There has never been a better time for a show like RIOT!. With politics trending towards the bizarre, North Korea constantly making headlines, and the #Metoo movement exposing years of endemic abuse, It seems as if the world could do with a bit of unadulterated joy. RIOT! does just that, acting as a celebration of the power of the arts in times like these.... Read More | Share it now!
Kate Brennan is no stranger to the stage. The acclaimed Irish actress has performed in everything from a production of The White Devil at Shakespeare’s Globe, to appearing on the small screen on HBO’s The Tudors. Now, she is performing alongside a stellar ensemble of Irish performers in a one-of-a-kind show, RIOT! This celebration of Irish talent combines everything from drag performance, to circus stunts, and even throws in some Irish dancing for good measure. We caught up with Kate to talk us through what to expect from this Dublin Fringe Festival smash hit.... Read More | Share it now!
There is something about magic that brings out the inner-child in us all. From a rogue coin behind the ear, to an ace up the sleeve, there is something still so satisfying in witnessing the seemingly impossible. But, you won’t find any rabbits or hats in Lawson Reeves’ hour long magic show, Genuinely Impossible.... Read More | Share it now!
All children, except one, grew up. At least, that is what J.M Barrie would have us believe. However, as I sat in a darkened cinema full of a mix of elderly retirees, bright-eyed children and University students all laughing unabashedly at the sight of a bald adult male playing Tinkerbell, I couldn’t help but disagree.... Read More | Share it now!
“We’re in church” said one fellow audience member as we walked into the basement theatrette of the Butterfly Club. Rows of recycled pews and framed Elizabethan portraiture sit inside this quirky performance space, but what followed was far from biblical. An hour of clowning, astronaut-themed burlesque and bubble-gum art. Now, that’s the kind of religion I can get down with!... Read More | Share it now!
I’ve always felt an affinity with Bridget Jones. I, too, am hopeless in the realms of romance, and struggle daily to balance my desire to look like Margot Robbie with my simultaneous love of all things chocolate coated. But, after viewing Jude Perl’s comedy show Let’s Hang Out, I’ve realised that I am Jude Perl. Well, not actually. That would be some Freaky Friday magic that I haven’t quite worked out yet. What I mean to say is Jude Perl’s comedy gives refreshing voice to the realities of being a modern woman. In Let’s Hang Out, Jude covers everything from living in a share house to that alarming moment in time when there seems to be an epidemic of friends having babies. Relatable, right?... Read More | Share it now!
I’ve never had a hero like Tamblyn Lord. Well, unless Ash Ketchum, the protagonist of the 1990s animated children’s television show Pokémon, counts. Lord’s latest theatrical exploration, ‘Call of The Ice’, chronicles the voyage he painstakingly took in January 2016 to recreate the journey of his childhood (and lifelong) hero Sir Douglas Mawson.... Read More | Share it now!
The Red Stitch Theatre is utterly beguiling. I’m not sure if it is the fact that they are staging a play set in the Victorian era, or the inviting smell of mulled wine that makes me want to talk like this, but one thing’s for sure, it’s fitting. Affectionately dubbed ‘The Red Shed’, Red Stitch is an intimate space, with a limited number of seats and a quaint little stage so close that you find yourself having to repress the desire to jump and belt out a rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer”.... Read More | Share it now!