Theatre

Monday 3rd July

"Changeling" by Laura Sheeran and Stephanie Dufresne

Artistic director Laura Sheeran and choreographer Stephanie Dufresne explain their music/dance/spoken word show "Changeling", inspired by the tragic story of Bridget Cleary; it is at the Clonmel Junction Festival Further ...

Friday 30th June

"Forever" by Dael Orlandersmith

American writer and poet Dael Orlandersmith explains the idea behind her one-woman show 'Forever' - the famous inhabitants of the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris

Wednesday 28th June

"Woyzeck In Winter", with Camille O'Sullivan and Conor Linehan, directed by Conall Morrison

Theatre director Conall Morrison, performer Camille O’Sullivan and musical director Conor Linehan chat about their production "Woyzeck in Winter"  Full details:  https://woyzeckinwinter.com       

"The Play That Goes Wrong" at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to some of the cast of the British farce "The Play That Goes Wrong" at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Full details:   www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie 

Tuesday 27th June

"Anna Livia Lesbia" by Joni Crone

Gay rights activist Joni Crone talks about her play "Anna Livia Lesbia", based on her own experiences as a gay woman in Ireland in the 1970's and 80's  

Friday 16th June

"The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú" by Brownbread Mixtape

Kalle Ryan of Brownbread Mixtape explains the premise for their new comedy show "The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú", an ensemble comedy parodying popular radio programmes; it runs at ...

Thursday 15th June

"Far Away" by Caryl Churchill, in a production by Corcadorca

Leeanne O'Donnell spoke to the Corcadorca cast during their rehearsals of "Far Away" by Caryl Churchill, being staged on Spike Island as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival Further details:   www.corkmidsummer.com 

Wednesday 14th June

"Toilers", re-staged as part of Tessellate and Cork Midsummer Festival

Fiona McGeown of Painted Bird theatre and dramaturg Thomas Conway explain their re-staging of "Toilers", a 1913 play by Susanne Day about 3 prostitutes which was originally created to raise funds for ...

Tuesday 13th June

"Between Your Love and Mine", a requiem written by Leonard Cohen

John MacKenna directs "Between Your Love and Mine", a requiem celebrating the life of young people who died prematurely, featuring the words & music of Leonard Cohen and approved by ...

Wednesday 7th June

"No's Knife" by Samuel Beckett, performed by Lisa Dwan

Lisa Dwan talks about performing "No’s Knife" by Samuel Beckett (an adaptation of the short story collection Texts for Nothing) at the Abbey Theatre Full details:   www.abbeytheatre.ie 

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