The 64th Wexford Festival Opera opens on Wednesday 21st of October. This year’s festival features a programme of short operas, including the retelling of ‘Hansel & Gretel’, directed by Jack Furness. He joined Sean from our Waterford studio.
Sean spoke to Abi Morgan, writer of the new film Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. The story is set in London, a Century ago, and is about those who fought for, an against, Women’s Right to Vote. Abi’s previous credits include ‘Shame’, ‘The Iron Lady’ and the TV drama ‘The Hour’
Brian Friel, RIP
A tribute to the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, who died today, in the company of Patrick Mason, Emilie Pine, Joe Dowling, Sinead Cusack, Richard Pine, Stephen Rea, Billy Roche, Patricia McBride, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Garry Hynes