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# play - Sunday 23 August, 2020

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions
# Schools
# Schools

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:20 PM 20,846 Views 62 Comments

That’s according to a new study published by DCU researchers.

# play - Saturday 31 August, 2019

The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room
# Out Of The Ordinary
From The42
# Out Of The Ordinary

The mental health-based play that's literally being performed in a Croke Park dressing room

Aug 31st 2019, 8:00 AM 14,344 Views 1 Comment

Alan Bradley chats to The42 about ‘Grounds for Concern’.

# play - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun
# Electrolyte
# Electrolyte

A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun

May 21st 2019, 7:30 PM 6,600 Views 2 Comments

A new work opens tonight in the Axis theatre.

# play - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution'

Sep 25th 2018, 7:00 PM 21,128 Views 22 Comments

Grace Dyas and Rachael Keogh – author of Dying To Survive – want their new play about heroin to spark change in Ireland.

# play - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'People always say my dad is amazing. He's not, he's just blind'
# Challenging Perceptions
# Challenging Perceptions

'People always say my dad is amazing. He's not, he's just blind'

Aug 25th 2018, 9:00 PM 28,849 Views 6 Comments

A new play aims to challenge perceptions about people with disabilities.

# play - Monday 14 May, 2018

Ruth Negga to play Hamlet in new Gate Theatre production
# Theatre
# Theatre

Ruth Negga to play Hamlet in new Gate Theatre production

May 14th 2018, 3:45 PM 15,691 Views 63 Comments

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

# play - 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
# Delinquent Season
# Delinquent Season

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

Apr 29th 2018, 10:34 AM 39,878 Views 5 Comments

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

# play - 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'

Mar 25th 2018, 1:00 PM 34,491 Views 18 Comments

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

# play - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 18th 2018, 9:30 AM 43,058 Views 53 Comments

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

# play - Sunday 22 October, 2017

How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger
# Whitby
# Whitby

How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:00 PM 15,483 Views 1 Comment

A new play premiering next week ignores the usual Dracula tropes, making the story even more eerie.

# play - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Noticed the cameras around town? They're for the upcoming movie about a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin
# Dublin Oldschool
# Dublin Oldschool

Noticed the cameras around town? They're for the upcoming movie about a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin

Aug 20th 2017, 8:30 PM 42,857 Views 14 Comments

The movie follows Jason on a wild weekend odyssey through the streets of the capital.

# play - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day then he goes to see it again the next day
# Same Old Same Old
# Same Old Same Old

Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day then he goes to see it again the next day

Aug 10th 2017, 10:31 PM 28,803 Views 21 Comments

But will he be seen at it again tonight is the question.

# play - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 21,746 Views 29 Comments

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

# play - Monday 12 June, 2017

Sponsors drop play for depicting Julius Caesar as Trump
# Stabbing
# Stabbing

Sponsors drop play for depicting Julius Caesar as Trump

Jun 12th 2017, 12:44 PM 11,066 Views 21 Comments

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

# play - Friday 24 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 24th 2017, 11:27 AM 10,514 Views 7 Comments

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

# play - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 10:06 PM 12,678 Views 41 Comments

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

# play - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Play remembers the "forgotten generation" of Irish men who emigrated to London
# Kings Of Kilburn
# Kings Of Kilburn

Play remembers the "forgotten generation" of Irish men who emigrated to London

Nov 5th 2016, 7:00 PM 16,228 Views 27 Comments

We speak to an actor in the play about its importance.

# play - Saturday 10 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 10:30 AM 6,158 Views 10 Comments

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

# play - Saturday 27 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 27th 2016, 9:00 PM 38,744 Views 67 Comments

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.

# play - Saturday 20 August, 2016

'Death comes to us all': This new play wants people to talk about their grief
# Finem Respice
# Finem Respice

'Death comes to us all': This new play wants people to talk about their grief

Aug 20th 2016, 9:30 PM 13,264 Views 20 Comments

Vickey Curtis lost three important women in her life: her mother, friend and granny.

# play - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Catholic protesters arrested outside theatre staging explicit play
# Poland
# Poland

Catholic protesters arrested outside theatre staging explicit play

Nov 22nd 2015, 4:22 PM 31,921 Views 70 Comments

The play is based on the work of a Nobel Prize winning writer.

# play - Saturday 7 November, 2015

A Limerick cabinboy was once eaten by his shipmates...
# Shipwrecked
# Shipwrecked

A Limerick cabinboy was once eaten by his shipmates...

Nov 7th 2015, 10:30 AM 26,333 Views 32 Comments

Now a new musical has been written about what happened.

# play - Monday 26 October, 2015

Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother
# Addiction
# Addiction

Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother

Oct 26th 2015, 6:20 PM 59,943 Views 62 Comments

“You have choices in life and you sink and swim and as a family we choose to swim.”

# play - Saturday 24 October, 2015

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"
# Carrickmines
# Carrickmines

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 61,832 Views 87 Comments

Actor Michael Collins speaks to us about Traveller life in Ireland, and his latest role.

# play - Friday 23 October, 2015

The Harry Potter plays are NOT prequels - they're going to be about his son
# The Cursed Child
# The Cursed Child

The Harry Potter plays are NOT prequels - they're going to be about his son

Oct 23rd 2015, 1:06 PM 10,461 Views 7 Comments

And some tickets will be really cheap.

# play - Friday 9 October, 2015

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Oct 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 549 Views 60 Comments

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

# play - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Girl (11) awarded €35k in damages after getting finger trapped in seat
# Dublin
# Dublin

Girl (11) awarded €35k in damages after getting finger trapped in seat

Oct 6th 2015, 5:31 PM 32,506 Views 58 Comments

The girl’s hand became trapped while she was at a play.

# play - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Oedipus? He's not just a guy who married his mother...
# On The Stage
# On The Stage

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

Sep 26th 2015, 10:15 AM 14,824 Views 11 Comments

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

# play - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Meet the pregnant F-16 fighter flying drones in the Las Vegas desert
# Drone Warfare
# Drone Warfare

Meet the pregnant F-16 fighter flying drones in the Las Vegas desert

Sep 5th 2015, 9:45 AM 20,180 Views 29 Comments

She’s the main character in one-woman show Grounded, in the Tiger Fringe this month.

# play - Sunday 30 August, 2015

The Abbey theatre stage has been transformed into an icy bog for this dark play
# By The Bog Of Cats
# By The Bog Of Cats

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

Aug 30th 2015, 8:45 AM 12,479 Views 10 Comments

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

# play - Sunday 2 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 2nd 2015, 5:30 PM 18,387 Views 30 Comments

Pals – The Irish at Gallipoli tells their story.

# play - Saturday 18 July, 2015

People are going to climb for two hours up Ben Bulben to watch a Yeats play
# In The Dark
# In The Dark

People are going to climb for two hours up Ben Bulben to watch a Yeats play

Jul 18th 2015, 10:00 AM 12,069 Views 9 Comments

And it’s all in the name of a very good cause

# play - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

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

The world's stupidest man has revealed himself

Jul 7th 2015, 11:28 AM 9,866 Views 4 Comments

Get off the stage, sweetheart.

# play - Thursday 14 May, 2015

This gripping play about knife crime in Dublin wants to get people talking
# Deadly
# Deadly

This gripping play about knife crime in Dublin wants to get people talking

May 14th 2015, 8:21 PM 8,978 Views 8 Comments

It’s about young men, Irish society, and what leads them to violence.

# play - Saturday 25 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 25th 2015, 9:45 AM 18,741 Views 7 Comments

Actress Catherine Walker talks about playing Hedda Gabler.

# play - Thursday 2 April, 2015

David Bowie is writing a musical with Irish playwright Enda Walsh
# The Man Who Fell To Earth
From The Daily Edge
# The Man Who Fell To Earth

David Bowie is writing a musical with Irish playwright Enda Walsh

Apr 2nd 2015, 5:54 PM 1,976 Views 1 Comment

*books tickets immediately*

# play - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"

Feb 4th 2015, 7:15 AM 19,310 Views 10 Comments

An Irish play tackles drug use head on.

# play - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours?
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours?

Feb 1st 2015, 4:00 PM 8,387 Views 9 Comments

Oh yes they can.

# play - Monday 29 September, 2014

Vandals burn down children's playground in Ballymun
# Damage
# Damage

Vandals burn down children's playground in Ballymun

Sep 29th 2014, 8:25 AM 15,564 Views 71 Comments

The Poppintree Park playground was set on fire over the weekend.

# play - Monday 7 April, 2014

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?

Apr 7th 2014, 8:59 AM 19,180 Views 118 Comments

Experts say we’re wrapping our kids up in cotton wool and that’s bad for them. What do you think?

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