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Theatre Events, Dramas and Performances

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Dublin

One of the world’s most successful musicals written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice will be performing at Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 October.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat stars Craig Chalmers as Joseph, a popular finalist in the recent BBC television programme Any Dream Will Do.

The long-running (over twenty years) musical is based on the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. It includes well-known songs such as Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel.

This magical performance, with direction by Bill Kenwright and choreography by Henry Metcalfe, is one for all the family and you can be assured that once you have experienced this enchanting display, you will be singing and dancing all the way home – yes even you dad!

The price of tickets ranges from €20 to €39.50 and can be obtained from Gaiety theatre & ticketmaster.

Why not prepare yourself for this dazzling show by learning one of the musical’s songs. Try the popular hit made famous by Jason Donovan, Any Dream Will Do.

Any Dream Will Do lyrics:

Joseph
I closed my eyes, drew back the curtain
To see for certain what I thought I knew
Far far away, someone was weeping
But the world was sleeping
Any dream will do

Joseph & Children
I wore my coat, with golden lining
Bright colours shining, wonderful and new
And in the east, the dawn was breaking
And the world was waking
Any dream will do

Joseph
A crash of drums, a flash of light
My golden coat flew out of sight
The colors faded into darkness
I was left alone

Joseph & Children
May I return to the beginning
The light is dimming, and the dream is too
The world and I, we are still waiting
Still hesitating
Any dream will do
Give me my coloured coat,
my amazing coloured coat

Sinead comes home to Dublin for a live music performance

Tickets are now on sale for Sinead O’ Connor’s live gig in Dublin on 18 November @ the Olympia Theatre.

I’m a big fan of Sinead, (bigger than Britney Spears who shaved her head to imitate her idol) and I can safely say that nothing really compares to you Sinead, nothing.

Sinead O’Connor’s gig in Dublin ties in with her re-emergence into making music after semi-retiral in 2003 and recovery from an illness I can’t pronounce.

She has recorded her own double CD album, Theology (as well as having studied the subject at a Catholic College in Dublin) and, at 40, is said to be feeling more spiritual than the outspoken youth who tore up a photo of the Pope live on television. Perhaps since her ordainment as Mother Bernadette Marie she has put her life in order.

Theology is an attempt to create a place of peace in a time of war,” said Sinead. “It is my own personal response to what has taken and is affecting everyone around the world since and including September 11, 2001.

“I want to be very clear – there is no message. No preaching. Nothing deep and meaningful the artist wants to say, nothing trouble making. I simply wanted to make a beautiful thing, out of something beautiful, which inspires me.”

(posted on: http://www.myspace.com/sineadoconnormusic)

Sinead recently recorded a couple of tracks (Illegal Attacks and Some Folks Are Hollow) for Ian Brown’s album, The World Is Yours. Sinead’s haunting voice, drives home the message of Illegal Attacks which is due to be released on the September 17 with the full album due out September 24. Brown recorded the music for the album with O’Connor live at Windmill Lane studios in Dublin, Ireland.

Sinead is notoriously outspoken and Illegal Attacks, with the line “So bring the soldiers back”, speaks out against the war in Iraq. She has also criticised the use of Ireland’s Shannon Airport as a stopover, so it seems controversy still pulses through her veins as much as her devotion to religion.

LINKS etc:

Find out more about this live music event in Dublin over at our main site @ Dublin Events

Her main site has “The Healing Room of Sinead O’Connor” as a warning before you enter; I wonder if she has healed at all!

Visit Ian Brown’s MySpace. Ian Brown will play Big Top at Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 28th October.

Book tickets for Ian Brown’s amazing live music event in Dublin.

Eco festival sandwiches in music, food and theatre

The idyllic grounds of Stradbally Hall may not seem like the most obvious place for a music festival, but since 2004 the Electric Picnic has brought some of rock’s biggest names to these rolling fields.

Since it began as a one-day event, the Electric Picnic has always been unique among music festivals. And not just because of the mix of music.

At the Electric Picnic, you can enjoy the 24-hour cinema, watch some great plays, get a makeover in the Pamper Palace and even fire off a few rounds at paintball.

If you’ve ever thought festival food consisted of dodgy kebabs and burgers, the Electric Picnic will change your mind. There is plenty of high quality, organic food, including mouth-watering barbequed steaks.

All the traders at the Electric Picnic will be using Fair Trade ingredients where possible and the festival is doing all it can to become carbon neutral.

This year the Electric Picnic has teamed up with Act for Climate. Their ‘Adopt a TD’ scheme will help ensure Ireland’s politicians get the message about global warming.

The Electric Picnic could well be the world’s most ethical music festival. Looking at the line-up, it will also be one of the most entertaining.

The 32,500 fans who were lucky enough to get tickets for the Electric Picnic’s three-day weekend will get to see an unbelievable range of acts.

Other festivals may say they have a diverse line-up, but few can compare to the Electric Picnic. It’s not often you get to see Iggy Pop play on the same bill as the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

The festival has always made a point of including many up-and-coming acts, making it a great stepping stone for younger bands. It also features classic acts such as Sonic Youth, ensuring there is an older audience compared to other festivals.

The Electric Picnic runs from the 31st of August to the 2nd of September.

Watergate Theatre

Watergate Theatre?

Be an eye-witness of Europe’s first class classical and modern theatrical performances in Dublin theatres. Dublin city always hosts major theatrical performances with zeal and offers quality entertainment to the theatre lovers. Each theatre strives to present a wide assortment of innovative plays, written by world famous play writers. There are so many Theatre Halls in Dublin city, each playing a different play or opera.

Watergate Theatre also presents a quality theatre play named “You won’t get away with that here”. If you want to spend your evening vivaciously, learn details about Watergate Theatre by browsing Dublin Theatre.

The Abbey Theatre

The Abbey Theatre

Performing arts have always taken an edge in all times either in form of folklores, theatre festivals, dance performances or puppet shows to present the harmonized soft image of the particular respective society. In this race, Dublin also encourages performing arts at its max. The Abbey theatre also known as the National Theatre of Ireland opened a new epic in the Theatre when it opened its doors to public in July 1966. Like other theatre houses it too caters to the need of disabled audiences and has wheelchair and lift facilities. To learn more about “The Abbey theatre” browse our Dublin theatre section.