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Of course you are.

Ellie, of Glass Mask Theatre, writes:

“We will be streaming our inaugural and acclaimed production, IDLEWILD, a gangland tragedy by Jimmy Murphy, this Friday on our YouTube channel. The production was filmed in Smock Alley Theatre in 2018 and features Rex Ryan and Ruairi Heading.”


Glass Mask Theatre


At the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin.

From July 29 until August 11.

Donal, of Rex Ryan’s new theatre company Glass Mask, writes:

“Idlewild is a new play by Jimmy Murphy about two gangland bosses who meet over the grave of their best friend to finally end their deadly feud.”

Idlewild (Smock Alley)

Previously: The Garda Whistleblower Play


Indiependence Festival

Deer Park, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork; July 29-31.

Here’s what you may need to know.

01. One of the success stories of the Irish festival circuit of the last decade, Indiependence has gone from a stage in Mitchelstown’s main square to one of the country’s biggest weekenders in the grounds of the Cork town’s Deer Farm.

02. This morning saw the first wave of line-up announcements, equally heavy on big names and independent Irish talent.

03. A hefty amount of weekend tix are gone already, with only Tier 3 passes left before this morning.

04. Previous Indiependence headliners Editors and Ash (back to redeem themselves after being unable to finish their set last year) are joined by Bell X1 and The Kooks at the top of the bill.

05. Scotland’s Idlewild, and Irish pop outfits The Blizzards, Hudson Taylor and The Strypes round out the crowd-pleaser portion of the announcement.

06. An intriguing selection of artists and bands lines out on the undercard, including garage-rockers Otherkin, Belfast’s Pleasure Beach, Dublin outfit Saint Sister, Cork soulman Brian Deady, and electronic lads King Kong Company.

Verdict: A solid start to what is traditionally one of the better line-ups of the Irish festival circuit, with an already-eclectic selection of acts under the bigger names. Deer Park is a beautiful location for a fest like this, and there’s little-to-none of the usual hassles that come with the bigger summer sojourns. Well worth the excursion.