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:    

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:   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: 

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:   

Tuesday 19th January

"The Theatre Of Change" symposium at the Abbey Theatre

Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher explain their illustrated lecture Twinsome Minds about 1916 for “The Theatre of Change”, the final in the trilogy of symposiums at the Abbey Theatre, cultural conversations ...

Monday 18th January

"Linger" by choreographer Breandán de Gallaí

Choreographer/traditional Irish dancer Breandán de Gallaí explains the various dance traditions that inform his show “Linger”, a contemporary dance meditation on male identity Tour details:  

Tuesday 12th January

Theatre review: "East Of Berlin"

Sorcha Kenny reviews the play “East of Berlin” written by Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch and produced by graduates from the Lir Academy; it’s the story of a young German man ...

The comedy of Alison Spittle

Alison Spittle explains the events in her life that inspire her comedy, her latest one-woman comedy show is “Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii” Official website:  and 

Thursday 7th January

Theatre review: "The Dead" read by Aidan Gillen

Sophie Gorman reviews the Dublin Theatre Festival production at Smock Alley of James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ read by Aidan Gillen with live music by composer/pianist Feargal Murray



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