Theatre

Friday 19th February

Review: "This Lime Tree Bower" by Conor McPherson at the Project

Sophie Gorman reviews the current production of “This Lime Tree Bower” by Conor McPherson at the Project Arts Centre

Further details:  http://projectartscentre.ie/event/lime-tree-bower/  

Wednesday 17th February

"Whack", a dance show by Philip Connaughton and Ashley Chen

Philip Connaughton talks about his current dance show “Whack”, a high-energy duet with French dancer Ashley Chen

Full details:  www.philipconnaughton.com  

Tuesday 16th February

Review: "The Perfect Murder" at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Sophie Gorman reviews “The Perfect Murder”, a crime drama starring Shane Ritchie and Jessie Wallace at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Further details:    http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

Friday 12th February

Review: "All That Fall" at the Abbey Theatre

Sophie Gorman reviews the Pan Pan Theatre production of Samuel Beckett’s radio play “All That Fall” at Abbey

Full details:  www.abbeytheatre.ie   

Wednesday 10th February

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 

Tuesday 9th February

"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    

Monday 8th February

"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

Friday 5th February

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  

Monday 1st February

"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  

Friday 29th January

"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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