Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Wednesday 22nd July

Programme for Dublin Theatre Festival 2015

Willie White, artistic director of the Dublin Theatre Festival announces the programme for Dublin Theatre Festival 2015

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Riverdance Band live in session

Marking the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking show, the Riverdance Band perform live in studio

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Thursday 16th July

"The Match Box" by Frank McGuinness

Joan Sheehy talks about directing “The Match Box”, a new play by Frank McGuinness and starring Cathy Belton as Sal, a woman whose exile on Valentia Island is prompted by shocking events       

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"Exhibit B" and the uncomfortable truths of racism

Leon Nyiam from Scotland and Blessing Moyo from Galway explain what it is like performing in “Exhibit B”, a theatrical experience created by South African artist Brett Bailey to confront audiences with uncomfortable truths about racism and colonialism

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"Luck Just Kissed You Hello" by Amy Conroy

Playwright and actor Amy Conroy talks about her play “Luck Just Kissed You Hello”, the story of a transgender man called Mark who used to be a woman called Laura and how his transition impacts on his family

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Wednesday 15th July

Review: "Maum" at Galway International Arts Festival

Sophie Gorman reviews “Maum” at An Taibhdhearc for the Galway International Arts Festival

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The Rubberbandits at the Galway International Arts Festival

Abie Philbin Bowman chats to Blindboy Boatclub of The Rubberbandits about their documentary about the 1916 Rising, the power of the Catholic Church in Ireland and the Limerick Soviet, the Galway arts scene, their musical ‘Continental Fistfight’ is running at the Galway International Arts Festival

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Tuesday 14th July

Musical director of "Once" the musical

John Tiffany, director of “Once” the musical currently running at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin

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"Beginning To End" at Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

Theatre director Conall Morrison and actor Denis Conway chat about their revival of Samuel Beckett’s one-man show “Beginning To End” for the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival at the end of this month

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Wednesday 8th July

Review: "A Month In The Country" at the Gate

Sophie Gorman reviews the Brian Friel adaptation of Turgenev’s “A Month In The Country” at the Gate Theatre

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