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SHUSH at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin till July 20th 2013

On Monday evening last (10th June) I attended a performance of Elaine Murphy’s new play SHUSH at the Abbey Theatre. The production is directed by Jim Culleton, Set Designed by Anthony Lamble, Costume Design by Niamh Lunney, Lighting Design by Kevin Mc Fadden, Hair and Make-up Design by Val Sherlock.
 
The scenographic interpretation and staged presentation is very straight forward in presenting a set that is an appropriate environment, addressing the needs of the script and the Director.

lyric Opera “La Traviata” at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

On Saturday last 8th June v2013, I attended an excellent production of La Traviata at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin, it was Directed and Designed by Lyric Opera Production’s founder and General/Artistic Director Cav. Vivian Coates. Wardrobe Supervisor: Jeanette Tumelty with Costumes credited to Triple C Costumes and Flame of Torbay, Lighting Design by Alastair Kerr, Hair and Make-up Design Ali Murphy
 

Birdsong at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

On Friday evening last (31st May 2013) I attended a performance of Sebastian Faulks’s play Birdsong at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. The production is directed by Alastair Whatley, Set Designed by Victoria Spearing, Costume Design by Ed Holland, Lighting Design by Alex Wardle for (Charcoalablue LLP), Hair and Make-up Design was not credited.
 

Translations at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

On Thursday evening last (28th March) I enjoyed attended a performance of Brian Friel’s play Translations at The Gaiety Theatre. The production is directed by Adrian Dunbar, Set Designed by Stuart Marshall, Costume Design by Helen Quigley, Lighting Design by Conleth White, Hair and Make-up Design was not credited.

Halcion Days at The Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Halcion Days at The Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Some time ago I enjoyed a performance of Deirdre Kinahan’s play Halcion Days at The Smock Alley Theatre. The production was directed by David Horan, Set and Costumes were designed by Maree Kearns, Lighting Design by Kevin Smith. See sketch and photo image below:

A Woman of no importance, at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, September 2012

A Woman of No Importance, at The Gate Theatre, Dublin Sept 2012
On Wednesday evening last (15th August) I enjoyed a performance of Oscar Wilde’s play A Woman of no Importance at The Gate Theatre. The production is directed by Patrick Mason, Set Designed by Eileen Diss, Costume Design by Peter O’Brien, Lighting Design by Paul Keogan, Hair and Make-up Design by Anne Dunne.
The interpretation on staged presentation resulting from the collaboration between the Director and Designers is visually appealing, effective and economical. The controlled pallet and tones of both Set and Costume focused the audience’s attention on the delivery of the author’s words and the performance of the cast. The metallic like material in the unadorned costumes of the seated Lady Pontefract and that of Lady Hunstanton gave them the formidable appearance of occupied armoured personnel carriers

The Judas Kiss at the Gaiety Theatre. 15th – 20th October 2012

The Judas Kiss at the Gaiety Theatre. 15th – 20th October 2012
A memorable visit to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on Thursday evening last (18th October 2012) to see the, Robert Fox, Chichester Festival Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath Productions presentation of The Hampstead Theatre Production of “The Judas Kiss” written by David Hare and directed by Neil Armfield.
The set for the production is designed by scenographer Dale Ferguson, costumes designed by Sue Blane, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design is by Paul Groothuis. See sketch plans & front elev below:

The Plough and the Stars at the Abbey at The O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin

The Plough and the Stars at the Abbey at The O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin
 
I had the good fortune last Thursday night 9th August to get into town in time to catch a pre-show talk by Richard Boyd Barrett TD on Sean O’ Casey at the Abbey at The O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere. The talk, titled “O’Casey and Politics” was under the banner of the Abbey Theatres “Other Voices” series of talks http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/engage_and_learn/talks/
 

Paul Simon in Concert at the 02, Dublin

Last night (Thursday 12th July) I had the good fortune of being treated by Rebecca and Paul by being brought to see and hear Paul Simon in Concert at the 02. The concert featured the Graceland suite including the Ladysmith Black Mambazo, whose vocals, with their distinctive rhythm and cadence are only astonishing. The main feature was of course Paul Simon himself, who performed to the delight of his audience with great panache, energy and completeness.

The House at the Abbey Theatre Dublin

Tom Murphy’s “The House” at the Abbey Theatre
Tom Murphy’s “The House” at the Abbey Theatre, Designed by Paul O’ Mahony a graduate of IADT P.Des and Motley Theatre Design School, London. http://paulomahonysetdesign.blogspot.ie/
Costumes by Niamh Lunny a graduate  of Limerick College of Art & Design
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/niamh-lunny/35/166/746

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