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The Weir at The Lyric

The Weir at The Lyric

The Weir’s current run at The Lyric must end September 30th Book here “McPherson’s writing powerfully and poetically evokes social cohesion, loneliness and the irresistible pull of the supernatural. Director Andrew Flynn has a reputation for burrowing under the skin of a text and he unwinds McPherson’s play at...read more →

The Galway Arts Festival – 2017

The Galway Arts Festival – 2017

The Galway International Arts Festival is celebrating it’s 40th year in 2017 and is all set to be the biggest and best yet.  It brings together music, visual arts, theatre and dance to turn the Western city into a cornucopia of treats for the senses.  Last year they managed...read more →

5 Good Reasons To See Pumpgirl

5 Good Reasons To See Pumpgirl

1. Pumpgirl has a stellar cast. Samantha Heaney played the title role in the Lyric Theatre production directed by Andrew Flynn in 2008. She also played the title role in the 2009 movie version, directed by Carol Moore, with screenplay by Abbie Spallen. Not only is she an amazing...read more →

Pumpgirl at Galway Arts Festival 2017

Pumpgirl at Galway Arts Festival 2017

  Decadent Theatre Company present PUMPGIRL at the Galway Arts Festival 2017, 15-30 July 2017 Pumpgirl, written by award-wining Newry playwright Abbie Spallen, is set in a petrol station just north of the border, located on the wrong side of the fluctuating exchange rate. A turbo-charged race through the...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 →

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 →