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March events at Birr Theatre

Story by Laura Ryder

Tuesday, 6th March, 2012 3:30pm

March events at Birr Theatre

Willie Redmond

Full time Edenderry artist Willie Redmond is the featured exhibiting artist at Birr Theatre this month. Willie specialises in oils, acrylics and pastels using the bogs and waterways of Offaly for his inspiration. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and divides his canvas into panels of various weights to depict mood, texture, movement, details, compositing, lines and rhythms. This month's exhibit is based on water sources and reflections and the memory spaces they evoke. The exhibition will be open from 1pm to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and during performances.


Students from the Cassandra Kenny School of Dance come together to perform a diverse programme that's sure to enthral on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4. Shows take place at 7pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday, with tickets priced €10/€5.


Birr Film Club screens Tomboy on Tuesday, March 6 at Birr Theatre. Tomboy tells the story of ten year old Laure, who moves to a new Paris suburb with her family. On first meeting the local children boyish Laure introduces herself as Michael, beginning a summer of fun with Laure doing everything she can to keep her new identity secret. As the holidays draw to a close and the threat of school looms however things start to get complicated. Admission to the 8pm show is priced €7/€5/€3.

Conal Gallen

Irish comedian Conal Gallen comes back to Birr Theatre on Friday, March 9 with a show littered with hilarious jokes, stories and songs. Admission for the 8pm show costs €25.

The Other Side of Sleep

This IFTA nominated film from writer and director Rebecca Daly premieres in Birr on Friday, March 16 with another showing on Saturday, March 17. Originally screened in Cannes, the film has also been shown at Galway Film Fleadh, the Toronto International Film Festival and others as far away as India. Admission to the Friday show with a reception at 7pm and the 8pm Saturday show costs €7/€5/€3.

Kevin's Bed

Birr Stage Guild brings this play of nostalgia, expectations and broken dreams to Birr Theatre on Thursday, March 22 with a run that takes them to Saturday, March 24. The setting of the play is the golden wedding anniversary of Dan and Doris. Tickets for the show at 8pm are available for €14/€12.

Cell 211

Cell 211 is the Birr Film Club offering for Tuesday, March 27. Juan Oliver is knocked unconscious during the prison tour on the day before he begins his new job as prison officer. He is rushed to the empty cell 211 and left to come around. Meanwhile inmates start a riot and on awakening Juan realises he is trapped and has to pretend to be a new prisoner to survive. Admission is €7/€5/€3.

Fidelio Trio with Carol McGonnell

This contemporary classical tour presented by the Music Network features Carol McGonnell on clarinet, Darragh Morgan on violin, Mary Dullea on piano and Robin Michael on cello in a show scheduled for Saturday, March 31 at 8pm. Tickets are available at 16/€14.

Birr Theatre booking office can be reached by calling 057 9122911. More information is available at

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