Ambitious debuts astound at PIPS showcase

Michaelmas term has certainly been an eventful and action-packed semester in terms of Players Introductory Programme (PIPS) productions. The plays written and performed by members of PIPS are always of a tremendously high standard and this group of students certainly did not disappoint. The majority of these plays were written by Senior Freshmen students, however, […]

Examining the art of drama

Youss Koudri isn’t stressed for exams right now. Koudri is too busy in rehearsals. It’s not that he’s ignoring his college work. In fact, this is his college work. Watching from the corner of the rehearsal room, he is one of the Senior Freshman Drama Studies students producing their ensemble piece “Big Love”.   Running […]

Behind The Curtain

What does it take to put on a show on in Players? An inspired idea and a brilliant mind? Knowing all the right people, and them knowing you? Skinny jeans and a box of Amber Leaf?   Despite being central on campus, the Players theatre, and the members who run it, maintain a sense of […]

Trinity Halls’ ‘Avenue Q’: A Dazzling Mix of Puppetry, Profanity and Positivity

  “Without a doubt, ‘Avenue Q’ is a show that you should endeavour not to miss. The quality of the production and the dazzling performances from the actors make this show a truly great achievement for Trinity Halls.”   Last night granted me opportunity to see the Halls musical extravaganza of 2016, Avenue Q, directed […]

The TCD Directorial Debut Festival continues to take centre stage

  “It’s possible to use this module as a way to get your foot in the door, to get your work acknowledged so that people can be aware of who you are and what you want to do.”   “A wonderful way to wrap up four years of studying drama” and similar sentiments were the […]

Review: Dogg’s Hamlet for TCD Debut Festival

  “It was a risky decision for a bachelor’s drama student to undertake an exceptionally daunting task, especially one so crucial to the result of their degree.”   Trinity Debut Festival of Theatre is a three-week long event from the students of the advanced directing in the Drama Department. Every year, a handful of Senior […]

Help! My Brothers are Successful and I Am Doing A Drama Degree

Following your dreams in college can be a daunting, but fulfilling experience.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore Running Time: 118 minutes Rating: 2:1 By Nicholas Bland Hollywood comedies generally recommend themselves as films to avoid watching. North American prudery combined with overblown emotional pyrotechnics tends to kill any humour they might otherwise possess. But there’s a moment, […]

The Big Picture

Director: Eric Lartigau Cast: Romain Duris, Marina Fois, Niels Arestrup Running time: 114 minutes (French with English subtitles) Rating: 2.2 By Robert O’ Reilly Partner in a Parisian law firm and living in bourgeois luxury with his wife and two cute kids, Paul Exben’s (Romain Duris) life seems to have everything going for it. However, […]

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life Director: Terence Malick Cast: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn Running time: 139 minutes. Rating: 2.2 By Robert O’Reilly Often nicknamed cinema’s invisible man, Terence Malick is renowned for taking massive gaps between his output as a director, having only taken the helm on five movies in a 38 year career. […]


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