Monday 22nd May

"The Morning After The Life Before" by Ann Blake

Ann Blake explains how the outcome of the Marriage Equality Referendum in 2015 inspired her one-woman show "The Morning After The Life Before" from Gúna Nua Theatre Company Further information: ...

Thursday 18th May

"Charlie's A Clepto", the debut play by Clare Monnelly

Clare Monnelly talks about her debut play "Charlie’s A Clepto" about a young mother who’s a kleptomaniac but is trying to go straight

Wednesday 17th May

"In The Light of Eva's Shadow", a Drama on One play by Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny talks about her new play "In The Light of Eva's Shadow", the story of the relationship between Hitler's girlfriend Eva Braun and her sister Gretl; it is the ...

"An Evening With An Immigrant" by Inua Ellams at the International Literature Festival Dublin

Poet/playwright/performer Inua Ellams explains what people can expect from his show "An Evening With An Immigrant" at the International Literature Festival Dublin Further details:

Arts News - a new director and new season at the Gate Theatre

Selina Cartmell, incoming director of the Gate Theatre which has just announced the programme for its 2017/2018 season where the theme is ‘the outsider’

Tuesday 16th May

"Concert" at the Dublin Dance Festival - Colin Dunne dances the music of Tommy Potts

Colin Dunne chats about ‘dancing’ the music of Tommy Potts album ‘The Liffey Banks’ in his new show "Concert" as part of the Dublin Dance Festival Full details:  / ...

Friday 12th May

The New Irish Playbook at Smock Alley

Joe O’Neill, founder of Little Shadow Theatre and director Rachel Bergin explain the idea behind The New Irish Playbook - seven new plays by young writers to be performed at ...

Thursday 11th May

Stephen Rea reads Seamus Heaney's "Aeneid: Book VI" at the Abbey Theatre

Stephen Rea who, with cellist Neil Martin, will perform Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book VI of Virgil’s Aeneid at the Abbey Theatre in aid of Youth Horizons in Jobstown, a ...

Tuesday 9th May

Mary Nunan, dancer in residence at Bealtaine 2017

Mary Nunan, dancer in residence at this year’s Bealtaine Festival explains the three strands of her performance and the events celebrating activism in the arts Full details:

Friday 5th May

"Private Peaceful", adapted and directed for the stage by Simon Reade

Theatre director Simon Reade adapted the Michael Morpurgo World War I story "Private Peaceful" for the stage; it is on nationwide Irish tour this month Full details:



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