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Calendar Girls strut into Grand Canal

January 12, 2011


Perhaps February isn’t the wisest month for people to be stripping off in Ireland but we have been assured the Grand Canal Theatre is cranking up the heat for the arrival of British Hit show, Calendar Girls. The show has become the most successful play ever to tour the UK and has taken in more […]

One Night In Istanbul @ Grand Canal Theatre Reviewed

June 12, 2010


Sports fans can be scary people. I should know, I am one. But at Grand Canal Theatre last week, I was privy to a very different theatrical experience in Nicky Allt’s Liverpool soccer tribute, One Night In Istanbul. The foyer is filled with Liverpool jerseys on entry. It feels like I’m in Belfast or Rosslare […]

Interview with Whistle Down The Wind’s Jonathan Ansell

May 15, 2010


. Though it’s a mere few weeks old, the Grand Canal Theatre is certainly pulling in quality theatrical entertainment. The latest show to roll in to the waterside venue is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical Whistle Down The Wind directed and produced by prolific Bill Kenwright and starring Jonathan Ansell of X-Factor operatic sensations […]

Translating a Means to an Ending

February 21, 2010


. I went to see my local drama group perform Brian Friel’s Translations on Thursday night in Wexford. A play I’ve loved since, pretty much opening the first page, it was great to finally see a stage version of it, not to mention an excellent one. . Such is the nature of life, I didn’t […]

Petitioning Shakespeare

December 11, 2009


With the Christmas season cast upon us, I turned my attention to that most coveted of Christmas literature – a TV guide. It is, after all, one of the vital items one must possess in order to beat the Stephens’s Day hangover and prepare for the Stephens’s night bender. * So, it only came as […]