Tuesday 5th April

"Embodied", female dancers responding to 1916

Liz Roche explains the idea behind "Embodied", where 6 female choreographers were commissioned by the GPO to design dance pieces responding to the 1916 Rising/the Proclamation 

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Monday 4th April

Denise Gough wins at Olivier Awards 2016

Irish actress Denise Gough who won Best Actress at last night’s Olivier Awards in London for her role as Emma in “People, Places and Things” at the National Theatre

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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

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"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

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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’

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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”

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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

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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

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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"

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