This Sunday the 12th of January,widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of his generation, Paul Muldoon will be speaking to Miriam about his work, his life and the loss last year of his great friend and mentor Seamus Heaney
We were joined by Druid co-founders; Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen, and Peige Lally; wife of Mick Lally who was also a founder of the theatre.
Garry, Marie and Peige spoke to Miriam about the legacy thus far of Druid, the exciting plans for the future and of course about the loss of their dearly loved Mick Lally for whom the theatre has been renamed
On the 22nd of November the Druid Theatre in Galway was renamed The Mick Lally Theatre - You can find out more about the Theatre HERE
Druid has been in existence since 1975 but in 2013 was given some new inspiration in the renaming of the theatre for one of it's founders and some exciting new projects and initiatives. A three year plan will involve the presentation of new work with premieres of Brigit by Tom Murphy and The Irish Shakespeare Project by Mark O’Rowe and the establishment of new ensemble cast, of ‘Druids’, which includes Marie Mullen as well as Marty Rea, Rory Nolan, Aaron Monaghan, Maelíosa Stafford and Garrett Lombard
Over the coming weeks Druid will be touring with their production of The Coleen Bawn - Find out about dates, venues and ticketsHere
And there'll be live music from the brilliant Roisín O, who is making waves in the music world and has been described thus by The Sunday Times; 'a quality of tone and voice that is near pitch-perfect, at times evoking the likes of Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush”
Here is Roisín and her video for the song 'How Long'
We will also be speaking to an Irish actress who has starred on television here in Ireland, in the American 'Nip Tuck ' and 'Fringe', and in the U.K with the hugely popular series 'Mistresses' amongst others. Orla Brady's latest role saw her encounter 'The Doctor' as she appeared in what was surely one of the most watched programmes of the year; The Doctor Who Christmas Special
Here is Orla talking about what it is like to fly the Tardis!