Theatre Events

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:00 to Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 17:00


WHEN  :   Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May, shows running daily between 12pm and 5pm

WHERE  :  The Flea Circus Tent, Festival site @ Abbey Grounds, Abbey Street

Admission  :  €2 pp at the door (see below for advice on reserving a place)

* 20 minute FAMILY SHOW with space for approx. 20 people per performance, several shows daily - to reserve a place, we recommend you drop by The Flea Circus Tent in advance & put your name down for a show time.

Have you got fleas?
It’s amazing ! It’s spectacular ! It’s astounding ! It’s tiny ! The show involves feats of astonishing bravery and breathtaking beauty – acrobatics, trapeze, high wire and more – all performed by highly trained, teeny tiny fleas.

Founded in 2003, PigNut Productions is a children’s theatre company, which creates original performances using physical theatre, clowning and puppetry. The Flea Circus is currently touring around Ireland, and has successfully taken part in numerous festivals including the Galway International Arts Festival.

Presented in collaboration with Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre



Friday, May 22, 2015 - 20:00 to Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 20:00


Presented by Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre as part of Bealtaine festival and Wicklow Arts Festival

WHEN  :  Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd May, 8pm

WHERE :  Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Admission : €18/16  For bookings & information contact Mermaid Arts Centre box office 

Phone : 01- 2724030  /  Email :  /  Web :

After a sell-out run at the Abbey Theatre and an international tour to New York, Maeve’s House is back on tour as part of Bealtaine festival. This delightful one man show is written by and stars Eamon Morrissey, one of Ireland’s best loved actors.

Maeve Brennan was one of our greatest short story writers. Although she lived in New York, many of her stories are set in 48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin where she grew up. By coincidence Eamon Morrissey was brought up in the same house. While performing on Broadway, Eamon was surprised to discover his family home in Maeve’s vivid writing in The New Yorker. He was compelled to meet this enigmatic and mysterious woman. This beautiful poignant story features extracts from Maeve Brennan’s writing and presents a moving portrait of two artists in conversation across generations.




Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 20:30


WHEN  :  Saturday 23rd May , 8:30pm

WHERE : Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

Admission :  €14/€12  For booking and information contact Courthouse Arts Centre

Phone : 0402 -38529   /   Email :   /  Website :

A surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman’s rivalry with a Charolais heifer. Set on a farm, this play has its heart firmly rooted in rural Ireland with a randy cow who speaks French! If you are fond of cows and dark humour this is the show for you. “I watch him pull the cow from the ditch with his bare hands, her big eyes rest on me dead calm as he leans into her and she gives in all trust. I hate that fuckin’ cow”.

Written and performed by Noni Stapleton. Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh . Produced by Tom Dowling

 WINNER - Bewley’s ‘Little Gem Award’  Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014
 “A comedic performance that jumps between a resentful, distressed woman and an overtly sexual French cow, Stapleton succeeds in drawing the audience into a world of desire, lust and intense loneliness”  Irish Times