Theatre

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

Full details:  http://www.rte.ie/drama/radio//   

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

Full details:  www.reginalddhunter.com

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

Full details:   www.dublindancefestival.ie 

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

Further details:   http://ilfdublin.com

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

Full details:   www.dublindancefestival.ie   

Tuesday 17th May

Review: "The Birthday Party" by Harold Pinter

Sophie Gorman reviews the London Classic Theatre production of  “The Birthday Party” by Harold Pinter currently running at the Everyman Theatre Cork

Irish tour details:  www.londonclassictheatre.co.uk

Thursday 12th May

Review: "Othello" at the Abbey

Sophie Gorman reviews “Othello” at the Abbey Theatre

Full details:   www.abbeytheatre.ie

 

Wednesday 11th May

“Natural History of Hope”,  by artist Fiona Whelan and the Rialto Youth Project

Abie Philbin Bowman was at rehearsals at the Project Arts Centre for “Natural History of Hope”,  a live performance by artist Fiona Whelan and the women of the Rialto Youth Project; an unflinching exploration of gender and class inequality and the complexity of women’s lives told through real life stories of oppression, resilience, solidarity and hope

Full details:  http://projectartscentre.ie  

Monday 9th May

"Driving Miss Daisy" at the Gaiety Theatre

John P Kelly, director of “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Gaiety Theatre

Further details:   www.gaietytheatre.ie  

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