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#Play

# play - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

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

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'

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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...

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

“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?'"

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

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'

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

# play - 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.

# play - Thursday 14 May, 2015

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

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"

Actress Catherine Walker talks about playing Hedda Gabler.

# play - Thursday 2 April, 2015

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

David Bowie is writing a musical with Irish playwright Enda Walsh

*books tickets immediately*

# play - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

# play - Sunday 1 February, 2015

# play - Monday 29 September, 2014

Vandals burn down children's playground in Ballymun

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?

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

# play - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

# play - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: Playground etiquette and other mysteries

I admit it – I don’t like playgrounds with all their dangers and unwritten rules. And I’m not the only one, writes Andrea Mara.

The story of the 1916 Rising told by both sides (with a little Irish dancing)

A new play tells the story of the historical event by using loyalist and nationalist characters.

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