Waking the Feminists

  I was at an event in Cork last week - the BAI public conversation - about all things broadcasting. Diversity in Irish broadcasting was the main topic of questions from the audience with regionalism, ethnicity and - the elephant in the corner - gender, all coming up. The fact that it came up just a [...]

Social conscience in the theatre

I interviewed theatre maker Pat Kinevane this week for the Cork's 96fm and C103 Arts House. He's got a very strong social conscience, something that's constantly at play in his work - but I wonder - do people go to the theatre these days as a distraction from the news, or to make them think? I [...]

Grease is the word

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MePOG81yMY] Every year, Bryan Flynn puts on a production at Cork Opera House that’s guaranteed to have the crowds bopping in their seats and singing along, and this year is no exception. Flynn has yet again excelled himself with the summer musical, and the choice of classic favourite Grease has been an inspired one. The Sunday [...]

2013-07-24T10:03:47+00:00 July 24th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |

What happens after the good guys win?

King Richard II, by unknown artist. See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have an unknown author, but there is strong evidence it was first published before 1923 (based mainly on the [...]

2013-05-09T15:51:11+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , |

Could we be heroes?

I went to see Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer at the Everyman last night. It is a piece like no other I have seen; at once powerful, uplifting, cosy, tragic, and utterly, utterly human. Aidan Dooley's self-penned one man play is a real masterpiece,  and the performance is phenomenal. I think there must be [...]

2011-03-15T17:33:24+00:00 March 15th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |