Arena Monday 10 March 2014
coming up on Friday's show... the Abbey Theatre, Culture Connects and Dermot Bolger collaborate to bring inner-city community stories to the stage, Stuart Staples pays tribute to pioneering inventor and film-maker F Percy Smith and the latest albums from Ryan Adams, Bing & Ruth and Jens Lekman
' Conservatory' At The Abbey
Michael West's play Conservatory at the Abbey opens with an old couple sitting together in a darkened house. He drinks. She knits and does the crossword. They've been married for more than forty years, and Michael joined Seán in studio to tell us more about this couple. Conservatory opens at the Abbey on Wednesday and runs to the 12th April.
'All That Is Solid Melts' by Darragh McKeon
Darragh McKeon's debut novel 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' looks at the subject of the dying days of the Soviet Union in the months following the Chernobyl disaster who also has a special realtionship with Chernobyl. 'All That Is Solid Melts' by Darragh McKeon is published by Viking Penguin.
Author Darragh Mc Keon pictured above.