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AT THE THEATRE: Silent at the Abbey Theatre Dublin – Review

Silent Peacock

The Peacock Stage @ The Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin 1 8pm nightly until December 7th. Tickets €25. Concession €18 Back by popular demand for yet another run at the Peacock, Pat Kinevane’s one man show continues to astonish audiences. No doubt buoyed by amazing reviews, this month long run is sure to engage even more people in the world of Tino McGoldrig. Homeless and in the … [Read more...]

AT THE THEATRE: Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin – Review

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It was a camp-tastic explosion of wigs, stilettos, sequins and gunas last night as Priscilla Queen of the Desert enjoyed its VIP opening night at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Based on the film of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert tells the uplifting and at times heart-warming musical adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus from Sydney to Alice Springs in … [Read more...]

AT THE THEATRE: Waiting for Godot at The Gaiety Dublin – Review

Waiting for Godot

The Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2. Runs until October 6th. Tickets from €14. Samuel Beckett’s acclaimed absurdist masterpiece returns to the Irish stage for a short run as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival thanks to Gare St Lazare Players Ireland. Presenting such a well know work can be difficult as audiences already have a familiarity with the piece. Couple this with the … [Read more...]

DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: You Remember The Stories You Wish Were True – Review

You Remember The Stories You Wish Were True

The Cube @ Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. Shows run 1pm daily (except Wednesday) until Friday September 13th. Tickets €14/€12 We all have certain things we can’t live without. Not just the internet or our favourite TV show (although where would be without these) but the possessions that form our memories and help us … [Read more...]

DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Distance from the Event – Review

Distance from the Event

At the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Runs until September 21st,  8.45pm nightly. Tickets €14/€12. Described as part science fiction part Irish noir this offering from Collapsing Horse Theatre Company is a confusing proposition. Set in the future where an entire human colony has gone missing a detective called Mel is trying to get to the bottom of the mystery. … [Read more...]

THEATRE: Grow at The New Theatre Temple Bar – Review

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The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Tickets €15/€12 Runs until June 20th This debut play from former model Lauren Jones was a collaborative effort with the cast who helped in devising it and it is quite ambitious in its scale. Set in a country mansion this is a gothic drama and while they tend to be rather epic the confines of the New Theatre aren’t. … [Read more...]

AT THE THEATRE: Shout: the Mod Musical at The Tivoli Theatre Dublin – Review

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The Tivoli Theatre, Francis Street, Dublin 8 Runs until July 31st. Tickets €20 - €29.50 Straight from swinging sixties London via Off Broadway comes this nostalgic throwback to one of the most formative decades of the twentieth century. The sixties was a time of radical change in the world, with the advent of the pill and free love allowing women more freedom than ever. However, this new … [Read more...]

AT THE THEATRE: Riverdance Returns to The Gaiety Theatre Dublin

Riverdance

In the 18 years since it began life as an interval act in the Eurovision Song Contest, Riverdance has become as synonymous with Ireland as shamrocks. While most shows are lucky to run for a couple of years it shows no sign of abating in popularity and is once again returning home to Dublin for a run in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre from June 27th until September 1st. Already seen on stage by over … [Read more...]

THEATRE PREVIEW: Hairspray at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin – Review

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“Hey mama, welcome to the 60s; Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…” One of my all-time favourite musicals, Hairspray lands at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre on July 16th for a three-week run. Along with a gang of fellow journos and musical lovers, I took a trip to Belfast’s Grand Opera House earlier this month to enjoy a special preview performance of Hairspray, which has just finished … [Read more...]

AT THE THEATRE: Birdsong at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin

Birdsong

Runs until Saturday June 1st, 7.30pm nightly. Tickets €22 - €40 To say that Sebastian Faulks' sweeping novel Birdsong is beloved is an understatement. The sweeping award-winning epic is widely considered the best work of his career so it was only a matter of time before it was considered rife for adaptation. Last year’s TV version starring My Week With Marilyn star Eddie Redmayne was a … [Read more...]