Category Archives: Theatre

Language of the Mute (Jack Harte)

Jack Harte’s play – directed by Liam Halligan –is highly-charged from the moment two ex-pupils burst into a prefab classroom to confront a bullying, tyrannical Irish (language) teacher about their shared past. The action cleverly moves between the play’s present … Continue reading

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Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats at the Abbey Theatre

Selina Cartmell directs an electrifying production of Marina Carr’s – literally fabulous – By the Bog of Cats at the Abbey.  We went to a preview but the play had already settled, there was nothing preview-like about it. The performances were … Continue reading

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“Our silence is not ours to keep”: Nirbhaya, the play.

Sometimes I sleepwalk into things. I knew that the play Nirbhaya was based on the real rape of a real young woman in Delhi in December 2012 and its aftermath, but I didn’t know that the stories told and enacted in … Continue reading

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Anam Theatre Company @ the New Theatre, Dublin

PRESS RELEASE (from Sarah O’Toole @ Anam) “Low Level Panic” is a foul-mouthed, funny and unflinching exploration of the ways in which we view women’s lives, their bodies, their safety and their sexuality. Under the patronage of Ireland’s first lady, … Continue reading

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More Events

I’ll be reading with John Kelly at the Dublin Writers’ Festival on Saturday 17th May @ 2pm in Smock Alley http://bit.ly/1lgtOzZ  The event will be chaired by Mick Heaney. Don’t be puzzled by the photo –  I’m replacing Patrick O’Keeffe, … Continue reading

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DWF Venue #4: Smock Alley Theatre (Caoimhe Connolly)

What (and where) is Smock Alley? Smock Alley Theatre is a renovated 17th century theatre on the banks of the River Liffey, on Essex Quay.​ What happens there? ​ The Smock Alley Theatre of today plays host to a huge … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event

An Evening of New Work The Pavilion Theatre (Dun Laoghaire) and Fishamble: The New Play Company have run a mentoring programme for playwrights and directors over the last year. On 21st May 2014 They will present work in development and readings of … Continue reading

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