Theatre

Monday 28th November

A profile of Tommy Tiernan

Abie Philbin Bowman profiles the career of comedian Tommy Tiernan, as he embarks on a nationwide tour of his new show Under the Influence and his previous show ‘Out Of ...

Tuesday 22nd November

"Dubliners Women" by Katie O'Kelly at the New Theatre

Katie O’Kelly who has adapted and directs “Dubliners Women”, a stage adaptation of some of the female narratives in James Joyce’s Dubliners (specifically the stories The Boarding House, Clay and ...

Monday 21st November

"One Time Season" by Pan Pan and Random Scream at Project Arts Centre

Gavin Quinn of Pan Pan Theatre and Davis Freeman of Belgian American theatre company Random Scream talk about their collaboration on “One Time Season”, a comedy about a drama therapy ...

Friday 18th November

"Mainstream" by Rosaleen McDonagh, produced by Fishamble

Fishamble theatre director Jim Culleton and playwright Rosaleen McDonagh talk about “Mainstream”, her play exploring concerns around disability and discrimination in Irish society (particularly towards travellers) Full details:   http://fishamble.com 

Thursday 17th November

"The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre", edited by Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash

Chris Morash and Nicholas Grene, editors of The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre, a comprehensive examination of Ireland’s contribution to the world of theatre (published by Oxford University Press)

Tuesday 15th November

"Giselle" by Cork City Ballet

Leeanne O'Donnell spoke to some of the artists involved in the Cork City Ballet's production of the classic "Giselle" at the Cork Opera House Full details:   www.corkoperahouse.ie  

Monday 14th November

David Grindley directs "The Heiress" at the Gate Theatre

Theatre director David Grindley talks about the Henry James novel “Washington Square” and the theatre adaptation called “The Heiress” which he is directing at the Gate Theatre later this month ...

Thursday 10th November

Essay: being a theatre critic

Eithne Shortall with an essay about why after 6 years she is giving up being a professional theatre critic

Wednesday 9th November

"Test Dummy" by Caitríona Daly

Caitríona Daly chats about her new play “Test Dummy”, directed by Louise Lowe and running at Theatre Upstairs from next week Full details:   www.theatreupstairs.ie/test-dummy

Monday 7th November

"The Leaves Of Heaven" by Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe chats about his latest play “The Leaves of Heaven” which opens at The Complex next week, the final instalment in the life of his character Francie Brady, who ...

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