We asked the team at Drama On One on RTÉ Radio 1 to select five of their favourite productions for your listening delectation - tune in below...
Hecuba by Marina Carr
In Marina Carr's adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy, Troy has fallen and the humiliated and bereaved, Hecuba, Trojan Queen wipes the blood of her slaughtered sons and grandsons off her body. As more sacrifice is demanded, how much more could one woman be asked to bear?
Listeners are advised that the play contains strong language:
Leaba an Bháis le Darach Mac Con Iomaire
Dráma dúghrinn nua le Darach Mac Con Iomaire faoi theaghlach a chuirtear trí na chéile agus duine acu i mbaol a bháis gan choinne .Ghlac Bríd Ní Neachtain páirt Joy agus b'e Colm Joe Mac Donncha a bhí i bpáirt Frank . Sorcha Ní Chéide a bhí again mar Tina agus Eoin Ó Dubhghaill i bpáirt Barry.
B'í Fionnuala Gygax a ghlac páirt an Bhanaltra agus b’e Seán Bán Breathnach a bhí mar thráchtaire spoirt. Páirteach freisin bhi Cormac O hEadhra,Sinéad Ní Uallacháin agus Razib Chatterjee.
The Art of Foot-Binding by Danielle McLaughlin
The Art of Foot-Binding tells the story of Janice, her husband Philip, and their teenage daughter, Becky. Inspired by a classroom discussion of foot-binding, Becky experiments with the ancient practice at home. Her re-purposing of expensive pillow cases is a torment to her mother, while other ties - between husband, wife and child – are stretched to breaking point.
Eureka Dunes by Philip Davison
Family life is rarely a family show, thank God; yet, within the oddity of the Sparling household, perverseness has the politest table-manners. With a backstairs genealogy that's biblical in its mix of misfits and mountebanks, Eureka Dunes focuses on a father-son relationship in which it's hard to tell who's the fugitive and who's the refugee...
The Playboy of the Western World – A Musical for Radio, with music composed by Justin McCarthy and adapted for radio by Diarmuid de Faoite
A re-imagining of John Millington Synge’s iconic play as you’ve never heard it before...
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