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#Theatre

# theatre - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie It’s dark, you’re sitting on stage in a rocking chair, and a woman’s voice booms out… All That Fall

It’s dark, you’re sitting on stage in a rocking chair, and a woman’s voice booms out…

Get ready to experience a Samuel Beckett radio play on the Abbey Theatre stage.

# theatre - Friday 5 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Police in manslaughter investigation after actor dies following hanging scene onstage Italy

Police in manslaughter investigation after actor dies following hanging scene onstage

27-year-old actor Raphael Schumacher died late yesterday evening, five days after the tragic incident in Pisa, Italy.

# theatre - Sunday 31 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘When a working class person writes, you’re asked: Is it like Roddy Doyle?’ Emmet Kirwan

‘When a working class person writes, you’re asked: Is it like Roddy Doyle?’

Emmet Kirwan spoke to us about his role in Juno and the Paycock.

# theatre - Sunday 20 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Here, women seemed to be more wary of speaking out. That’s changing now.’ Women On Stage

‘Here, women seemed to be more wary of speaking out. That’s changing now.’

Veteran theatre actress Eleanor Methven talks to us about her new role, Waking the Feminists, and women on stage.

# theatre - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Never-before-seen Abbey Theatre papers show how it fought against censorship Minute Books

Never-before-seen Abbey Theatre papers show how it fought against censorship

The minute books have been digitised and transcripts made.

# theatre - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Your kids can learn from this little girl’s battle with the trolls Monkeyshine

Your kids can learn from this little girl’s battle with the trolls

A new play by this Irish company will show them the story of an empowered young girl who meets some scary trolls.

# theatre - Sunday 29 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “The point that he’s making is the bull**** of the upper classes – we’re still unchanged now” Importance Of Being Earnest

“The point that he’s making is the bull**** of the upper classes – we’re still unchanged now”

We chatted to two of the actors in this new production of the famous Oscar Wilde play.

# theatre - Friday 20 November, 2015

This gay man had the sassiest response to a mother who didn’t want him teaching her kids

“A theatre without gays is like cooking without spices”.

# theatre - Thursday 19 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘The assumption is that plays written by women aren’t good enough’ Opinion

‘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

From TheJournal.ie ‘You are and always will be the love of my life’: tributes paid to British man killed in Paris Bataclan

‘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

From TheJournal.ie Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world Waking The Feminists

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

From TheJournal.ie Oedipus? He’s not just a guy who married his mother… On The Stage

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

From TheJournal.ie What Fran did next: Peter Coonan goes Italian for the stage A View From The Bridge

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

From TheJournal.ie The Abbey theatre stage has been transformed into an icy bog for this dark play By The Bog Of Cats

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

From TheJournal.ie There’s a new musical about the 1916 Rising – and it’s pretty slick The Bloody Irish

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

From TheJournal.ie The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I Hidden History

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

From TheJournal.ie Looking for something different? This 15-mins of operatic agony might be it… Phaedra

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

The world’s stupidest man has revealed himself

Get off the stage, sweetheart.

# theatre - Friday 26 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Harry Potter fans rejoice: He’s making a comeback Cursed Child

Harry Potter fans rejoice: He’s making a comeback

…on the stage.

# theatre - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish playwright embroiled in controversy over play about death of black teen Ferguson

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.

From TheJournal.ie “She could set the world alight – but she’s not allowed, so she sets fire to people’s hair” Who Is Hedda Gabler

“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

David Bowie is writing a musical with Irish playwright Enda Walsh

*books tickets immediately*

# theatre - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Here’s how actors transform themselves backstage… The Abbey

WATCH: Here’s how actors transform themselves backstage…

We peek behind the curtain.

# theatre - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours? Abbey Theatre

# theatre - Friday 2 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Meet the Irishman who learned to mime with Marcel Marceau Marcel Marceau

Meet the Irishman who learned to mime with Marcel Marceau

Niall Henry went on to found Blue Raincoat Theatre.

# theatre - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What was your favourite live performance of 2014? On Stage

What was your favourite live performance of 2014?

Music, theatre, and more.

# theatre - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell Drama Queen

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

From TheJournal.ie This special sensory event is for children who thought they’d never see a panto Cinderella

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

From TheJournal.ie There is a good reason Bosco is back… National Treasure

There is a good reason Bosco is back…

… and he needs your help.

# theatre - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “This area’s gone to the f**king dogs”: Why this writer was inspired by Dublin’s rubbish problems On The Stage

“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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities? Creativity

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

From TheJournal.ie “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.

From TheJournal.ie What to see in THE NORTH on Culture Night Culture Night

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.

From TheJournal.ie Culture Night is TONIGHT – here’s what to go see Culture Night

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘We Irish deal with things with a sense of humour – even cancer’ Fringe Festival

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

From TheJournal.ie Not sure what to see at the Tiger Fringe? Let us help Let Me Entertain You

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

From TheJournal.ie Video: ‘At the time, there were few plays that expressed what I was thinking’ Theatre

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Is this woman the best Irish writer you’ve never heard of? Maeve's House

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.

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