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# theatre - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events
# Confusing
# Confusing

Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events

Updated Aug 20th 2020, 6:50 PM 93,428 Views 76 Comments

Yet another statement on the matter has been issued by the Department of Culture this evening.

# theatre - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Director John Crowley on making The Goldfinch: 'If you love the book you’re going to want to do the right thing by it'
# The Goldfinch
# The Goldfinch

Director John Crowley on making The Goldfinch: 'If you love the book you’re going to want to do the right thing by it'

Sep 24th 2019, 6:44 PM 8,877 Views 3 Comments

The Irish director talks to us about the reaction to his new film, what drew him to adapting the book, and his thoughts on Brexit.

# theatre - Monday 9 September, 2019

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'
# Making A Mark
# Making A Mark

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'

Sep 9th 2019, 8:00 PM 13,944 Views 5 Comments

Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.

# theatre - 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.

# theatre - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors
# Culture
# Culture

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors

May 2nd 2019, 4:01 PM 7,071 Views 4 Comments

As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.

# theatre - Monday 22 April, 2019

'The fields are gone, hence the hares are gone': These Dublin locals will perform the stories of their lives on stage
# Ghost Hares
# Ghost Hares

'The fields are gone, hence the hares are gone': These Dublin locals will perform the stories of their lives on stage

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 AM 19,824 Views 3 Comments

Ghost Hares is a participatory theatre work that sees people from South Dublin County telling their own stories on stage.

# theatre - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people

Mar 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,862 Views 26 Comments

My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.

# theatre - Friday 15 February, 2019

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

Feb 15th 2019, 7:30 PM 16,657 Views 17 Comments

But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.

# theatre - Sunday 3 February, 2019

'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you'
# East Belfast Boy
# East Belfast Boy

'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you'

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:00 PM 9,525 Views 3 Comments

Two new plays from a Northern Irish theatre company are touring the island of Ireland – and want to shed light on men and mental health.

# theatre - Monday 7 January, 2019

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction
# Cultural Concerns
# Cultural Concerns

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction

Jan 7th 2019, 6:10 PM 31,934 Views 36 Comments

The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.

# theatre - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world
# Singing For Survival
# Singing For Survival

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

Dec 27th 2018, 6:00 PM 9,957 Views 9 Comments

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

# theatre - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'I'm beginning to find my voice again': how this theatre project is giving local people the confidence to sing
# Citizen's Chorus
# Citizen's Chorus

'I'm beginning to find my voice again': how this theatre project is giving local people the confidence to sing

Dec 26th 2018, 10:00 PM 8,329 Views 0 Comments

Clamour and Roar – A Citizens Chorus is set to explore the landscape and stories of the people from South County Dublin using the area’s own community members.

# theatre - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'
# Improv
# Improv

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'

Dec 1st 2018, 6:30 PM 18,585 Views 3 Comments

Improvisers from all over the world are performing in Dublin this week.

# theatre - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'They were terrified something terrible would be revealed': What happened when a granddaughter uncovered her grandfather's secret tapes
# Culture Guide
# Culture Guide

'They were terrified something terrible would be revealed': What happened when a granddaughter uncovered her grandfather's secret tapes

Sep 22nd 2018, 9:00 AM 33,515 Views 3 Comments

Emma O’Grady’s one woman show, ‘What good is looking well, when you’re rotten on the inside’ hits the road on a national tour.

# theatre - 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 15,689 Views 63 Comments

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
# 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 39,818 Views 5 Comments

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
# New Arrivals
# New Arrivals

Intergalactic space travellers are landing in Tallaght next week

Apr 28th 2018, 12:00 PM 13,304 Views 15 Comments

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'
# All About Dis
# All About Dis

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:30 PM 15,021 Views 5 Comments

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
# Treading The Boards
# Treading The Boards

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

Apr 18th 2018, 4:37 PM 461 Views 0 Comments

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'

Mar 25th 2018, 1:00 PM 34,462 Views 18 Comments

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'
# 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 43,054 Views 53 Comments

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
# HR

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

Nov 2nd 2017, 5:34 PM 19,133 Views 15 Comments

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
# Reopening

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

Oct 24th 2017, 7:06 PM 31,281 Views 26 Comments

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
# The Suppliant Women

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

Sep 24th 2017, 8:45 AM 13,508 Views 4 Comments

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
# 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 21,687 Views 29 Comments

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
# 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.

# theatre - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 11th 2017, 7:03 PM 10,490 Views 2 Comments

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 Theatre
# Druid Theatre

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

Apr 9th 2017, 7:00 PM 20,518 Views 23 Comments

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
# Minding Frankie

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

Feb 24th 2017, 11:27 AM 10,511 Views 7 Comments

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 Curse
# The Curse

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 10:06 PM 12,675 Views 41 Comments

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
# 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.

# theatre - 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 38,741 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.

# theatre - Thursday 30 June, 2016

8 great ways to get some culture in Dublin this week
# Sponsored By NTA
# Sponsored By NTA

8 great ways to get some culture in Dublin this week

Jun 30th 2016, 10:31 AM 8,509 Views 1 Comment

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...
# All That Fall
# All That Fall

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

Feb 10th 2016, 7:40 PM 13,896 Views 2 Comments

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
# Italy
# Italy

Police in manslaughter investigation after actor dies following hanging scene onstage

Feb 5th 2016, 10:29 PM 36,968 Views 44 Comments

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
# Emmet Kirwan

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

Jan 31st 2016, 9:30 PM 25,720 Views 19 Comments

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.'
# Women On Stage
# Women On Stage

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

Dec 20th 2015, 9:15 AM 7,103 Views 24 Comments

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
# Minute Books
# Minute Books

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

Dec 15th 2015, 6:02 AM 8,113 Views 3 Comments

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
# Monkeyshine
# Monkeyshine

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

Dec 8th 2015, 7:00 PM 11,961 Views 17 Comments

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"
# Importance Of Being Earnest
# Importance Of Being Earnest

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

Nov 29th 2015, 7:00 PM 19,194 Views 14 Comments

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

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