Theatre

Friday 16th June

"The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú" by Brownbread Mixtape

Kalle Ryan of Brownbread Mixtape explains the premise for their new comedy show "The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú", an ensemble comedy parodying popular radio programmes; it runs at ...

Thursday 15th June

"Far Away" by Caryl Churchill, in a production by Corcadorca

Leeanne O'Donnell spoke to the Corcadorca cast during their rehearsals of "Far Away" by Caryl Churchill, being staged on Spike Island as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival Further details:   www.corkmidsummer.com 

Wednesday 14th June

"Toilers", re-staged as part of Tessellate and Cork Midsummer Festival

Fiona McGeown of Painted Bird theatre and dramaturg Thomas Conway explain their re-staging of "Toilers", a 1913 play by Susanne Day about 3 prostitutes which was originally created to raise funds for ...

Tuesday 13th June

"Between Your Love and Mine", a requiem written by Leonard Cohen

John MacKenna directs "Between Your Love and Mine", a requiem celebrating the life of young people who died prematurely, featuring the words & music of Leonard Cohen and approved by ...

Wednesday 7th June

"No's Knife" by Samuel Beckett, performed by Lisa Dwan

Lisa Dwan talks about performing "No’s Knife" by Samuel Beckett (an adaptation of the short story collection Texts for Nothing) at the Abbey Theatre Full details:   www.abbeytheatre.ie 

Friday 2nd June

"Where Are We Now", the first LGBT theatre festival for the North West

Theatre director Killian Glynn talks about "Where Are We Now", the first LGBT theatre festival for the north west of the country Further details:   www.facebook.com/WhereWeAreNowLGBTTheatreFestival

Tuesday 30th May

"The Nearly Men" by Carl Antony Plover and Simon David Clark

 Carl Antony Plover and Simon David Clark explain how they used their own experiences to create the play "The Nearly Men", about a writer and actor in the 1990’s working on ...

Tuesday 23rd May

"The Clancy Kid & Bait" by Reality Check Productions

Stephen O'Leary performs an extract from "The Clancy Kid & Bait", a play adapted by Reality Check Productions and based on the Colin Barrett short story collection 'Young Skins' Further ...

Monday 22nd May

"The Morning After The Life Before" by Ann Blake

Ann Blake explains how the outcome of the Marriage Equality Referendum in 2015 inspired her one-woman show "The Morning After The Life Before" from Gúna Nua Theatre Company Further information: ...

Thursday 18th May

"Charlie's A Clepto", the debut play by Clare Monnelly

Clare Monnelly talks about her debut play "Charlie’s A Clepto" about a young mother who’s a kleptomaniac but is trying to go straight

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