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“Tribes” at The Gate Theatre, Dublin

The Gate Theatre production of; “Tribes” at The Gate Theatre, Dublin. Part of the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival
On 11th October last I had a very edgy, challenging, engaging and informative theatre experience at the Irish Premier of Nina Raine’s play “Tribes” at The Gate Theatre, Dublin

“On Blueberry Hill” at The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin

Fishamble The New Play Company’s production of; “On Blueberry Hill” at The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin
On 5th October last I had a very entertaining, engaging and uplifting theatre experience at Fishamble The New Play Company’s production of “On Blueberry Hill” at The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin

Woyzeck in Winter at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival 2017

On Wednesday 4th of October last I saw Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival’s production of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck in Winter at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. The massive, teetering set composed of dark, brooding Piano carcases is designed by Scenographer Jamie Vartan. The set references Schubert’s song cycle Die Winterreise which Schubert was still working on in 1827 when he died aged 31. Jamie Vartan’s stage setting provides a menacing performance space with semi concealed stairways, doors and performance areas.

Nora at The Project Art’s Centre, Dublin Theatre Festival 2017

On Wednesday 27th September last I had the good fortune to meet Scenographer Paul O’Mahony before a preview of The Corn Exchange production of Nora. He was (as can be expected) a bit anxious but content about the set he had designed for this full on, edgy and gripping new work by author Belinda McKeon. The story being set in 2015 allows Paul O’Mahony’s imaginative, clean edged, minimalist and opulent set to be slightly futuristic

A useful link for students of Design for Stage & Screen

"If a magician never reveals their secrets, then The Red Barn team are about to be kicked out of the tech magic circle.
Now that its run has ended, here's a look into the work that goes on backstage to bring such a show to life". National Theatre London
 
https://www.facebook.com/national.theatre.london/videos/10154982126374973/
AND AT: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/

How to make thunder in the theatre

How to make thunder in the theatre

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the Bristol Old Vic, one of the oldest working theatres in the world.
To mark the occasion, the theatre will give audiences a chance to experience productions in the way that eighteenth century theatre-goers did.
Reporter Jon Kay finds out how they make their thunder.
See at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03fc0lt

Release date:

13 January 2016

Duration:
 

46 seconds

Chekhov’s First Play at The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin

On Friday 2nd of October last I had a very entertaining, engaging and different (if confusing) theatre experience at The Dead Centre Company’s production of Chekhov’s First Play at The Samuel Beckett Theatre at TCD Dublin.
The production was directed by Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd, Set Designed by Andrew Clancy, Lighting Design by Stephen Dodd, Special Effects and On-Stage Design by Grace O’Hara Costume Design by Saileóg O’Halloran, Prosthetics and Make-up Design Bridge Lucey, Wigs by Val Sherlock.

Spinning at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

On Wednesday 1st of October last I attended an edgy, gripping performance of “Spinning” at The Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. The production was written by Deirdre Kinahan (Halcyon Days). Directed by Jim Culleton, Set Designed by Sabine Dargent, Costume Design by Leonore McDonagh, Lighting Design by Kevin Smith, Hair and Make-up Design not credited This edgy, unsettling drama is set on a symbolic, isolated, raised tidal island in a dark, spacious limbo observed by darkened audience from three sides.

DTF a special seminar Voyage & Return

This years Dublin Theatre Festival co-presented a symposium at Trinity University,

Tom and Vera

Tom and Vera at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin
On Wednesday 25th September last I attended a feisty performance of “Tom and Vera” at the Samuel Beckett Theatre which is on the campus of Trinity College Dublin. The production was written and directed by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy, Set Designed by Dominique Brennan, Costume Design by Caroline Harrington, Lighting Design by Stephen Dodd, Hair and Make-up Design by Beth Young.

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