Cork Opera House Listings
May 2011
Fred May 21st

Tue 3 May 9.45am & 11.30am
The Little Elephant (L’Elefantino)

For children 2 – 6 years.
Bubu’s mummy and daddy have given him the task of washing all the family’s socks. It’s a boring job, and Bubu, during the washing, tells a story to himself. As if by magic, the socks come to life and turn into jungle animals. Bubu will meet animals of all colours and sizes, but he will also be accompanied by many songs, because every sock has a sound that makes him sing. They are sounds that recall Africa, voices that make us dream about the earth, the trees and the green, muddy water of the river.

See The Little Elephant also at:
West Cork Arts Centre Gallery, Skibbereen, Wed 4 May, 11.30am

Free Workshop!
Graffiti Theatre Company will host a free workshop, Theatre and Early Childhood With Bruno Cappagli, on Tuesday 3 May, 4pm, at their venue on Assumption Road. It is open to theatre artists and childcare workers. Places strictly limited. To apply, contact Graffiti on (021) 4397111.
Inspired by a tale written by Rudyard Kipling.

Thu 5 May 6.30pm
Bealtaine Festival 2011: JULIE & JULIA

In 1949, Julia Child is living in Paris with her diplomat husband, looking to fill her spare time. She settles on cooking, and after completing Le Cordon Bleu teams up with two chefs to write a French cookbook for the American market. In 2002 New York, Julie Powell needs something to distract her from her job dealing with claims resulting from 9/11. With the encouragement of her husband, she decides to cook all 524 of Child's recipes in one year while blogging about the experience.
Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams, Chris Messina
Director: Nora Ephron / USA / 2009 / 123 minutes / Certificate : 12A

Sat 7 May 8pm
Ireland’s Greatest Voices
The Three Tenors
& Star Violinist

Ireland’s Hottest Trio, John Scott, David Martin, Declan Kelly, with their amazing voices and friendly down-to-earth approach, return to Cork Opera House with an evening packed with magical feel-good songs.
“I would recommend this wonderful concert to anyone –the most delicious box of chocolates your ears could ever have. Knockout vocal performance’’
- New York Times

Tickets:€28.50, €31
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available.
Booking fee may apply

Sun 8 May 8pm

Talvin Singh and Niladri Kumar

Talvin Singh is known for his groundbreaking style in creating original sounds using Indian traditions, and modern European aesthetics, and the resonance presented by the rest of the world. Niladri Kumar is a fifth generation Sitar player,and his exploratory nature will transport you to a unique, musical experience.
Tickets: €21
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available
booking fee may apply

Wed 25 & Thu 26 May 8pm
Alan Carr – Work In Progress
Star of Channel 4’s ‘Alan Carr Chatty Man’ returns to the road for his first UK Tour in over 4 years. Come and join Alan as he tries out new material for his forthcoming 33 date UK and Ireland arena tour.
Tickets: €28, €29.50, €31,
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available

Thu 12- Sat14 May  Half Moon Theatre

As part of Bealtaine Festival 2011
De Ultvalgte (Norway) presents
Shadows (Skuggar) by Jon Fosse  
Skuggar is an enigmatic and surprising performance about the memories of people who have spent all their lives together. In the magically indefinable space of the performance, real-life older people from the present time encounter projections of children’s faces, portraying things passed.
In Norwegian with English subtitles.
Tickets: €21.

Tue 17 – Fri 20 May  HMT, 8.30pm
Written, performed and composed by Raymond Scannell
Directed and designed by Tom Creed
Mimic tells the story of Julian Neary, whose childhood gift for mimicry—from Columbo and Jimmy Stewart to Billie Holiday and Morrissey—becomes his ticket out of 1980s Ireland. He leaves for America, returning only years later on a journey of rediscovery to find a country much changed.

Tickets: €16.

Wed 18 & Thu 19 May, 8pm
Robert C Kelly by arrangement with Avalon® Promotions Ltd in association with Liberty Bell presents
Grumpy Old Women Live
By Jenny Eclair and Judith Holder
Starring Adèle King, Flo McSweeney and Una Crawford O’Brien
Have you reached that certain age?  Are you more likely to be shaking your rolling pin than your booty?  Are you a little bit hot, a little bit hairy?  Then join us for a live grump fest.
“The rampaging, rumbustious show is tailor-made for women” *****  Daily Mail
Tickets: €26 (including levy)

Fri 20 May 
Des Bishop
Following a week of sold-out nights, Des Bishop's critically acclaimed show, My Dad Was Nearly James Bond, returns to the Cork Opera House for one final night.
He had not been prepared for quite how special his week at Cork Opera House would be, as it turned out to be the last series of shows he performed before his father passed away.
Des continues to tour the show, as was his father's wish, and is coming back to Cork on Friday, 20 May for one night only.  Don’t miss this last chance to see this very special show in Cork.
Tickets: €26, €27.50, €29

Sat 21 May 

After the release of ‘Go God Go’ with its string of Indie-poptastic hits ('Skyscrapers', 'Running'. 'The Lights' & 'Good one')  on playlists across the nation, accolades including itunes Canada 'Top ten Indie albums of 2008', Hot-press readers poll 'Top Ten album Irish albums of 2008' & Meteor nomination for ‘Hope of 2009’, the reaction and recognition for Fred was brought to a new level. 'Leaving My Empire' is testament to their ability write and produce songs that go from intimate to epic and back.
Tickets: €19 (including levy, plus booking fee)

Tue 24 May 
Donna’s Dance Studio, the principal training ground for children in Cork theatre for over twenty years brings together a cast of over 300 young people from four to twenty drawn from all parts of Cork City and County in an exciting performance of youthful energy, enthusiasm and talent suitable for all the family.
Tickets: €21, €26

Thur 26 May   Half Moon Theatre
As part of Bealtaine Festival 2011
Re-Live presents
A Story To Call My Own
Following the success of their performance at Bealtaine 2010, Wales’ innovative theatre company Re-Live bring their hit show to Cork. Brave, funny and poignant, this is a show about identity, escape and returning. Three older people take you on a roller coaster journey through key moments in their lives. The show will invite you to think about your own story. After all, everyone has a story to tell…
Tickets: €16

Sat 28 May
Cork Arts Studio presents 
Dance Overtures
Directed by Philip McTeggart Walsh, Cork Arts Studio stage works will present students ranging in ages from 3 to 20 performing tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern dance, musical theatre numbers and music from three dynamic choirs.
Tickets: €21, €23, €26

Sun 29 May  HMT
Sam Amidon
He sings and plays fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Sam Amidon is a musician who glides through unlikely set of genres from traditional folk to free jazz. Amidon has released four solo albums and plays in the New York-based indie-rock bands Doveman and Stars Like Fleas.
Tickets €16

Cork Opera House booking information
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Book by phone:  *021-4270022
*Telephone and internet bookings subject to a booking fee of €2.50 per ticket.  All tickets include a €1 restoration levy.  No booking fee for Cork Cine Club.