23 October 2001
Film Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Adapted from the legendary off-Broadway hit, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' tells the story of internationally ignored rock vocalist Hedwig and her search for stardom and true love. Half American, half German and the victim of botched sex-change surgery, Hedwig now roams the US seafood restaurant circuit, full of anger, bitterness, self-hatred and energy.

The panel, Emma Donoghue, Noel Sheridan and Frank McGuinness, discusses the film

Exhibition Review: Naming the Fields
The first showing of new paintings by Hughie O'Donoghue in Ireland, 'Naming the Fields' at the Rubicon Gallery, focuses on the idea of place and the mythic and emotional attachment to particular ground. Born in Manchester in 1953, O'Donoghue has lived in Kilkenny since 1995 and according to Aidan Dunne of the Irish Times, he "really does paint as if it is a matter of life and death. He has a rare ability to unselfconsciously tackle the big, universal themes."

The panel reviews 'Naming the Fields'

Book Review: The Diaries Of Kenneth Tynan
He was the most brilliant, acclaimed and feared drama critic of his generation. Alongside Laurence Olivier, he was one of the most powerful figures at the British National Theatre. He was the impresario who created 'Oh, Calcutta', the 'erotic cabaret' which scandalised the West End and Broadway. And when Kenneth Tynan died in 1980 he left behind his indiscreet, shocking, witty and sad diaries, now edited by John Lahr, senior drama critic of the New Yorker.

The panel discusses the life and writings of Kenneth Tynan

Performance: Car Show at the Laois Arts Festival
The first Laois Arts Festival, which runs from October 24 to 31, includes theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops and a programme of films by director Paddy Breathnach. Amongst the attractions is 'Car Show', the Corn Exchange Company's multi-award-winning live performance which, within the confines of the eponymous vehicle, has showcased some of Ireland's brightest and most exciting young writers, directors and actors. Tonight, we bring you an excerpt from this unique 'fly-on-the-windscreen' theatre.

Watch the video of the performance

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