Theatre

Friday 8th September

Essay: standing ovations in the theatre

John Doran with an essay about theatrical standing ovations

Thursday 7th September

Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 - "The Shitstorm", a play by Simon Doyle and Maeve Stone

Maeve Stone, director and Simon Doyle, writer of the play "The Shitstorm", a hallucinogenic take on Shakespeare's The Tempest but set in the wilds of Kerry; it is running as ...

Wednesday 6th September

"You Won't Forget Me: A Centenary Celebration of writer Maeve Brennan in Words and Music"

Emilie Conway chats about the show she created "You Won’t Forget Me: A Centenary Celebration of writer Maeve Brennan in Words and Music" at the National Concert Hall next week ...

Tuesday 5th September

"Hamnet" at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2017

Sorcha Kenny reports from rehearsals for "Hamnet", a solo play for an 11-year old boy; not a biography of Shakespeare and his dead son Hamnet but it does explore the relationship ...

"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: ...

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