February is the month of love, and there’s some lovely things happening during the month at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre.
Birr Film Club
“Love is All You Need” is the movie of choice on Tuesday, February 4. Starring Pierce Brosnan, the movie sees two strangers jetting off to sunny Sorrento for the wedding of his son and her daughter. Tickets for the 8pm showing €7/€5/€3.
Midland Drama School
It’s showtime for Midland Drama School on February 7 and 8, when they return with another exciting musical production. With upbeat music from the 1960s, comedy, colour and big hairstyles, the show is not to be missed. Tickets for the 8pm show €11.
Birr Film Club
“The Gatekeepers” is the movie of choice for Birr Film Club on February 11. In an unprecedented and candid series of one-on-one interviews, combined with never before seen archival footage, six former heads of the Shin Bet (Israel’s intelligence and security agency) speak about their role in Israel’s decades-long counterterrorism campaign. The Gatekeepers is a rare glimpse into the untold history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the point of view of the Shin Bet with unfettered access to the decisions, rationalisations and regrets of Israel’s most powerful homeland security officials. Tickets to the 8pm show €7/€5/€3.
Birr Film Club
“Midnight’s Children” is the movie being screened on February 18. Based on Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize-winning novel and combining historical fiction with dark fantasy, the story centres on Saleem Sinai, born at the stroke of midnight on the eve of India’s independence from Britain. As a child, he discovers he has the power to communicate with the hundreds of children around the nation born that night, and that each of them possess a magical power. The strongest of these is Shiva, an angry, impoverished youth whose fate is inextricably linked to Saleem. Tickets to the 8pm show €7/€5/€3.
High Street Drama Group
“Bookworms” by Bernard Farrell comes to Birr Theatre on February 21 and 22 thanks to High Street Drama Group. Book club hostess Ann is determined, and desperate, to have the perfect evening of literary classics and canapés as part of her attempt to become a member of the well-to-do upper social circle. Struggling to stay calm, she has the reluctant support of husband Larry. It is the first appearance of the husbands that brings a new dimension to the evening. The appearance of a mysterious character from upstairs and the revelation of past indiscretions ensure an evening of wine and cheese, mystery and mayhem. A night of heartfelt comedy not to be missed. Tickets for the 8pm show €11/€9.
It’s songs for your pleasure on February 23 thanks to a junior ensemble and senior delights from Oxmantown Singers. Tickets €10/€8.
More information on what’s on at Birr Theatre can be found at www.birrtheatre.com. Bookings for all shows can be made by calling the theatre on 057 9122911.