ON Saturday, May 4th at the Nenagh Arts Centre the history of Liverpool will be hilariously retold in Beating Berlusconi - this is the hilarious story of a famous city, its (red) football club and a famous night in Istanbul.
John Graham Davies’ Beating Berlusconi is a one-man comedy show covering forty years, forty characters and the greatest football night ever.
Paul Duckworth is the actor portraying them all in this irreverent scouser’s comic odyssey which climaxes in the true story of the Liverpool fan who actually ended up sitting next to the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the Champions League Final in 2005.
Beating Berlusconi is a laughter-and-tears-tale of one man’s attempt to rediscover his belief in himself, his club, his city and his class.
The Guardian (UK) described the show thus: “even for non-football fans it’s a punchy piece of good old-fashioned popular theatre that wears its passions and prejudices on its sleeve. A show with balls, in more ways than one!”
A limited number of tickets are available as an early bird offer for E10 until April 20th and are E15 after that date. Booking online at www.nenagharts.com or from 067 34400. The show kicks off at 8pm on May 4th.
What Richard Did
The multiple IFTA winning film What Richard Did comes to the big screen at Nenagh Arts Centre on April 25th.
Director Lenny Abrahamson delves into the privileged world of Richard Karlsen, a golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his group of south Dublin teenagers. Richard is drifting through a lazy summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. His world is bright and everything seems possible until one summer night something happens that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him.
What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.
The film screens at 8pm on Thursday, April 25th. Admission is E7 and tickets can be purchased online at www.nenagharts.com or available at the door.