The queen of Norwegian pop, a Disney musical classic and the return of Brian Friel’s masterpiece. This is our top pick for the week ahead…
Believe it or not, five years have passed since Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid Solbakk Raabe released her debut single Don’t Kill My Vibe. The tune has made her a true chart superstar, and her latest album, How to Let Go, has a more powerful sound to add to a dance-pop catalog to die for. Welcome back, Sigrid. Lea Hart and Skaar provide support.
Thursday, November 24th. The concert has been rescheduled, all original tickets are still valid. Doors: 18:30. Tickets from €43.90. For more information visit https://mcd.ie/
Beauty and the Beast, Bord Gais Energy Theater
This Olivier Award-winning stage musical is based on the Oscar-winning Disney classic, and you know what? Songs written and arranged by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice are as good now as they were in 1991. Brilliantly reimagined and completely remastered, the all-new Beauty and the Beast reunites the creative team behind the original Broadway hit and features narration courtesy of the late great Angela Lansbury. Sam Bailey, Shaq Taylor and Courtney Stapleton co-star.
Thursday, November 24 – Sunday, January 8, 2023 Tickets from 51 euros. For more information visit www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/
Afterplay, Bewley’s Cafe Theater
It has been 20 years since Brian Friel’s remarkable one-act play premiered in Dublin. This promising new revival revisits Friel’s acclaimed work based on Anton Chekhov’s characters The Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya. Barry Barnes as Andrei, a middle-aged man who reveals more than he bargained for in a 1920s Moscow teahouse. Karen Ardiff as Sonya, a woman left to take care of her uncle’s indebted estate. A fateful conversation ensues. Directed by David Horan.
Until Friday, December 23rd. Time: 13:00 (Mon-Sat). Tickets: 10-15 euros. For more information visit www.bewleyscaffetheatre.com/index.php
Jack L, 3Arena
After 25 years, about 15 albums and countless live performances, Eti’s best has finally hit the mark. Jack L released his latest Echo On collection in September and this highly anticipated arena extravaganza promises to be a spectacle like no other. “This is a gathering and a party,” Lukeman says, “of the hundreds of thousands of people who have joined me online during lockdown sessions to celebrate the resilience and joy of live music.” Expect the place to erupt for Georgie Boy…
Friday, November 25 Entrance: 18:30. Tickets from €35. For more information visit https://3arena.ie/
The Jungle Book, Fun Theater
Panto season has finally begun and the folks at the Gaiety Theater are inviting audiences to forget their worries and strife with this “steric” version of The Jungle Book. Darin Crosby directs an ensemble cast that includes Gaiety Panto Dum Joe Conlan, Nicholas Grennell, Michael Joseph, Donncha O’Dea, Linzi Kovap, Norman Payne, Aisling Breen and Sam O’Shea. The role of Mowgli will be shared by newcomers Jake Farmer, Lucas Mahon and Ifraz Niazi. You’ll have The Bare Necessities stuck in your head until Christmas.
Sunday 27 November – Sunday 22 January 2023 Tickets from 21 EUR. For more information visit www.gaietytheatre.ie/
Bell X1 & Dowry Strings, Vicar Street
To commemorate the release of their joint live album Live at St Luke’s (recorded in Cork earlier this year), the legendary Bell X1 and the incomparable Dowry Strings return to the stage for three performances in the capital. Fans of Paul Noonan and Co. can expect playful acoustic arrangements of the band’s greatest hits. Wait until you hear the great version of Ana Brennan and The Great Defector.
Thursday, November 24, Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26. Entrance: 19:00. Tickets: 40 euros. For more information visit https://aikenpromotions.com/