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….
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.”
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.
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.
The perfect stocking filler for the thespian lover close your heart.
Phillip Mc Mahon writes:
The 24 HOUR PLAYS DUBLIN is an annual event that raises much needed funds for Dublin Youth Theatre. Over 24 hours, 50 artists and theatre makers come together to write, rehearse and perform six brand new short plays. It’s a riot, and makes for a very unique night out. The event takes place on February 1st at the Abbey Theatre for one night only.
Just wondering if any chance you could do a shout out for my comedy group Ghost Train Willy’s show this week? It’s called Rhubarb Crumble – it’s on in The Civic Theatre [Tallaght, D24] tonight and runs until this Saturday 29th November at 8:15pm. Tickets here.
It’s the comedy tale of a second-rate children’s theatre company, whose members all fantasise about the lives they could have led had they not been held back by each other.