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  • The Blackwater Lightship at The Gaiety Theatre, Audio described performance

    World Premiere of Colm Tóibín’s piercing novel about a broken family, making a family of your own and the cost of caring for each other.

    It’s 90s Ireland and HIV/AIDS is still a terminal diagnosis. A sister, a mother and a grandmother, along with two gay friends, have come together to tend to 29-year-old Declan, who has the disease. Can this makeshift family unit face up to the illness and each other?

  • Charlene Kelly’s Into The Dark Woods at Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Programme Notes for audio described performance, 16th September 2022

    Charlene Kelly’s debut play draws on archetypes found in fairy tale and nature. Her living realm of the woods is an invitation to experience a story through the eyes of intellectual disability.

    A Prince is tired of being controlled by his father, heartbroken he runs into the woods. Cold and alone he calls out for help. A girl, also lost, is charmed into leaving a safe and familiar path. Hunted by darkness their way out is uncertain.

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Programme Notes for audio described performance, 27th August 2022

    The sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre running from 9 – 27 August 2022. The multi award-winning show has been performed in over 80 countries worldwide and has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals.

  • Translations in the Abbey Theatre, Programme Notes for audio described performance, 30th July 2022

    Progress is coming. Tensions are growing. There are plans for a new English-speaking national school and a group of Royal Engineers have arrived to map the area.

    Translations examines the fractious relationship between people and nations through the lens of language and (mis)communication.

    Brian Friel’s modern masterpiece finds a new potency, in a time where Brexit has thrown current Anglo-Irish relations into sharp relief, redrawing old boundaries, and opening up old wounds. Abbey Theatre Artistic Director and Donegal native Caitríona McLaughlin opens a hotly anticipated new production of Translations in Belfast before a summer run on the Abbey stage.

     

  • An Octoroon in the Abbey Theatre, Programme Notes for audio described performance, 14th May 2022

    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ radical reboot of Irish playwright, Dion Boucicault’s notorious 1859 play The Octoroon became “this decade’s most eloquent statement on race in America today.” (The New York Times)

    Both old and new, both disturbing and hilarious, the original storyline of this flawed Irish classic is remixed into a bigger, wilder, more subversive version. The Peyton’s failing Louisiana plantation is in financial ruins. Everything and everyone they own is going to be auctioned. Can Zoe escape the clutches of the devious Jacob McClosky?

  • The Spider’s House in Project Arts Centre, Programme Notes for audio described performances, 6th and 7th March 2020

    In a city filled with twists and turns, where nothing is ever quite what it seems, welcome to a nightmare from a disordered mind.

    Premiering on the 29th of February at Project Arts Centre and presented by a host of some of Ireland’s most exciting artists, The Spider’s House explores the limits of our compassion and the heart’s darkness.