ARTS AND FEATURES

Women take control

David Hennessy speaks to actresses Michelle Fairley and Genevieve O’Reilly about Splendour, the Abi Morgan play coming to the Donmar Warehouse which features four women and their different viewpoints of the collapse of a dictatorship To [...]

Newfound hope

David Hennessy talks to the actor Rex Ryan, son of the late broadcaster Gerry Ryan, about his play Pilgrim, about to play at Edinburgh Festival, that deals with the theme of fatherhood in the aftermath of [...]

Duffin but the Girl

David Hennessy talks to Aoife Duffin, known from Sky’s Moone Boy, as she prepares to take the stage adaptation of award-winning novel A Girl is a half-formed Thing to Edinburgh Festival “You know when you connect [...]

Ireland on screen

David Hennessy talks to Terry McMahon, writer and director of the film Patrick’s Day, a follow-up to Charlie Casanova, it shows a modern Ireland and one that is not pretty In his latest film, Patrick’s Day, [...]

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Peter Waters RIP

The funeral of London Irish musician Peter Waters, who formed 90s band The Plastic Paddies, has taken place after he died earlier this month aged just 57. [...]

Trad fans to get online taste of Fleadh Cheoil with web open day

Join online for an online music performance, competitions, giveaways and a live Q&A to find out more about Ireland's biggest trad festival [...]

I’m Waiting for the man

David Hennessy talks to Hugo Weaving, the actor well known for film roles that include The Matrix and Lord of the Rings, just before he stars in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at The Barbican in [...]

From Adoption to Addiction

Anne Bradley's upbeat autobiographical tale tells of her and her husband Noel's battle with alcoholism, and how they gave up the booze for good [...]

Desperate housewife

  By Leah Quinn It is rare that a play can resurface triumphantly after 20 years away from the stage. Marina Carr’s play  Portia Coughlan has emerged from such an absence at The Old Red Lion [...]

Auditions for London-Irish crime drama

By David Hennessy Open auditions are to be held for major roles in Jack Mulligan, the new short crime drama written and produced by Andy Nolan of The BibleCode Sundays and directed by award-winning Longford director [...]

Small time to sell-out

David Hennessy talks to acclaimed Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty about his new play Death of a Comedian which is currently playing at Soho Theatre Owen McCafferty, well known for plays like Scenes from the Big Picture [...]

Arresting drama

She had the right to remain silent, but we’re glad she didn’t use it. Her character Dinah can be seen questioning suspects in Channel 4’s No Offence, but here actress Elaine Cassidy answers David Hennessy’s questions [...]

Without Words on the street

David Hennessy talks to Carlow actor Bryan Burroughs as he prepares to bring Act Without Words II to the Barbican as part of their international Beckett Season  “The homeless community helped us,” says actor Bryan Burroughs [...]

Suicidal tendencies

David Hennessy talks to Susan Stanley, the Kilburn-based Dublin actress playing in the lead in Portia Coughlan, the Marina Carr drama that has not been seen for almost 20 years “I think people are quite discombobulated [...]

Wilde and Sexy Chekhov

By David Hennessy Charm Offensive, the theatre company of award-winning Armagh director Gavin McAlinden returned to Theatro Technis with three new productions. The company performed a new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband along with [...]

Mixed blessings

David Hennessy talks to singer-songwriter Sara Mitra about growing up with a cultural mix of Irish and Bengali and her forthcoming album Born to an Irish mother and Bengali Hindu father, Sara Mitra has a diverse [...]

Spanning the last century

As Ireland marks its last hundred years Fiona O'Brien spoke to an Irish Londoner who has lived through it all [...]

Stranger relations

People have been asking when their album is out for three years. Now that it’s here David Hennessy, who is one of those people, spoke to Alfie of the Irish musical duo, Hudson Taylor. The title [...]

Knowing your enemy

David Hennessy talks to Paul Hodson and Jo Berry, the director and the inspiration behind a new play that explores the relationship between  Pat Magee, who planted an IRA bomb in 1984, and Jo, whose father [...]

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