Wednesday 27th January

Mark O'Rowe directs "Juno and the Paycock"

Mark O’Rowe talks about the challenges of directing “Juno and the Paycock” at the Gate Theatre next month

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Tuesday 26th January

Comedy Showhouse, a new comedy festival

Abie Philbin Bowman previews the launch of the new Comedy Showhouse, a new comedy festival running all next week with a strong RTÉ Radio component

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Monday 25th January

The 24-Hour Plays at the Abbey

Producer Eva Scanlan and writer/actress Tara Flynn explain what audiences can expect from the works to be produced for this year’s 24-Hour Plays at the Abbey

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Wednesday 20th January

Waking The Feminists campaign continues

Set designer Lian Bell and actress Eleanor Methven explain the next step in the ‘Waking The Feminists’ campaign for changing attitudes to women in Irish theatre

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Tuesday 19th January

"The Theatre Of Change" symposium at the Abbey Theatre

Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher explain their illustrated lecture Twinsome Minds about 1916 for “The Theatre of Change”, the final in the trilogy of symposiums at the Abbey Theatre, cultural conversations about national and international issues and how artists engage with them

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Monday 18th January

"Linger" by choreographer Breandán de Gallaí

Choreographer/traditional Irish dancer Breandán de Gallaí explains the various dance traditions that inform his show “Linger”, a contemporary dance meditation on male identity

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Tuesday 12th January

Theatre review: "East Of Berlin"

Sorcha Kenny reviews the play “East of Berlin” written by Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch and produced by graduates from the Lir Academy; it’s the story of a young German man dealing with revelations about his father’s Nazi past and is showing at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin

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The comedy of Alison Spittle

Alison Spittle explains the events in her life that inspire her comedy, her latest one-woman comedy show is “Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii”

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Thursday 7th January

Theatre review: "The Dead" read by Aidan Gillen

Sophie Gorman reviews the Dublin Theatre Festival production at Smock Alley of James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ read by Aidan Gillen with live music by composer/pianist Feargal Murray

Monday 4th January

"Overshadowed" by Eva O'Connor

Actress/playwright Eva O’Connor talks about her play “Overshadowed” by Sunday's Child Theatre Company about how an eating disorder takes control of a young woman’s mind; it is part of the First Fortnight Festival 2016

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