All posts in "Theatre"

Dublin Fringe Festival 2021 – Interview with Ruth McGowan

By Natalie Madden / September 9, 2021

The beloved arts fest Dublin Fringe Festival returns for its 27th year next week, bringing a wide range of performances in an array of spaces around Dublin. In anticipation of the festival’s opening I chatted with Ruth McGowan, the festival’s director. We talked about how COVID-19 has changed performing arts and the energy of ‘superflux,’ […]


Dublin Theatre Festival 2021

By Gandharva Joshi / August 18, 2021

The 2021 instalment of the Dublin Theatre Festival launched its programme on 12th August, with more than 30 performances and audiences in venues around the capital. Priority booking for ‘friends’ of the festival opened at noon on August 11th, whereas general booking is set to open at noon on Tuesday, August 24th. The festival has […]


Review: Stage to Screen, Romeo and Juliet at the National

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 15, 2021

Theatres across the globe have been gathering dust over the past year, and bar a few online streams, the majority of small scale theatres have taken a hit financially. This has led to numerous closures. Not only has this had a grave affect on the businesses that run these theatres, but also on everyone who […]


In the Heights: the musical about community soon to be a movie

By Laurine Tiran / April 3, 2021

If you like musical theatre, you have probably heard about In the Heights, a show by Lin-Manuel Miranda which opened on Broadway in 2008. In June, a movie adapted from this musical will hit the cinemas.    Covid-19 affected the cinematic release of Lin Manuel Miranda’s projects. . His show In the Heights was supposed […]


Paddy’s Day Delight : Online Theatre

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 15, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and it’s a very different occasion to prior years. I’m sure some of us will have zoom drinks or hang decorations around the house to celebrate in something like the normal way.We all share a common memory of the typical country town Paddy’s Day parade with tractors and lorries passing […]


9 Exciting Up & Coming Irish Artists

By Laura Varley / October 19, 2020

This year has been, for lack of a better word, atypical. Life doesn’t really run the way it used to. Most of us now work from home, students attend college online and sports are largely played behind closed doors. The Arts sector in particular has been restricted to the point of closure and forced online […]


COVID 19 and Irish Theatre-What next?

By Noel Murphy / September 8, 2020

  Theatre in Ireland has been through a lot since it was first introduced by Scottish poet John Ogilby in the 17th century. His theatre, the first official theatre in Ireland was eventually shut down by puritans in 1641. When the monarchy was restored under Charles II the love affair with the theatre was also […]


10 best Irish plays

By Sean Quigley / June 26, 2020

Theatre does something that no other medium can do. While a good film can draw you in, a play can create a physical world right in front of you. In some cases, they make you a part of the show. Theatre has been at the heart of Irish arts for decades, and most plays have […]