Theatre

Monday 30th November

Research project on women playwrights in the Abbey Theatre

Dr Una Kealy, lecturer in English and Theatre studies at Waterford Institute of Technology explains their research project “Performing the Region: Performing Women” which looks at Irish women playwrights at ...

Wednesday 25th November

Rough Magic Theatre's 'Seeds' programme

Artistic director of Rough Magic Theatre Lynne Parker and students Zoe Ní Riordáin (director) and Danny Forde (sound designer) explain the Rough Magic ‘Seeds’ initiative which every two years selects 5 emerging ...

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” Further details:  www.gatetheatre.ie   

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  Further details: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Further details:  http://projectartscentre.ie   

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 ...

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’. ...

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