Theatre

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

Wednesday 2nd March

"The Plough and the Stars" at the Abbey Theatre

English theatre director Sean Holmes talks about directing a new version of “The Plough and the Stars” at the Abbey Theatre, 90 years after it was first staged and caused riots because of its depiction of the Easter Rising

Full details:  www.abbeytheatre.ie  

Monday 29th February

"Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" by Jim Nolan

Waterford playwright Jim Nolan explains his latest play “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye”, set in the offices of a fictional provincial newspaper in the Irish midlands in the run-up to the centenary celebrations for Easter 2016; it was a centenary commission by the Arts Office of Waterford City & County Council 

Further details:  www.garterlane.ie    

Tuesday 23rd February

"The Dead School" by Decadent Theatre Company

Pat McCabe and director Andrew Flynn chat about the Decadent Theatre Company production of Pat's novel “The Dead School” which is going on tour nationwide

Further details:  http://decadenttheatrecompany.ie/

Monday 22nd February

“Uhta! The Last Part of the Night”, a play by Justin MacGregor

Justin MacGregor talks about his play “Uhta! The Last Part of the Night” about the life and legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the environmental activist from Ogoniland in dispute with oil companies and who was executed by the Nigerian military dictatorship in 1995

Further details:  https://smockalley.com

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