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Reviews of The Dead School Thus Far

Reviews of The Dead School Thus Far

  “Boys and girls, I hope you are all well. The story I have for you this morning is about two teachers and the things they got up to in the days gone by…” The Dead School by Patrick McCabe has been critically acclaimed in both theatre and literary...read more →

Director’s Note | The Dead School

Director’s Note | The Dead School

Our Artistic Director Andrew Flynn tells us why he chose to mount a tour of The Dead School In July 1995 I made my way west to experience the Galway International Arts Festival. I recall queuing at Druid Theatre in an attempt to see a production called Silverlands. The...read more →

Got the Back-To-Work Blues? Try These 5 Theatre Treats

Got the Back-To-Work Blues? Try These 5 Theatre Treats

Are you annoyed and down by the fact that you must return to work this January? Well don’t you worry – Decadent has you covered. Below you will find a devious selection of theatre things that may very well cheer you up. So sit back, browse and, you know...read more →

13 Deadly Plays to See This Winter

13 Deadly Plays to See This Winter

  Irish theatre during the winter is at most dynamic stage; it is as if theatre makers are inspired by the frost, compelled by the rain and wholeheartedly invigorated by the prospect of the summer’s sun. This season we are seeing everything from new writing to musicals to classic tales to...read more →

15 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Irish Theatre

15 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Irish Theatre

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” – Oscar Wilde We are a nation of theatre – it is our lifeblood, our...read more →

8 Theatre Things to Do This Summer

8 Theatre Things to Do This Summer

This summer is full of decadence – the best of kinds: the theatrical kind. Whether you’re in Galway, Cork, Dublin, Kilkenny or Belfast, we have something that will tick your theatrical boxes. DRUIDSHAKESPEARE AT KILKENNY CASTLE | KILKENNY “An epic story of families, wars and the making of nations” DruidShakespeare,...read more →

Vernon God Little: A History

Vernon God Little: A History

The roots and comparisons as well as the content of Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre are counter-cultural and thought-provoking In 2001, DBC Pierre sat down to write a novel which explored contemporary culture, specifically that of self-entitlement and delusional behaviour, the affliction he was recovering from at the...read more →

Lighting The Pillowman

Lighting The Pillowman

Belfast’s Ciaran Bagnall provides a delicate, passionate account of why he is so proud to be working on The Pillowman and in the theatre industry I’ve been a Martin McDonagh fan for a long time. One of my first major “breaks” as a professional lighting designer was to light...read more →

From Nothing, Comes Nothing: Martin McDonagh’s Six Shooter

From Nothing, Comes Nothing: Martin McDonagh’s Six Shooter

This modern classic is a deep dive into existentialism, nothingness and beauty Focusing on the existence of objects and people, Roquentin in Sartres’ Nausea, discovers that “existence precedes essence.” Looking at the root of a chestnut tree in Bouville, France, he realizes that his perception of the root’s essence,...read more →