Waking The Feminist

Conor speaks to DR. SHELLY THORPE about the movement “Waking The Feminist” taking place in the Abbey Theatre. She talks about the reasons of the movement, the people leading the movement, the widespread support of the movement from famous figures, the female playwrights that she feels could have been associated for the 1916 event and the…

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“Dusk Ahead”, A Imaginative Dance & Music Performance

Noel speaks to MEGAN KENNEDY, artistic director from the Junk Ensemble Dance & Theatre Company about the tour of “Dusk Ahead”. She talks about the idea behind the imaginative dance & music show, the people behind the visuals and stage production, the music being played during the performance, the locations where they will be performing…

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Axis in Ballymun Celebrate 10 Years With High Hopes Gig

Sound engineer JOE CLEAR and some of the musicians and technicians from Axis Theatre, Ballymun chat to Noel McGuinness about the forthcoming ‘High Hopes’ gig that will celebrate ten years of the Axis in Ballymun. This special gig will feature some of the finest young musicians from the Northside of the city who have been…

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A New Star of Circus Ring and Burlesque Stage

FIFI LA ROUX is an Irish based Aerialist, Artist and Circus performer that has recently turned her interests to the sparkly world of Burlesque. Having made her burlesque debut at 2015’s Miss Burlesque Ireland finals Fifi has since worked on combining her circus skills and knowledge to the wonderful world of rhinestones to create new…

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A Widow’s Paradise in a Mobile Home!

THERESA CASHEL from the Grange Woodbine Drama Group talks to Noel McGuinness about their 2015 production of ‘A Widow’s Paradise’. This play by Sam Cree is a farce in which five women travel to stay in a caravan in the Ards peninsula, some trying to get away from their male partners and others hoping to…

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Port Authority Opens At The Viking Theatre

Actor DICK TOBIN chats to Conor Doyle about his part in the new play ‘Port Authority’ by playwright CONOR McPHERSON that is opening at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf. In Port Authority we meet Kevin, Dermot and Joe, three generations of Irishmen. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Dublin, each mans story is a beautifully…

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The Music Man Comes to St Mary’s Baldoyle

Mark Finnegan is joined by Transition year (TY) students SOPHIE O’ROURKE and SHANNON O’CONNOR along with Head Teacher SIOBHAN O’CONNELL from St Mary’s Secondary School in Baldoyle. Each year the TY students take part in a Transition Year Musical, this year’s production is The Music Man, The show will be a fantastic night of entertainment…

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A New Dimension For Irish Storytelling

The theatre company Guthanna Binne Síoraí announced that their bilingual show Guthanna Síoraí/Everlasting Voices, would be staged in Dublin. The show takes its inspiration from the poetry of three Nobel prize-winning writers: Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats and Samuel Beckett. Music, song and dance are used to present their work in both Irish and English. Guthanna…

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Donahies School Does Hairspray Show

REESE TROUNCE, TOMIKE JINAD, KAYLEIGH CRILLEY, STEPHEN FINNEGAN, and teacher THERESA KELLY come into the NearFM studios to talk to Mark Finnegan about the forthcoming production of Hairspray which is to be the school’s Christmas show this year. They also talk about some of the extra-curricular activities and clubs that operate under the Donahies’ umbrella…

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Love & War @ Bewley’s Cafe Theatre

Director MICHAEL JAMES FORD talks to Pat Meehan about the play ‘Love & War’ at Bewley’s Cafe Lunchtime Theatre. The play is 45 minutes long and is based on the love letters sent by an English artillery officer based in Flanders during WW1 and his sweetheart, an Athlone girl whom he met whilst doing his…

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Award winning play “Pondling” at Axis Ballymun

Noel McGuinness interviews GENEVIEVE HULME-BEAMAN, writer and solo perfomer of the play “Pondling”. She explains how she developed the idea for the play and feels encouraged to keep writing appart from har acting career. After succesfully acting in Galway she presents the play at Axis Ballymun. She considers it to be a family piece, with both…

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Small Plastic Wars at Axis Ballymun

Noel McGuinness interviews PAT McGRATH writer of Small Plastic Wars. He explains how he went from acting to writing his first play. He mentions some future project, for example adapting Small Plastic Wars to a film script…

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“Uprising” play by Smashing Times Theatre Company

Pat interviews PAUL NOLAN from Smashing Times Theatre Company, to talk about the play he’s involved in, called “Uprising”, about the difficulty of integrating the past with the present in relation to the comunities in the North. They always try to involve the listeners in the play, and they make a break in the middle to have…

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“Cleaners” Premiere at Axis

Sabrina Ryan interviews COLM MAHER local author, who’s presenting  his  play called “Cleaners” premiered at the Axis in Ballymun: It’s a black comedy about two friends forced to compete for getting job in a five star hotel and the impact of that on their friendship…

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Carmen isn’t Only an Opera: A Preview With Ballet Ireland

ANNE MAHER of Ballet Ireland speaks to Noel McGuinness about the origins of the group and the forthcoming production of “Carmen” at the Draoicht and Gaiety theatres. Although normally one thinks of Carmen as an opera, it is also a ballet and Anne gives a brief history of the arrangement that Ballet Ireland is working…

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