In a deeply personal and bravely funny testimony, actor, comedian and activist Tara Flynn shares her account of having to travel out of Ireland for an abortion.

In a deeply personal and bravely funny testimony, actor, comedian and activist Tara Flynn shares her account of having to travel out of Ireland for an abortion.

There's loads of live events worth your time this month, with lots of home grown talent taking centre stage too. But if you're short on time, and funds, check out our top three tickets for the month. 

Not a Funny Word

With the referendum on the horizon, a national conversation about reproductive rights has begun. In a deeply personal and bravely funny testimony, actor, comedian and activist Tara Flynn shares her account of having to travel out of Ireland for an abortion. First shown at the Abbey Theatre last year, we’re delighted to get another chance to see it as part of Where We Live from THISISPOPBABY.

26 April @ The Everyman, Cork. Tickets from €18

Matilda

We all know the story of the gifted Matilda, but seeing it come to life on stage is a very different experience. From the terrifying Trunchbull to Matlida’s vile parents, nothing is left out of the stage version. In fact, there are some very catchy songs and a set like nothing we’ve seen before. Absolutely one to see. Well, if you like musicals.

From 4 – 28 April. Tickets from €25

The Plough and the Stars

It may remind you of Leaving Cert English, but that’s not to say that viewing Sean O’Casey’s triumphant The Plough and the Stars as an adult won’t leave a huge mark. Set during the 1916 rising, the play was first performed in 1926 and has lost none of its power over the last 90 years. This production has been running since 2016 and is returning to Ireland after a successful UK run.

From 24 April – 5 May @ The Gaiety Theatre. Tickets from €20