Theatre

Thursday 31st March

Ronnie Corbett RIP

Abie Philbin Bowman remembers the career of comedian Ronnie Corbett who died today

Wednesday 30th March

Review: "The 39 Steps" at the Gaiety Theatre

Film lecturer Ruth Barton reviews the comical theatrical version of the John Buchan spy thriller “The 39 Steps” currently running at the Gaiety Theatre

Full details:  www.gaietytheatre.ie    

"Inside The GPO" by Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy explains the concept behind his new play “Inside The GPO”, covering the five days the 1916 rebels occupied the GPO

Further details:  http://fishamble.com/insidethegpo   

Tuesday 29th March

Lisa Dwan performs Beckett at "Imagining Home"

Lisa Dwan who is performing Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ and ‘Footfalls’ in the National Concert Hall tomorrow night as part of ‘Imagining Home: Into Europe’

Full details:  www.nch.ie      

Wednesday 16th March

Ernest Shackleton and Blue Raincoat Theatre

Niall Henry, artistic director of Blue Raincoat Theatre which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary; as part of their programme they are marking the centenary of the Irish born explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition with their production “Shackleton”

Full details:  www.blueraincoat.com   

Monday 14th March

The comedy of Mark Thomas

Abie Philbin Bowman talks about the style of comedy of political activist Mark Thomas whose show “Trespass” comes to The Sugar Club next week

Further details:   www.thesugarclub.com 

 

Thursday 10th March

Review: "After Miss Julie" by Patrick Marber

Sophie Gorman reviews “After Miss Julie”, an adaptation by Patrick Marber of August Strindberg’s original “Miss Julie”; it opened last night at the Project Arts Centre

Further details:  http://projectartscentre.ie 

Tuesday 8th March

“A Great Arrangement" by Patrick Talbot

Writer/director Patrick Talbot explains how the letters between Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan and the speeches of Michael Collins inspired his new play “A Great Arrangement"

Official website:  https://mobile.twitter.com/patricktalbot

Cork Opera House tickets:  www.corkoperahouse.ie/event/a-great-arrangement/2016-03-15/

"Sisters Of The Rising" by Christiane O'Mahony

Christiane O’Mahony chats about her play “Sisters Of The Rising” which tells the story of two teenage girls in the years leading up to the 1916 Rising; it opens next week at the Everyman Theatre Cork

Full details:  www.everymancork.com/2016/03/sisters-of-the-rising/ 

Friday 4th March

The Casement Project”, a series of dance events created by Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir explains why he wanted to create “The Casement Project”, a series of dance events this year in Ireland and London honouring the memory of humanitarian/historical gay figure Roger Casement

Full details:   www.thecasementproject.ie   and    www.fearghus.net

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