Deirdre Mulrooney with a round-up of some current dance productions worth catching - Ballet Ireland’s new take on “Coppélia” at the Gaiety, Crying Out Loud’s circus dance “The Forgotten/l’Oubliée” at the Abbey Theatre and Junk Ensemble’s “Dusk Ahead” set in the magical half-light of twilight which is on tour
Further information: www.balletireland.ie / www.abbeytheatre.ie / www.junkensemble.com
Story-tellers Nuala Hayes and Jack Lynch explain their involvement with the “Éamon Kelly – Remembering The Legacy” event at the Yarn Storytelling Festival this weekend at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray
Actor/writer Bryan Burroughs talks about his one-man play “Beowulf: The Blockbuster”, the story of a boy who’s obsessed with films like Star Wars and his dying father who is teaching him about life through the story of the Danish warrior hero Beowulf
Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to choreographer Matthew Bourne about the unusual production that he has created for his ballet “Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance” coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre next week
Playwright Philip St John talks about his play “Temptress”, a spooky story about two troubled men - Pete wants to rescue young Noel from his deadly obsession with a ‘Temptress’. But is Pete the rock of sense he claims to be and does the Temptress exist only inside Noel’s mind?
Mike Finn, playwright and David Blake, composer with the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra discuss their current production “The Unlucky Cabin Boy”, based on the true story of the wreck of a ship in the 1830’s and the terrible fate of the young cabin boy from Limerick
A tribute to the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, who died today, in the company of Patrick Mason, Emilie Pine, Joe Dowling, Sinead Cusack, Richard Pine, Stephen Rea, Billy Roche, Patricia McBride, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Garry Hynes