Theatre

Monday 11th April

Review: "The Blue Boy" by Brokentalkers Theatre

Sophie Gorman reviews "The Blue Boy" by Brokentalkers Theatre at the Project Arts Centre (which takes as its subject the experience of Irish children in industrial schools)

Further details:  www.brokentalkers.ie 

Friday 8th April

Samuel Beckett's "Cascando" by Pan Pan Theatre

Gavin Quinn, artistic director of Pan Pan Theatre and sound designer Jimmy Eadie explain their production of Samuel Beckett’s 1963 radio play “Cascando”, which they describe as an immersive theatrical experience rather than being a traditional ‘play’ format

Full details:  http://panpantheatre.com

 

Wednesday 6th April

2016 programme for ANU Productions

Louise Lowe, director of ANU Productions and actress Una Kavanagh explain the theatre company’s 2016 programme - ANU Triptych

Official website:  www.anuproductions.ie 

Tuesday 5th April

"Embodied", female dancers responding to 1916

Liz Roche explains the idea behind "Embodied", where 6 female choreographers were commissioned by the GPO to design dance pieces responding to the 1916 Rising/the Proclamation 

Further details:  www.dublindancefestival.ie 

Monday 4th April

Denise Gough wins at Olivier Awards 2016

Irish actress Denise Gough who won Best Actress at last night’s Olivier Awards in London for her role as Emma in “People, Places and Things” at the National Theatre

Full details:  www.olivierawards.com  

Thursday 31st March

Ronnie Corbett RIP

Abie Philbin Bowman remembers the career of comedian Ronnie Corbett who died today

Wednesday 30th March

Review: "The 39 Steps" at the Gaiety Theatre

Film lecturer Ruth Barton reviews the comical theatrical version of the John Buchan spy thriller “The 39 Steps” currently running at the Gaiety Theatre

Full details:  www.gaietytheatre.ie    

"Inside The GPO" by Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy explains the concept behind his new play “Inside The GPO”, covering the five days the 1916 rebels occupied the GPO

Further details:  http://fishamble.com/insidethegpo   

Tuesday 29th March

Lisa Dwan performs Beckett at "Imagining Home"

Lisa Dwan who is performing Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ and ‘Footfalls’ in the National Concert Hall tomorrow night as part of ‘Imagining Home: Into Europe’

Full details:  www.nch.ie      

Wednesday 16th March

Ernest Shackleton and Blue Raincoat Theatre

Niall Henry, artistic director of Blue Raincoat Theatre which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary; as part of their programme they are marking the centenary of the Irish born explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition with their production “Shackleton”

Full details:  www.blueraincoat.com   

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