Lively start to year at Birr Theatre

THERE is a wide and varied programme at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre this month.

THERE is a wide and varied programme at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre this month.

Birr Film Club’s next offering is The Tree on Tuesday, January 17 which tells the story of 8 year old Simone, who after the sudden death of her father is convinced that he speaks to her through the leaves of her favourite tree.

Don’t miss Dinner Jacket Productions presentation of Musical Toast on Friday, January 20 with David Martin (tenor), Jonathan Carter (baritone) and Sinead Conway (soprano) who return to Birr with a new programme which promises to give the audience a cross-section of genres and styles from classic opera to musical theatre with a mix of humour and fun.

An exciting filmmaking course designed specifically for the younger generation begins on Saturday, January 21. The Reel World participants will focus on identifying a story, film and edit the footage into a short movie/documentary over five days. This course is suitable for 12 – 16 year olds and runs for four consecutive Saturdays. As places are limited early booking is recommended!

Acorn Theatre Company bring Unforgiven to Birr on Saturday, January 28. This comic of a play bears the same name as the Clint Eastwood western. However it is not the play of the film rather it is the story of two movie mad bachelor farmers and their more down to earth spinster neighbour.

In the course of the play they seek to resolve in hilarious manner issues old and new with a dramatic and unforeseen and mostly hilarious outcome.

It deals in an original and light handed manner with traditional Irish themes such as inheritance, exile and resentment. It is guaranteed to raise more than a laugh or two!

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