October at the Whale Theatre – “Worth putting your shoes on for!”

The days are getting shorter, but the nights are getting longer, so put your shoes on and make a night of it!

Having reopened just 2 weeks ago after an almost 6-month interval due to Covid restrictions, we’re delighted to announce our October programme on the back of sold-out performances since we reopened our doors earlier this month!

There’s a generous music offering with award-winning Irish singer/songwriter Emma Langford, contemporary folk/trad group Kern, West End singer Chris Holland and young pianist/composer Jack Byrne, who explores the music of well-known video games.

Described by The Herald as a “mean, lean, comedy killing-machine”, Irish comedy superstar Neil Delamere makes his Whale Theatre debut, alongside the “hilariously deadpan” Cork comedian Chris Kent. Greystones Film Club also returns with a very special screening of Pierce Brosnan’s 1988 Irish thriller “Taffin”, which was largely shot in and around Greystones, and due to its unintentional hilarity, has become something of a cult in comedy circles!

Live theatre returns to the Whale with the hilarious, yet poignant “Seven Ages of MAM”, performed by the brilliant Pauline O’ Driscoll, co-written by Pauline and Mark Evans and directed by Tom Kibbe. A contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s most famous speech, “Seven Ages of MAM” is a highly entertaining one woman show that everyone can relate to whether you are a mam, were a mam, have a mam or know a mam!”

Marking Halloween night itself is “Blind”, an immersive audio horror experience created by Emily Gillmor Murphy and Ciaran Gallagher! Telling the story of the grand re-opening of The Butcher Library, acclaimed Historian Alice Levine takes audiences on a chilling journey through the colourful and sometimes disturbing history of the building.

Tackling the pressing theme of “Love at the time of Covid”, Andrea Splendori is joined by Award Winner Psychotherapist and Author Siobhan Murray and CEO of A Lust for Life, Paula McLoughlin for another live episode of the Social Fabric Podcast. For the poets among us, there’s also a night of poetry and music with local poets Frances Browner and Paul Dillon reciting their lines, acclaimed Bray poet Carmen Cullen presenting her Pandemic Poetry on video, and singer/guitarist, Michael Heffernan, performing poems in song.

And in case that wasn’t enough to entice you to put your shoes on, local art historian Rosemarie Ann Devereux is hosting no less than two art appreciation courses, one focusing on Irish art and the other on European art. Delivered over six weeks each, these are well structured, highly informative and enlightening courses with no experience or prior knowledge necessary.

Capacities for all performances are strictly limited, so grab your tickets quick from www.whaletheatre.ie and don’t forget to read the theatre’s “Second Act Charter” before booking.

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