ZEIT 3 : A Collective Improvisation of Electronic Music

ZEIT 3 : A Collective Improvisation of Electronic Music

Z E I T is an Irish electronic music synth collective borne out of a common passion for synthesizers and the pioneering electronic music era of the 1970s and 1980s. Z E I T Events presents an evening of improvised electronic music by four established artists each from different genres and experiences within the expansive electronic music scene both here and abroad… 

Cloud Study

Cloud Study

Cloud Study is part dance, part dream, part theatre, part athletics. Two compelling dancers: Mufutau Yusuf, an Irishman, born in Nigeria, and Salma Ataya, a Palestinian Dabka dancer, attempt to run 1,000 kilometres in circles and lines through the space, chasing dreams, memories and home… 

Madeline

Madeline

Based loosely on a 1798 Irish Gothic novel by Regina Maria Roche, “Madeline” illuminates something universal about the human response to personal and supernatural anxieties, and our sense of responsibility for the safety of others, through the story of a young woman… 

Mis-Conceptions

Mis-Conceptions

We all love a good feisty discussion, arguing and listening, and occasionally learning. And the 6 members of the First Thursday Book are no different, or at least that’s what they initially thought… 

Patrick Gale | Writers @ Smock Alley

Patrick Gale | Writers @ Smock Alley

Patrick Gale is one of the UK's most popular writers and he is the author of sixteen novels including the bestsellers 'Rough Music', 'Notes From An Exhibition' and 'A Perfectly Good Man' as well as the Costa Award nominated 'A Place Called Winter'… 

The Confessions of a Secret Agent

The Confessions of a Secret Agent

Simon Trewin has spent the last twenty-five years as a literary agent working with some of the biggest names in the world and helping launch the careers of countless debuts… 

Bloody Women : Patricia Gibney, Jo Spain and Claire Allan with Tanya Farrelly

Bloody Women : Patricia Gibney, Jo Spain and Claire Allan with Tanya Farrelly

Are female writers deadlier than the male? What do they think of violence in crime fiction and how do they handle it in their books? Do crime novel have to be bloody? Our panel of bestselling ladies will discuss with crime author Tanya Farrelly   whose novel When Your Eyes Close was launched at the start of our festival… 

Does Genre Matter? Mick Herron & Robert Goddard with Martin Doyle

Does Genre Matter? Mick Herron & Robert Goddard with Martin Doyle

The novels of Robert Goddard have ranged freely across the generic landscape.  Mick Herron has said “my earlier novels were crime fiction but I wanted to write about broader issues, and the spy genre offers that opportunity… 

Stranger than Fiction: Shane Dunphy, Andrea Carter & Cormac O’Keefe with Jane Casey

Stranger than Fiction: Shane Dunphy, Andrea Carter & Cormac O’Keefe with Jane Casey

How much does real life influence fiction? Is the truth sometimes stranger? Four crime writers with close ties to the law and law makers, discuss how real life has influenced their writing and how much they just plain make up… 

Criminal Intent: Solo or Serial?

Criminal Intent: Solo or Serial?

Karen Perry, WC Ryan, Anthony J Quinn with Catherine Ryan Howard How does an author decide to write a series or a book that stands alone, is it the plot or the characters who guide them? And what do readers think? What makes a series character and why are the most talked about books often stand alones? Catherine Ryan Howard will cross examine our expert panel… 

Lynda La Plante’s CSI Murder Room

Lynda La Plante’s CSI Murder Room

Free but booking essential A unique workshop for anyone interested in the world of forensics or Crime Scene Investigation, this interactive event is brought to you by international bestselling author Lynda La Plante and hosted by Think Forensic whose experts include CSI’s, forensic scientists, and senior investigating officers… 

Clare Mackintosh in conversation with Sinead Crowley

Clare Mackintosh in conversation with Sinead Crowley

Since the shocking suicides of her parents, Anna, their daughter, has struggled to come to terms with their loss. Now with a young baby of her own, Anna starts to ask questions but by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it's safer to let things lie… 

Lynda La Plante in Conversation With Niamh O’Connor

Lynda La Plante in Conversation With Niamh O’Connor

International bestselling & award winning author, Lynda La Plante, whose TV dramas from Prime Suspect to Trial & Retribution have kept viewers on the edge of their seats, discusses her criminal passions and her latest novel, Murder Mile, with Niamh O’Connor… 

Fresh Blood: Paul McNeive, Olivia Kiernan, Alex Reeve with Sam Blake

Fresh Blood: Paul McNeive, Olivia Kiernan, Alex Reeve with Sam Blake

Bestseller Sam Blake brings you some of the strongest new voices in crime fiction and finds out just how they did it. Paul McNeive’s debut The Manhatten Project is set in New York, with its insatiable hunger for fast food, easy fixes and life lived at breakneck speed… 

Mark Billingham in Conversation With Declan Hughes

Mark Billingham in Conversation With Declan Hughes

In Mark’s latest novel, The Killing Habit, DI Tom Thorne is tasked with catching a notorious killer of domestic cats.  Knowing the psychological profile of such offenders all too well, he sees the chance to stop a series of homicides before it happens… 

The Devil’s in the Detail: A Dublin & Edinburgh UNESCO Cities of Literature Event : Val McDermid & Professor Sue Black

The Devil’s in the Detail: A Dublin & Edinburgh UNESCO Cities of Literature Event : Val McDermid & Professor Sue Black

Forensic anthropologists and crime writers share a common preoccupation with violent death, except that one is concerned with the how and the when while the other is concerned with the why… 

Murder By The Book : Lisa Jewell & Ruth Ware with Madeleine Keane

Murder By The Book : Lisa Jewell & Ruth Ware with Madeleine Keane

A disastrously ill-judged crush on the gentleman next door, an inheritance letter mistakenly sent to the wrong beneficiary; these are the ingenious premises of Lisa Jewell’s and Ruth Ware’s latest novels… 

A Mind to Kill : Liz Nugent & Ali Land with Declan Burke

A Mind to Kill : Liz Nugent & Ali Land with Declan Burke

Now a massively-popular sub-genre of crime writing, Domestic Noir takes as its premise the belief that the domestic sphere can be a dark and dangerous environment for women… 

Peter James in conversation with Breda Brown

Peter James in conversation with Breda Brown

From the number one bestselling author, Peter James, comes an explosive standalone thriller that will grip you and won’t let go until the very last page. Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life – and possibly the world – for ever… 

Little Hours 'Solo Acoustic'

Little Hours 'Solo Acoustic'

Irish songwriter John Doherty AKA Little Hours plays 2 intimate solo shows, playing new material as well as firm live favourites. DOORS 7.30PM, SUPPORT 8PM, LITTLE HOURS 9PM    

Colm Tóibín | Writers @ Smock Alley

Colm Tóibín | Writers @ Smock Alley

Join us for an evening with prize-winning author Colm Tóibín as he discusses 'Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know : The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce'… 

The Streets Are Ours

The Streets Are Ours

‘The Streets are Ours’ chronicles the night time activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in a small town in the midlands and their reunion with an old friend… 

Mothers Nature

Mothers Nature

Four women, four temperaments, four very different experiences of pregnancy and motherhood. This original work explores how our personal natures affect how we experience life and change… 

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas

On public sale from Tue 14 Aug When I was a boy, I was afraid of the dark… What was there. And maybe one of the things I thought was there was vampires. Conor McPherson’s chilling play receives its Irish premiere in an intimate new production by the Donmar Warehouse… 

The Misfits

The Misfits

On public sale from Tue 14 Aug The Misfits by Arthur Miller, reimagined for the stage by Annie Ryan A woman walks out of a divorce court into a bar. A rundown saloon on the outskirts of a desert town in the American West… 

Beannaithe / Blessed

Beannaithe / Blessed

A group of nuns become the catalyst for institutional change, but will they transform forever the Church they love and have loyally served? “Bheith gan oirniú, bheith gan údarás”/ “Without ordination is to be without authority” Guthanna Binne Síoraí have staged bilingual work throughout Ireland, as well as in India and Japan… 

Sweet Sensations

Sweet Sensations

At Peafield Hospital for the Elderly, staff enjoy a slower pace of life than that of their bed-ridden patients, but a surprise inspection from HIQA forces them to make like Nixon and sweat profusely while conducting a massive cover-up… 

BILLY

BILLY

"BILLY wants to help you make space. BILLY is about your 'stuff' drawer. All the old chargers for phones you’ve stopped using. That bag of old coats you might need some day… 

The Cat's Mother

The Cat's Mother

Sinéad arrives at her sister Ciara’s door in London, all set for a weekend of respite from caring for their mother, Eileen. At least, that’s what Ciara thinks this visit is about… 

Double Bill: Cikada & SPIT

Double Bill: Cikada & SPIT

Cikada Two acrobats create a world between the harmonious and the absurd. In this world, lines are blurred between human and nature. Ali Stanger and Henrik Gard create a mutual acrobatic language of finesse and honesty… 

A Line of O'Kane

A Line of O'Kane

Footloose from a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up, Deirdre has really hit her stride. Don’t miss this hilarious and frank take on twelve frantic months in the life of a tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo… 

i n f i n i t y

i n f i n i t y

Captain’s Log, Stardate (whatever). A lone astronaut hurtles through the cosmos on a one-way mission to the edge of the universe. She’s looking for a light in the dark… 

Myths of Our Own - Part 1

Myths of Our Own - Part 1

Myths of Our Own is a two-part event celebrating street fashion and fables all as one. We encourage you to attend wearing something inspired by your favourite legendary story or myth, or maybe something from your home!  Our special guest is Nunu, the head designer of Haenuli, based in South Korea... 

The Shaughraun

The Shaughraun

Smock Alley Theatre presents as its tenth in-house production, The Shaughraun, written by Dion BoucicaultRobert Ffolliott, fiancee of Arte O’Neil, has returned to Ireland after escaping from prison in Australia... 

IdleWild

IdleWild

Dublin 2018 -  After a bitter gangland feud between two childhood friends has reached a deadly impasse, only a terrifying sacrifice can end the bloodshed.IdleWild : the confession of two men who attempted to play God... 

No Borders 2

No Borders 2

“No Borders 2” is an exploration of time, memory and trauma told through the stories of African characters who have been victims of human rights violations in their homelands... 

Cardboard Coffin

Cardboard Coffin

Imagine if you were told to pack a bag and leave your home forever and you had nowhere to go.Meet Johnny, the vulnerable yet tortured rogue who has lost everything and is about to face life on the streets... 

Billy Roche – The Red Guitar Tour

Billy Roche – The Red Guitar Tour

Billy Roche, playwright (Tumbling Down, The Wexford Trilogy, The Cavalcaders etc) returns to his musical roots with his own brand of psychedelic folk. He is joined by Mike Odlum ( the Roach Band) on bass/piano/ harmonium et and Pete McCamley on drums/ percussion/ flute/ glockenspiel/ harmonica etc. 

Neil Delamere and Aidan Greene

Neil Delamere and Aidan Greene

The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Neil Delamere and Davey Reilly

Neil Delamere and Davey Reilly

The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Alison Spittle and Hannah Mamalis

Alison Spittle and Hannah Mamalis

The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Joanne McNally and Aidan Greene

Joanne McNally and Aidan Greene

The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Joanne McNally and Fred Cooke

Joanne McNally and Fred Cooke

The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

The Good Father

The Good Father

New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a suburb like any other. Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start andto shake off the disappointments of the past... 

Alison Spittle and Fred Cooke

Alison Spittle and Fred Cooke

The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Irish Youth Dance Festival

Irish Youth Dance Festival

Dublin Youth Dance Company are thrilled to present an evening of dance at the Smock Alley Theatre as part of the 18th Irish Youth Dance Festival.The festival has consistently delivered exciting, highly physical and uplifting performances from a selection of up-and-coming Irish and International Youth Dance Companies and each year programmes masterclasses, workshops, informal showings and outdoor performances... 

Chris Kent and Davey Reilly

Chris Kent and Davey Reilly

The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Window Woman

Window Woman

Choreographer Fiona Quilligan finds herself in the woods at Fernhill - as part of a dream team - to install James McKenna’s sculptures, two dancers act as a counterweight on ropes while the figures are hauled high up into the treetops - a vantage point where they reign supreme!Window Woman plays with ideas of duality; from the sensual body to McKenna’s female warriors of early Irish society, who give and receive the wisdoms of life... 

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

"I come from a time and country where I was treated like a wrong hushed up. And now, eighty long, dark years later, I find myself living in the heart of Manhattan… the moment I finally caught sight of New York for real I wanted it… After that there was nothing for it but to leave England, which is nothing more than a rain-swept Alacatraz, and move to America…" Using the words of the man himself with only a few stylistically consistent linking phrases, Mark Farrelly's Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope delicately and eloquently charts the course of Crisp’s life and is similarly divided into two parts: Naked and Hope... 

She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly... 

An Evening with Michelle McMacken hosted by The Happy Pear

An Evening with Michelle McMacken hosted by The Happy Pear

Join us for an inspirational talk with Michelle McMacken to discuss holistic lifestyle medicine and promoting optimal wellness through plant-based nutrition. Prevent disease and thrive! Michelle McMacken, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine... 

An Evening with Rich Roll hosted by The Happy Pear

An Evening with Rich Roll hosted by The Happy Pear

We are SUPER excited to have a true modern day superman, Rich Roll, come to Dublin on Saturday 30th June. A #1 best-selling author, wellness pioneer, podcast host and Top 25 fittest men **on the planet**, Rich Roll is also an amazing speaker with a grounded, authentic style, and the unique ability to educate, inspire, and leave audiences filled with the motivation to unlock and unleash their best, most authentic selves - it's going to be AMAZING! His inspirational memoir, Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age,Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men and Discovering Myself continues to top bestseller charts years since its release, and his weekly Rich Roll Podcast boasts over 35 million downloads, one of the world's most highly acclaimed podcasts! Join us for an inspirational talk and after we're going to have a Q&A of enlightening discussion and delicious treats! We're truly honoured to have him speak, and what's more, you'll get the chance to ask Rich, Dave and Steve some questions during the Q&A after his talk... 

Samuel Beckett : Words and Music

Samuel Beckett : Words and Music

A rare concert performance of Samuel Beckett’s radio play Words and Music with American composer, Morton Feldman’s score. Renowned Beckett actors Barry McGovern and Stephen Brennan play the spoken roles of Words/Joe and Croak with a conducted ensemble of Beckett Chamber Music Series musicians playing the role of Music/Bob... 

Schoenberg and Poetry

Schoenberg and Poetry

Schoenberg and Poetry presents two important works based on poetry, which span the development of composer, music theorist and painter, Arnold Schoenberg's musical style from late Romanticism to twelve-tone... 

Lost And Found

Lost And Found

An idyllic new estate in a commuter town (very convenient for the M50 and the direct train to Dublin) is flipped on its head when divine forces begin to interfere. Eager to meddle in the affairs of the picture perfect couples in residence, one of the Gods has fallen to earth with her sights set on mischief making... 

Instrumentalising Folk Song

Instrumentalising Folk Song

Instrumentalising Folk Song explores the idea of the musical setting of language in, perhaps, its purest humanistic form. The works presented use Irish folk song as a basis for three very different kinds of composition... 

Walkinstown

Walkinstown

The critically acclaimed Walkinstown returns for one week only.From the creators of How To Build Your First Robot comes 'Walkinstown'. A surreal soiree that traverses the streets of Dublin’s past, present and future... 

The Rapture of Hugo Ball

The Rapture of Hugo Ball

The Rapture of Hugo Ball is a rollicking satire staged as an experimental radio comedy with hard hitting live music and sound effects created before your eyes by an multi-talented cast... 

Lady Na Master & The Synaptic Room

Lady Na Master & The Synaptic Room

The Collaborative Artists Company presents Lady Na Master and the Synaptic Room.  In the wake of the abortion referendum this new live performance work explores what it means to still feel bound by our bodies, and poses a simple question ‘Is this the way I should feel?’... 

Love à la Mode

Love à la Mode

In this comedy of manners, double-entendres and double-crossings, an Englishman, an Irishman, a Scotsman and a dandy, compete for the hand of a rich bachelorette – but is she all she appears? Love à la Mode is a farce in two acts: there will be some lies, sword-fights, slapstick and assorted song-and-dance routines... 

The Spinning Heart

The Spinning Heart

This stage adaptation of the award-winning novel is given its world premiere by Articulate Anatomy and preserves the original structure and narrative style while highlighting, often with a scabrous humour, the toll in human terms of recent times. 

God Has No Country

God Has No Country

Written and performed by Donal Courtney, God Has No Country is the story of Hugh O’Flaherty a priest from Killarney that saved 6,500 lives in Rome during World War 2. This one-man play charts the true story of O'Flaherty through his early years, through his time at the Vatican and some of his latter life back in Ireland... 

The Quare Fellow

The Quare Fellow

Money For The Sun's production of The Quare Fellow is an astounding bit of theatre. Written by Brendan Behan and based on his time spent in prison, the play revolves around the final days of a condemned man in Mountjoy prison... 

Douze

Douze

XNTHONY is presenting a series of intimate performances, titled Douze, as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe in a bid to garner the public's support in his bid to represent Ireland at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.