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Dublin Theatre Festival Preview – Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

The programme for the Dublin Theatre Festival has just been announced, and one of the more interesting looking events is Ganesh Versus the Third Reich by Back to Back theatre. … Continue reading

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The Sound of Things Falling – Juan Gabriel Vasquez

The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez – Review by Helen O’Leary In his acceptance speech for the 2014 IMPAC literary award Juan Gabriel Vasquez spoke of his … Continue reading

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New Jersey Nights – Olympia Theatre – Review

New Jersey Nights – Review by Frances Winston The Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, Dublin 2. From Friday July 18th until Saturday August 2nd at 8pm nightly. Tickets €23-€39 from Ticketmaster … Continue reading

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Things to do in Dublin (21-07-14 – 27-07-14)

The Workhorse would just like to confirm that we’re gutted about Garth! The legend that is Mr. Brooks was due to dominate Croke park next Friday, but instead we’ll have … Continue reading

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The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith – Audible Review

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith The Silkworm is the latest in the private detective series by J. K. Rowling published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The book seems all set … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Star of the Sea – An Taibhdhearc, Galway – Review

Star of the Sea is based on Joseph O’Connor’s book of the same name, and tells the story of a famine ship crossing the Atlantic ocean in 1847 from Cobh … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ballyturk – Black Box Theatre- Galway – Review

At the start of the play we are introduced to two men. We get to see their daily ritual, and the strange games they play with each other, acting out … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oleanna – Dramsoc Theatre – Review

Oleanna by David Mamet Dramsoc Theatre UCD Student Centre, 17-19th July Oleanna, written in 1992, is an exploration of the power struggle between a college professor and his female student, … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon – Movie Review

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon – Review by Frank L. Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas Shep Gordon became a music manager as … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Movie Releases – 18-07-14

Mon-key, Mon-key. Yes, it has finally arrived, and has the best reviews of any of this year’s blockbusters. Should the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes not have come … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dirty Dancing – Merrion Square – 17-07-2014

Dirty Dacing in Merrion Square sounds like something you’d ring Joe Duffy to complain about, but in this case, it’s the 1987 classic of cheese. The wonderful Happening people will … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS (with 3epkano) – 17th July 2014 – NCH

Something for tonight, that sounds a lot of fun. Irlenad does a good range of post rock bands, and 3epkano are one of the best of ‘em. Check them out … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Here are the Young Men – Rob Doyle – Book Review

‘Here are the Young Men’ – Rob Doyle – Lilliput – Review by Dan O’Neill Rob Doyle has good form as a writer; anyone with work published in The Dublin … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Low Level Panic – New Theatre – Review

Low Level Panic – New Theatre As you enter the theatre, you are confronted with the unusual sight of a woman in a bath tub. She is oblivious to the … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Longitude Festival Timetable 2014 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

It’s so close now you can feel it, can’t ya? This is always the tough bit, choices have to be made, and bets placed on who to see and who … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finding Vivian Maier – Movie Review

Finding Vivian Maier – Review by Frank L. Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel Writers: John Maloof (story), Charlie Siskel (story) Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark John Maloof … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Picture Of Us – Theatre Upstairs – Review

A Picture of Us: A (sort of) Musical – Review by Frank L. The “Theatre Upstairs” has undergone a major reconfiguration of its space and the “new” auditorium is a … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Clang Sayne with James O’Sullivan – The Joinery – 25th July

This is a gig and new band that come heavily recommended, featuring the talents of Laura Hyland, Matthew Jacobson (drums), Judith Ring (voice), and Carolyn Goodwin (woodwinds) along with James … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grand Central – Movie Review

Grand Central – Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski Starring: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Denis Ménochet, Olivier Gourmet, Johan Libéreau, Camille Lellouche, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart In cinemas: July … Continue reading

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Interpol – Olympia – 10-02-15

Doesn’t that sound an awful long way away? Regardless, tickets go on sale this Friday for a decent enough price of €39 euro before nasty charges. How quickly do you … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Smock! – Smock Alley Theatre – Review

Smock! is a play based around the space in which it is performed. The play tells the history of Smock alley, and brings you through the various incarnations of the … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Movie Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Toby … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Paddy Casey – Whelans – 12-9-14

Whelans continue to draw in the best of Irish, with Paddy Casey being the latest name on the Whelans 25 schedule. Tickets are a snip at €15 and are on … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Smock! – Free Performances of a New Play at Smock Alley!

Smock! - 14th – 20th July @ 7:30pm in Main Space Smock! is a celebration of Smock Alley, which was written by Martin Maguire, who has worked extensively for TV on … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Things to do in Dublin (14-07-14 – 20-07-14)

The World Cup has finally departed, and congratulations to Germany! To fill the massive gaping hole in your life, you could take up making models of ships in bottles, pick … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

TV: True Blood, How I Met Your Mother, Silicon Valley

  So, it’s time to say goodbye to two very different series this week. With True Blood, (Fox, Monday 9pm) it is merely the beginning of the end. This final … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hear me sing your song/ with raised Arms – Project Arts Centre – Review

Hear Me Sing Your Song/with Raised Arms – Review by Frances Winston Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. July 9th – 12th @ 8pm nightly … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hard Working Class Heroes 2014 – Deadline Approaches!

October may seem a long time away, but for the bands, they’ve only five days to go before the deadline for applications! For the rest of us, there’s some early … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Begin Again – Movie Review – v2.0

Begin Again- Review by Frank L. Directed by John Carney Writer: John Carney Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine Greta (Keira Knightley) and Dave (Adam Lane), lovers and songwriters/singers, … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

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