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Coming soon: Postcards from the Ledge

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly in Postcards from the Ledge

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is having a one-night stand – with the whole world! And you’re invited!

Presented by Landmark Productions, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s hilarious Postcards from the Ledge starring Rory Nolan is coming to your gaff with a guarantee of ‘laugh out loud, hilarious good fun’. (★★★★ The Arts Review)

Broadcast live on one night only, and beamed into homes across the globe, don’t miss a date with the ledge and ‘two hours of unadulterated fun’ (★★★★ Irish Daily Mail) on Saturday 15 May.

The year is 2029 and Ireland is in the midst of an economic boom. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is about to turn 50 – and life could not be better for him. His wife, Sorcha, is the Taoiseach. His triplet boys are the backbone of the Castlerock College Junior Cup team. And he still does alright with the ladies. But Ross’s daughter, Honor, is about to get married and that’s when the trouble really begins.

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is the star of the much-loved, best-selling series of books, and a weekly column in the Irish Times, by the award-winning writer, Paul Howard. Rory Nolan’s masterful performance as Ross has been drawing standing ovations since he first brought Ross to life on stage 14 years ago. Now you can applaud him from every room in your house!

A must-see, don’t miss your chance to make a date with the Ledge this Saturday 15 May.

Presented by Landmark Productions, Postcards from the Ledge is broadcast live from Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray.

“The Rossmeister General is coming to your gaff! And the lockdown isn’t going to stop me! That’s right, people! I’m taking my act from the stage – and into your bedroom! Or your living room! As a matter of fact, you could go totally mad and enjoy me in every single room in the house! My one-man show,‘Postcards from the Ledge’, is returning – and it’s being live-streamed. So whether you live in Foxrock or New York, Cork or Cape Town, Limerick or Sydney, you can have me over for the night. Call it a date. And as usual, there are no strings attached.”

Paul Howard’s character Ross O’Carroll-Kelly started life in a newspaper column almost twenty years ago. He has since become the star of a critically acclaimed series of books that satirised Ireland during the years of its economic boom and bust and have sold well over one million copies in Ireland alone. He was named Irish Newspaper Columnist of the Year in 2013 for his weekly column in the Irish Times, one of the most widely read in the newspaper, and has received a record three Irish Book Awards.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that ‘Postcards from the Ledge’ is going to be staged again and that it’s going to be done for an online audience. I’m particularly happy that people will get another chance to marvel at Rory Nolan’s masterful, two-hour performance, which drew standing ovations in live venues all over the country. He is a truly world class actor and I feel privileged that he’s going to be stepping into Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Dubes once again.”

Booking info available here.

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Monologues, An Grianán Youth Theatre, 2021

February 2021

Presented by An Grianán Youth Theatre

Monologues – An Grianán Youth Theatre from AnGrianan Theatre on Vimeo.

Our youth theatre monologues project was created in an effort to try and maintain youth theatre classes during Covid-19 restrictions over Winter 2020. When we first pitched the project in August 2020, we were still in a level 3 lockdown and in person classes were feasible, albeit with very reduced class numbers. Our intention had been to deliver a hybrid programme of both in person and online classes. However within a few weeks we were at first moved to level 4 and then, with the rest of the country, level 5, and all of our classes had to be delivered online. Our members stuck with us and in December, adhering to very strict quarantine measures, we were finally able to get our students into the theatre, one by one, to film their monologues.

The students were from our senior youth theatre with an age range of 13 to 18.

Want to join our youth theatre? We’re currently taking a break but if you would to be added to our waiting list you can do so by sending an eMail here – use the subject line ‘Youth Theatre Waiting List’.

A Bedtime Story
Written and performed by Inan Ekici

Always and Forever
Written by Frankie Wade
Performed by Niamh Langan and Frankie Wade

Audition
Written and performed by
Evin O’Donnell

Blank
Written and performed by
Isaac Morrison

Ghost
Written and performed by
Niamh Langan

Home
Written by Erinn Sweeney
Performed by Alice O’Connor

Late
Written and performed by
Shauna O’Donnell

My Last Word
Written by Kate Smyth
Performed by Zoe McCauley

Shipwrecked
Written and performed by
Jack Lydon

The Poem
Written and performed by
Siobhan O’Brien

The Proposition of Bianco Caruso
Written and performed by
Jade Ormond

The Undoing
Written by Ellen McMorrow
Performed by Ella Terry Sweeney

Director: Nora Kavanagh
Production Manager: Niall Cranney
Sound: Peter Rose
Filming: Eugene McGinty, Charlie Joe Doherty
Editing: Nicola Burns

Recorded at An Grianán Theatre, December 2020 in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions.

Special thanks to the team at the Regional Cultural Centre.

An Grianán Youth Theatre is an initiative of An Grianán Theatre.

All rights reserved.

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Watching our live stream? Read on for ways to connect it to your tv ….

 

How best to watch it one of our online events? You can simply watch it on your laptop, tablet or phone, we’ll send you the link, you click on it and play the video at the time that suits you.

We recommend watching it on a laptop for best quality.

But if you want to watch it on your tv, read on …

1. CONNECT TO YOUR TV USING AN HDMI CABLE

If your TV has an HDMI cable port, you should be able to connect you laptop, phone or tablet. One end of the HDMI cable will connect to your TV and the other will connect to your device – you’ll need to make sure you have the correct HDMI cable compatible with the device you’re using.

If you’re using a phone or tablet it’s likely that this will connect to the same socket you use to charge your phone. If you’re using a laptop you’ll see that it will have slots along the side of the keyboard and if you’re using a computer, you’ll either connect to a slot along the side of your monitor (screen) or in the computer itself. 

Once you have the right cable and your device is connected to your TV, it will either automatically begin sharing your screen or you will need to access your TV’s menu using your remote control to change the source or input to HDMI – this will correspond to the HDMI slot you’ve connected to on your TV and there may be more than one to choose from. 

Once you’re connected the sound should be coming out of your TV rather than your device. If not, check your audio settings by selecting the arrow next to ‘Mute’ in the bottom right of the screen and either choose ‘Same as system’ or your TV speakers if that appears as an option under ‘Select a speaker’.

CONNECT YOUR LAPTOP

CONNECT YOUR PHONE

CONNECT YOUR TABLET

Here’s a handy guide from BT http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/phones-tablets/how-to-connect-your-tablet-to-your-tv-11363877138111

CHROMECAST

Chromecast does not work natively with the streaming service we use. You may be able to mirror your phone/ tablet/ laptop to your TV over wifi depending on the TV you have.

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Celebrate Halloween with the Morrigan online

Louise Conaghan in The Morrigan, performed at An Grianán for Culture Night 2020. Photo by Paul McGuckin.

A treat for Samhain! We are busy recording this show right now in readiness to screen it this weekend.

Written and performed by Louise Conaghan, The Morrigan is a fun show suitable for family audiences.

The Ancient Irish Gods and Goddesses have been roused from their slumber! This clown…ahem…goddess must find a way back to the Otherworld but before she does, she wants to know what on earth has been happening since she last walked it.

We’re offering this show on a pay what you can basis – you are very welcome to watch this show for free however if you are able to make a donation we would appreciate it so much. We suggest a price of €5 per person.

It will be streaming from 12pm on Sat 31 Oct to midnight on Sun 1 November.

How to book

Just follow the booking link, book your ticket – you only need to book one ticket per household, and then add a donation if you can (if you do choose to make a donation please leave your free ticket in the cart too)  – and we’ll send you details on how to watch the show.

If you don’t see the confirmation email in your inbox please check if it has gone into your spam folder or your social and promotional folders.

NB: our phone lines are currently closed while we remain under level 5 restrictions – we can be contacted by email here if you have any queries about the show.

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Manny Man Does the History of Ireland – Free Online Screening

Manny Man Does the History of Ireland on Stage Online - streaming 19 to 25 October 2020

We are making our production of John D Ruddy’s Manny Man Does The History of Ireland On Stage available to watch free online from Monday 19th through Sunday 25th October.

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