Friday 9th & Saturday 10th February
Sillan Players Present,
UNA POOKA by Michael Harding Directed by Paddy Farrelly
The Mc Kevitt Family are in Dublin to see the Pope. But there are unanswered questions. Would the Pope condemn communion in the hand? Would he put a halt to the gallop of well-heeled women? But more importantly, why was Una's brother being force-fed on muesli and lentils? Why did Father Simeon want to join a circus in Rio de Janeiro? Una Pooka is the fantasy of a single woman in a nation on its knees before the Papel vist 1979.
Time 8.00 Adm €16 & €14
Tuesday 13th February
Adm €7 Time 8.00pm
CLASSIC FILM NIGHT: CINEMA PARADISO
Salvatore's mentor, Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), has died. Salvatore hasn't been home for 30 years. Before returning for the funeral, he reminisces about his life and the effect Alfredo has had on it. He also remembers the only woman he ever loved, Elena (Brigitte Fossey).
Cinema Paradiso is a wonderful film, completely faultless. Direction: perfect. Acting: perfect. Script, cinematography, editing, musical score: perfect. All the awards that it won - Cannes Grand Jury Prize, foreign language Oscar, five Baftas, and countless others - were richly deserved. Any that it didn't win must have been a fix.
Cinema Paradiso is perfect... Starring: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin
Friday 16th February
THE LOST BROTHERS
The Men who stole our souls on Culture Night are back as part of their ‘Halfway Towards Healing’ Tour.
There is something special about two musicians in unison, so it’s good news for everyone that the harmony-laden Lost Brothers – Irish songwriters and musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland – are back. The past ten years has disappeared in the blink of an eyelid. Their latest album Halfway Towards A Healing, is another step on the right road. Over twelve superb tracks, location and emotion are softly suggested. From opening song, Echoes In The Wind, to closing spoken word track, The Ballad Of A Lost Brother the songs reach out like fingers across a warm night to calm a troubled brow.
Halfway Towards A Healing is released January 26th 2018 before the lads embark on an Irish & UK Tour in January/February followed by The US in March and Australia in April.
Time 8.00 Adm €20
Saturday 17th February
KIDS FILM @ THE RAMOR
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. - Cork Film Festival 2013
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Goff
Time 11:30 AM Adm €5
Saturday 17th February
THE DRAWER BOY
Ontario, Canada - 1972. Miles, a young theatre actor from Toronto, arrives in Huron County at the home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers. Miles stays with the two farmers in order to gather stories about rural life and make a play about it. All three of their lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed.
Michael Roper, Gerry Farrell and Roy Mitchell feature in this beautiful, funny, moving and unmissable play.
Director, John McDwyer describes The Drawer Boy as one of the loveliest plays he has ever worked on.
Another Beezneez hit and early booking is advised.
Time 8.00pm Adm €18 & €16
Tuesday 20th February
FILM: THE PARTY
Janet has just been appointed minister in the shadow cabinet the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. The guests arrive at their home in London but the party takes an unexpected turn for the worse when Bill suddenly makes two explosive revelations that shock Janet and everyone present to the core. Love, friendships, political convictions and a whole way of life are now called into question. Underneath their cultivated liberal left-wing surface people are seething. Their dispute leads to the big guns being brought out – even in a literal sense.
Beginning as a subtly witty comedy replete with sharp-tongued dialogue, the film later veers off into tragedy. When life can no longer be controlled by reason, people will fight tooth and nail to protect their seemingly stable existence.
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer. Cillian Murphy, Kirsten Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall
Adm €7 Time 8.00pm
Friday 23rd February
RAMOR PLAYWRIGHTING GROUP
ALL THE TOWN’S A STAGE
Experience the town like never before. Places you pass every day, spaces you don't notice, others you haven't entered before. A series of short site-specific plays will be performed around Virginia under Ramor Theatre's New Writing Programme. Audiences will move from site to site, enthralled, enchanted and entertained. Come and join us to experience your town in a completely different way. Audience numbers will be limited so booking is advised.
Adm €15 8.00pm
Saturday 24th February
Our National Treasure, the great Jack L, returns, after too long an absence, to The Ramor Theatre, Virginia, on Saturday 24th February.
It will be another knock-out show, from the great man and we are really looking forward to having him back!
With an all new, self-penned album “The King Of Soho” (And other stories) in the shops and selling like hot cakes! Jack promises to deliver a spectacular event with some great new characters to introduce you to, including The King Of Soho and many more intriguing creations from his vivid imagination! And none more vivid then himself!
ADM €22 Time 8:00pm
Sunday 25th February
The Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre
HANSEL & GRETEL and BOSCO
The Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre has been touring Ireland for over thirty-five years now, in all of that time creating shared memories of wonder and joy for children and adults alike. Paula Lambert is the youngest daughter of Ireland’s beloved master puppeteer, Eugene Lambert, whose seven-decade career – from Murphy Agus A Cháirde and Finnegan to Wanderly Wagon - shaped the childhoods of generations of Irish children. “Slapstick, silly and utterly spectacular from start to finish” said the Irish Examiner of Paula’s show “Bosco Meets Hansel and Gretel”. Touring the country with her son Johnny Lambert, a third-generation puppeteer, Paula is sure to be in your area soon.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see Bosco live!
TIME 3:00pm ADM
Tuesday 27th February
The thriller chronicles the mass break-out in 1983 of 38 prisoners from the Maze high security prison in Northern Ireland. The film focuses on Larry Marley (Love/Hate’s Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), the chief architect of the escape, who strikes up a complex friendship with Gordon (Barry Ward), a prison warden.
Stephen Burke’s film works as a tense, exciting drama - there’s plenty of twists, scheming and unlikely allegiances as the inmates put together a complex, risky plan. But this also is a powerful piece of historical storytelling, highlighting the complex morality of the Troubles and exploring the motivations & beliefs of the various factions who have to live or work in the prison. Vaughan-Lawlor and Ward both do a superb job here.
The Maze escape remains one of the most dramatic chapters in modern Irish & British history. This confident, accomplished film does the story justice.
Starring: Martin McCann, Niamh McGrady, Elva Trill, Eileen Walsh, Barry Ward and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Time 8.00pm Adm €7