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April Events

Drogheda Kids Comedy Festival – Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th

Join Droichead Arts Centre as it becomes your very own comedy club for families and children. Prepare to laugh until your sides hurt with this fantastic comedy line up which  will have you rolling in the aisles. The line up includes Reuben (RTEjr), Andrew Stanely and MC Marcus O’Laoire (Republic of Telly)

Reuben is a magician and a comic, and is a funny faced host on RTEjr and sometimes he wears a saucepan on his head.

Andrew Stanley loves his big hair, Pikachu and wrestling! When he grows up he wants to be an airline pilot.

Marcus O’Laoire is very strong, he loves food and he can speak French! His favourite jokes are ‘Knock-knock’

For children aged 6+.

Duration: 60 mins

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Thirteen Vices – Friday 10th

For ensemble, improvisers, conductor and voice.

This unique work is the result of a collaboration between two of of Ireland’s most dynamic compositional voices – Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe, and is inspired in part by Mihail Chemiakin’s – ‘Children are the victims of adult vices’ (a series of grotesque sculptures located in Bolotnaya Square, south of the Kremlin in Moscow).

Performed by a specially formed ensemble that combines three of Europe’s most explosive free improvisors – Paul Dunmall (saxophone), Paul Rogers (double bass) and Mark Sanders (percussion), together with the strings of the acclaimed Scottish based contemporary music group – Red Note Ensemble, 13 Vices melts the boundaries between theatre, contemporary classical, free improvisation, opera, conduction, poetry, thrash and trash!

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Pat Shortt ‘SELFIE’ – Saturday 11th

The irrepressible Pat Shortt is back on a nationwide tour with stories and gimmicks that only Pat Shortt could come up with. His new show “SELFIE” tells the tales of a singing undertaker Mossey Burke along with a host of new characters as he recounts his favourite funeral. A funeral that was nearly the death of him and changed his life forever!

Just recently returned from rave critical reviews for his part in the Cripple of Inismaan on Broadway alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Pat’s new show and his unique way of story telling is an entertaining throwback similar to that to the days of D’Unbelievables! In a quirky and humorous way Pat brings us on a journey with his new character Mossey Burke and the chaos that can happen around an Irish funeral that any and all can relate to. Through laughs and punch-lines and hilarious one-liners Pat performs a myriad of truly Irish comedic scenarios that no matter what part of the country you are from you will have seen or heard of first hand!

The response to the tour so far has been phenomenal with sell out nights to date and extra being added due to demand in several locations.

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