The Crumb Trail, Dublin

The Crumb Trailby Gina MoxleyPan Pan TheatreDublin: Project Arts Centre29 September - 4 October. 2009Presented as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre FestivalDirected by Gavin QuinnFeaturing: Gina Moxley, Arthur O’Riordan, Aoife Duffin, Bush Moukarzelhttp://www.dublintheatrefestival.iehttp://panpantheatre.comIf the Druid Theatre and  ...

KAMP, Dublin

by Hotel ModernDublin: Samuel Beckett Theatre September 29th - October 4th, 2009Presented as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre FestivalDevised and performed by Herman Helle, Pauline Kalker, Arlène  Hoornweg, Ruud van der PluijmTouring: Tokyo, Japan: February 2010http://www.hotelmodern.nlhttp://www.dublintheatrefestival.ieKAMP is  ...

Faust – Charles Gounod

Inspired by Michel Carre’s 1850 stageplay Faust et Marguerite, Charles Gounod’s Faust was first staged in Paris in 1859, a time and place of political unease and outright war. A key character in the libretto is Marguerite’s brother Valentin,  ...

The Caretaker – Harold Pinter

The most disturbing moment in Terrible Beauty Theatre Company's production of The Caretaker comes when brothers Mick (Gary Egan) and Aston (Paul Kealyn) share a smile near the end of the play. The two men have spoken no words  ...

A Cry from Heaven – Vincent Woods

The story of Deirdre of the Sorrows is one of the best known in all of Irish mythology. Deirdre is a beautiful girl, locked away in a tower from birth, who is to be married to Conor, King of  ...

A Dolls’ House – Henrik Ibsen

Online references on Henrik Ibsen As Christmas approaches, paternal Torvald Helmer (Owen McDonnell) chides cheerful wife Nora (Hannah Yelland) for spending too much money, even though he is to become manager of a  ...

The Home Place – Brian Friel

Though Dancing at Lughnasa, Translations and Aristocrats have all enjoyed recent revivals, The Home Place is Brian Friel’s first new Irish play since the turn of the century. Friel has been spending most of his time adapting Chekov in  ...

Orfeo ed Euridice – Christoph Willibald von Gluck

The mythic story of Orfeo ed Euridice has been one of the standards since the beginning of opera. It concerns a widower’s quest to rescue his wife from Hades. With the blessing of Cupid, Orpheus is permitted to cross  ...

Rigoletto – Giuseppe Verdi

In 1851, Rigoletto was a challenge in all sorts of ways. For a start, it was based on Victor Hugo’s 1832 play Le roi s’amuse, a drama of 16th century royal debauchery which the 19th century authorities had promptly  ...