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    Lughnasa International Friel Festival

    Sean Doran, artistic director of the Lughnasa International Friel Festival and Annabelle Comyn who is directing “Dancing At Lughnasa” at the Lyric Theatre Belfast             

    Full details:  www.lughnasainternationalfrielfestival.com    

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    Opera In The Open 2015

    David Wray, musical and artistic director of Opera In The Open and soprano Sandra Oman explain the challenges of creating 1-hour performances in the open air; this year the focus is on French opera

    Full details:  www.dublincity.ie/opera-open-2015-french-season-0  

     

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    Gare St Lazare Players and the work of Samuel Beckett

    Conor Lovett, artistic director of the Gare St Lazare Players talks about their performance of the Beckett Trilogy at the Players Theatre Trinity College, upcoming performances in New York and their artistic residence in the Everyman Theatre, Cork

     Full details:  http://garestlazareireland.com/     

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    Donnacha Dennehy, composer of "The Last Hotel"

    Donnacha Dennehy talks about his opera “The Last Hotel” which he created with playwright Enda Walsh and is playing in this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival

    Further details:   www.dublintheatrefestival.com 

    Official website:  http://thelasthotel.ie 

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    "The Missing Hancocks" at Happy Days Enniskillen

    Neil Pearson who is directing “The Missing Hancocks” at the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, a performance of 4 episodes of Hancock’s Half Hour which were ‘lost’ from the BBC Archives

    Further details:  www.happy-days-enniskillen.com    

     

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    Opera Theatre Company at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Tom Creed and conductor Andrew Synnott of the Opera Theatre Company chat about the two short operas they will be performing at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival – “The Human Voice” and “Susanna’s Secret”

    Official website:   www.opera.ie 

    Further details:   www.kilkennyarts.ie/programme/category/music

     

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    Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2015

    Kris Nelson, artistic director of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival explains what is in store for this year’s fringe festival which is celebrating its 21st birthday

    Full details:  http://fringefest.com/festival   

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    "Magpies On The Pylon" by Michael Collins

    Actor/playwright Michael Collins talks about his one-man play “Magpies On The Pylon”, exploring the effects of his suicide on the family of a young Traveller called Tommy

    Further details:  www.thenewtheatre.com  

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    Review: "Ohio Impromptu" at Happy Days Festival

    Sophie Gorman reviews “Ohio Impromptu”, a playlet by Samuel Beckett being performed in the monastic ruins on Devenish Island; it is part of the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

    Further details:  www.happy-days-enniskillen.com  

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    Blue Raincoat Theatre celebrate WB Yeats

    Lorcan Clancy reports on Sligo’s Blue Raincoat Theatre summer festival ‘A Country Under Wave’, various productions inspired by the theatre of WB Yeats

    Further details:  www.blueraincoat.com/wb-yeats   

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