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From TheJournal.ie A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun Electrolyte

A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun

A new work opens tonight in the Axis theatre.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution' Opinion

'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution'

Grace Dyas and Rachael Keogh – author of Dying To Survive – want their new play about heroin to spark change in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'People always say my dad is amazing. He's not, he's just blind' Challenging Perceptions

'People always say my dad is amazing. He's not, he's just blind'

A new play aims to challenge perceptions about people with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Negga to play Hamlet in new Gate Theatre production Theatre

Ruth Negga to play Hamlet in new Gate Theatre production

Negga will play the title role in the upcoming production, which is directed by Yaël Farber.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair Delinquent Season

'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair

Writer and director Mark O’Rowe’s latest film is the next chapter in a diverse and lauded career.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

We talk to Isobel Mahon, the writer and star of the play Boom?, which looks at boom-time Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord' I Live Here Now

'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'

Veronica Dyas explores her experience, and the situation with housing in Ireland, in her latest play.

From TheJournal.ie How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger Whitby

How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger

A new play premiering next week ignores the usual Dracula tropes, making the story even more eerie.

From TheJournal.ie Noticed the cameras around town? They're for the upcoming movie about a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin Dublin Oldschool

Noticed the cameras around town? They're for the upcoming movie about a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin

The movie follows Jason on a wild weekend odyssey through the streets of the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day then he goes to see it again the next day Same Old Same Old

Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day then he goes to see it again the next day

But will he be seen at it again tonight is the question.

From TheJournal.ie 'A small town in a big moment in time' - How Ballybunion got a statue of Bill Clinton Kerry Bill

'A small town in a big moment in time' - How Ballybunion got a statue of Bill Clinton

The story of Clinton’s 1998 visit is being immortalised on the Dublin stage in A Statue For Bill Clinton.

From TheJournal.ie Sponsors drop play for depicting Julius Caesar as Trump Stabbing

Sponsors drop play for depicting Julius Caesar as Trump

Delta Air Lines and Bank of America were not impressed by the portrayal.

From TheJournal.ie For the first time, a Maeve Binchy novel will be performed on the stage Minding Frankie

For the first time, a Maeve Binchy novel will be performed on the stage

Minding Frankie is coming to the Gaiety Theatre this June for two weeks only.

From TheJournal.ie Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II The Curse

Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has slammed the play as being “blasphemous”.

From TheJournal.ie Play remembers the "forgotten generation" of Irish men who emigrated to London Kings Of Kilburn

Play remembers the "forgotten generation" of Irish men who emigrated to London

We speak to an actor in the play about its importance.

From TheJournal.ie Drag, dance and George Bush: 9 shows to catch at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Tickets Please

Drag, dance and George Bush: 9 shows to catch at the Tiger Dublin Fringe

We’ve had a look through the programme and picked some of the best shows.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure, obsession and confusion: Turning 35 and deciding whether or not to have a child Eggsistentialism

Pressure, obsession and confusion: Turning 35 and deciding whether or not to have a child

Playwright Joanne Ryan said that there can be huge pressure for women to become a mother, adding that it can be ‘wound up in the identity’ of being a woman.

From TheJournal.ie 'Death comes to us all': This new play wants people to talk about their grief Finem Respice This post contains videos

'Death comes to us all': This new play wants people to talk about their grief

Vickey Curtis lost three important women in her life: her mother, friend and granny.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic protesters arrested outside theatre staging explicit play Poland

Catholic protesters arrested outside theatre staging explicit play

The play is based on the work of a Nobel Prize winning writer.

From TheJournal.ie A Limerick cabinboy was once eaten by his shipmates... Shipwrecked

A Limerick cabinboy was once eaten by his shipmates...

Now a new musical has been written about what happened.

From TheJournal.ie Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother Addiction

Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother

“You have choices in life and you sink and swim and as a family we choose to swim.”

From TheJournal.ie "We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'" Carrickmines

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"

Actor Michael Collins speaks to us about Traveller life in Ireland, and his latest role.

From TheJournal.ie The Harry Potter plays are NOT prequels - they're going to be about his son The Cursed Child

The Harry Potter plays are NOT prequels - they're going to be about his son

And some tickets will be really cheap.

From TheJournal.ie 'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous' Opinion

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

From TheJournal.ie Girl (11) awarded €35k in damages after getting finger trapped in seat Dublin

Girl (11) awarded €35k in damages after getting finger trapped in seat

The girl’s hand became trapped while she was at a play.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the pregnant F-16 fighter flying drones in the Las Vegas desert Drone Warfare

Meet the pregnant F-16 fighter flying drones in the Las Vegas desert

She’s the main character in one-woman show Grounded, in the Tiger Fringe this month.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie People are going to climb for two hours up Ben Bulben to watch a Yeats play In The Dark

People are going to climb for two hours up Ben Bulben to watch a Yeats play

And it’s all in the name of a very good cause

The world's stupidest man has revealed himself

Get off the stage, sweetheart.

From TheJournal.ie This gripping play about knife crime in Dublin wants to get people talking Deadly

This gripping play about knife crime in Dublin wants to get people talking

It’s about young men, Irish society, and what leads them to violence.

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.

David Bowie is writing a musical with Irish playwright Enda Walsh

*books tickets immediately*

From TheJournal.ie "'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies" Drug Use

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"

An Irish play tackles drug use head on.

From TheJournal.ie Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours? Abbey Theatre
From TheJournal.ie Vandals burn down children's playground in Ballymun Damage

Vandals burn down children's playground in Ballymun

The Poppintree Park playground was set on fire over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?

Experts say we’re wrapping our kids up in cotton wool and that’s bad for them. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny Civil War Politics

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Playground etiquette and other mysteries Child's Play

Column: Playground etiquette and other mysteries

I admit it – I don’t like playgrounds with all their dangers and unwritten rules. And I’m not the only one, writes Andrea Mara.

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