Top 3 Events for April 5th

STRIKE a play by Joe O’Byrne

Strike-World War-Revolt-War-Civil War is the story of Davy Doran and Rose O’Connor. Davy is from the North Wall, his father was a docker, who lost his job after the lock-out. To help his family Davy enlists for WW1, despite that fact he is too young, and that his family and in particular his father will consider him a traitor to Ireland. Rose O’Connor was born in London to an Irish woman who left Ireland when she became pregnant out of wedlock. Rose’s mother worked as a servant in a big house, and when she died of cancer, Rose took her job even though she was barely of working age, but it was better than an orphanage. Rose is alone in the world, and when she hears everyone talking about the war and enlisting, she decides to become a nurse and go. Davy meets Rose at the field hospital and a friendship develops.

The story is told in the form of a music hall with songs. But it is also a dance-theatre piece, with much of the action movement, gesture, sound, image.

Where: Marino College of Further Education, Connolly House, 1 North Strand Road, Dublin

When: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

How much: €10,85

Six Days by Frank Shouldice

Using spoken word and original music “Six days” is a highly evocative re-imagining of Easter Week at North King Street during the 1916 Rising. Based largely on the personal accounts of those who lived through those tumultuous events “Six days” will be performed by playwright and director Frank Shouldice, whose grandfather and namesake was a sniper at the Jameson Malthouse in Smithfield until his arrest at the Four Courts.

The spoken word will be accompanied by cellist Frieda Freytag who will compose signature pieces especially for the performance.

Where: East Wall, Killan Road, Dublin

When: 8:30pm to 10pm

How much: €13,66

Garageland Presents: William Ryan at Drop Dead Twice

Brand new to Garageland, and we’re delighted to present William Ryan, a singer-songwriter from Dublin studying songwriting in BIMM Dublin. He has been writing music since the age of 12 and has grown into a mature songwriter romanticising the themes of love, life, death, and adolescent-hood. In September 2018 he independently released his debut EP “The Butterfly Effect EP” on all major streaming platforms”

Where: Drop Dead Twice, 18-19 Francis Street, Dublin

When: 8pm to 11pm

How much: €10.00 online/€13.50 at the door

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