Who They Are: Pan Pan Theatre was founded by co-artistic directors Aedín Cosgrove and Gavin Quinn in 1993. They have created over thirty performance pieces in the last 24 years, and have toured worldwide to destinations including the USA, China, … Continue reading December’s Dublin Theatre Company: Pan Pan Theatre Company Lauren Boland looks at Pan Pan Theatre Company in this month’s instalment of Dublin Theatre Companies.
●●●●● Let The Right One In is a beguiling tale of love and violence, and how the two interact. Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel of the same title, Let The Right One In follows a Swedish village … Continue reading “Let The Right One In” at the Abbey Theatre Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel of the same title, “Let The Right One In” follows a Swedish village haunted by a recent string of murders which have seen their neighbours strewn in the snow-covered forest, drained of blood.
Who They Are: Founded in 1984, Rough Magic is now one of Ireland’s leading theatre companies. The company was founded by a small group of Trinity College graduates and presented its first season in Players Theatre in August, 1984. Over … Continue reading Dublin Theatre Companies: Rough Magic Theatre Company
Another day, another dawn in Dublin city. The evening’s fog has dissipated under the sun’s warmth, residual puddles are trampled under busy feet en route to work, school, and most importantly, to the Box Office Opening of the first ever … Continue reading 60th Anniversary Dublin Theatre Festival Thinkpiece
When it comes to the Fringe Festival, you can never quite know what to expect. Characterised by their alternate approach to classical theatre, Fringe is a season of experimentation and divergence. In a sea of shows trying to stand out, … Continue reading Efficacy 84 Where does the story begin and the theatre itself end?
Who They Are: In their own words, Malaprop Theatre are a “Dublin-based collective of emerging theatre-makers”. A closer look at their body of work shows their areas of interest are as contemporary as the artists themselves. The repertoire of plays … Continue reading Malaprop Theatre Company The three W’s that bring us back for more
Great food, great vibes, and a great location – The Happy Pear is the complete package. The café-restaurant attracts plenty of buzz for its family values, strong social media presence and ambition to provide healthy food. So, on a warm(ish) … Continue reading The Sweet, The Savoury and The Sublime How does The Happy Pear rate with our reviewers during the 2017 health food revolution?
●●○○○ Westeros isn’t the only place winter has come. Polar Night transports the audience from the New Theatre in Temple Bar to a desolate Arctic landscape. The one-act play explores family ties and the burden of motherhood against the backdrop … Continue reading Winter Comes to “Polar Night” “Polar Night” transports the audience from the New Theatre in Temple Bar to a desolate Arctic landscape.
Mistaken identity, forbidden love affairs, and even the odd gun fight; The Rivals is made of the farce modern soap operas aspire to reach. First performed in 1775 at Covent Garden, this comedy of manners never passes up an opportunity … Continue reading The Rivals Review The 18th Century Comedy returns home to Smock Alley
Having studied The Great Gatsby for the Leaving Cert, I could write about the intricacies of its plot and language until my fingers turned blue with ink as the clock ticked down on the frenzied, nightmarish race that is English … Continue reading “The Great Gatsby” – review The Gate has removed its seats, lowered its chandeliers and transformed the entire building into the enigmatic Gatsby mansion where characters roam the dance floor, ready to whisper in your ear at one moment and dance wildly with you the next.
Women, Ireland: 50.09% of population (2015). Women, new Irish plays: 41% of cast. 39% of directors. 33% of playwrights (2006-2015). Irish theatre is an exciting sphere of creativity, originality, and potential. However, one area in which it falls short is … Continue reading Gender Equality in Irish Theatre?
Louise O’Neill’s bestselling young adult novel Asking For It is to be adapted for the stage in time for Cork’s Midsummer Festival in 2018. The world premiere will take place at the Everyman Theatre in Cork, the county in which … Continue reading “Hard-hitting”: Louise O’Neill’s Asking For It to be adapted for the stage