Wednesday 12th August

Opera In The Open 2015

David Wray, musical and artistic director of Opera In The Open and soprano Sandra Oman explain the challenges of creating 1-hour performances in the open air; this year the focus is on French opera

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Monday 10th August

Gare St Lazare Players and the work of Samuel Beckett

Conor Lovett, artistic director of the Gare St Lazare Players talks about their performance of the Beckett Trilogy at the Players Theatre Trinity College, upcoming performances in New York and their artistic residence in the Everyman Theatre, Cork

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Tuesday 4th August

Donnacha Dennehy, composer of "The Last Hotel"

Donnacha Dennehy talks about his opera “The Last Hotel” which he created with playwright Enda Walsh and is playing in this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival

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Friday 31st July

"The Missing Hancocks" at Happy Days Enniskillen

Neil Pearson who is directing “The Missing Hancocks” at the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, a performance of 4 episodes of Hancock’s Half Hour which were ‘lost’ from the BBC Archives

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Wednesday 29th July

Opera Theatre Company at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Tom Creed and conductor Andrew Synnott of the Opera Theatre Company chat about the two short operas they will be performing at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival – “The Human Voice” and “Susanna’s Secret”

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Tuesday 28th July

Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2015

Kris Nelson, artistic director of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival explains what is in store for this year’s fringe festival which is celebrating its 21st birthday

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Monday 27th July

"Magpies On The Pylon" by Michael Collins

Actor/playwright Michael Collins talks about his one-man play “Magpies On The Pylon”, exploring the effects of his suicide on the family of a young Traveller called Tommy

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Review: "Ohio Impromptu" at Happy Days Festival

Sophie Gorman reviews “Ohio Impromptu”, a playlet by Samuel Beckett being performed in the monastic ruins on Devenish Island; it is part of the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

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Thursday 23rd July

Blue Raincoat Theatre celebrate WB Yeats

Lorcan Clancy reports on Sligo’s Blue Raincoat Theatre summer festival ‘A Country Under Wave’, various productions inspired by the theatre of WB Yeats

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Review: "Lessness" at Galway International Arts Festival

Sophie Gorman reviews “Lessness” by Samuel Beckett, performed by Olwen Fouéré at the Galway International Arts Festival

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