Sophie Gorman reviews 'Brendan at the Chelsea' starring Adrian Dunbar which chronicles Brendan Behan's stay at New York's Chelsea Hotel. The play runs at Dublin's Project Arts Centre until Saturday November 16th.
On Friday's Programme A full programme from Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre as part of this year's Dublin Book Festival. Presented by Seán Rocks. The book 'New Planet Cabaret' will be launched on Friday November 22nd at The Gutter Bookshop on Cow's Lane in Dublin. The book is the result of Arena's on-air Creative Writing Course which ran from December 2012 to June 2013. The Publishers are New Island and the Editor is Dave Lordan, who also co-ordinated the course. All proceeds from the sale of New Planet Cabaret go to the Writers In Schools project which supports young writers.
Brendan Behan is so closely associated with Dublin City, that it's difficult to picture him anywhere else, but a new play focuses on his time living in New York, rubbing shoulders with some of the city’s most famous names. The new play written by Brendan's niece, Janet, directed by (and stars) Adrian Dunbar as Brendan himself. Janet & Adrian join John in studio this morning. Brendan at the Chelsea -the Project Arts Centre - Dublin from tonight to Saturday For more information or to book....go to www.projectartscentre.ie