Tag Archives : Drama


Review: The 5-Year Engagement

The opening of this film is where many other rom-coms would often be finishing things up: at the wonderfully awkward yet heartfelt proposal scene, with a few laughs here and there, but the prime focus being on the romance. This pretty much sets the tone for Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel’s newest collaboration, after proving […]

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Film Review: The Iron Lady – I want to see the extended edition

Wonderfully melodramatic, magnificently performed, tender and touching – I can’t wait for part 2. Except, there won’t be one. Phyllida Lloyd‘s The Iron Lady, with Meryl Streep in the roll of political giant Margaret Thatcher, is an unfinished film. It’s an openly emotional look at the personal life of the colossus, but it barely glances […]


The Comedy Interview: Neil Curran

Neil Curran is 1/7th of the Laughalot Improv Group that are currently causing a storm in Dublin. He is also chairman and founder of NoDrama amateur drama group. I caught up with him before Laughalot’s recent resident gig in the Duke Pub to chat about the beginnings of Laughalot and improv in Ireland in general. […]

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Summer Drama for Kids – 2 Week Drama Camps in Galway

Galway actor Sarah O’Toole will be running her popular kids’ drama programme this July. First camp starts week of July 5th and runs for 2 weeks meeting on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays. Venue is Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, Galway. Second Camp starts week of July 19th and runs for 2 weeks meeting on Tuesdays Wednesdays […]

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Bookworms at the Abbey Theatre

Bookworms is a new play by playwright Bernard Farrell coming to the Abbey Theatre in June. It is centred around an all-female book club and their decision to allow men join them for a change-they invite their husbands to join them one evening. Their daily lives spill over into the opinions of the book, suspicions […]

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International Gay Theatre Festival

Yes I know, I know, I already posted about the Absolut Gay Theatre Festival – but guess what? There are two Dublin gay theatre festivals on at the same time every year. No doubt there is a complicated and interesting back story to that one so if anyone would like to enlighten me, please do […]


ABSOLUT Gay Theatre Festival

It is that time of year again already and the ABSOLUT Gay Theatre Festival is upon us. The festival is taking place in Dublin from 3 to 16 May in various venues around the city – Break For The Border, The Boys School at Smock Alley, Studio Theatre at Smock Alley, The New Theatre, The […]

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The Picture of Dorian Gray – An Afternoon Tryst

The Picture of Dorian Gray Bewley’s Tea Rooms – 15th April – 1st May 2010 The tea-room was filled with the rich odour of brewing coffee, and when the light spring sun cast it’s gentle rays across the  spanning windows the dim roar of Grafton Street was no more than the bourdon note of a […]


Arsenic and Old Lace

Coolmine Dramatic Society put on a performance of Arsenic and Old Lace last week at the Draíocht Theatre in Blanchardstown. A movie originally made in 1944 and starring Cary Grant, Arsenic and Old Lace is set in Brooklyn, New York in 1941. It centres on the home of two sweet old ladies who live with […]

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The Seafarer at the Abbey Theatre

Wednesday night, with thanks to David McCadden at the Abbey I was lucky enough to see The Seafarer in the Abbey Theatre. It’s Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, ageing brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, […]


Accidental Death of an Anarchist: review

Devious Theatre put on a run of Dario Fo’s ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’ this past weekend in Kilkenny’s new Set Theatre. It was my first time to be inside the Set Theatre so I was looking forward to seeing that as much as seeing the play. And I wasn’t disappointed with either one The […]


Terminus: review

Last night I was very lucky to be able to attend the opening night of Terminus, written and directed by Mark O’Rowe, in the Peacock Theatre. Thank you to David McCadden of The Abbey Theatre for arranging the tickets Darren and Lottie were also able to attend so I look forward to their reviews, but […]

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