Autumn Artists & Summer Sizzlers!

We’ve just announced the first of our Autumn shows, but if you can’t wait until then, we’ve also released a few iconic summer sizzlers across June and July, including Gemma Hayes, Mundy, Cathy Davey and Luka Bloom! These are sure to be some of Wicklow’s hottest summer tickets, so grab them while you can!

Already this year, we have been honoured to host performances from The Blizzards, Des Bishop, Deirdre O’ Kane, Jade Phoenix, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Tom Dunne to sold out audiences, and after a busy few months, we will “go dark” for much of July and August in preparation for the new season!

Our Autumn season will kick off on Friday 9th September with Arclight Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Directed by Paul Cullen, and featuring a musical score  composed and performed by D. Cullen, this energetic, visceral and highly visual production will run for 3 performances only with a special matinee show on Sunday 11th September. With Macbeth featured on the 2023 Leaving Certificate syllabus, this is the perfect opportunity for students and parents alike to experience Arclight’s award-winning production.

For theatre fans, there is still another treat in store as Rex Ryan’s Glass Mask Theatre makes its Whale Theatre debut, with a new play titled “Pop Tart Lipstick”. Written by Rex Ryan and directed by Stephen Jones, the story revolves around Harris, who has just been released from Mountjoy Prison, and John, who is pursuing a new way of life as a bus driver. The piece unfolds in real time, as the two old friends meet again, and a string of comic absurdities ensues.

There is something for younger audiences too, as Trio Tain join acclaimed soprano Catherine Redding and narrator Nicholas Grennell to present a bite-size version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Suitable for all the family, this 60-minute musical romp tells the story of Tamino, a handsome prince, as he sets out to free the beautiful Princess Pamina from the clutches of the dark and mysterious Sarastro. With the aid of his spectacular magic flute and his faithful friend Papageno, our hero soon discovers that nothing, not even Day and Night, is quite as it first appears.

For music fans, there’s plenty to choose from, and some of the names which have already been announced for Autumn include Mary Coughlan, The 4 Of Us and Anne Randolph. This is just a taster for what’s to come at the Whale Theatre for the rest of 2022, and you can be sure there will be plenty of music, comedy, theatre, film, family shows and much more to look forward to.

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