19 April 2005
The Film: Cursed
It's been five years since his last movie but Wes Craven is now back with a werewolf movie entitled 'Cursed'. It is the story of Ellie (played by Christina Ricci) and her brother Jimmy (played by Jesse Eisenberg) who, after surviving a car wreck on a dark corner of Mulholland Drive, are bitten by a mysterious animal, and soon start to develop various lupine tendencies. 'Cursed' opens nationwide on Friday.

The Show: Monged
'Monged' is the latest production from Fishamble Theatre Company. Written by Gary Duggan and directed by Jim Culleton, it's 'loosely' based on Duggan's own life and that of his friends - centring around three young men in Dublin - each so bored in their current job that they embark on a 48 hour drug-binge. The play however is only an hour-and-a-half long. 'Monged' is at the Project Theatre until 30 April, and Draíocht from the 5 to 7 May.

The Show: Between You & Me
The latest offering from Dance Theatre of Ireland is entitled Between You & Me' and features four separate duets from choreographers from Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and France. 'Between You & Me' is at Draíocht on Thursday night, and then one final performance at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray on Saturday night, before returning to Britain to finish it's tour.

The Book: The Family on Paradise Pier
'The Family on Paradise Pier' is the latest novel by Dermot Bolger. Starting off in Donegal in 1915, it follows the remarkable journey of the Goold Verschoyle family as they each play their part in the many political changes of an extraordinary period in history. From the War of Independence in Ireland, to the General Strike in Britain, the Spanish civil war and Stalin's Russia, the Goold Vershoyles tend to find themselves in the thick of it. What is perhaps even stranger is that Bolger has based his novel on a real life Donegal family. 'The Family on Paradise Pier' is published in paperback in Ireland and available for £10.99 Sterling.

The Performance: Torleif Thedéen
Music Network in association with The Irish Times and RTÉ Lyric FM, as part of their 2005 Spring Season, present the acclaimed Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen at various venues around the country. He plays in Bray tomorrow night, Newbridge on Thursday night, Castlebar next Monday night, and finishes in Clifden on Tuesday next. He's with us tonight, with the prelude from Bach's Solo Suite No1, Torleif Thedéen.

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