Theatre

Monday 8th February

"Cyprus Avenue" by David Ireland at the Abbey Theatre

David Ireland explains the idea behind his play “Cyprus Avenue” about a Belfast Loyalist who is convinced his new baby grand-daughter is a Republican plant; it is a co-production between the Abbey ...

Friday 5th February

Eugene McCabe play "Pull Down A Horseman", by Dublin Lyric Players

Conor O’Malley who is directing the Dublin Lyric Players in a revival of the 1966 Eugene McCabe play “Pull Down A Horseman”, a fictionalised version of how Padraig Pearse and James ...

Tuesday 2nd February

2016 at the Viking Theatre Clontarf

Rex Ryan and Edwin Mullane of The Corps Ensemble on their plans for this year as artists-in-residence at the Viking Theatre Clontarf Official website:  www.vikingtheatredublin.com 

Review: "Big Maggie" at the Gaiety Theatre

Sophie Gorman reviews the Druid production of “Big Maggie” at the Gaiety Theatre Full details:  www.gaietytheatre.ie 

Monday 1st February

"Kings of the Kilburn High Road" by Livin' Dred Theatre

Playwright Jimmy Murphy and director Padraic McIntyre chat about the latest production/nationwide tour of  “The Kings of the Kilburn High Road” by Livin’ Dred Theatre Company Full details: www.facebook.com/livindredtheatrecompany  

Friday 29th January

"Pete Best of The Beatles", a play by Stephen Kennedy

Playwright Stephen Kennedy chats about “Pete Best of The Beatles” at the New Theatre, his play about the original drummer with The Beatles who was replaced by Ringo Starr shortly before ...

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 Full details:  www.gatetheatre.ie    

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 Full details:  www.rte.ie/comedy-showhouse   and ...

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 Full details:   www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/event/the-24-hour-plays2 

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 Official website:  www.wakingthefeminists.org   

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