Theatre Opening Hours

January 20th - 25th

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-5pm

Thursday  1- 11pm. Theatre Closed Mondays.

Tickets available  online www.carnegieartskenmare.ie                      

 

 

 
Live at The Carnegie Friday 15th February 8pm
Booking now...064 6648701. Tickets €15/€12
Screening 6th February 8pm
'Downton Abbey'- The Movie
Now Screening 5th March 8pm
'Joker' with Joaquin Phoenix & Robert De Niro

Some of our upcoming programme highlights...

Upcoming Drama Productions

Drama 'The Parish' by Hubcap Theatre Company

Saturday 15th February 8pm
Tickets: €15/ €12 (conc)

'The Parish' written and performed by Sean Kelleher and Michael Ryan

Two friends want a new life but upset the whole parish in the process.

HubCap Theatre Company was set up to perform original work written and performed by its founders Sean Kelleher and Michael Ryan. As performers, writers and producers, their ethos is to provide highly entertaining, accessible theatre in its purest form.

It is influenced by the tradition of the old Fit-Up theatre companies that travelled to every community bringing live theatre to the people. 

      https://www.facebook.com/HubCapTheatre/

Audience reactions;

"The Parish is absolutely hilarious and makes for a great night out!"

"These two are an amazing combination, a night of fun & laughter. Don't miss it!"

"Absolutely hilarious and clever, clever, clever!"

"Absolutely brilliant production- hilarious! Minimal props, maximum talent."

 

Drama Fourth Night 'Freedom of the City' by The Carnegie Players

Monday 25th November 8pm
Tickets: €15

Freedom of the City by Brian Friel

Freedom of the City is a play by the Irish playwright Brian Friel first produced in 1973. Set in Derry 1970, the play interweaves the 'present' - a hearing into the deaths of three unarmed citizens at the hands of the security forces, the reaction of the population shown by the character of the Balladeer and flashbacks to the main story - the final hours of the lives of three peaceful marchers who accidentally stumble into the Mayor's parlour after the march is hit by smoke and tear gas. Most of the action revolves around the unwinding personal stories of the three as they attempt to wait out the violence so they can go home only to find that they are now the centre of the action. Lily, a 43-year-old mother of eleven, Michael, a 22-year-old man (unemployed), and 'Skinner', 21 and unemployed (signs himself as Freeman of the City in the Visitor's Book), are the antiheroes, who perish as British soldiers shoot them in cold blood when they surrender.

The ultimate irony is that the judge finds the security forces didn't act punitively, that Lily and Michael were armed according to non-existent witnesses and that Skinner was the innocent instead of the angry young man who despite his background wanted a free Ireland.

Brian Patrick Friel (1929- 2015))was an Irish dramatist, short story writer and founder of the Field Day Theatre Company. He had been considered one of the greatest living English-language dramatists. He has been likened to an "Irish Chekhov" and described as "the universally accented voice of Ireland"

 

'The Storytellers' Second Performance- Theatre Games Ireland

Sunday 15th December 4pm
Tickets:€8

The Storytellers

Kenmare Performing Arts brings you, “The Storytellers”. Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of players, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes. Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and morals. Starring the children of Theatre Games Ireland and Directed by April Ferron. 

 

Children's Drama ' The Storytellers' from Theatre Games Ireland

Sunday 15th December 2pm and 4pm
Tickets: €8

The Storytellers- First Performance 2pm

Kenmare Performing Arts brings you, “The Storytellers”. Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of players, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes. Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and morals. Starring the children of Theatre Games Ireland and Directed by April Ferron. 

 

Children's Drama ' The Storytellers' from Theatre Games Ireland

Sunday 15th December 2pm and 4pm
Tickets: €8

The Storytellers- First Performance 2pm

Kenmare Performing Arts brings you, “The Storytellers”. Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of players, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes. Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and morals. Starring the children of Theatre Games Ireland and Directed by April Ferron. 

 

Drama - Carnegie Players- 'Freedom of the City' by Brian Friel.

Perfromance Dates November 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th
Tickets: €15- on sale shortly

Freedom of the City by Brian Friel and directed by Terry O Doherty.


Set in Derry in 1970, in the aftermath of a Civil Rights meeting, the play conjures the events of Bloody Sunday two years later. Three unarmed marchers find themselves in the mayor's parlour in the Guildhall. Reports and rumours exaggerate their 'occupation' and they are shot by British soldiers as they leave. The play documents the victims' final hours and a subsequent tribunal of the inquiry into their deaths.

 

Drama - 'The Storytellers' - Theatre Games Ireland

 

Saturday 2nd November 3pm and 5pm
Tickets: €8 Booking Advised.

'The Storytellers' performed by children from Theatre Games Ireland

Kenmare Performing Arts brings you, “The Storytellers”. Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of players, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes.

Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and morals.

Starring the children of Theatre Games Ireland and Directed by April Ferron. 

 

Drama - 'Lady Windemere's Fan' by the Carnegie Players.(Last of four shows)

 

Monday 26th November - 8pm
Tickets: €15/€12

'Lady Windermere's Fan'

Lady Windermere, discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday party. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage..

 

Drama - Windemere's Fan' by the Carnegie Players. (Third of four shows)

 

Sunday 25th November 8pm
Tickets: €15/€12

'Lady Windermere's Fan'

Lady Windermere, discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday party. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.

 

Drama - 'Lady Windemere's Fan' by the Carnegie Players. (Second of four shows)

 

Saturday 24th November 8pm
Tickets: €15/€12

'Lady Windermere's Fan'

Lady Windermere, discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday party. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.

 

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