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“Theatre during lunch? Yes, please.”

Bewley's Lunchtime Theatre
Ranked #129 of 546 things to do in Dublin
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was definitely different. The play was a one man show. More like a long monologue, but very well acted. The soup and bread were fresh. Nice light lunch and entertainment in the middle of the day.

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Stopped here while in Dublin as part of our Ireland vacation. It was definitely worth while. There is so much to see in Dublin, and this was great because you can get something to eat while taking in another attraction. The meal was a thick soup and some of that wonderful, hearty Irish bread.

While we were there, they were performing "Diceman", a one-man play about a particularly famous Grafton Street performer. It was very well done, humorous but deeply moving, and also incredibly human. The subject matter of the play lent a depth to the street scene outside when we left, that we hadn't really paid attention to on the way in.

All of this is from someone who generally isn't all that into theater, so don't think it's only for people who are really interested in performing arts, either.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

I saw the Bernard Shaw performance of Village Wooing this past Saturday...the actors are of a very high caliber, the story humorous, and the ambience friendly and warm. I went alone and felt right at home the moment I bought my ticket at the door from the very warm door/lighting/sound guy. I'd love to go attend again the next time I'm in Dublin.

Thank mmary12
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

The top floor of Bewleys on Grafton Street is a small but intriguing space, sometimes used as an art gallery, but more interestingly, known for its lunchtime theatre performances. The area, which can accommodate up to 50 people, is filled with round tables and chairs and a small stage of sorts. From 12.50pm to 2pm daily this hidden gem is transformed into a theatre where all the sounds of Grafton Street become nothing but a distant murmur while the audience become engrossed in the one act plays on stage. Bewleys Lunchtime Theatre has played host to many famous writers including the likes of Sebastian Barry, Peter Sheridan and Deirdre Kinahan.

If you are feeling hungry, soup and freshly baked brown bread are served with each performance which adds to the unusual yet wonderful atmosphere of the place. Having been to see some excellent plays at the theatre in the last while (namely Alan O’Regan’s Those Sick and Indigent and Gavin Kostick’s The Sit) I would urge anyone, whether visiting or living in the city, to pay a visit. A definite Top 5 on Things to See and Do in Dublin.

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