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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Wednesday 11th November

Recommendations for current dance shows

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

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Remembering Éamon Kelly at the Yarn Storytelling Festival, Bray

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

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Monday 9th November

“Beowulf: The Blockbuster” by Bryan Burroughs

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

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Wednesday 4th November

"Through A Glass Darkly", directed by Annie Ryan

Annie Ryan of The Corn Exchange theatre company chats about directing the stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s “Through A Glass Darkly”, at the Project Arts Centre

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Monday 2nd November

Matthew Bourne's ballet "Sleeping Beauty"

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

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Friday 30th October

"Temptress" by Philip St John

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?

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Thursday 29th October

"The Unlucky Cabin Boy" by Gúna Nua Theatre

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

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Friday 2nd October

Brian Friel, RIP

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



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