Theatre

Thursday 17th November

"The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre", edited by Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash

Chris Morash and Nicholas Grene, editors of The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre, a comprehensive examination of Ireland’s contribution to the world of theatre (published by Oxford University Press)

Tuesday 15th November

"Giselle" by Cork City Ballet

Leeanne O'Donnell spoke to some of the artists involved in the Cork City Ballet's production of the classic "Giselle" at the Cork Opera House Full details:   www.corkoperahouse.ie  

Monday 14th November

David Grindley directs "The Heiress" at the Gate Theatre

Theatre director David Grindley talks about the Henry James novel “Washington Square” and the theatre adaptation called “The Heiress” which he is directing at the Gate Theatre later this month ...

Thursday 10th November

Essay: being a theatre critic

Eithne Shortall with an essay about why after 6 years she is giving up being a professional theatre critic

Wednesday 9th November

"Test Dummy" by Caitríona Daly

Caitríona Daly chats about her new play “Test Dummy”, directed by Louise Lowe and running at Theatre Upstairs from next week Full details:   www.theatreupstairs.ie/test-dummy

Monday 7th November

"The Leaves Of Heaven" by Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe chats about his latest play “The Leaves of Heaven” which opens at The Complex next week, the final instalment in the life of his character Francie Brady, who ...

Tuesday 1st November

Light Moves Festival of Screendance 2016

Vivienne Dick, film director and Mary Wycherley, co-curator of the Light Moves Festival of Screendance, Limerick’s annual celebration of dance on film Full details:   www.lightmoves.ie 

Thursday 27th October

"Nightmare Plants" by Michelle McMahon

Writer/director Michelle McMahon explains her show “Nightmare Plants” at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland for the Bram Stoker Festival this weekend Full details:   www.bramstokerfestival.com 

Wednesday 26th October

Macnas celebrate their 30th anniversary

Noeline Kavanagh, artistic director of street theatre troupe Macnas who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year Official website:   http://macnas.com 

Monday 17th October

"Alice In Wonderland" adapted for Blue Raincoat

Writer/dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke who has adapted Lewis Carroll’s “Alice In Wonderland” for the 25th anniversary of the Blue Raincoat theatre company Full details:   www.blueraincoat.com 

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