• Lessness @ Project Arts Centre, Dublin

    Premiered at the Beckett International Season at London’s Barbican in June before being presented at the Galway International Arts festival, Dublin’s Project Arts Centre will play host to a four-night night run of the Irish playwright’s 1969 short story Lessness from January 27 to January 30. Set within a vast desert landscape, the performance features Olwen Fouéré, a beguiling physical presence with a phenomenal vocal technique, who invites the audience to reflect upon the many refractions of this profoundly evocative Beckett text. Tickets for Lessness range from €15 to €22 and can be purchased here.

  • I’m Your Man @ Project Arts Centre, Dublin

    Co-presented by THISISPOPBABY, I’m Your Man looks set to be a highlight of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival from September 24 to October 3 “A gutsy love story that keeps you moving forwards when you think you’re falling backwards”, the production is a self-proclaimed “musical journey from death to new life – a roadmap back from rock bottom.” Featuring music by Mark Palmer, the show – written by Philip McMahon – promises an intimate and poignant experience where music and theatre collide. Tickets – priced €15 – €25 – go on sale on Wednesday, August 12. Photo by Fiona Morgan

  • Death of a Comedian @ Lyric Theatre

    A colloboration between the Lyric, the Abbey Theatre and the Soho Theatre, the dark and potent Death of a Comedian will run from February 7 to March 8 at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre. Starring Brian Doherty as small-time stand-up Steve Johnson its tagline “What if I’m not funny? What if I go out there and I’m not funny?” aptly distils the essence of the production. Self-belief, ambition, romance and the pursuit for glory entwine in a heady tale of fame, fortune and failure. Go here to buy tickets to Death of a Comedian and watch the trailer for the show below.

  • Punk Rock @ The Lyric

    Punk Rock – a play written by Simon Stephens and directed by Selina Cartmell – comes to Belfast’s Lyric Theatre for a stint, from August 10 until September 6. Set amongst a clique of sixth formers during exam time in a library as they prepare for mock A levels, Punk Rock sees the typically dysfunctional group discuss their pre-university problems and struggles with personal identity. Writer Simon Stevens has been heralded as the most prolific British playwright of his generation, and the likes of The Independent and The Guardian have given the play positive reviews. You can check out the Lyric’s…

  • Rhinoceros

    Romanian Theatre of the Absurd dramatist Eugène Ionesco’s classic play Rhinoceros will be be staged at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre as part of this year’s Belfast Festival at Queens. Directed by Joanne Allen – an alumni of Queens University – the play centers on the inhabitants of an entire town, in which ‘Rhinoceritis’ has gradually transformed them all into rhinoceroses. All except one, that is, for Berenger remains untouched. In a world in which everyone becomes a rhinoceros and no-one speaks the same language, the question is asked: what is there to understand? The staging takes place from October 25-October 27. Tickets – priced at £12 – are available…