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    Theatre preview

    Abie Philbin Bowman reports from rehearsals of the Rough Magic/Opera Theatre Company production of the musical “The Rise & Fall of the City of Mahagonny” by Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht, coming soon to the Olympia Theatre

    Full details at: www.olympia.ie

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    "Counter Culture" by Katie O'Kelly

    Actress and playwright Katie O'Kelly talks about the inspiration for her play "Counter Culture" - shop workers employed on zero-hours contracts

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    Theatre graduates

    Evelyn O’Rourke talks to graduating students from the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity College about what they have learned during their studies

    Official website:  www.thelir.ie

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    Theatre reviews

    Sophie Gorman reviews two new plays at The Mac in Belfast - a double-bill "Villa" and "Discurso" - which explore the difficult history of Chile under the Augusto Pinochet regime   

    Official website: http://themaclive.com/ 

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    Opera critics and sexism

    mezzo soprano Alice Coote reacts to recent reviews by British critics (all male) commenting negatively on the appearance/size of Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught (who is playing the role of Octavian in the Strauss opera 'Der Rosenkavalier' at the Glyndebourne Festival)

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