Friday 13th & Saturday 14th April
Big Guerilla Productions present
UNDER THE BED by SEAMUS O’ROURKE Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh
Featuring: Seamus O’Rourke & Arthur Riordan
Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh
Seamus O’Rourke once again brings us a story full of heartache and humour, as a pair of aging, rural, bachelor brothers arrive at a point in their lives, where decisions have to be made about certain things… well the buying of a television for one… and one subject leads to another and the next thing, they’re bringing up all kinds of ‘auld shite’ that could have been left under the bed along with everything else.
Eugene McPartland is woken by his brother Pat in the middle of the night in 1979. Not only does Pat wake him, but he has his good suit on him too… and a light on in the bedroom and another on the landing… and as well as burning up the electric, he now wants to talk…
Time 8.00 p.m Tickets €18 & €16
Thursday 19th April
THE THREE OF US - MICK FLAVIN, JOHN HOGAN & PADDY O’BRIEN in Concert
John Hogan, Mick Flavin and Paddy O'Brien are individually known as successful Country & Irish Entertainers in their own right for over 30 years. Collectively they have not toured together before but they have now teamed up and are going to bring their wealth of Musicial Entertainment far and wide with their fantastic show “The 3 Of Us.”
Each one is unique in their own right and each one has been responsible for helping the “Young Guns” to gain some experience in the business. These men have toured all over the world and have brought their music to the four corners of the globe. Between them they have over 70 Albums and about 20 DVD's. To mark this unique show John Hogan wrote a song called “The 3 Of Us” and it is on general release.
Without giving anything away the show is unique as it is packed with humour, fun & good musical entertainment. It’s a show not to be missed so get your tickets early as it is going to be a sell out.
Ticket Prices: € 20 Time 8.00pm
Saturday 21st April
PAN PAN Theatre Company THE IMPORTANCE OF NOTHING
Director: Gavin Quinn
A comedy about a drama therapy class in an imaginary prison.
Picture an imaginary prison where the drama therapy is twenty fours a day. Drama therapist, Lady Lancing and her husband Omar have dedicated their lives to conducting anti-homophobic workshops utilizing the life and works of Oscar Wilde.
The prisoner’s patience and imaginations are teased to refashion or to completely overhaul Wilde’s material and the threads that are interwoven through his works and the social conventions of the past century.
Cast: Andrew Bennett, Mark O’Halloran, Judith Roddy and Dylan Tighe
Adm €18 & €16 Time 8.00pm
Friday 27th April
THE NUALAS Glam-Slam Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam!
They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body-slamming comedy gold. They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee. They'll have you flat out on the mat with laughter. They will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Who? The Nualas. What? Their new show, Glam-Slam. Where? At a reputable entertainment out-let near you. Don't miss this slug-fest of musical genius from Ireland's first ladies of comedy.
Non-stop belly laughs’ Guide2Dublin
‘Inventive and wonderfully entertaining’ The Evening Herald
‘The Nualas have put comedy and music in a blender and come up with a world class soufflé.’ Sunday Times.
TUESDAY 1st May
GIRLS NIGHT OUT with Prosecco, Chocolates
Film; Dirty Dancing
In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby (Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskill's resort. One evening, she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music.
There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.
Starring: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Rhodes, Jerry Orbach
Prosecco & Chocolates from 7pm
Film @ 8.00pm Adm €7
Friday 4th MAY
ELEANOR SHANLEY IN CONCERT
With a career spanning over twenty years, Eleanor Shanley is one of our most loved singers in our country’s folk music history. Whether as a soloist, or collaborating with De Dannan, or her time collaborating with the late Ronnie Drew (rip), that voice rings threw with such lyrical emotion. Everytime. Eleanor still possesses a voice as pure and lyrical as the first day she stepped in front of a microphone with De Danann in 1990.
Renowned for her unique interpretation of Irish and Roots songs, Eleanor Shanley has been at the top of her profession since her first appearance with De Danann. She recorded two critically acclaimed albums with them 'A Jacket of Batteries' and 'Half Set in Harlem'.
Eleanor has worked with many great musicians through the years and also recorded with The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunny, to U2 and many more. Eleanor’s happiest place is performing and to frequently have an opportunity to perform with friends too makes the experience even more special.
This year so far, has included live shows in Denmark, where Eleanor was awarded The Danish Folk Music Award in 2015, a testament were it needed to her popularity in this market. She is only the second Irish artist to receive this honour since its inception 20 years ago.
Eleanor comes to The Ramor Theatre as part of her 2018 tour, when she also plans to record her new album!
Exquisite” & “Folk Roots of the highest order” - Colm O’Hare, Hot Press
“Exquisitely beautiful” – Irish Music Magazine
Time 8.00pm Adm €18 & €16
Saturday 5th MAY
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE
Starring Mary Murray
There’s sixty thousand euro post office robbery money up for grabs and scandal knows no bounds, as six women gossip intermittently in the smoking area of a Dublin pub, leaving a trail of personal information behind them. As the innocent along with the guilty suffer the stings of innuendo and the lashes of sharp tongues, a hilarious tale of crime and its consequences unfolds.
A comic drama by Paddy Murray, full of sharp Dublin wit, this story of Larry, the cash, the camper van and the deceased husband are all performed with ease by acclaimed actress, Mary Murray (Love/Hate).
"If ever there was an actor you wanted to see more of, it’s Mary Murray. On stage she has always had a magnetic focus, a presence somewhere between no-nonsense control and a shiver of vulnerability … An actor of tremendous physical versatility and wit." Irish Times
"A one woman tour de force by the highly talented Mary Murray." Michael Moffatt, Irish Mail On Sunday
"Murray is a perfect fit." Eithne Shortall, Sunday Times
TUESDAY 8th May
Film; FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Gloria Grahame appeared in films alongside Hollywood icons like Humphrey Bogart and Kirk Douglas, and won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 1952's The Bad and the Beautiful.
Thirty years later Grahame is treading the boards in a modest theatre production when she collapses in a Lancaster hotel.
With her health failing, she reaches out to former lover, Liverpudlian actor Peter Turner, who takes her back to his family home to recuperate.
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this adaptation of the memoir by British actor Peter Turner, recounting his great love affair with the legendary but often forgotten Hollywood star.
Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters
Time 8.00pm Adm €7
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th May
Verdant Productions & Do R Die Productions present
SHOUT – The MOD Musical
A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging Sixties.
The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout!, “the magazine for the modern woman”, as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era.
Shout! contains show stopping new arrangements of classic pop anthems of the decade, including, “Downtown”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Goldfinger”, “I Only Wanna Be With You”, “To Sir With Love” and of course, “Shout!”. The songs and each girl’s own unfolding story are tied together by hilarious sound bytes from the period – from 60s advertisements for anything and everything – to lonely hearts letters answered by Shout! magazine’s advice columnist, who thinks each girl’s problem can be solved with a “fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick.”
Time 8.00pm Admission €18 & €16
Saturday 12th May
Vladimir & Anton 'Songs of the People'
“The Nigel Kennedys of their nation” Evening Standard
Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift – mastery of the classical violin.
Following the great success of touring with 'Russian' repertoire across Ireland and UK, Vladimir & Anton are back with their new show. This time focusing on the melodies that we all know and grew up with.
Hear simplicity and beauty of songs like Que Sera Sera, Danny Boy, Tarantella Napoletana or Roll Out The Barrel re-composed to Vladimir & Anton's classical virtuosic style.
Time 8.00pm ADM: €22 & €20
Love, sex, birth, death and salsa classes. Three generations of Women. One extraordinary year.
Happy-go-lucky Amber, fresh out of school, is high on life, double sambucas and boyfriend Paul. That is until the ‘indigestion’ starts. Her mother Lorraine attacks a customer at work and now she’s seeing a ‘head doctor’. She is told to do one nice for herself each week. Time to sign up for salsa classes.
Nanny Kay, meanwhile, is finding life on the wrong side of frustrating. Ailing husband Gem doesn’t like the neighbours coming in to ‘mind’ him and she’s missing more than just his conversation.
And if all that wasn’t bad enough, Little Gem makes his presence felt and life is never the same again.
Staring; Maura McGuinness, Leanne Monaghan, Charlene Cadden.