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    Black comedy "Taboo" by John Morton

    Actor/writer John Morton of Devious Theatre and director Sarah Baxter chat about their play “Taboo”, a dark comedy about two thirty-somethings on their first date, which opens at the New Theatre next week

    Further details:  www.thenewtheatre.com 

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    "Wild Sky", a new play by Deirdre Kinahan

    Deirdre Kinahan chats about her new play “Wild Sky”, the story of two young people from Slane who get caught up in the 1916 Rising (it was a commission from Meath County Council as part of their 1916 commemorations); she also addresses the issue of Waking The Feminists movement

    Full details:  www.wildskytheplay.com    

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    "Cyprus Avenue" by David Ireland at the Abbey Theatre

    David Ireland explains the idea behind his play “Cyprus Avenue” about a Belfast Loyalist who is convinced his new baby grand-daughter is a Republic plant; it is a co-production between the Abbey Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre London

    Full details:  www.abbeytheatre.ie

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    Eugene McCabe play "Pull Down A Horseman", by Dublin Lyric Players

    Conor O’Malley who is directing the Dublin Lyric Players in a revival of the 1966 Eugene McCabe play “Pull Down A Horseman”, a fictionalised version of how Padraig Pearse and James Connolly decided on the date for the 1916 Rising

    Full details:  www.dublinlyric.ie  

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    "Kings of the Kilburn High Road" by Livin' Dred Theatre

    Playwright Jimmy Murphy and director Padraic McIntyre chat about the latest production/nationwide tour of  “The Kings of the Kilburn High Road” by Livin’ Dred Theatre Company

    Full details: www.facebook.com/livindredtheatrecompany  

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    "Pete Best of The Beatles", a play by Stephen Kennedy

    Playwright Stephen Kennedy chats about “Pete Best of The Beatles” at the New Theatre, his play about the original drummer with The Beatles who was replaced by Ringo Starr shortly before the band went on to global success

    Further details:   www.thenewtheatre.com  

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    Comedy Showhouse, a new comedy festival

    Abie Philbin Bowman previews the launch of the new Comedy Showhouse, a new comedy festival running all next week with a strong RTÉ Radio component

    Full details:  www.rte.ie/comedy-showhouse   and   http://projectartscentre.ie   

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    The 24-Hour Plays at the Abbey

    Producer Eva Scanlan and writer/actress Tara Flynn explain what audiences can expect from the works to be produced for this year’s 24-Hour Plays at the Abbey

    Full details:   www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/event/the-24-hour-plays2 

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    Waking The Feminists campaign continues

    Set designer Lian Bell and actress Eleanor Methven explain the next step in the ‘Waking The Feminists’ campaign for changing attitudes to women in Irish theatre

    Official website:  www.wakingthefeminists.org   

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