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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 →

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 →