Tag Archives: Theatre

Eblana Theatre, Store Street, Dublin 1

Originally built under Busarus in 1959 to entertain waiting passengers. It was open until 1995.

Derek writes:

Always thinking about the abandoned theatre under Busáras



Out now.

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre.

The first anthology of Irish documentary drama. Featuring six writers interrogating and commenting on crucial events of Irish history and of the diaspora.

Ellie writes:

This was published yesterday. We’d planned to have a big Dublin bash to launch it, alas it was not to be. Still, we got our first review in, and it would make great quarantine reading!

Purchase online here

Review: Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre (British Theatre Guide)

As part of the ongoing $90 million renovation of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s new home at the historic Warner Grand Theatre, engineers were required to expand the old cinema stage area while retaining the building’s original 1931 back wall.

Which they did, by moving the whole thing back 10.6 meters – upright and intact – along a series of specially built tracks.

In fairness.

(Top pic: Brian Jacobson)


Free next week?

Get up out of your Crying Chair.

James writes:

Almost forgot about the housing and healthcare crisis?

A Well-timed production of Rent the musical at the Liberty Hall theatre, Eden Quay, Dublin 1 running October 23 – 27. Featuring Carl Stallwood (Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie), Adam Weafer (Coronation Street, Red Rock), Karl Dawson (98FM) and more….

Tickets here

Hues Productions

Tom Murphy, in the Abbey rehearsal room on the first day of rehearsals for the  production of his play ‘The House’ in 2000

“The importance of Tom Murphy’s contribution to Irish theatre is immeasurable and outstanding. We have had no greater use of language for the stage than in the body of work produced by Tom Murphy since his earliest work in the 1960s.

His themes were not only those which had influenced the very essence of Irishness, immigration, famine and loss – they were universal in their reach.

From the early beginnings of his writings in Tuam, Tom Murphy produced a unique and often provocative body of work. He was above all the great playwright of the emigrant, more than anyone capturing, in a poignant, creative way, the transience that is at the heart of the emigrant experience.”

President Michael D Higgins this morning.

Award-winning playwright Tom Murphy dies, aged 83 (RTÉ)

Leon Farrell/Rollingnews


There’s no such thing as a walk of shame…”

The tagline for Kilkenny-written and Waterford-produced Pulled, a brand-new stage comedy about the modern condition amid a battle with the horrors.

Written by and starring Kilkenny’s Niamh Moroney, directed by Ita Morrissey, and starring Andrea Bolger, the play is produced by Central Arts and Devious Theatre.

Pulled kicks off at Central Arts, Waterford from September 13-17, before moving to the Set Theatre, Kilkenny, from September 29-October 1..

Tickets (€12) here.


If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You

A new Irish play at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington, North London’s East End.

August 30-September 24.

By John O’Donovan, who writes:

Set entirely on the roof of a house in Ennis [Co Clare], If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You tells the story of a night in the burgeoning love and relationship between two troubled young men, Mikey, 24, originally from Ennis, and Casey, 18, originally from Croydon [South London[

Mikey and Casey have been on the rob all day; now there’s a party to get to and they have everything they need . . . Booze. Cash. Drugs. Each other.

The only problem is they’re stuck. Stuck on a roof. Stuck together. And as they wait for the Guards to stop circling the house, they find out there are some truths you just can’t climb down from.

If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You by John O’Donovan

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Of his new play, Frame 37, Aidan Fitzmaurice writes:

Frame 37 is part of the upcoming Scene and Heard Festival in Smock Alley Theatre [6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8]. Frame 37 is about pool. About people playing pool. About people playing pool and coming to terms with the fact that they’re merely scripted characters in a play about pool. It’s not really about pool. But there is a pool table.

Fair balls, in fairness.

Book here.