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#Theatre

# theatre - Monday 14 May, 2018

Ruth Negga to play Hamlet in new Gate Theatre production

Negga will play the title role in the upcoming production, which is directed by Yaël Farber.

# theatre - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair

Writer and director Mark O’Rowe’s latest film is the next chapter in a diverse and lauded career.

# theatre - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Intergalactic space travellers are landing in Tallaght next week

The aliens will help local children to learn more about life in the area.

# theatre - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

# theatre - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

4 events for... anyone who loves a trip to the theatre

From one woman’s story of life during the Troubles to a musical re-do of a Victorian play.

# theatre - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

We talk to Isobel Mahon, the writer and star of the play Boom?, which looks at boom-time Ireland.

# theatre - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'

Veronica Dyas explores her experience, and the situation with housing in Ireland, in her latest play.

# theatre - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Gate Theatre issues statement in wake of claims of abuse of power and harassment HR

Gate Theatre issues statement in wake of claims of abuse of power and harassment

It has set up a process to allow employees to raise their concerns in confidence.

# theatre - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

The Stella Theatre's new look is unveiled for its grand opening Reopening This post contains videos

The Stella Theatre's new look is unveiled for its grand opening

Built in 1923, the theatre has been closed since 2004.

# theatre - Sunday 24 September, 2017

'It's especially relevant to Irish women at this time': This 2,500-year-old play has startling links to the world of 2017

The Suppliant Women is on during this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival.

# theatre - Saturday 5 August, 2017

'A small town in a big moment in time' - How Ballybunion got a statue of Bill Clinton

The story of Clinton’s 1998 visit is being immortalised on the Dublin stage in A Statue For Bill Clinton.

# theatre - Monday 12 June, 2017

Sponsors drop play for depicting Julius Caesar as Trump

Delta Air Lines and Bank of America were not impressed by the portrayal.

# theatre - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'

Pat Kinevane has won an Olivier Award for his acting. He’s currently showing his acclaimed trilogy at the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre.

# theatre - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Waiting for Godot: The enduring mystery of Samuel Beckett's most famous play

Druid’s production of the play will go on show at The Abbey this month.

# theatre - Friday 24 February, 2017

For the first time, a Maeve Binchy novel will be performed on the stage

Minding Frankie is coming to the Gaiety Theatre this June for two weeks only.

# theatre - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has slammed the play as being “blasphemous”.

# theatre - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Drag, dance and George Bush: 9 shows to catch at the Tiger Dublin Fringe

We’ve had a look through the programme and picked some of the best shows.

# theatre - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Pressure, obsession and confusion: Turning 35 and deciding whether or not to have a child

Playwright Joanne Ryan said that there can be huge pressure for women to become a mother, adding that it can be ‘wound up in the identity’ of being a woman.

# theatre - Thursday 30 June, 2016

8 great ways to get some culture in Dublin this week

Whether you’re here year-round or just up for a few days, there’s always something to do.

# theatre - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

It’s dark, you’re sitting on stage in a rocking chair, and a woman’s voice booms out…

Get ready to experience a Samuel Beckett radio play on the Abbey Theatre stage.

# theatre - Friday 5 February, 2016

Police in manslaughter investigation after actor dies following hanging scene onstage

27-year-old actor Raphael Schumacher died late yesterday evening, five days after the tragic incident in Pisa, Italy.

# theatre - Sunday 31 January, 2016

'When a working class person writes, you're asked: Is it like Roddy Doyle?'

Emmet Kirwan spoke to us about his role in Juno and the Paycock.

# theatre - Sunday 20 December, 2015

'Here, women seemed to be more wary of speaking out. That's changing now.'

Veteran theatre actress Eleanor Methven talks to us about her new role, Waking the Feminists, and women on stage.

# theatre - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Never-before-seen Abbey Theatre papers show how it fought against censorship

The minute books have been digitised and transcripts made.

# theatre - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Your kids can learn from this little girl's battle with the trolls

A new play by this Irish company will show them the story of an empowered young girl who meets some scary trolls.

# theatre - Sunday 29 November, 2015

"The point that he’s making is the bull**** of the upper classes - we’re still unchanged now"

We chatted to two of the actors in this new production of the famous Oscar Wilde play.

# theatre - Friday 20 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge This gay man had the sassiest response to a mother who didn't want him teaching her kids Done For

This gay man had the sassiest response to a mother who didn't want him teaching her kids

“A theatre without gays is like cooking without spices”.

# theatre - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'The assumption is that plays written by women aren’t good enough'

Grace Dyas says cultural bodies that get state funding should be more accountable and do a better job of reflecting the diversity of Irish life.

# theatre - Sunday 15 November, 2015

'You are and always will be the love of my life': tributes paid to British man killed in Paris

Nick Alexander was the merchandise manager for Eagles of Death Metal.

# theatre - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world

An open meeting took place at the Abbey Theatre today.

# theatre - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Oedipus? He's not just a guy who married his mother...

The Sophocles play is getting a new outing on the Abbey stage. Its director and musical director tell us what to expect.

# theatre - Saturday 19 September, 2015

What Fran did next: Peter Coonan goes Italian for the stage

Coonan spoke to us about the transition from stage to screen.

# theatre - Sunday 30 August, 2015

The Abbey theatre stage has been transformed into an icy bog for this dark play

It’s all for the performance of a Marina Carr play.

# theatre - Saturday 22 August, 2015

There's a new musical about the 1916 Rising - and it's pretty slick

The folks in the US will get to see it before us though.

# theatre - Sunday 2 August, 2015

The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I

Pals – The Irish at Gallipoli tells their story.

# theatre - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Looking for something different? This 15-mins of operatic agony might be it...

Its director Sophie Hunter, recently married to Benedict Cumberbatch, spoke to us about the production.

# theatre - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge The world's stupidest man has revealed himself Hand To God

The world's stupidest man has revealed himself

Get off the stage, sweetheart.

# theatre - Friday 26 June, 2015

Harry Potter fans rejoice: He's making a comeback

…on the stage.

# theatre - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Irish playwright embroiled in controversy over play about death of black teen

Actors have walked off Phelim McAleer’s “Ferguson”, a staged reading of testimony surrounding the police shooting of Michael Brown.

"She could set the world alight - but she’s not allowed, so she sets fire to people’s hair"

Actress Catherine Walker talks about playing Hedda Gabler.

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