Thursday 10th March

Review: "After Miss Julie" by Patrick Marber

Sophie Gorman reviews “After Miss Julie”, an adaptation by Patrick Marber of August Strindberg’s original “Miss Julie”; it opened last night at the Project Arts Centre

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Tuesday 8th March

“A Great Arrangement" by Patrick Talbot

Writer/director Patrick Talbot explains how the letters between Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan and the speeches of Michael Collins inspired his new play “A Great Arrangement"

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"Sisters Of The Rising" by Christiane O'Mahony

Christiane O’Mahony chats about her play “Sisters Of The Rising” which tells the story of two teenage girls in the years leading up to the 1916 Rising; it opens next week at the Everyman Theatre Cork

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Friday 4th March

The Casement Project”, a series of dance events created by Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir explains why he wanted to create “The Casement Project”, a series of dance events this year in Ireland and London honouring the memory of humanitarian/historical gay figure Roger Casement

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Wednesday 2nd March

"The Plough and the Stars" at the Abbey Theatre

English theatre director Sean Holmes talks about directing a new version of “The Plough and the Stars” at the Abbey Theatre, 90 years after it was first staged and caused riots because of its depiction of the Easter Rising

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Monday 29th February

"Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" by Jim Nolan

Waterford playwright Jim Nolan explains his latest play “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye”, set in the offices of a fictional provincial newspaper in the Irish midlands in the run-up to the centenary celebrations for Easter 2016; it was a centenary commission by the Arts Office of Waterford City & County Council 

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Tuesday 23rd February

"The Dead School" by Decadent Theatre Company

Pat McCabe and director Andrew Flynn chat about the Decadent Theatre Company production of Pat's novel “The Dead School” which is going on tour nationwide

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Monday 22nd February

“Uhta! The Last Part of the Night”, a play by Justin MacGregor

Justin MacGregor talks about his play “Uhta! The Last Part of the Night” about the life and legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the environmental activist from Ogoniland in dispute with oil companies and who was executed by the Nigerian military dictatorship in 1995

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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

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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

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