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Léirmheas The Hole In The Ground

Published on 4th March 2019 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
Scríobh Stephen Shields The Hole In The Ground agus is é seo an chéad scannán a stiúir Lee Cronin, an stiúrthóir Éireannacha. Tá sé cosúil leis na scannáin Hereditary, The Hallow, A Quiet Place agus Under The Shadow agus is iad Seána Kerslake agus James Quinn Markey na príomhaisteoirí sa scannán seo. Bogann Sarah agus a […]

Verdi’s “La Traviata” Live from Covent Garden Wed, Jan 30th

Published on 23rd January 2019 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
  Wed, Jan 30th, at 6.45pm           ‘Traviata’, as Maria Callas showed, again and again, is an operatic treasure. Guiseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata”, his nineteenth opera, premiered at Venice’s La Fenice Theatre on March 6th, 1853 – and that below-par opening night was a disaster. The soprano, who looked anything but consumptive, […]

Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”, Live from Covent Garden: .Tuesday 22 January 2019

Published on 11th January 2019 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
“The Queen of Spades” has a powerful, dramatic story – of a man whose excessive greed and excessive gambling destroys himself and those around him. The scene between him and an old Countess in her bedroom is one of the most gripping in all opera. Tchaikovsky’s goal was to compose operas (he composed ten) with […]

Shakespeare’s “King Richard the 2nd” on NT Live from London’s Almeida Theatre

Published on 8th January 2019 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
“In performance it must be melodious, well orchestrated, youthful, headlong, violent and vivid”  (Sir John Gielgud) Shakespeare’s “King Richard the 2nd. Broadcast live on January 15th at 7 pm. Teresa May isn’t the first English ruler to suffer nightmares because of an “Irish Problem” – on October 2nd, 1394, King Richard the 2nd landed in […]

Simon Callow performs Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: Dec 11th, 8PM.

Published on 3rd December 2018 under Blog Topic - Reviews,
Simon Callow performs Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: Tues, December 11th @ 8PM.        I think I would travel to hear Simon Callow read the telephone Directory- I’m sure he would make it sound interesting. I’ve seen him live onstage a number of times in London and never saw him give a poor performance – […]