In April Ireland will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising to end British rule and the proclamation of Ireland as a republic. To mark this milestone please join us for Niall Balfe’s new play, 100. Booking is open now and we expect great interest in this unique cultural event.
Members of the Swedish Irish Society will be informed of their discount code in the email newsletter.
It is the 24th April, 2016. The President of Ireland is coming to call on Sean Boland on the occasion of Sean’s 100th birthday.
At the same time, Sean’s grandson, Al, is about to launch a war on a rival drugs gang.
Meanwhile, back in 1916, Sean’s father, Pat, has been called out by the Irish Volunteers as they make a bold strike for freedom from British rule, while his uncle is away in the trenches in France fighting against the Germans. With Ireland and Europe in turmoil, Sean’s mother Nellie is going into labour.
“100” is a brief retrospective of Irish history since the great Easter Rising of 1916 as seen through the lives of one family. Is this “the house” that Pearse “shaped in his heart”?
Just a reminder that you can buy your ticket in advance up until 3pm on Friday at which point we will close online sales. Not to worry though, thanks to the excellent theater we have this year we will have full availability on the door, 150kr and cash only of course. You’ll want a little extra cash for the intermission bar as well, we love small notes!
Booking your ticket in advance, however, helps things run more smoothly on the night. We will also be keeping the first few rows of seats for those who’ve pre-booked. Can’t wait to see you all in Skarpnäck!
If you are availing of your Swedish-Irish discount on the night please bring along your membership card or show the email with your discount code.
This years Samain Celtic Festival is on Friday 31st of October at our regular haunt, Stallet. Spuds and Sill will be hitting the boards together with great traditional and modern musicians from Sweden and Ireland. We will be performing an excerpt from the deliciously creepy A Skull in Connemara as well as a newly writen piece by Stockholm-based playwrite Niall Balfe, The Ghosts of Samhain. Niall has also writen our offering for next spring, stay tuned for more on that!
Tickets are 150kr and available from Ticnet. See you there!
Samhain is one of the four major celtic festivals, a harvest/winter celebration and liminal time when the spirits more easily pass into our world. The feasting, offerings to the sí and wearing of disguises remains today in the celebration of Halloween.
Opening night was a great success and at 2pm we get to do it all again! We have good availability at the door for the matinee, and limited availability on the door for the evening show at 7pm. Come by and we’ll squeeze you in somewhere. As they say in Sweden, there’s room in our hearts so there’s room for your bum (no really, they say that!). As always, small notes and change appreciated on the door and at the bar.
We have now closed for pre-booking so we can concentrate on the finishing touches for opening night. The venue is fantastic though so we do have availability at the door if you are more of the spontaneous type, drop by Bristol Theater in Sundbyberg. Curtain up at 7 on Friday as well as at 2 and then 7 on Saturday. 100kr cash at the door, cash in the cafe and winebar. Would be great to see you!