Tag: RTE Arena

October Blog: Loftus Leanings

The curtains have downed on the major theatre festivals for this year and I have to say the overall standard this year was very good. Of the many shows I reviewed, and the ones I attended for my own pleasure, there were some real dazzling gems. That’s not to say that there weren’t a few duds in the mix either…

Review: King of the Castle

Originally broadcast 12/10/2017 on Arena, RTE Radio 1. King of the Castle, presented by Druid, runs until October 15th 2017 at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Director:  Garry Hynes Writer: Eugene McCabe Cast includes:  Seána Kerslake, Seán McGinley,  Peter Daly, Ryan Donaldson, Bosco Hogan, John Olohan, Marty Rea,  Steve Blount, Anthony Moriarty, Eddie Mullarkey, Conor Quinlan, Kate Murray, Shane McCormick and Patrick Conneely Design:  Francis O’Connor Lighting Design:  James F. Ingalls…

Review: Melt

Originally broadcast 02/10/2017 on Arena, RTE Radio 1. Melt, presented by Rough Magic Theatre Company, runs until October 8th 2017 at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Director: Lynne Parker Cast: Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, Charlie Maher, Rebecca O’Mara, Owen Roe Set and Costume Design: Sarah Bacon Lighting Design: Zia Holly Sound Design: Carl Kennedy AV Design: John Galvin

Review: On Blueberry Hill

Originally broadcast 02/10/2017 on Arena, RTE Radio 1. On Blueberry Hill, presented by Fishamble, runs until October 8th 2017 at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Writer: Sebastian Barry Director: Jim Culleton Cast: Niall Buggy & David Ganly Set & Costume Design: Sabine Dargent Lighting Design: Mark Galione Sound Design: Denis Clohessy Dramaturg: Gavin Kostick Producer: Eva Scanlan Note: I incorrectly state the running time…