Kabosh is a company on a mission to challenge the very notion of what theatre is. Their latest play Lives in Translation sold out the Belfast Festival in 2017 and is back for another run. It hones in on the survival instinct of one woman as she navigates conflict and gets stuck in the suffocating bureaucratic purgatory of the asylum process. Rosemary Jenkinson shared some thoughts about the production … Read More
The premise of Grace Dyas’ new play We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here is simple. Two Magalene ghosts hear about Tuam on the radio and literally go about unearthing the dark secrets of Irish society. If you missed its original run, you’re in luck as a few more dates have been announced. Patrick McCusker finds out more.
Ever heard of Grace Dyas? You should have. Her recent production Not At Home won Best Production at last year’s Dublin Fringe Festival – and could soon be coming to a town near you. Patrick McCusker caught up with Grace yesterday to find out more and hear about their fundraising campaign to take it on the road.
Some weeks ago we stumbled upon a performance called The Rave Space in Cube. This small underground sweat box venue in Cork city was well suited to the tightly woven jungle laced theatrics that followed. The Rave Space was part of the Quarter City Block Party and provocatively strung together spirituality and oral fragments from UK rave’s zenith. Rashers Tierney caught up with main man Will Dickie to find out … Read More
Oisin McKenna takes a look at queer activism today and republican activism in the past in his new show Gays Against the Free State. Beggars sat down with him to find out what’s what. Okay so, you’ve done a show at Fringe before – GRINDR – a love story, and you’ve done Write/Performer/Salesman, both back in 2013. Is this your first show since then? Yeah this is my first show … Read More
2016 is turning out to be a busy year for THEATREclub. Their piece It’s Not Over is at this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival Festival. They are also touring with The Game which explores the act of buying sex, and their The Ireland Trilogy is being performed in The Abbey in November. Martin Leen caught up with Grace Dyas activist, artist and co-founder of THEATREclub at their new place in Fatima … Read More
Above: A still from the Facebook page of Thems The Breaks. They have just ten days left on their crowdfunding campaign. Check it out here. Thems The Breaks is a feature documentary exploring the reaction last year to the lack of diversity in theatre. These events became known as Waking The Feminists. The Them’s The Breaks team includes director Sarah Corcoran, Producers Sarah Barr and Aoife Kelly … Read More
It’s the Angelus Captain, but not as we know it. Pro-choice activists are staging a simultaneous theatrical intervention across Ireland and beyond to mark St Brigid’s Day. Why? Well, St Brigid’s Day was previously known as the pre-Christian festival of Imbolg. According to academic Maeve B. Callan, St Bridget is one of four Irish saints who “are recorded as openly and miraculously carrying out abortions”. So, there you have it.They’re … Read More
Looking for something to do tonight? Worthy fundraiser here for a new play about the reproductive rights movement in the 1990s. Here’s what it says on the tin: “This is a a new devised piece, which will run as part of Smock Allies: Scene + Heard Festival. The Show will run in mid-February. The piece will be an original documentary piece devised by a cast of 6. The directors and … Read More
Dublin Old School became something of an automatic rabble favourite when we stumbled upon it at the Electric Picnic a few years ago. It’s back for a short run in the Project Arts Centre this week. So, take a look at this interview with Emmet Kirwan from #rabble9 if you need convincing and grab yourself a ticket while you can. See yiz there.
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