Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

‘Spotless’ at the Theatre Royal

Multi-award-winning theatre company Rise Productions return to the Theatre Royal on Friday, April 12th (8pm) with a brand-new play from acclaimed writer Gary Duggan. Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks, starring Ciara O’Callaghan (Fair City) and Emma Willis (The Young Offenders) ‘Spotless’ charts the story of two very different women whose lives start to mirror each other when, [...]


Chapterhouse Theatre Company is excited to present its 2019 open-air tour as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. Throughout the summer, Chapterhouse will be bringing stunning performances to some of Ireland’s most beautiful outdoor venues, in what promise to be among the most enchanting and unmissable events of the season. The company will twice perform in [...]


Roxie (Louise Mulcahy) is about to send Fred Casley (Dennis Barry) in Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society's production of 'Chicago', which ran for eight nights at the Strand Theatre.  		| Photos: Joe Cashin
Carrick Musical Society strike gold with ‘Chicago’ Strand Theatre audiences were treated to a story of ‘murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery’ during Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society’s triumphant staging of ‘Chicago’ over eight sold-out nights. A thoroughly slick albeit slow burning opening act was the precursor to a riotously entertaining Act II, which superbly [...]


Jacqui Corcoran, who is currently developing her first stage play, 'Disco Is Dead' at A Little Room on O'Connell Street.
Jacqui Corcoran Reports ‘Disco is Dead’ is the name of a play I’m currently developing, which focuses on the story of Tina, former-DJ, now a middle-aged married woman who tries not to take herself too seriously, but is not coping well with the various physical and emotional challenges life is throwing at her.I started writing the [...]

John Connors at Garter Lane

@@@text John Connors, the award-winning Love/Hate actor, has made his maiden bow as playwright with this a one-man show about three Dublin teenagers being enticed into a life of crime.In ‘Ireland’s Call’, the audience follows the lives and family histories of three young men growing up in Coolock on Dublin’s northside. What shapes them and entices them [...]

South Pacific Diary

“A wealthy, sophisticated and older French gentleman, de Becque has built an impressive plantation on the island. He claims to have killed a man in France, forcing him to flee the country. He volunteers to serve as a spy for the American troops when Nellie calls things off between them.” – Character profile of [...]

‘The Doris Day Story’ at the Theatre Royal

Linda Kenny will channel the great Doris Day at the Theatre Royal on Sunday, March 10th.
Picture this: lunch with the family, then sing your heart out for the afternoon, perhaps a spot of tea and cake, and home before it even gets dark! Bliss! And all for the price of a song! And with the words projected on a giant screen, you’ll have no excuses not to sing.The Great Singalong [...]

Chicago: It would be criminal to miss it!

The Six Merry Murderesses of the Cook County Jail, whose "Cell Block Tango" will light up the Dick Meany Auditorium between March 2nd and March 9th.
Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society prepares for its 117th production Back in November, Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society assembled its Production Team to hold auditions for its 2019 production, ‘Chicago’. Following hours of auditions and call-backs, the production team of Liam Butler (Director), Edel Quinlan (Choreographer), Eamon O’Malley (Chorus Master) and Fergal Carroll (Musical Director) finalised the cast [...]

Michael Harding at the Theatre Royal

Michael Harding's tour reaches the Theatre Royal on Thursday, February 21st.
Author, playwright and Irish Times columnist Michael Harding is on his travels again to read from his latest book, ‘On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist’ and will reach the Theatre Royal on Thursday, February 21st (8pm). Michael is hugely popular with audiences around the country and regularly tours with his unique show, reading from his books [...]


The Seven Dwarfs who will be treading the boards at the Premier Hall between Wednesday and Sunday. Centre: David Walsh (Sleepy), Top: Fred Kelly (Sneezy), Bottom: Rachael Butler (Grumpy), Bottom Left: Gemma Maher (Bashful), Bottom Right: Kieran Laffan (Dopery), Top Left: Niamh Doherty (Doc) and Top Right: Lillian Clery (Happy).
It’s Pantomime time in Portlaw Being a proud native of Portlaw, the Tannery Town’s annual pantomime represents one of the few yearly events held on home soil that I’ve been able to depend on over the course of my life. Over the course of four different decades, and a cast of literally thousands, it’s become [...]