Theatre

Monday 18th February

"Starlet", a play by Alison Spittle

Alison Spittle, whose play "Starlet" is part of the Scene + Heard festival in Smock Alley Further details:   http://alisonspittle.com/

Tuesday 12th February

"Fat Blokes", a show by Scottee at Project Arts Centre

Scottee, the creator of "Fat Blokes", a dance show with five overweight men talking about attitudes to fatness and taking your clothes off in public; it runs at the Project ...

Monday 4th February

"Rapids", a play by Shaun Dunne

Shaun Dunne talks about "Rapids", his play about the realities of living with HIV in Ireland today, a collaboration with Talking Shop Ensemble; it opens at the Project Arts Centre before ...

Wednesday 23rd January

Les Barker at Tradfest 2019

English comedy poet Les Barker, who will be one of the guests at this year's Tradfest Further details:   https://tradfest.ie/

"Ruby!", a play by Michael Cameron at the Lyric Theatre

Michael Cameron, whose debut play "Ruby!" (a one-woman show celebrating the life and music of Ruby Murray) opens at the Lyric Theatre Belfast next month Further details:   https://lyrictheatre.co.uk/

Friday 18th January

Special Tribute Award for Owen Roe

Owen Roe, who will receive the Special Tribute Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards this year for his work on stage    

Wednesday 16th January

"Girls In Silk Kimonos", a play by Miriam Gallagher

Mia Gallagher and Conor O'Malley talk about "Girls In Silk Kimonos", a play written by the late Miriam Gallagher about the political contradictions between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore Booth

Tuesday 15th January

"Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful/East Belfast Boy" by Prime Cut Productions

Emma Jordan, Fintan Brady and John Patrick Higgins chat about the Prime Cut Productions double-bill "Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful/East Belfast Boy" Full details:   www.primecutproductions.co.uk

Theatre Forum report 2019

Peter Daly, chairman of the Theatre Forum whose Payscales Survey report published today reveals the reality of the standard of living for Irish theatre-makers Official website:   www.theatreforum.ie

Monday 14th January

"The First Protestant", a play by Gerry Farrell

Gerry Farrell explains how his psychotherapy training inspired his play "The First Protestant", which asks if the religious reformer Martin Luther was divinely inspired or psychologically troubled; it runs at ...

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