ARTS AND FEATURES

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 [...]

Nathan’s ‘coming home’

Nathan Carter speaks to Fiona O'Brien about being part of the country music revival, his current UK tour and Joe Dolan comparisons [...]

London to Berlin: Biblecode Sundays working on new album

David Hennessy chats to the London band about their “accidental” new album, their St Patrick’s gig in Berlin and their plans to play on the moon.. Little over a year on from the release of their [...]

Better than the real thing

Singer-songwriter Rich McMahon, born in Coventry and raised in Wicklow, tells David Hennessy about being “being neither one thing nor the other but something in between” “It’s not really being fully accepted in either camp,” Rich [...]

Home truths

David Hennessy talks to Gemma Whelan, known from playing Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, as Radiant Vermin comes to Soho Theatre Known as the bold leader of the Ironborn Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, [...]

Susan McCann: Keeping it country for 40 years

"It has flown by. If someone said to me 40 years ago, I would still be working and recording, I would have laughed at them. It’s amazing." [...]

Only a Woman’s Heart would know

Eleanor McEvoy on how ‘corruption in the government’ and ‘corruption in the church’ inspires her, although she doesn’t want to sound like Bono [...]

Kodaline: Catching a breath

David Hennessy spoke to Kodaline’s Mark Prendergast as the band release their second album, Coming Up for Air, and play UK dates next month [...]

Ten signs you’re Irish on Valentine’s Day

Our look at the ten quintessentially Irish ways we celebrate the most romantic day of the year [...]

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