction with their community. We cover a number of topics to help rebuild the Fabric of Society.

An all inclusive event to explore what makes people think.

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873610040

Nov
22
Sun
2020
Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Julie Live screening @ Whale Theatre
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Julie Live screening @ Whale Theatre

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

Music Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography Alexei Ratmansky

Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovski (after William Shakespeare)

 Cast Ekaterina Krysanova (Juliet), Vladislav Lantratov (Romeo), Igor Tsvirko (Mercutio), Dmitry Dorokhov (Benvolio), Vitaly Biktimirov (Tybalt), and the Bolshoi Corps de ballet

Synopsis

Despite their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and Montagues will cost Romeo his best friend’s life, causing him to seek revenge…

 About the ballet

 The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.

Nov
26
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Dec
3
Thu
2020
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am
The Story of Europe – Painting history @ Whale Theatre

This course gives an overview of the main artistic movements that occurred throughout Europe between 1400 and 2000 that not only defined how art was produced but provided the lasting imagery behind Europe’s most influential rulers – royal, religious and republican – as well as the philosophies upon which their rule depended.

These movements also recall the changes in social mores that were necessary for societies to endure and provided the mechanism through which the technological advances of each age were manifested and proclaimed.

Their evolving styles and ever- changing subject matter provided a visual record of each nation’s cultural aspirations ensuring the survival of these images as important social documents in their own right.

Importantly these movements chart the long and challenging journeys that were undergone by various groups of artists throughout the past 600 years of art history, whereby the cold place generally occupied by anonymous medieval craftsmen was replaced by a hotbed of renowned celebrity artists which ensured their fame and longevity would long outlive them in today’s modern world.

Week 1 – The Story of the Renaissance – Magnificence and Display in Italy

Week 2 – Painting the Ordinary and the Everyday of the Dutch Golden Age.

Week 3 – Revealing Facades – A glimpse behind the Royal Heads of England, France and Spain.

Week 4 –Revolutions!  Art and Society in 19th century France.

Week 5 –Modernism – how America finally overcame Europe

Week 6 – The Paintings that Rocked the World and Changed Art

Rosemarie Devereux is a freelance art historian from Greystones.

She recently attended UCD as a mature student from where she graduated with a BA Hons in Irish Studies and Art History and a Masters in ‘Irish Visual Culture 1885-1915’. After graduating she become a volunteer in the NGI and published two articles in the Irish Arts Review. Between 2017 and 2019 she was the facilitator for the Irish Studies in Painting module for 2nd Year Art History students in UCD.   Since late 2018 up to March 2020 she ran a series of private Irish art history courses in the National Gallery as well as a course on Irish Art and History in the Whale Theatre. She has recently been accepted onto the tour guide panel of the National Gallery.  This autumn she will be giving a new course on European art history to be held in the Whale Theatre as well as a repeat of last year’s Irish art history course.  Both are due to begin in October 2020.

Dec
18
Fri
2020
A Night at the Opera with Jade Phoenix and Friends @ Whale Theatre
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
20
Sun
2020
Bolshoi Ballet – The Nutcracker @ Whale Theatre
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet - The Nutcracker @ Whale Theatre

Welcome back to The Whale Theatre! After a long interval of almost 6 months, we’re thrilled to be back for the “Second Act” and we can’t wait to see you all again! Things will be a bit different, so please read our “Second Act Charter” in full before booking your tickets and check it again before attending a show. 

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines. There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available and new policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre. If you have any questions, please email ask@whaletheatre.ie

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)

Cast Margarita Shrainer (Marie), Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker), Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer), Alexandre Vodopetov (The Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de ballet

Synopsis

 On Christmas Eve, Marie receives a nutcracker doll as a gift.  In her dreams, the toy turns into a courageous and charming prince, who takes the girl on an unforgettable adventure.

About the ballet

 This eternal holiday classic is the Bolshoi’s ode to wonder and imagination. Audiences of all ages will be carried away on an enchanting journey of their dreams with young Marie and her Prince through a whirlwind of snowflakes, an intense battle against a Mouse King, and finally, a kingdom of delights on the Bolshoi’s majestic stage.

Feb
7
Sun
2021
String Serenade – a celebration of local talent @ Whale Theatre
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm
String Serenade - a celebration of local talent @ Whale Theatre

String Serenade –  a celebration of local talent

Join the young string students of the Bray Music Centre plus special guests the Belenus string quartet for an evening of chamber music inspired by all things nocturnal in the wonderful setting of the Whale theatre.

The title ‘String Serenade’ is borrowed from a multi-movement piece of music that was popular as light occasional music, usually as part of an evening social gathering, in 18th century Europe.

Enjoy a wide range of music from arrangements of Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (one little night music)and wind divertimenti for string ensemble to solo performances of classical favourites from our senior string students at the Bray music centre.

Also on the bill, the Belenus string quartet will perform Borodin’s string quartet no. 2 in D major, with the famous 2nd movement Notturno. This young ensemble, who recently released a Christmas song with singer Hannah May under the alias No Strings Attached, are respected musicians in their own right and have been playing together since July 2019. This concert marks their first major public outing as an ensemble.

Feb
27
Sat
2021
Luan Parle New Album Release “Never Say Goodbye” @ Whale Theatre
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Luan Parle New Album Release "Never Say Goodbye" @ Whale Theatre

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & accolades including Meteor Award for Best Irish Female. Her top 10 hit single ‘Ghost’ spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year.

Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age before later signing with Sony Music & Elton John’s management company Twenty First Artists.

Luan has written and recorded with some of the worlds most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Luan will be playing songs from her new album which will be released February 7th 2020. The album features 10 original tracks including two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. This will be the fourth album release from the Wicklow born songstress. She will be accompanied by renowned guitarist Clive Barnes.

www.luanparle.com

“Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well” The Herald

https://www.hotpress.com/music/video-premiere-luan-parle-returns-something-beautiful-22799817?fbclid=IwAR3qvaZRS0pSeT5zosyZlwCS9r2EuJ55tcrppQmwyBuSmXzvrYDQ7Mbl-lc