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#Theatre

# 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.

# theatre - 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*

# theatre - Saturday 21 February, 2015

WATCH: Here's how actors transform themselves backstage...

We peek behind the curtain.

# theatre - Sunday 1 February, 2015

# theatre - Friday 2 January, 2015

Meet the Irishman who learned to mime with Marcel Marceau

Niall Henry went on to found Blue Raincoat Theatre.

# theatre - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

What was your favourite live performance of 2014?

Music, theatre, and more.

# theatre - Saturday 27 December, 2014

This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell

The Abbey Theatre wants to talk about its history.

# theatre - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

This special sensory event is for children who thought they'd never see a panto

It’s being held at the Helix Theatre in Dublin.

# theatre - Monday 24 November, 2014

There is a good reason Bosco is back...

… and he needs your help.

# theatre - Sunday 2 November, 2014

"This area's gone to the f**king dogs": Why this writer was inspired by Dublin's rubbish problems

Meet Shaun Dunne, a young and exciting new playwright.

# theatre - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities?

If an artist’s intellectual disability informs your opinion of their work, then you’re missing the point – and missing out.

# theatre - Friday 19 September, 2014

"Smile!" How's your Culture Night going? Culture Night 2014

"Smile!" How's your Culture Night going?

These young ladies have been snapping selfies in Cork.

What to see in THE NORTH on Culture Night

It’s Culture Night tomorrow– and here’s our guide to what’s happening around the country.

Culture Night is TONIGHT - here's what to go see

Tonight’s the night. We help you choose where to go.

# theatre - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Opinion: 'We Irish deal with things with a sense of humour - even cancer'

The reaction is sometimes to ignore a situation, or keep it private. An attitude which we all know affects the perceptions of depression and mental health, writes Neil Douglas.

# theatre - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Not sure what to see at the Tiger Fringe? Let us help

Dance, theatre, or zombies? We help you decide.

# theatre - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Video: 'At the time, there were few plays that expressed what I was thinking'

Steve Berkoff is recognisable to many as Victor Maitland from Beverly Hills Cop, or Colonel Podovsky in Rambo – but there’s much more to this writer and actor.

# theatre - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Benedict Cumberbatch is officially more popular than Beyoncé and Jay-Z Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is officially more popular than Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Tickets for the star’s production of Hamlet sold out in a day.

From The42 VIDEO: Diego Maradona gets out of his car to slap a journalist Slaps This post contains videos

VIDEO: Diego Maradona gets out of his car to slap a journalist

But we still love you, Diego!

# theatre - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Is this woman the best Irish writer you've never heard of?

Maeve Brennan wrote incredible short stories and essays. A new play explores her work and legacy.

# theatre - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge You have to see Chris O'Dowd's brilliant reaction to losing a Tony Award Good Loser

# theatre - Monday 9 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris won big at the Tony Awards last night Tony Awards 2014

Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris won big at the Tony Awards last night

Cranston beat out Big Boyler Chris O’Dowd. But we forgive him.

# theatre - Friday 6 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ronan Keating is going to sing lead in the Once musical Falling Ro-ly

# theatre - Monday 5 May, 2014

Gold pants and gender bending... it's Shakespeare, but not as you know it Behind The Scenes This post contains videos

Gold pants and gender bending... it's Shakespeare, but not as you know it

A look behind the scenes at the Abbey Theatre’s new production of Twelfth Night.

# theatre - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Chris O'Dowd has been nominated for a Tony Award Tony Awards

Chris O'Dowd has been nominated for a Tony Award

The Irish actor received a Best Leading Actor nomination for his role in Of Mice And Men.

# theatre - Sunday 13 April, 2014

DJ-ing and costume making: Cork teens' alternative approach to mental health

Skibb Smiles was one of a number of entrepreneurial youth projects showcased at the launch of ‘Initiate Now’ this week.

# theatre - Saturday 1 March, 2014

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.

# theatre - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Demand for tickets to ‘blasphemous’ Bible play breaks website

The play was banned by councillors in Newtownabbey last week for being ‘disrespectful to Christians’.