Satellite Screenings in Whale Theatre

They’ve got the whole world in their sights, and the beautiful thing about  satellites is that, hey, they’re willing to share.

Even with little ol’ Greystones.

We launched last November with a live link-up of the National Theatre’s debut production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, and continued with the likes of A Woman Of No Importance and The Nutcracker, and The Whale has been hooking up to that satellite of love over the past year to bring the town a series of exclusive nights out at the theatre.

Well, two theatres, in fact, if you consider that you’re in this fine Greystones theatre, which, through the space-time continuum of that satellite hidden way up on the rooftop, will bring The Whale inside the belly of The Metropolitan Opera, The Bolshoi Ballet, and The Vaudeville Theatre.

Man, if Mrs Scuffil could only see us now.

Upcoming on The Met front at The Whale is Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur on Sunday, January 13th at 4pm.

On The Bolshoi Ballet front, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 23rd at 3pm, Ludwig Minkus’ La Bayadere on Sunday, January 20th at 3pm,  Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty on Sunday, March 10th at 3pm, Shostakovich’s The Golden Age on Sunday, April 7th at 4pm, and Bizet and Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite on Sunday, May 19th at 4pm.

Tickets are limited to 70 for these satellite love-in link-ups, and cost between €25 and €13, depending on the show. The main things  is, there are no flights or hotels involved this end. And you can bring a drink from the bar to your table.

Now, that’s the sort of service you don’t get even at The Met. Or The Bolshoi. Or The Vaudeville Theatre, come to think of it.


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