In a hectic and brilliant Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 lineup, efficacy 84 stands its ground. Recently chosen as one of The Irish Times Top 15 shows (https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/dublin-fringe-15-shows-you-need-to-see-at-this-year-s-festival-1.3211302) to catch at the festival, it tells the story of the Kerry babies … Continue reading efficacy 84 Preview and Interview A sit down with Fringe’s rising talent Luke Casserly
●●●●● Abbey Theatre Whilst many spent their first September Sunday evening squelching in a field in Stradbally, I skipped to the Abbey Theatre for for a different bout of live performance. Our MC for the night? Paul Muldoon, poet extraordinaire, … Continue reading Why Muldoon’s Picnic Proved Unmissable at The Abbey The Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon curates the artistic extravaganza Muldoon’s Picnic at the Abbey Theatre in association with Poetry Ireland.
This summer Sugarglass Theatre takes residence in TCD’s own Samuel Beckett Theatre, carrying their production of David Greig’s Outlying Islands across the pond from its 2016 run in New York. The play tells the story of two Cambridge-educated naturalists who … Continue reading “Outlying Islands” is an Outlier Beautiful, visceral and sensual, balancing severe sexual tension with themes such as isolation, youth and institutionalism.
●●●●○ Jimmy’s Hall is the theatre adaptation of Ken Loach’s 2014 film, relaying the true story of Irish communist James Gralton, and his plight to avoid deportation from post-Civil War Ireland. His crime? Setting up a dance hall, a safe … Continue reading “Jimmy’s Hall” at the Abbey Theatre – review Running in the Abbey after a short stint in Leitrim, “Jimmy’s Hall” lavishly immerses the audience into Irish culture, matching the bleak with the bright to showcase a polished production perfect for the summer season.
Water tends not to be a favoured artistic icon, yet it is a central topic for Collapsing Horse’s new comedy The Water Orchard, a quirky and genuinely funny play produced in conjunction with Project Arts Centre. While each character is … Continue reading The Water Orchard
On 25 July, the wonderful team behind Dublin Theatre Festival announced their programme for the upcoming 60th anniversary season. This year, the festival will run from 28 September – 15 October, lasting 18 days for the city to showcase pioneering performances over … Continue reading Dublin Theatre Festival at a glance – preview
Every now and then, a voice comes along which demands to be heard. Emmet Kirwan, who graduate from Theatre Studies and Acting in 2001, has carved his voice into the Irish psyche, representing us on a stage even bigger than … Continue reading Graduate Spotlight: Emmet Kirwan
●●●○○ The Abbey Theatre 11 Jan 2017 It isn’t often that two such seminal Irish greats converge on a production as vital as the Abbey’s Christmas show. Despite the concaves of 2016, the year was set to end with eminent … Continue reading Anna Karenina – review
Featured image: “Often Onstage” by Figs in Wigs. Amelia McConville and Amyrose Forder speak to Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre, about Project 50, a season of work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the stalwart Temple Bar cultural … Continue reading PROJECT 50: Interview with Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre
It is the sound designer’s job to help create the atmosphere of a play – to add to the intrigue and conjuration of ideas in the audience’s head about what is happening on stage. It is integral to how we … Continue reading Graduate Spotlight: Alma Kelliher
●●●●● The Gate Theatre 7th November 2016 Four characters, two calamitous marriages, one drunken night. This is the simple premise for Edward Albee’s superb ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’, returning to the Gate Theatre after a stellar run in April. … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – review
Oberon Books, a London-based, independent publishing house, has recently released Fresh Cuts. A book of four plays, it features three recent Trinity graduates: Claire O’Reilly, Dylan Coburn Gray and Mollie Molumby. The book’s inspiration is the Dublin Fringe Festival, and … Continue reading Jumble: Theatre Graduate Spotlight – Fresh Cuts