Radio and theatre: Marty’s festive mix gets us in the yuletide mood
The Lyric FM morning stalwart didn’t disappoint at the onset of the Christmas season
December 8 marks the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, commemorating Mary’s conception of Jesus without original sin. In Ireland, the holy day evolved to celebrate the more modern religion of capitalism: December 8 was traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, when people from all over the country would flock to urban centres to do their Christmas shopping.
More recently, it is significant because it marks the day when RTE’s Lyric FM, that bastion...
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Romeo and Juliet: A reimagining for screen that grips and surprises
Shakespeare’s classic and David Ireland’s Sadie were both staged for British TV last week, with impressive results
Abbey gives mother and baby home survivors their voice back
The details, hurts and truths provide a space for catharsis and echo long after the show ends
Once Upon a Bridge: Compelling online production bridges the gap until theatre returns
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Radio and theatre: Edna O’Brien sheds light on the ‘dangerous’ vocation of writing
The legendary Irish novelist celebrated her 90th birthday by delivering the annual TS Eliot lecture for the Abbey Theatre, online from the Irish embassy in London