Wednesday 9th December

Musical version of "The Playboy Of The Western World"

A new musical version of “The Playboy Of The Western World” specially written for RTÉ Radio is explained by actress Aoibhinn McGinnity and Musical Director Justin McCarthy

Programme will be broadcast Sunday 20th December at 8pm on RTÉ Radio 1

Tuesday 8th December

Comedy at Christmas

Abie Philbin Bowman with a round-up of the comedy shows in Ireland over the Christmas season – Jimmy Carr, Oliver Callan, Josh Widdecombe, Jason Byrne, Foil Arms & Hogg, Karl Spain, Michael Mee, Damo Clark, David O'Doherty

Friday 4th December

What's on in theatres over Christmas

Sophie Gorman with a round-up of what’s-on in theatres around the country over Christmas

Wednesday 2nd December

"Asa, A Christmas Story" by Brian Byrne and Kasey Jones

Brian Byrne chats about his musical play “Asa, A Christmas Story” co-written with writer Kasey Jones and featuring a lonely seven year old boy who gets only a pencil for Christmas which he uses to draw himself into fantastical situations

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New opera "The Dead"

Composer Ellen Cranitch with director Jo Mangan chat about their operatic interpretation of the James Joyce short story “The Dead”

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Tuesday 1st December

"Snake Eaters" by Stewart Roche

Stewart Roche talks about his latest play “Snake Eaters”, about a US Marine returning to Nebraska from a disastrous tour of Afghanistan and struggling to adjust to civilian life; it's running at the New Theatre in Dublin

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Monday 30th November

Research project on women playwrights in the Abbey Theatre

Dr Una Kealy, lecturer in English and Theatre studies at Waterford Institute of Technology explains their research project “Performing the Region: Performing Women” which looks at Irish women playwrights at The Abbey Theatre in the 20th century

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Wednesday 25th November

Rough Magic Theatre's 'Seeds' programme

Artistic director of Rough Magic Theatre Lynne Parker and students Zoe Ní Riordáin (director) and Danny Forde (sound designer) explain the Rough Magic ‘Seeds’ initiative which every two years selects 5 emerging theatre-makers for its artistic and professional mentoring programme

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Tuesday 24th November

"The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Gate Theatre

Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to some of the actors and director Patrick Mason at rehearsals for the Gate Theatre production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

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Tuesday 17th November

"Lord Of The Flies" at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Sinead Mooney spoke to the cast and crew of the Regents Park Theatre stage adaptation of William Golding’s “Lord Of The Flies”, coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre 

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