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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 Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors Culture

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors

As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.

From TheJournal.ie 'The fields are gone, hence the hares are gone': These Dublin locals will perform the stories of their lives on stage Ghost Hares

'The fields are gone, hence the hares are gone': These Dublin locals will perform the stories of their lives on stage

Ghost Hares is a participatory theatre work that sees people from South Dublin County telling their own stories on stage.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people Opinion

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people

My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus' Opinion

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.

From TheJournal.ie 'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you' East Belfast Boy

'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you'

Two new plays from a Northern Irish theatre company are touring the island of Ireland – and want to shed light on men and mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction Cultural Concerns

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction

The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world Singing For Survival

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm beginning to find my voice again': how this theatre project is giving local people the confidence to sing Citizen's Chorus This post contains videos

'I'm beginning to find my voice again': how this theatre project is giving local people the confidence to sing

Clamour and Roar – A Citizens Chorus is set to explore the landscape and stories of the people from South County Dublin using the area’s own community members.

From TheJournal.ie 'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?' Improv

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'

Improvisers from all over the world are performing in Dublin this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were terrified something terrible would be revealed': What happened when a granddaughter uncovered her grandfather's secret tapes Culture Guide

'They were terrified something terrible would be revealed': What happened when a granddaughter uncovered her grandfather's secret tapes

Emma O’Grady’s one woman show, ‘What good is looking well, when you’re rotten on the inside’ hits the road on a national tour.

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 Intergalactic space travellers are landing in Tallaght next week New Arrivals

Intergalactic space travellers are landing in Tallaght next week

The aliens will help local children to learn more about life in the area.

From TheJournal.ie 'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time' All About Dis

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

From TheJournal.ie 4 events for... anyone who loves a trip to the theatre Treading The Boards

4 events for... anyone who loves a trip to the theatre

From one woman’s story of life during the Troubles to a musical re-do of a Victorian play.

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 Gate Theatre issues statement in wake of claims of abuse of power and harassment HR

Gate Theatre issues statement in wake of claims of abuse of power and harassment

It has set up a process to allow employees to raise their concerns in confidence.

From TheJournal.ie The Stella Theatre's new look is unveiled for its grand opening Reopening This post contains videos

The Stella Theatre's new look is unveiled for its grand opening

Built in 1923, the theatre has been closed since 2004.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's especially relevant to Irish women at this time': This 2,500-year-old play has startling links to the world of 2017 The Suppliant Women

'It's especially relevant to Irish women at this time': This 2,500-year-old play has startling links to the world of 2017

The Suppliant Women is on during this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival.

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 Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people' Abbey Theatre

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'

Pat Kinevane has won an Olivier Award for his acting. He’s currently showing his acclaimed trilogy at the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre.

From TheJournal.ie Waiting for Godot: The enduring mystery of Samuel Beckett's most famous play Druid Theatre

Waiting for Godot: The enduring mystery of Samuel Beckett's most famous play

Druid’s production of the play will go on show at The Abbey this month.

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 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 8 great ways to get some culture in Dublin this week Sponsored By NTA

8 great ways to get some culture in Dublin this week

Whether you’re here year-round or just up for a few days, there’s always something to do.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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