on Monday's show.....in December 1904 the Abbey Theatre in Dublin officially opened it's doors. Tonight is an Arena special marking the history of a vital institution that has been at the heart of Ireland's cultural life for 110 years. Plus, musician Kevin Nolan chats about the First Fortnight 'Hootenanny' in St Patrick's Hospital, a festival aiming to reduce the stigma around mental health
New Planet Cabaret - Arena's Creative Writing Course
Dave Lordan joins Seán Rocks with tips for writers as part of Arena's Creative Writing Course with Crime Writer Arlene Hunt and readings of January's writing prompt entries 'Becoming Something New' by Sorcha Kenny and Dylan McDonough. February's Writing Prompt is 'The Excuse' - www.davelordanwriter.com.
King Lear will be staged at Dublin's Abbey Theatre from Wednesday February 6th, its first production of the play in 80 years. As part of a new Shakespeare series, Professor Nicholas Grene from Trinity College Dublin joins Seán Rocks to discuss King Lear.