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    DruidShakespeare

    DruidShakespeare are embarking on a new pared-down version of Shakespeare’s four history plays; Richard II, Henry IV (Pts. 1 & 2), and Henry V. They will be adapted by playwright Mark O’Rowe and directed by Tony-award winning director Garry Hynes.

    Sean met Mark and Gary this morning at the launch in the Clarence Hotel in Dublin.

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    Hollow Ground

    ‘Hollow Ground’ is the name of a new play by Katie McCann which tells the story of a brother and sister as they revisit a dark and troubled shared past. Katie herself plays the girl and the male character is played by Rex Ryan. Katie, Rex and director of the play Karl Shiels, are in studio.

    The Play is running in Theatre Upstairs, 10 Eden Quay, Dublin 1, from 10 - 21 March 2015

    For further information phone 085 772 7375; email: bookings@theatreupstairs.ie or check out www.theatreupstairs.ie

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    The Pillowman

    Sophie Gorman is in reviewing ‘The Pillowman’ by Martin McDonagh which had its Irish Premier at Dublin’s Gaiety theatre last night. It stars Peter Campion and David McSavage and is a dark, gruesome play about stories and storytelling.

    The Pillowman’ runs at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin until March 14th, the Everyman Theatre in Cork from March 16th to the 21st and the Lyric Theatre in Belfast from March 24th to April 19th.

    More information: www.gaietytheatre.ie or www.decadenttheatrecompany.ie

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    Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015

    Sinead Cusack and Stephen Rea talk about the awards they received at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards and Sophie Gorman with a report on events at last night's ceremony

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    Cara O'Sullivan in "Faust"

    Cara O’Sullivan talks about her leading role as Margerita in Gounod’s “Faust” currently running at The Everyman Theatre, Cork

    Full details:  www.everymancork.com 

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