Theatre

Wednesday 17th May

Arts News - a new director and new season at the Gate Theatre

Selina Cartmell, incoming director of the Gate Theatre which has just announced the programme for its 2017/2018 season where the theme is ‘the outsider’

Tuesday 16th May

"Concert" at the Dublin Dance Festival - Colin Dunne dances the music of Tommy Potts

Colin Dunne chats about ‘dancing’ the music of Tommy Potts album ‘The Liffey Banks’ in his new show "Concert" as part of the Dublin Dance Festival Full details:   www.colindunne.com  / ...

Friday 12th May

The New Irish Playbook at Smock Alley

Joe O’Neill, founder of Little Shadow Theatre and director Rachel Bergin explain the idea behind The New Irish Playbook - seven new plays by young writers to be performed at ...

Thursday 11th May

Stephen Rea reads Seamus Heaney's "Aeneid: Book VI" at the Abbey Theatre

Stephen Rea who, with cellist Neil Martin, will perform Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book VI of Virgil’s Aeneid at the Abbey Theatre in aid of Youth Horizons in Jobstown, a ...

Tuesday 9th May

Mary Nunan, dancer in residence at Bealtaine 2017

Mary Nunan, dancer in residence at this year’s Bealtaine Festival explains the three strands of her performance and the events celebrating activism in the arts Full details:   http://bealtaine.ie/

Friday 5th May

"Private Peaceful", adapted and directed for the stage by Simon Reade

Theatre director Simon Reade adapted the Michael Morpurgo World War I story "Private Peaceful" for the stage; it is on nationwide Irish tour this month Full details:   http://verdant.ie/portfolio/private-peaceful-by-michael-morpurgo/

Thursday 4th May

"Radamisto", an opera directed by Wayne Jordan

Theatre director Wayne Jordan talks about directing his first opera, Handel's "Radamisto" about a king who falls in love with his sister-in-law and declares war on the neighbouring kingdom Full ...

Friday 21st April

"Hamlet: Globe to Globe" by Dominic Dromgoole

British theatre director Dominic Dromgoole chats about his book "Hamlet: Globe To Globe", charting his journey to perform Hamlet in 200 countries around the world within 2 years (published by ...

Wednesday 19th April

"The Flood", a multi-sensory play in the dark devised by Ciarán Taylor

Ciarán Taylor, artistic director of Carpet Theatre explains "The Flood", the multi-sensory play in the dark from Carpet Theatre which he developed to allow those with sensory disabilities to enjoy theatre Further ...

Monday 10th April

"Levin & Levin" by Aideen Wylde at the Everyman Theatre

Aideen Wylde talks about her play "Levin & Levin", about two girls who escape the Russian pogroms of the early 1900's and become vaudeville stars as male impersonators  Further details: ...

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