Tag Archives : Theatre


Theatre Review: Best Man in the @ProjectArts Theatre

Performances in the Project Arts Theatre can be hit and miss. The very experimental nature of the space means that I’ve seen some amount of self-indulgent tripe mixed in with some brilliantly innovative, insightful plays. In the past two weeks, I’ve had a lot of luck. Last week, I finally caught Mark O’Rowe’s Howie the […]

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 […]


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, […]


Rainbow’s End – Children’s Theatre Review

I battled the crazed sale shopper traffic and armageddonous weather to take my kids to see Rainbow’s End in The Mill Theatre, Dundrum on the 29th December. An Ofegus Theatre production, we were promised ‘everything from confused Fairies to missing Princes, good Witches to evil Wizards and kidnapped Princesses to Pirates-in-disguise’ and indeed they were […]

Theatre Review: B for Baby @ The Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre

B and Dee are residents of a care home for the mentally challenged, where Mrs C has a weekend job as a carer. Mrs C’s marriage is under severe strain, as her long-nurtured desire for a child is at odds with her husband’s conviction that they should accept their failure to conceive and get on […]

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Theatre: Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues

Neil Curran of Laughalot Improv has many hats. This Novemeber his drama group No Drama Theatre are staging their next production, Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues. The story is set in an unnamed Latin American country that is painfully third world. The plot revolves around a captured prisoner who may or may not be the second […]

Events: The Importance of Being Earnest

Happening at site-specific locations North and South of the Liffey, you’re in for a treat no matter where you live as Core Youth Theatre are bringing their production of The Importance of Being Earnest to both Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park and Marlay House in Marlay Park. Kicking off this Saturday (20th) in Farmleigh […]



Theatre: Hay Fever @ The Gate

Having managed to get this far in life without seeing a Noel Coward play on the stage, we put things to rights at a preview showing of Hay Fever at The Gate two weeks ago. It was brilliant and you should go to see it. It was my first time in The Gate and I […]

Theatre: The Living Room

Fledging theatre company Outlandish Theatre have been in touch to give us a head’s up about their debut production ‘The Living Room’. Based on the ancient tale Bluebeard (which scared the bejaysus out of at least one member of the Culch.ie team as a child) it’s being performed in a ‘Georgian living room space’ at […]


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Human Sacrifice in Cork.

Bit of a stretch, holding this in Cork, isn’t it? Where’re they gonna get a virgin? The inaugural Solstice Festival, an offshoot of the Cork Midsummer Festival, has been ticking away playfully on the third floor of the Old FÁS building since Thursday. The Solstice festival finishes tomorrow, so to see it off with a […]

HONEST at The Matchbox Theatre

The Matchbox Theatre is a brand new theatre venue on South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 underneath what is now known as ‘Le Café Des Irlandais’ and formerly Café Bar Deli. Intrigued as much as ever by the place as well as the event taking place in it, I headed down to the basement of […]