New shows announced for Whale Theater


Three new shows have been announced for The Whale Theatre, all of which are set to take place in April.

“My Aunt and Me, 4 Generations” explores such a family, from singer Delia Murphy and her sister Angela to the stage presence of Angela’s granddaughter, Ríanna.

It streams pandemic poetry — YouTube video poems — from local writer Carmen Cullen, daughter of Angela and niece of Delia, and the world of her artist daughter, Jeni Roddy.

There is a fictional account, written by Carmen and read on stage by her granddaughter Rhianna. The show also includes the songs and stories of iconic singer Delia Murphy.

All pandemic poems are embellished by the unique contributions of local artists. Images by Deirdre Ridgway, music by Gerry Anderson and videography by Conor McGowan.

My aunt and I examine the challenges women face as artists, how the artistic pursuit can compensate for loss, and how it is a driving force to move the inner life forward.

Tickets cost €15 and the show takes place on Saturday 16 April.

Present in the Top 10 of many film critics for 2021, French director Céline Sciamma approaches grief with heartbreaking tenderness in Petite Maman, which arrives in theaters on April 14.

The plot shows 8-year-old Nelly struggling to come to terms with the loss of her grandmother when, helping to clean up her mother’s childhood home, she meets a girl her age who is building a treehouse in the neighboring woods. Closeness to girls, however, reflects something deeper than just friendship…

As part of Greystones Film Club’s re-emergence after more than a year of hibernation re-embracing the new, Little Mum follows March Limbo’s much-loved Scottish comedy. Just be sure to bring a handkerchief. And a friend to rely on.

The Salon des artistes is a conversation around topics that arise in art.

These will feature live dance, filmed choreography, screendance and guest artists. This year they will focus on Irish (dance) performances by new and upcoming choreographers, in conjunction with our partners Bray Institute of Further Education and Inchicore College of Further Education, whilst celebrating the works of established Irish choreographers/dancers and Irish/international films.

They are inspired by the concept of the Salon which was popular in France and Europe in the 18th century, where art/politics/philosophy were considered subjects worthy of discussion in a public forum and where art was at the heart of civic life. WSL is proud to continue this practice in a 21st century context and looks forward to a lively evening.

Tickets start from €10 and are limited, so early booking is advised. The show takes place on Friday, April 15.


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