Theatre Review: Two Pints

Roddy Doyle’s latest onstage venture packs an emotional punch, writes Hannah Carberry By Dir. Catriona McLaughlin Some might say that the existence of good writing is threatened by the digital age. One man who proves this theory wrong is Roddy Doyle, who in 2011 began using Facebook as a platform for his latest work, a series of lightly comical conversations between two middle-aged men meeting … Continue reading Theatre Review: Two Pints

Will it Fit in the Van? An Interview with Conor Clancy

Entertainment Editor, Gemma Kent, chats with Conor Clancy about his new play, Will it Fit in the Van?, ahead of its Cork debut.   Opening for the first time in Cork on March 8th in the Strive Theatre, Will it Fit in the Van? is a farcical black comedy written by Conor Clancy and directed by Al Dalton. Having received critical acclaim at its premiere from the … Continue reading Will it Fit in the Van? An Interview with Conor Clancy

Review: Cork School of Music performs The Laramie Cycle

Review by Shelly Hannigan “‘Well, you know homosexuality is a sin’ – she kept saying that – and I go, ‘Mom, I just played a murderer tonight. And you didn’t seem to have a problem with that…”, this is just one of the thought provoking quotes from Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project. The, then, third year students of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies … Continue reading Review: Cork School of Music performs The Laramie Cycle

Everyman Palace Review: A fresh and gritty look at Synge’s Western World

Review: Motley Staff Showings of Playboy of the Western World are often mundane. Oftentimes it can be like watching someone try to teach an old dog new tricks. But Blue Raincoat Theatre Company have injected new life into this Synge classic, which shows at the Everyman Palace in Cork this week. The curtains first opened on this production in Sligo in 2014, with the company … Continue reading Everyman Palace Review: A fresh and gritty look at Synge’s Western World

Review: Boys

Motley’s Emily Horgan gives her thoughts on the very relevant stage production Boys, which is currently showing in the Cork Arts Theatre this week. With the death of Robin Williams still fresh in our hearts, it is extremely important that we learn from this tragedy which unfortunately affects many people throughout the world. Suicide is a last resort for a person suffering from depression and … Continue reading Review: Boys