Jan
15
Sat
2022
STRUNG LIVE IN CONCERT @ Whale Theatre
Jan 15 @ 8:00 pm
STRUNG LIVE IN CONCERT @ Whale Theatre

Kick start your 2022 with ‘STRUNG LIVE IN CONCERT’ at the Whale Theatre with some brand new and original arrangements. Strung are a contemporary Irish music ensemble comprising Lucia Mac Partlin and Maria Ryan (fiddles and vocals), Maria O’Conor (cello) and Aonghus McCarthy (piano and vocal).

Originally forming in Cork, they have toured extensively in Ireland, Europe and the US. Their dynamic ensemble and unique backgrounds allow them to subtly integrate complex harmonies and innovative motifs, while staying true to the deep-rooted authenticity of Traditional Irish melodies. Strung’s sound radiates with originality, yet has an understated energy that instantly captivates. 

With brand new music never yet heard live, this is a show not to be missed!

Jan
21
Fri
2022
Hazel O’Connor @ Whale Theatre
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
Hazel O'Connor @ Whale Theatre
Hazel O’ Connor has truly established herself as a concert artist and performer to be reckoned with. From initially catapulting to stardom with the starring role in Breaking Glass and the ensuing hits that followed, Hazel continues to tour extensively delighting sell-out audiences along the way, winning over fans old and new. 

 
Her husky voice remains charged with passion and her enthusiasm, love of music, and wicked sense of humour, is ever present. Having now returned to her Celtic soul and folk roots, live and on-stage for this very special set of shows, she performs in a captivating line-up with Cormac de Barra on Irish Harp, her musical partner for some 15 years, as well as Ruairí de Barra on guitar,  Paul Jarvis is playing cajon, and Roger Taylor on keyboards and saxophone. 

 
This show in the Whale Theatre will feature some great newly-composed songs celebrating 40 years of song-writing and performance. No O’Connor show is complete without her original classics Will You, D-Days and Eighth Day or her new classics Rebecca, Driftwood, I’m Still Breathing and Acoustically Yours. Un-missable! 
 
‘The expressive power of her singing, her songwriting craft and warm, strong personality shine through here with Cormac De Barra’s expert playing of the Irish Harp.’ – THE TIMES 
‘Simply stunning’ – Janice Long – BBC RADIO 2 
‘Sumptuous songs with a soulful, introspective lyrical depth… seamless forays into pop, blues and soul, and the familiar silken gravel of O’Connor’s voice’

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Jan
22
Sat
2022
The Godfather Screening @ Whale Theatre
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
The Godfather Screening @ Whale Theatre
Dinner & Screening
Greystones Film Club & The Hungry Monk

The Godfather (USA/18/175mins) Fittingly enough, it’s the godfather of mafia films, Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 masterpiece still the blueprint for a whole film genre.

The fact that The Godfather 2 proved to be just as powerful, well that just proved that, even in Hollywood, sequels can sometimes be equals.
To mark its 50th anniversary, The Whale is teaming up with The Hungry Monk for an evening you really can’t refuse. Or resist.

We’re talking a 2-course meal at Greystones’ swankiest restaurant followed by The Godfather in all its big-screen, surround-sound glory at The Whale.
Happening on Saturday, January 22nd, it’s just €35 for the whole night. There will also be a limited number of movie-only tickets for €10.
What a way to kickstart the year.

Dinner @ 6pm and Movie starting @ 8pm Sharp.

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Jan
23
Sun
2022
Bolshoi Ballet – JEWELS – Live @ Whale Theatre
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet - JEWELS - Live @ Whale Theatre

Music Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography George Balanchine

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Synopsis

Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg. Three sparkling scenes accompanied by the music of three essential composers, feature the styles of the three dance schools that have contributed to making George Balanchine a legend of modern ballet.

About the ballet

This glamorous triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and created as an homage to the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg that made a vital impact on the revered choreographer’s career.

Jan
28
Fri
2022
TRAGIC @ Whale Theatre
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm
TRAGIC @ Whale Theatre

Best New Act winner 2018, shortlisted for RTE’s Stand Up and Be Funny 2019 – Seán Begley brings his brand new comedy show to The Whale Theatre, which sold out upon its debut at Bray Comedy Fest 2020.

‘TRAGIC’ hilariously crafts anecdotes revolving around Seán’s embarrassing health issues, nostalgically reminiscing about his grandfather, the challenges of marriage and fatherhood, alongside a number of other pivotal moments in his life.

The show also honestly reflects on the untimely passing of his oldest and closest friend. A beautiful nod to a 30 year relationship, that draws on the many stories from their formative years as well as the aftermath of his death and the process of ultimately reconciling with the decision to move on.

Also featuring local Greystones comedienne, Tara Calihman! 

Tara Calihman is a writer, comedian and storyteller. Since moving to Ireland in 2016, she’s performed all over, her writing has been published on The Cooper Review and The Heyday, and she’s currently at work on a show for the 2022 Scene + Heard festival. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her website for more.

“Seán is a great man for a joke. Or two. Or three. I can count on him to make me laugh almost every week.” Dave Moore – The Dermot and Dave Show on Today FM.

“A great up and coming Irish comic and a seriously prolific joke writer” Garden Gigs Ireland

“Funny, authentic and not afraid to take his craft into uncharted territory” Hardy Har Comedy Club

“An act full of promise, a show full of heart, a room full of laughter” Bray Comedy Festival

Age recommendation 15 +, Some highly emotional themes discussed.

Twitter: @seanbeglycomedy

FB: @seanbegleycomedy

 

INSTA: @seanbegleycomedyncomics 

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Feb
4
Fri
2022
Strolling Through Ulysses! Centenary Tour @ Whale Theatre
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm
Strolling Through Ulysses! Centenary Tour @ Whale Theatre

Strolling Through Ulysses! is a one-man show that tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday – June 16th 1904 – the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based.  Ulysses will be 100 years old on February 2nd, so we’ll be celebrating this great novel in the Whale Theatre just two days after its 100th birthday!

Written and performed by Robert Gogan Strolling Through Ulysses! guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses – humorous, entertaining and revealing!  Joyce, speaking about Ulysses once famously declared, ‘there is not one single serious line in it.’ Strolling Through Ulysses! certainly proves that!

Bawdy, irreverent and great fun!

So hold on to your hats and take a deep breath as Robert Gogan takes you on a 75 minute whistle-stop tour through the fun and laughter which is the backbone of James Joyce’s extraordinary and celebrated novel.

Over 16’s only.

Reviews

Given the burnished Victorian interior of the pub, and Gogan’s pitch-perfect balancing of narrator, actor and observer, it turned out to be a wonderfully bawdy experience – and one that certainly enlivened our dinner conversation afterwards. – The Irish Independent

Gogan is an engaging and well-rehearsed raconteur. His edited selection of excerpts cut right to the heart of Ulysses ….. succeeds in making Joyce accessible even to those who have only the sketchiest context for the work – The Sunday Business Post

Feb
6
Sun
2022
Joe the Magician LIVE @ Whale Theatre
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm
Joe the Magician LIVE @ Whale Theatre

Joe the Magician is Back! Hot of the set of his brand new show ‘Dizzy Deliveries’ on RTÉjr and ‘AbraKIDabra’ also on RTÉjr! Joe’s new magic and illusion show is back on a nationwide tour and Joe is thrilled to be back in his favourite Venue, The Whale Theatre for two shows! Strap yourself in for this high energy whirlwind magic and illusion show that kids of all ages will adore! Joe also incorporates the use of ‘Lámh’ into parts of his show. “He will amaze and baffle you” Marty Whelan…RTÉ “Ireland’s leading Magician Joe Daly”…The Irish Times “Joe Daly is just brilliant” John McColgan producer/director Riverdance

@ Whale Theatre
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm
 @ Whale Theatre

Joe the Magician is Back! Hot of the set of his brand new show ‘Dizzy Deliveries’ on RTÉjr and ‘AbraKIDabra’ also on RTÉjr! Joe’s new magic and illusion show is back on a nationwide tour and Joe is thrilled to be back in his favourite Venue, The Whale Theatre for two shows! Strap yourself in for this high energy whirlwind magic and illusion show that kids of all ages will adore! Joe also incorporates the use of ‘Lámh’ into parts of his show. “He will amaze and baffle you” Marty Whelan…RTÉ “Ireland’s leading Magician Joe Daly”…The Irish Times “Joe Daly is just brilliant” John McColgan producer/director Riverdance

Feb
11
Fri
2022
Chris Kent – Christy Doesn’t Live Here @ Whale Theatre
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
Chris Kent - Christy Doesn't Live Here @ Whale Theatre

 ‘Original hilarious material…Among the best acts I’ve seen’ The Mirror ***** 

‘Hilariously deadpan’ Wee Review  **** 

Unequivocally talented raconteur’ Ed Fest Magazine’  **** 

‘ Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer’ Broadway Baby  ****

 

Feb
25
Fri
2022
Des Bishop presents Mia Mamma @ Whale Theatre
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Des Bishop presents Mia Mamma @ Whale Theatre

Des Bishop presents Mia Mamma
I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?”

I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about My mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

Where do I get my material from?

Life and death!

Suitable ages 18+

Mar
6
Sun
2022
Motherland : Songs Of 20th Century Women @ Whale Theatre
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm
Motherland : Songs Of 20th Century Women @ Whale Theatre

Antelope Productions Presents MOTHERLAND : Songs of 20th Century Women Performed by Edel Murphy (Celtic Woman, Riverdance) & live band. Featuring evocative projected images alongside thought-provoking spoken word, Edel Murphy performs iconic songs of struggle and celebration from such songwriting greats as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Kate Bush, Nanci Griffith, Dolly Parton, and The Beatles. Following extensive tours with Grammy winning shows Celtic Woman and Riverdance, Edel Murphy – singer, actor and musician – and live band bring you through the Dustbowl of the Great Depression, into the homes of 1950s urban desperation, down streets of protest in the 1960s and into the tumult of the 21st Century.

“An amazing show…Edel Murphy was stunning, the sharpness of her delivery was outstanding. The songs are acerbic and to the point and the backdrop of visuals was very powerful. I was blown away by it”. Dick O’RiordanBusiness Post

“A poignant and socially relevant journey over a century of music. Edel Murphy owns these songs and the stage. It was a very moving experience and the musical arrangements are masterful.” Carl CorcoranRTÉ Lyric FM

“Edel Murphy is a fine singer…” Niall Stokes, Editor of Hot Press

“Edel Murphy haunts and soothes with a voice that would silence angels.” Chris O’RourkeThe Arts Review

“It is a rare performer that can bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your lips with the sweetness of her singing. Edel Murphy is such a performer.” Liffey Champion 

Mar
13
Sun
2022
Bolshoi Ballet – SWAN LAKE @ Whale Theatre
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet - SWAN LAKE @ Whale Theatre

Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

Cast Olga Smirnova (Odette/Odile), Jacopo Tissi (Prince Siegfried), Egor Gerashchenko (the Evil Genius), Alexei Putinsev (the Fool) and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet

                                                                                                          

Synopsis

Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince, but it is the ravishing swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette.

About the ballet

The legend of the enigmatic swan-woman set to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of a score is ballet’s most beloved production in the classical canon. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake exemplifies the dramatic tension and heart-stopping beauty of motion with prima ballerina Olga Smirnova leading the cast, as sensational as the black swan as she is poignant as white swan.

Captured live in February 23, 2020.

Mar
25
Fri
2022
Callan’s Kicks – A Live Rehearsal! @ Whale Theatre
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
Callan's Kicks - A Live Rehearsal! @ Whale Theatre

Impressionist Oliver Callan brings his award-winning Callan’s Kicks comedy show to life on stage for the first time in seven years.

Aiken Promotions and the Co-Taoiseachs are totes excited to announce RTÉ’s award-winning show Callan’s Kicks Live on stages across Ireland in April and May 2022 (at long, long last). Oliver Callan brings his huge cast of characters to the stage for the first time in seven years. A delay thanks in part to the dude who ate bats for breakfast and gave the world a pandemic (allegedly). It’s the first live Callan’s Kicks show in the age of Co-Teeshes Micheál and Leo the ledgebag, Boris and Biden and celeb scientists like Luke O’Neill.

As we try to recover from lockdowns, NPHET advice and Stephen Donnelly interviews, Callan deconstructs the leaders and stars of politics, sport and entertainment in a special night of comedy. Callan’s Kicks Live promises to be an effective vaccine against Covid-news saturation, ish.

Join the Marty Party and the Two Tommies, hear an alternative history of Ireland, a whirlwind tour of county accents, movie stars and GAA legends. Ever wanted to see the Rose of Tralee in five minutes? Why is Enda Kenny riding trains? What does Mary Lou really want? Why is Michael D Higgins running a zoo at the Aras? Why is Bertie back? Can Dermot Bannon be stopped and brought to justice?

Oliver Callan brings his most ambitious live show to the stage yet, with dozens of impressions, sketches and voices kicking our leaders and legends into the next decade.

 

Praise for Callan’s Kicks Live:

“I rescued Ireland from the pandemic so this show is totes ungrateful. How dare they make fun of the country’s greatest and sexiest leader, well, at least the Irish leader with the fewest chins. I deserve better during my time in office, until I eventually retire to work in big tax-dodging tech, lolcano.”

– Leo Varadkar, Co-Teesh and Minister for Ignoring the Housing Crisis

“Great nippling nannies! The paddies have theatres? Well, pickle my wandering marital pants, soon they’ll have the electric and then Blighty’s in the custard.”

– Boris Johnson, Final Prime Minister of Britain

“I can’t wait to get to the dirty old sod the traditional way. On a coffin ship full of scurvy, lice and hatred for the British. And I’ve two of those already!”

– Joe Biden, Mayo man and, when he remembers, President of the USA

“I’m so excited about this show, a bit of wee has come out”

– Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach by mistake and lockdown hair enthusiast

Mar
26
Sat
2022
Callan’s Kicks – A Live Rehearsal! @ Whale Theatre
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm
Callan's Kicks - A Live Rehearsal! @ Whale Theatre

Impressionist Oliver Callan brings his award-winning Callan’s Kicks comedy show to life on stage for the first time in seven years.

Aiken Promotions and the Co-Taoiseachs are totes excited to announce RTÉ’s award-winning show Callan’s Kicks Live on stages across Ireland in April and May 2022 (at long, long last). Oliver Callan brings his huge cast of characters to the stage for the first time in seven years. A delay thanks in part to the dude who ate bats for breakfast and gave the world a pandemic (allegedly). It’s the first live Callan’s Kicks show in the age of Co-Teeshes Micheál and Leo the ledgebag, Boris and Biden and celeb scientists like Luke O’Neill.

As we try to recover from lockdowns, NPHET advice and Stephen Donnelly interviews, Callan deconstructs the leaders and stars of politics, sport and entertainment in a special night of comedy. Callan’s Kicks Live promises to be an effective vaccine against Covid-news saturation, ish.

Join the Marty Party and the Two Tommies, hear an alternative history of Ireland, a whirlwind tour of county accents, movie stars and GAA legends. Ever wanted to see the Rose of Tralee in five minutes? Why is Enda Kenny riding trains? What does Mary Lou really want? Why is Michael D Higgins running a zoo at the Aras? Why is Bertie back? Can Dermot Bannon be stopped and brought to justice?

Oliver Callan brings his most ambitious live show to the stage yet, with dozens of impressions, sketches and voices kicking our leaders and legends into the next decade.

 

Praise for Callan’s Kicks Live:

“I rescued Ireland from the pandemic so this show is totes ungrateful. How dare they make fun of the country’s greatest and sexiest leader, well, at least the Irish leader with the fewest chins. I deserve better during my time in office, until I eventually retire to work in big tax-dodging tech, lolcano.”

– Leo Varadkar, Co-Teesh and Minister for Ignoring the Housing Crisis

“Great nippling nannies! The paddies have theatres? Well, pickle my wandering marital pants, soon they’ll have the electric and then Blighty’s in the custard.”

– Boris Johnson, Final Prime Minister of Britain

“I can’t wait to get to the dirty old sod the traditional way. On a coffin ship full of scurvy, lice and hatred for the British. And I’ve two of those already!”

– Joe Biden, Mayo man and, when he remembers, President of the USA

“I’m so excited about this show, a bit of wee has come out”

– Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach by mistake and lockdown hair enthusiast

Apr
9
Sat
2022
The Story Of Swing: Prohibition Edition @ Whale Theatre
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Story Of Swing: Prohibition Edition @ Whale Theatre

The Story Of Swing returns to the Whale Theatre on Saturday 9th April 2022!!! Join Ireland’s King Of Swing Luke Thomas and his band The Swing Cats as they perform a very special PROHIBITION EDITION of their hit show The Story Of Swing. A musical timeline of SWING classics from the 1920’s to the modern day!!

Featuring all your favourite SWING and Big Band songs like Sing Sing Sing, Puttin On The Ritz, Mack The Knife to Crooning classics like Mr. Bojangles, Fly Me To The Moon, New York plus many more performed by THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS – Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats!! An absolute must for all SWING music fans.

Apr
15
Fri
2022
Daoiri Farrell @ Hot Spot
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
Daoiri Farrell @ Hot Spot
Event Date(s):
15-Apr-2022
Event Description:

‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’  Dónal Lunny

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Since then he has toured the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK.  Daoirí released his new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019.  In autumn 2019 he was also nominated for three RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019 for best singer, best traditional track and best album for ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’.

Apr
28
Thu
2022
Tony Cantwell: Pony @ Whale Theatre
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
Tony Cantwell: Pony @ Whale Theatre

Tony Cantwell is a Dublin based comedian and improviser. With his videos; he’s generated over 4 million views online and amassed quite a cult-following thanks to his oddball alter-egos Ploon, Your Ma’s Mate and The Dublin Frenchman as well as hundreds more created through his daily Instagram stories. In 2019 he started his hugely popular Podcast “Tony Cantwell’s Shitshow.” As a performer; the first Dublin run of his 2018 show ‘Soft Boy’ sold out in just 20 minutes, followed by sell-out shows at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Cork and both appearances at Vodafone Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He’s also the host of the chart-topping monster comedy show ‘Sexy Beasts’. The man hot press voted the 2nd and then 3rd best comedian in Ireland is back with his brand new comedy show PONY!

 
“One of Ireland’s greatest ever comedy sketches.” – JOE.ie 
 “His unconventional take on comedy belongs on The Adult Swim network.” – The Irish Times 
“One of the city’s most exciting emerging comics” – Totally Dublin
May
1
Sun
2022
Bolshoi Ballet – THE PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER – Live @ Whale Theatre
May 1 @ 4:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet - THE PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER - Live @ Whale Theatre

Music Cesare Pugni

Choreography Pierre Lacotte

Libretto Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa (after the novel Le roman de la momie by Théophile Gautier)

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Synopsis

While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where Aspicia, the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, lies entombed. When he falls asleep, lulled by the haze of opium, Aspicia comes to life and his passion for her will take him on a fantastic journey.

About the ballet

French choreographer Pierre Lacotte brilliantly resurrected a forgotten masterpiece exclusively for the Bolshoi Ballet nearly twenty years ago – Marius Petipa’s The Pharaoh’s Daughter.With its exotic setting, spectacular dancing and scenes choreographed for nearly the entire Bolshoi troupe, this stunning Egyptian fresco is one of the most remarkable productions in the company’s repertoire.