Theatre

Tuesday 5th September

"Take Off Your Cornflakes", by Rose Henderson and Pat Nolan

Rose Henderson and Pat Nolan talk about their play "Take Off Your Cornflakes" about a very happily married couple whose lives are turned upside down when the husband is diagnosed ...

Monday 4th September

"Normal" by Caitríona Daly at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2017

Writer Caitríona Daly and actor Karen Ardiff talk about their play "Normal", about what it's like being the mother of a son with autism; it is running as part of the ...

Tom Murphy becomes a Saoi of Aosdána

Congratulations to playwright Tom Murphy who earlier today became a Saoi of Aosdána, awarded for singular and sustained distinction in the arts

Thursday 31st August

Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 - "Soldier Still" by Junk Ensemble

Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy, co-directors of dance troupe Junk Ensemble and retired army officer Tom Clonan talk about the dance show "Soldier Still" at the Dublin Fringe Festival, an ...

Tuesday 29th August

"Muldoon's Picnic", an evening of poetry, prose and music

Julie Feeney and Cáit O'Riordan, two of the artists performing in "Muldoon's Picnic", an evening of literature and music in the company of Paul Muldoon + Rogue Oliphant Further details: ...

Friday 25th August

"Katie Roche" by Teresa Deevy, at the Abbey Theatre

Sorcha Kenny spoke to director Caroline Byrne and lead actor Caoilfhionn Dunne at rehearsals for the revival of the Teresa Deevy play "Katie Roche" at the Abbey Theatre Full details: ...

Thursday 24th August

Review: "La Traviata", an opera production by Sofia Coppola

Siobhan Kane reviews the production in Rome of the opera "La Traviata" by Sofia Coppola, which will be screened at the Lighthouse cinema this weekend

Monday 21st August

Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 - "Why Won't You Have Sex With Me?" by Louise Bruton

Playwright, journalist and disability activist Louise Bruton chats about her play "Why Won’t You Have Sex With Me" which is running at the Dublin Fringe Festival; festival director Kris Nelson ...

Friday 18th August

"The Kill God", a new play by Eoghan Rua Finn

Laura Way (director) and Eoghan Rua Finn (writer) talk about their new play "The Kill God", set in a post-religious dystopian world where heathens hunt out the remaining believers; it ...

Tuesday 1st August

Irish comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

Chris O Neill, comedian and comedy promoter with a guide to the Irish comedians who are heading to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which begins this weekend Full details: ...

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