Wednesday 15th June

Shazia Mirza bringing her show to Ireland

British Asian comedian Shazia Mirza who is bringing her show “The Kardashians Made Me Do It” to the Dalkey Book Festival and Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny Full details:  ...

Friday 10th June

Review: "Town Is Dead" at the Peacock

Sophie Gorman reviews the play “Town Is Dead” by Phillip McMahon and Raymond Scannell, now running at the Peacock stage at the Abbey Further details:  

Wednesday 8th June

"Smiley", a new play by Gary Mitchell

Gary Mitchell talks about his latest play “Smiley”, a crime caper about a group of Belfast misfits who decide to form a 5-a-side team and try to win a lucrative ...

Monday 6th June

“God Bless The Child: First Confessions Are The Hardest”, directed by Patrick Talbot

Patrick Talbot who has adapted and is directing a nationwide tour of “God Bless The Child: First Confessions Are The Hardest”, a stage play based on the childhood stories of ...

Thursday 2nd June

“The People Speak/Labhrann an Pobal”, giving voices to the marginalised

Anthony Arnove, producer and actor Stephen Rea explain “The People Speak/Labhrann an Pobal” event at the Mansion House this Sunday, giving a voice to the history of people on the margins ...

Friday 27th May

PJ O'Connor Award for Radio Drama 2016

Marina Carr and Rachel West who are both judges in this year’s PJ O’Connor Award for Radio Drama, the winner of which has just been chosen - “Snow Falls And So Do We” by Alan O’Brien

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Wednesday 25th May

The comedy of Reginald D Hunter

Abie Philbin Bowman profiles the comedy of American stand-up comedian Reginald D Hunter who is touring Ireland from next week

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Tuesday 24th May

Reviews: Dublin Dance Festival 2016

Deirdre Mulrooney reviews some of the productions at the Dublin Dance Festival – “Anam” by Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre, “Folds of the Crane” and “Liminal” solo pieces by Justine Cooper and Liadain Herriot, “Time Over Distance Over Time” by Liz Roche and “Bias” by Katherine O’Malley

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Thursday 19th May

“Stano: In Between Silence, Where We Really Exist” at the International Literature Festival Dublin

Experimental musician/visual artist Stano and poet Theo Dorgan who are collaborating on “In Between Silence, Where We Really Exist”, a series of sound installations by Stano featuring storytelling from Irish writers and artists screening in various venues as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin

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Wednesday 18th May

Review & preview - Dublin Dance Festival 2016

Deirdre Mulrooney reviews “Planites” by Greek choreographer Patricia Apergi, the opening production for this year’s Dublin Dance Festival and previews some of the other events taking place over the two weeks

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