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 […]

TMT presents West Side Story

This Wednesday to Friday, Trinity Musical Theatre Society (TMT) will be presenting their very own adaption of the classic West Side Story. The tale of two star-crossed lovers is about to take over the O’Reilly Theatre, where the audience will be whirled back to 1950s New York City. TMT are fresh to the cobblestones at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: An hour of sound and spectacle at ‘Night at the Museum Building’

This week, anyone with a spare hour at lunchtime got to see something a little different at the Players theatre. Mercifully, ‘Night at the Museum Building’, written and directed by Úna Harty, had little to do with the Ben Stiller film. It was an hour of sound and spectacle which touched on student themes and […]

Review: Fourth Week show in Players Theatre – Kohl

Kohl, directed by Lorna Kettle and Sophie Cassidy, was a one hour play performed in the fabulous Players theatre Monday to Friday during Societies Week. The audience sat facing a simple set: a table with two chairs, a glass of scotch, a catwalk and a bar. Three girls clad in black slips and mock kimonos […]

Working on the Fringe

“It’s important that people employ both revolution and reform and I think, in fact, the tension between those methods is what brings about change.”      Throughout history, people have worked consistently to effect political and social changes in societies throughout the world. The means of effecting these changes can widely differ from place to […]

Beggars can be choosers

What is the role of the theatre today? D. Joyce-Ahearne looks at Bertolt Brecht’s Threepenny Opera and speaks with Michael Colgan, The Gate Theatre’s Artistic Director.

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