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The Weir: Storytelling that Transforms

The Weir: Storytelling that Transforms

In this confusing age of definitive facts and expert opinions, The Weir’s profoundly affecting use of age old storytelling techniques helps create a unique space of trust, sharing, mutual regard, and engagement within the most unlikely of environments (a rural pub) and participants (4 middle aged introvert men and...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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →