Theatre

Tuesday 17th January

Quarter Block Party festival in Cork

Visual artist Kate O’Shea and musician Éna Brennan (who performs as Dowry) who are participants in the Quarter Block Party arts & music festival in Cork Full details:   http://quarterblockparty.com 

Monday 16th January

"Hero", a play by Ken Rogan at Theatre Upstairs

Ken Rogan and director Amilia Stewart chat about Ken’s debut 1-man play “Hero”, a tale of drinking, love, infidelity and Irish AstroLeague Football Full details:   www.theatreupstairs.ie/hero

Monday 9th January

"Autumn Royal", the debut play by Kevin Barry

Author Kevin Barry chats about his first play “Autumn Royal”, about a brother and a sister struggling to do the right thing by their aging and increasingly difficult father; it opens ...

Wednesday 4th January

"The Spinning Heart", a stage production by Articulate Anatomy Theatre

Paul Brennan, director with Articulate Anatomy Theatre and actor Killian Coyle chat about their production of the play “The Spinning Heart” Further details:  www.facebook.com/Articulate-Anatomy-Theatre 

Tuesday 3rd January

"From Eden", a play by Stephen Jones

Actor/writer Stephen Jones and actor Seána Kerslake chat about “From Eden”, their two-hander play about two people who find themselves in a locked bathroom during a New Year’s Eve party Further details: ...

"Vagabonds - My Phil Lynott Odyssey" by Robert Mountford

Robert Mountford explains his one-man play “Vagabonds - My Phil Lynott Odyssey”, a blending of mythical Irish heroes, adoption and Phil Lynott Further details:   www.civictheatre.ie  

Friday 16th December

"Noel", a musical by Eoin Colfer and Liam Bates

Eoin Colfer chats about the third musical he has co-created with Liam Bates; “Noel” is the story of a little girl who loses her singing voice when her mother disappears ...

Wednesday 14th December

"Anna Karenina", adapted by Marina Carr

Marina Carr chats about adapting “Anna Karenina” for the Abbey stage Full details:  www.abbeytheatre.ie  

Wednesday 7th December

Review: "Night Wandering" and "Precious Metal" by John Scott Dance

Deirdre Mulrooney reviews two new John Scott dance shows at the Project Arts Centre – “Night Wandering” from choreographer Merce Cunningham a new work from John Scott called “Precious Metal” ...

Friday 2nd December

"The Waiting Game", a documentary about Waiting For Godot on tour

Producer/director David Blake Knox and actor Stephen Brennan chat about “The Waiting Game”, their documentary about the all-Ireland tour in 2008 of the Gate production of “Waiting for Godot” Further ...

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