Theatre

Monday 27th July

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

Further details:  www.happy-days-enniskillen.com  

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

Further details:  www.blueraincoat.com/wb-yeats   

Review: "Lessness" at Galway International Arts Festival

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

Full details:   www.giaf.ie  

Wednesday 22nd July

Review: "deGeneration" at Galway International Arts Festival

Sophie Gorman reviews dance show “deGeneration” at the Galway International Arts Festival, from the junior company of Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shecther

Further details:   www.giaf.ie 

Programme for Dublin Theatre Festival 2015

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

Full details:  https://dublintheatrefestival.com  

Riverdance Band live in session

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

Further details:  www.gaietytheatre.ie  

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

 

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       

Full details:  www.giaf.ie 

"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

Full details:   www.giaf.ie  

"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

Full details:   www.giaf.ie 

 

Wednesday 15th July

Review: "Maum" at Galway International Arts Festival

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

Further details.   www.giaf.ie/events/category/theatre 

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