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Martin McDonagh: The Punkish Child of the Irish Diaspora

Martin McDonagh: The Punkish Child of the Irish Diaspora

McDonagh’s spellbinding stories weave together the dreamworld and the real Famously, W.B. Yeats while walking the streets of the great London Metropolis said he stood “on the roadway or on the pavements grey” and that he heard “lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore” of an idyllic Irish...read more →

Martin McDonagh and His Film Work

Martin McDonagh and His Film Work

    This week Jamie Cullen dipped into McDonagh’s impressive collection of movie work Like the fearless paleontologists contemplating the societies of the dinosaurs who wandered around the earth 100 million years ago, I have travelled backwards in time this week. In intervals of four years I leaped, while doing my,...read more →

Behind the Scenes: The Producer’s Take

Behind the Scenes: The Producer’s Take

Producing theatre is the work of the industrious, as Jamie Cullen was soon to find out To those who have ever gone to a play and been entertained, enthralled, impressed or even disappointed, and likewise to those who have yet to work up the courage: spare a minute to...read more →

The Pillowman in Motion | Niall Byrne

The Pillowman in Motion | Niall Byrne

Sino-Gaelic ties brought Decadent and its audience a piece of stop motion artistry. When I was approached Decadent Theatre Company’s Marketing and PR Manager and my good friend Owen Barnes, and asked to produce an animated trailer for The Pillowman I could not refuse such an opportunity. After reading...read more →

Martin McDonagh and Galway Town

Martin McDonagh and Galway Town

After sitting in on an interview with Andrew Flynn, Jamie Cullen felt it necessary to put some things into a Galwegian perspective. Nineteen years ago Andrew Flynn, who currently holds the position of Artistic Director with Decadent Theatre Company but was then learning his trade as Assistant Stage Manager...read more →

The Pillowman’s Rattling of the Cage

The Pillowman’s Rattling of the Cage

  The Pillowman demands that you ask questions of yourself – of what you too might be capable The first premier of The Pillowman was in London in 2003, which means the play has now waited a tragic dozen years for its first full circuit on the Irish theatre...read more →

The Pillowman is on the Moor

The Pillowman is on the Moor

When a fledgling, energetic Wexford writer meets theatre at its very best I urge you to try and imagine the simple, yet excitable melodies circling in the mind of the author on a Monday morning on his way up to The Green Apple to witness the first reading of...read more →

Venues & Cities: The Benefits of Co-Productions

Venues & Cities: The Benefits of Co-Productions

Gerry Barnes talks about the business and economics behind theatre’s curtains We recently asked what regional venues want from the independent theatre company and, unsurprisingly, the answer was affordable and accessible shows which make use of project funding to tour as long as is practicable. A snapshot of Decadent...read more →

The Pillowman | Character Synopsis

The Pillowman | Character Synopsis

The four main characters Martin McDonagh gives us in The Pillowman are two captives (a murder suspect and his brother), and two captors (the two detectives who have brought them in for questioning). When a story is unspecified totalitarian state where everyone has vaguely Eastern European names, one would...read more →