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'Young Offenders' Star Brings His Own Play To The Everyman 'Young Offenders' Star Brings His Own Play To The Everyman
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Ireland

Fresh from his acclaimed performance as Billy Murphy in the TV series The Young Offenders and the feature film of the same name which preceded it, Shane Casey returns to the stage in a play he has also written. (more...)
The Abbey Theatre Presents THE LOST O'CASEY The Abbey Theatre Presents THE LOST O'CASEY
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Ireland

This month, the Abbey Theatre invites audiences to jump start a thrilling multi-part project from award-winning multidisciplinary company ANU. The Lost O'Casey reframes a rarely published Sean O'Casey play, exploring motherhood and addiction, as a searing call to action. Audiences are invited to tumble through the private recesses of the Abbey Theatre to 'experience' the play and engage with the contemporary changing landscape of Dublin. (more...)
Honest Arts in Association with The New Theatre Presents PUNT Honest Arts in Association with The New Theatre Presents PUNT
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Ireland

'Punt' is a story of gambling culture in Ireland, following one man on the slippery slope to rock bottom after a lifetime of small bets, race meetings, online gauntlets, high stakes card games and the unspoken challenges that go with a life of 'investing' in chance. (more...)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Conor Begley Wins GOLD For Bardic JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Conor Begley Wins GOLD For Bardic
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Ireland

Conor Begley has struck gold for Bardic Theatre this past weekend having been chosen as the 2017/18 winner of AIMS 'Best Actor' Award for his recent portrayal of Judas Iscariot in Bardic's dazzling production of Jesus Christ Superstar earlier this year. (more...)
Abbey Theatre Announces The Young Curators Abbey Theatre Announces The Young Curators
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Ireland

In March 2018 the Abbey Theatre issued the first ever call out for 18 – 25 year olds to help us to programme a two-week festival at their national theatre. They answered. (more...)
A New Immersive Musical Theatre Experience IN CLOUDS Makes World Premiere A New Immersive Musical Theatre Experience IN CLOUDS Makes World Premiere
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Ireland

Led by director and co-composer Peter Power, In Clouds sees an award-winning group of artists come together to create a unique site-specific piece in Triskel Christchurch from Today 15th to Sunday 17th June as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. This new immersive musical theatre experience invites the audience alongside the artists, to examine the human struggle to encompass and understand scientific theory, natural phenomena and human behaviour. (more...)
Cork Midsummer Festival Celebrates 250 Years Of Circus Cork Midsummer Festival Celebrates 250 Years Of Circus
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Ireland

Cork Midsummer Festival, running from 15-24 June, is to celebrate 250 years of circus with ground-breaking new work and free family-friendly events. Munster's largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival will mark the anniversary of the popular art form with the Irish premiere of hip hop/circus fusion Union Black at Neptune Stadium from 15-17 June. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 2018 in Ireland

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Kurt Cobain's Personal Items To Go On Show In Ireland At The Museum Of Style Icons Newbridge Kurt Cobain's Personal Items To Go On Show In Ireland At The Museum Of Style Icons Newbridge
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Ireland

A friendship between William Doyle, owner of the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Ireland and Kurt Cobain's mother, sisters and daughter will bring to Ireland never exhibited intimate items of the rock legend's life. The Exhibition opens on July 19th and runs till September 30th in Newbridge, Ireland. (more...)
A New Immersive Musical Theatre Experience IN CLOUDS Makes World Premiere Next Week A New Immersive Musical Theatre Experience IN CLOUDS Makes World Premiere Next Week
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Ireland

Led by director and co-composer Peter Power, In Clouds sees an award-winning group of artists come together to create a unique site-specific piece in Triskel Christchurch from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. This new immersive musical theatre experience invites the audience alongside the artists, to examine the human struggle to encompass and understand scientific theory, natural phenomena and human behaviour. (more...)
Graffiti Theatre Company And Fighting Words Cork Bring Young Talent To The Everyman Stage Graffiti Theatre Company And Fighting Words Cork Bring Young Talent To The Everyman Stage
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2018 in Ireland

Seven months ago nine young people were given the exciting news that they had been selected for the Young Playwrights Programme at Graffiti Theatre Company. A project supported by Landmark Productions, the Everyman and Cork Midsummer Festival, the programme would see their work developed for a staged reading alongside the world premiere stage adaptation of Louise O'Neill's 'Asking For It'. (more...)
HARRY POTTER's Mark Williams To Play DOCTOR DOLITTLE at First Ten Venues Of UK & Ireland Tour HARRY POTTER's Mark Williams To Play DOCTOR DOLITTLE at First Ten Venues Of UK & Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk on June 11, 2018 in Ireland

Mark Williams, star of The Fast Show, Father Brown, 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers, Shakespeare in Love and seven of the Harry Potter films, will star as Doctor Dolittle at the first ten venues of the new UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse.  Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals.  (more...)
Actor Bosco Hogan Appointed To The Board Of The Abbey Theatre Actor Bosco Hogan Appointed To The Board Of The Abbey Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 08, 2018 in Ireland

At a meeting of the Abbey Theatre's Board of Directors on 5 June 2018, actor Bosco Hogan was appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre for a term of three years. Bosco was appointed to the Board on a recommendation from the Selection Committee [Dr. Frances Ruane (Chair of the Abbey Theatre), Sheila Pratschke (Chair of the Arts Council) and Prof. Chris Morash (Vice-Provost of Trinity College Dublin)] and he will take up his appointment later this month. (more...)
A New Immersive Musical Theatre Experience IN CLOUDS Makes World Premiere Next Week A New Immersive Musical Theatre Experience IN CLOUDS Makes World Premiere Next Week
by BWW News Desk on June 08, 2018 in Ireland

Led by director and co-composer Peter Power, In Clouds sees an award-winning group of artists come together to create a unique site-specific piece in Triskel Christchurch from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. This new immersive musical theatre experience invites the audience alongside the artists, to examine the human struggle to encompass and understand scientific theory, natural phenomena and human behaviour. (more...)
Mark Williams Will Star in UK and Ireland Tour of DOCTOR DOLITTLE Mark Williams Will Star in UK and Ireland Tour of DOCTOR DOLITTLE
by BWW News Desk on June 08, 2018 in Ireland

Mark Williams, star of The Fast Show, Father Brown, 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers, Shakespeare in Love and seven of the Harry Potterfilms, will star as Doctor Dolittle at the first ten venues of the new UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse. Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals. (more...)
Cork Midsummer Festival Celebrates 250 Years Of Circus Cork Midsummer Festival Celebrates 250 Years Of Circus
by BWW News Desk on June 05, 2018 in Ireland

Cork Midsummer Festival, running from 15-24 June, is to celebrate 250 years of circus with ground-breaking new work and free family-friendly events. Munster's largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival will mark the anniversary of the popular art form with the Irish premiere of hip hop/circus fusion Union Black at Neptune Stadium from 15-17 June. (more...)
Chalk it Down Productions Presents SPLICED, A New Show That Challenges Ideas Of Identity And Masculinity Chalk it Down Productions Presents SPLICED, A New Show That Challenges Ideas Of Identity And Masculinity
by BWW News Desk on June 05, 2018 in Ireland

From one of the country's most exciting upcoming writers, Timmy Creed, comes SPLICED, at Cork Midsummer Festival, June 20th – 24th. Hard-hitting, honest and brave; this multi-disciplinary collaboration written and performed by Creed, with David Mathúna (visual artist), Chris Somers (composer), and directed by Gina Moxley, shines a light on the fragility of the sportsman behind the mask, and begins a conversation about identity and mental health in the GAA. (more...)
Previews Of The World Premiere Stage Adaptation Of ASKING FOR IT Begin This Week At The Everyman Previews Of The World Premiere Stage Adaptation Of ASKING FOR IT Begin This Week At The Everyman
by BWW News Desk on June 04, 2018 in Ireland

The stage adaptation of Louise O'Neill's devastating novel shines an unflinching light on the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence. One night in a small town in Co. Cork, where everyone knows everyone, things spiral terrifyingly out of control. What will happen now? – to Emma? To her family? To the others? (more...)
AVA Festival And Conference 2018 Announce Larry Heard To Perform AVA Festival And Conference 2018 Announce Larry Heard To Perform
by BWW News Desk on June 02, 2018 in Ireland

A force to be reckoned with on the festival circuit, AVA (Audio Visual Arts) is one of Europe's most promising young events. Part festival and part conference, AVA adds heavyweight names joining for the Fri 1st - Sat 2nd June weekender, with a special keynote and debut NI show from Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers. Plus, the free AVA conference schedule which shines a light on local pioneers, while global industry leaders educate and inspire - think Kink live masterclass, Bicep discussing the creation of their album, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ and Resident Advisor and more on board. Sign up to the conference, and purchase full festival tickets from just £70 at : http://avafestival.com/tickets/. Deposit Scheme tickets are still available, act fast to secure a place now. Truly one of a kind, AVA is an essential event for appreciators, creators and aficionados. (more...)
Corcadorca Return With A New Site-Specific Production For Cork Midsummer Festival Corcadorca Return With A New Site-Specific Production For Cork Midsummer Festival
by BWW News Desk on June 01, 2018 in Ireland

What if we all knew at what age we were going to die - how would this change us as individuals and as a society? The Numbered is an engaging and thought-provoking play by Elias Canetti. Reuniting the award-winning design team from the 2017 festival hit, Far Away, including Mel Mercier, Aedin Cosgrove and Paul Keogan, The Numbered sees Corcadorca return to Cork's iconic Fitzgerald's Park where they staged the acclaimed production A Midsummer's Nights Dream in 2001. (more...)
AVA Festival And Conference 2018 Announce Larry Heard To Perform AVA Festival And Conference 2018 Announce Larry Heard To Perform
by BWW News Desk on June 01, 2018 in Ireland

A force to be reckoned with on the festival circuit, AVA (Audio Visual Arts) is one of Europe's most promising young events. Part festival and part conference, AVA adds heavyweight names joining for the Fri 1st - Sat 2nd June weekender, with a special keynote and debut NI show from Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers. Plus, the free AVA conference schedule which shines a light on local pioneers, while global industry leaders educate and inspire - think Kink live masterclass, Bicep discussing the creation of their album, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ and Resident Advisor and more on board. Sign up to the conference, and purchase full festival tickets from just £70 at : http://avafestival.com/tickets/. Deposit Scheme tickets are still available, act fast to secure a place now. Truly one of a kind, AVA is an essential event for appreciators, creators and aficionados. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special on June 01, 2018 in Ireland

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Josh Groban Announces 2018 UK and Ireland Arena Tour Josh Groban Announces 2018 UK and Ireland Arena Tour
by BWW News Desk on May 29, 2018 in Ireland

Today, multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban announces his 2018 UK and Ireland Arena tour. Josh Groban will stop off at The O2 London on 12 December, Manchester Arena on 14 December and the 3Arena in Dublin on 16 December. (more...)
BWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey Theatre BWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney on May 27, 2018 in Ireland

Pan Pan Theatre Company presents the 10th incarnation of The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane since its premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2010. Director, Gavin Quinn wields his poetic license to challenge and stimulate his audience in this experimental production. (more...)
Get Into The Scottish Spirit With Whisky Galore At The Belgrade Theatre Get Into The Scottish Spirit With Whisky Galore At The Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018 in Ireland

???????Coventry's Belgrade Theatre is getting into the Scottish spirit this season with a brand new adaptation of Compton MacKenzie's comic novel Whisky Galore. (more...)