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#Theatre

# theatre - This year 2022

Opinion: My play about adoption reflects on my family and families like us
# Dublin Fringe Festival
# Dublin Fringe Festival

Opinion: My play about adoption reflects on my family and families like us

Sep 13th 2022, 7:30 PM 9,587 Views 2 Comments

Playwright Dylan Coburn Gray outlines the reasons why he wrote his new play, opening at the Fringe.

# theatre - All time

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 93,500 Views 76 Comments

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

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 8,916 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.

'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 14,139 Views 5 Comments

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

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 6,617 Views 2 Comments

A new work opens tonight in the Axis theatre.

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 7,107 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.

'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 19,844 Views 3 Comments

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

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 12,899 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.

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 16,844 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.

'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 9,562 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.

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 31,974 Views 36 Comments

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

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 9,990 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.

'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 8,339 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.

'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 18,604 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 33,537 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.

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 15,715 Views 64 Comments

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

'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 40,328 Views 5 Comments

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

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 13,329 Views 15 Comments

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

'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 15,077 Views 5 Comments

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

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 470 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 34,630 Views 18 Comments

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

'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 43,117 Views 53 Comments

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

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 19,154 Views 19 Comments

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

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 31,319 Views 26 Comments

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

'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 13,533 Views 4 Comments

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

'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 22,203 Views 29 Comments

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

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 11,093 Views 21 Comments

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

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 10,542 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.

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 21,741 Views 23 Comments

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

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 10,535 Views 7 Comments

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

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 12,699 Views 41 Comments

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

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 6,178 Views 10 Comments

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

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 38,825 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.

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 8,527 Views 1 Comment

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

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 13,920 Views 2 Comments

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

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 36,985 Views 44 Comments

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

'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 26,007 Views 19 Comments

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

'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 7,195 Views 24 Comments

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

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 8,157 Views 3 Comments

The minute books have been digitised and transcripts made.

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 11,970 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.

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