Category Archives : Theatre


Theatre tip: War of Attrition

As you may be aware, we’re big of Devious Theatre from Kilkenny. Their work is some of the best amateur theatre in the country and they’re bringing their latest show, War of Attrition, to the Dublin Fringe Festival next week. “We’ve created the conditions for war, but no one wants to fight.” Daisy is the […]

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Calling all singers in Dublin: Be part of the Dublin Fringe Festival

Quick quick quick, read this and then drop Jean Hally an email. It’s going to be fun and you’ll be part of something great. Songs in the Key of D, a Choral Exploration of Dublin City, will take place during the Fringe Festival on 14 Sept in the Smock Alley Theatre. The organisers are looking […]


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Fringe Preview : The Circus Of Perseverance

The 8th of September brings the Absolut Fringe festival back into town for sixteen days of arts, music, comedy and theatre. A self-proclaimed “dream  factory”, it’s probably safe to say there is something for every taste on show from comedy about finding Fassbender to a showcase of photographs of everything tight jeaned in the brilliantly […]


Night of the Living Dead is…..uh, alive?

You may remember that in May we asked you to assist in funding Devious Theatre’s production of Night of the Living Dead. Well, after months and months of script writing, set design, rounding up zombies, rehearsals etc, the production is running this week! As you read this, there are 3 performances left: Thursday 26th, Friday […]

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Theatre Review: Improbable Frequency @ The Gaiety

Having debuted in 2004, Rough Magic’s Improbable Frequency is by no stretch a new production but its current run is our first time to see it. Although it was new to us we heard many good things before settling into Thursday night’s performance at The Gaiety. Set during World War Two, the production which describes […]

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Theatre Review: The Master Builder and The Goddess of Liberty

I‘ve seen some fine theatre in the past week, including Bookworms in the Abbey, The Master Builder in The New Theatre and The Goddess of Liberty in the Project Arts Theatre. Below is my video review of the latter two plays. I’d love to hear what you think. Both The Master Builder and The Goddess […]


Review: Aladdin – The Pantomime @ Solstice Theatre Navan

St Mary’s Musical Society present a fantastic panto and this year it’s Aladdin that gets the ultimate panto makeover. The show opens with the baddest of baddies, Abanezer (Rich Cullen) reciting his evil rhyming plot to get his gnarly, undulating fingers on the magic lamp. The audience was sold straight away. Rich plays a fantastically […]

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In Theatre: The Muse Unbidden by Roger Gregg

THE MUSE UNBIDDEN by Roger Gregg.  The Jack Burdell Experience. THE MUSE UNBIDDEN follows the journeys of self-discovery of several would-be poets enrolled in a Performance Poetry Workshop led by a charismatic unconventional Performance Poet.  Using music and dream diaries, the hapless participants  are cajoled into finding and surrendering to their personal Muses.  As their […]

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Trailer: The Wheelchair on My Face

The ever-innovative gang over at axis theatre sent us their spring programme. It’s jammers with good stuff but the standout highlight for us is this offering from Fishamble: It’s running from February 27th to March 2nd nightly at 8pm. We may have picked it because we also look back on our nerdface childhoods through bottle-thick glasses, […]


Events: Get Back – The Story of The Beatles @ The Tivoli

Looking for something to do in dull, frumpy-as-a-nun January? Beatles fan? Get Back – The Story of The Beatles hit the stage at The Tivoli Theatre last night and runs until February 14th. The show, charting the rise of John, Paul, George and Ringo from Liverpool’s Cavern Club to their Final Sessions, features a soundtrack of […]


2 New Shows for The Gaeity Theatre: Plaza Suite & Improbable Frequency

Following its hugely successful, Irish Times Theatre Award nominated production of The Importance of Being Earnest starring Stockard Channing in June 2010, award-winning theatre company Rough Magic are delighted to return to Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre with not one but two shows in early 2012. Rough Magic proudly presents  Neil Simon’s hit comedy  PLAZA SUITE For […]

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