After Body & Soul and Castlepalooza, the muddy fields of the midlands take a break from festival season this weekend. Probably for the best as Beyonce gets her Beyhive in Formation for a show that’s not quite sold out at Croke Park tomorrow.
The 40th anniversary of the death of one of our truly great female writers will be remembered at the 2014 Limerick Literary Festival from tonight until Sunday. Many well-known names will participate in the festival which honours Limerick-born novelist and playwright Kate O’Brien.
FOR Barbara Brennan it’s a case of déjà vu all over again. The Dublin thespian, one of the nation’s finest actresses, is currently playing Lady Catherine de Bourgh in tThe Gate’s lavish adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Frank McGuinness has a new play at the Abbey, his first novel has just been published, he lectures at university, and lunch is the working man’s take-out, ham roll, eaten between interview, phone calls and the next appointment, which is looming before the hour is up.
HAVING served as director of Project Arts Centre for ten years, Willie White took the reins of the Dublin Theatre Festival in late 2011. He didn’t have to travel very far. The festival offices are located just a few yards from the Project in Temple Bar. But conceptually, the distance between the two jobs is more of a jump.