Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Tuesday 19th January

"The Theatre Of Change" symposium at the Abbey Theatre

Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher explain their illustrated lecture Twinsome Minds about 1916 for “The Theatre of Change”, the final in the trilogy of symposiums at the Abbey Theatre, cultural conversations about national and international issues and how artists engage with them

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Monday 18th January

"Linger" by choreographer Breandán de Gallaí

Choreographer/traditional Irish dancer Breandán de Gallaí explains the various dance traditions that inform his show “Linger”, a contemporary dance meditation on male identity

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Tuesday 12th January

Theatre review: "East Of Berlin"

Sorcha Kenny reviews the play “East of Berlin” written by Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch and produced by graduates from the Lir Academy; it’s the story of a young German man dealing with revelations about his father’s Nazi past and is showing at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin

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The comedy of Alison Spittle

Alison Spittle explains the events in her life that inspire her comedy, her latest one-woman comedy show is “Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii”

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Thursday 7th January

Theatre review: "The Dead" read by Aidan Gillen

Sophie Gorman reviews the Dublin Theatre Festival production at Smock Alley of James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ read by Aidan Gillen with live music by composer/pianist Feargal Murray

Monday 4th January

"Overshadowed" by Eva O'Connor

Actress/playwright Eva O’Connor talks about her play “Overshadowed” by Sunday's Child Theatre Company about how an eating disorder takes control of a young woman’s mind; it is part of the First Fortnight Festival 2016

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Wednesday 23rd December

Theatre: "Big Bobby, Little Bobby" at First Fortnight Festival 2016

Theatre director Kelly Shatter and actress Camille Lucy Ross who co-wrote the one-woman play “Big Bobby Little Bobby” about a woman with dissociative (multiple) personality disorder; it is running in the First Fortnight Festival 2016

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Tuesday 15th December

"Dublin Oldschool" by Emmet Kirwan

Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson explain their play “Dublin Oldschool”, a trip through the streets of Dublin by a spaced-out wannabe DJ when he meets his homeless drug-addicted brother

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Wednesday 9th December

Musical version of "The Playboy Of The Western World"

A new musical version of “The Playboy Of The Western World” specially written for RTÉ Radio is explained by actress Aoibhinn McGinnity and Musical Director Justin McCarthy

Programme will be broadcast Sunday 20th December at 8pm on RTÉ Radio 1

Tuesday 8th December

Comedy at Christmas

Abie Philbin Bowman with a round-up of the comedy shows in Ireland over the Christmas season – Jimmy Carr, Oliver Callan, Josh Widdecombe, Jason Byrne, Foil Arms & Hogg, Karl Spain, Michael Mee, Damo Clark, David O'Doherty



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