Monaco-Ireland Arts Society

Promoting Irish Literature and the Arts in Monaco

PAST PRODUCTIONS 

2019-2011

Irish Hellraisers

Irish Hellraisers

The evening was dedicated to a couple of Irish Hellraisers, Peter O’Toole and Richard Harris, boozing pals, with extracts from their films and a lively narrative.

Stones in his Pockets & Ritual for Dolls

Stones in his Pockets & Ritual for Dolls

On Friday 16 March, 2018 we performed two modern plays. And then a repeat performance was held at the end of September, 2018, under the aegis of the British Association of Menton.

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Faith Healer & The Bear

Faith Healer & The Bear

An evening of two of Brian Friel’s plays was held on 24 March 2017. A repeat performance at Salle Saint Exupéry, Menton at the request of the British Association of Menton.

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The Abbey Theatre, W B Yeats and Lady Gregory

The Abbey Theatre, W B Yeats and Lady Gregory

An evening to commemorate the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, was held on 18 March, 2016. A repeat performance on 26 March, 2016 at Salle Saint Exupéry, Menton at the request of the British Association of Menton.

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The Three Wilde Cards

The Three Wilde Cards

An evening held on 13 March 2015, with the first half relating to Oscar Wilde’s relationship with his mother, “Speranza”, Jane Francesca Elgee. The second half to Oscar Wilde’s relationship with his wife, Constance, with a few poems, with extracts from writings by Lady Wilde and Constance and five short scenes from Oscar Wilde’s plays interwoven in the programme. On Friday 20 March 2015, MIAS gave a repeat performance at the Salle St Exupéry, Menton, under the aegis of the Menton British Association.

20th Anniversary of MIAS

20th Anniversary of MIAS

The evening, held on 14 March 2014, was a retrospective of extracts from the best of MIAS’ work performed over the course of 20 years and a tribute to the late Paul Connell.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

The theme of the evening was George Bernard Shaw’s provocative views on war.  O’Flaherty V.C and extracts from Dear Liar and the first act of Arms and the Man were performed on 15 March, 2013 at the Lycée Technique de Monte-Carlo. Two repeat performances were given at Nice Universities for the benefit of the students studying English. The first on 29 March at the Faculté Nice-Est; the second on 5 April at the Faculté Nice-Ouest.

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The Works and Sayings of Brendan Behan

The Works and Sayings of Brendan Behan

An evening with extracts from The Hostage and The Quare Fellow. H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco attended the performance on the works and sayings of Brendan Behan, the 20th Century’s most controversial Irish dramatist and drinker, at the Lycée Technique de Monte-Carlo. A repeat performance at Nice University took place on the 18 April for the benefit of the students studying 20th century writers in the English language.

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Oliver Goldsmith, The Gentle Master

Oliver Goldsmith, The Gentle Master

An evening devoted to the works of Oliver Goldsmith, on 18 March, 2011, with extracts from his plays, She Stoops to Conquer, The Good Natur’d Man, his book The Vicar of Wakefield, and other writings.  MIAS was again invited to participate in the forum, which was held in Monaco at the Auditorium Rainier III.

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2010-1999

Forum des Associations Culturelles

MIAS was again invited to participate in the forum, which was held in Monaco at the Auditorium Rainier III.

University of Nice

Dramatised readings were given at the University and much appreciated by the students.

Radio Monte-Carlo

Two audio-cassette recordings were made at Radio Monte-Carlo. Firstly: Oscar Wilde’s short stories from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, and secondly, Three Dubliners.

Satyr, Slatterns and Scatology

An evening with extracts from Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick’s, poet  and essayist.  His best known work is Gulliver’s Travels.

George Bernard Shaw and John B Keane

A repeat performance of Shaw and Keane was given a few days later in Nice for the Irish Association of Nice celebrating Saint Patrick’s week.

This Land is Our Land

An evening of extracts of work by George Bernard Shaw and John B Keane:
John Bull’s Other Island
Acts I and II by G B Shaw, and
The Field by John B Keane,
all introduced with a poem, My Land, by Thomas Davis.

Forum des Associations Culturelles

In October 2008, MIAS was invited to participate in the forum, which was held in Monaco at the Auditorium Rainier III. An attractive booth was set up in a prime location, displaying posters and photos of our productions. The actors performed in the afternoon with a 20-minute reading of a short story by Seán Ó Faoláin.

J M Synge and the Western World

An evening with extracts from four of Synge’s most well-known plays:
The Tinker’s Wedding
The Shadow of the Glen (whole play); The Well of the Saints, and
The Playboy of the Western World.

Theatre Manager, Politician & Rake

A narrative based on the life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, illustrated by letters from his contempories and scenes from his three most well known plays.

A daarlin’ man

A narrative based on the life of Seán O’Casey, illustrated by excerpts from his most famous plays.

A Seisiun with John B Keane

An evening of the humorous writings of that Prince of Storytellers.

The Weir

Written by Conor McPherson (Winner of the 1999 Olivier Award for Best Play).

Under Milkwood

Written by Dylan Thomas, a Celtic evening with musical interlude by Erin’s Trio.

The Midnight Court

by Bryan Merryman in Frank O’Connor’s translation, with Irish musicians from Co Clare “The Flowing Tide”, for St Patrick’s Day celebration at Monaco’s Columbus Hôtel.

Let’s Play the Music and ...

An evening with a selection of songs to the accompaniment of Robin Brock, accordionist, interspersed with tales told by the Tailor from The Tailor & Ansty by Eric Cross, followed by a selection of Robert Frost’s best known poems.

Monaco TV La Une

Interviewed by Monaco TV.

Endgame

by Samuel Beckett with a curtain raiser, The Sentimentalist, a dramatised short story by Maeve Kelly.

Storytelling (Seanchaí)

An evening of dramatised short stories by Frank O’Connor and Seán Ó Faoláin.

Dancing at Lughnasa

An evening of Brian Friel’s play.

Monaco TV La Une

Interviewed by Monaco TV.

Music in Words/ Words in Music

An evening comprising of Irish love poetry, both sacred and profane through the ages, and a selection of popular Irish ballads sung by the MIAS actors.

Three Dubliners

A compilation of extracts from the works of Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce, to the accompaniment of a pianist playing works by Irish composer, John Field.

1998-1988

HELD AT THE PRINCESS GRACE IRISH LIBRARY

James Joyce

An evening with James Joyce.

The Hours after Midnight

An evening of tales from the Supernatural.

The Midnight Court

Saint Patrick and the Celts.

Diversions and Delights

One man show about Oscar Wilde by John Gay.

The Profound Work

An evening of works of Oscar Wilde:
The Decay of Lying
The Critic as Artist
Salome, an abridged version, and
an extract from De Profundis.

Irish Short Stories

An evening of dramatised short stories by Seán Ó Faoláin, Frank O’Connor and Oscar Wilde.

Love Letters

by A R Gurney.

Samuel Beckett

An evening of Samuel Beckett:
Krapp’s Last Tape
The Old Tune
Rockaby.

Poetry II

An evening of poetry.

Poetry I

An evening of poetry.

Endgame

An evening with Samuel Beckett, in the presence of SAS Prince Héréditaire Albert.

Oscar Wilde

An evening with scenes from his plays:
Lady Windermere’s Fan
An Ideal Husband
A Woman of No Importance.

The Tinker's Wedding

by J M Synge

Playwrights 

 Brian Friel

 W B Yeats

Frank O’Connor

 Oliver Goldsmith

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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