Sexual Harassment & Gender Inequality

Irish social media has been ablaze since the 27th of October when Grace Dyas, Dublin based theatre maker, posted about her experience with Michael Colgan, who had been the Artistic Director of The Gate for 33 years, until earlier this year. Since Dyas’s piece, more and more women have commented on social media sharing their stories.… Continue reading Sexual Harassment & Gender Inequality

The Bitter Game Review

A one man show, written and performed by Keith A Wallace is a powerful piece of theatre exploring life and culture in African-American communities and hammers home the message that black lives matter. In an interview Wallace said that although he draws a diverse crowd, his expected audience was white and middle class. The fact… Continue reading The Bitter Game Review

Waiting For Justice – short play by Terry Murphy

Written as a piece of street theatre in 2016, this piece takes inspiration from Waiting for Godot to satire the jury selection for the Jobstown Trials. Background In 2016 the DPP attempted to exclude everyone with a connection to Tallaght, and anyone who has expressed their opinion on the water charges, either in public media… Continue reading Waiting For Justice – short play by Terry Murphy

Heartbreak – Emmet Kirwan

A powerful spoken word poem, and the most memorable piece to come from ThisIsPopBaby's "RIOT", Kirwan tells the story of a young working class woman and her experience. From looking at sexism faced on a daily basis to showing the hypocrisy of a society that condemns her for being a poor single mother, while papers… Continue reading Heartbreak – Emmet Kirwan

This Beach – Broken Talkers

This Beach is a blistering satire of white western privilege made in response to the global refugee crisis A private beach inhabited by a family; a European family. They are the owners of the beach. The beach has been in their family for generations. The family celebrate a wedding, a union between two sides; each of… Continue reading This Beach – Broken Talkers

The Game Review

TheatreClub is known for their politically and socially challenging work. From work about drug addiction to the troubles in the north, Grace Dyas and the rest of this theatre company aren’t afraid to bring the realities of people living with these issues to the forefront and provoke a conversation. The Game gives us arguments from… Continue reading The Game Review

The Train Review – from Irish Women’s Liberation Movement to Repeal 

The Train, a musical written by Arthur Riordan, is a force of energy, a celebration of the women involved in the contraceptive train, a damnation of the interwoven nature of church and state and a clear message of support for the repeal of the 8th amendment. Developed with women who were on the train, the show… Continue reading The Train Review – from Irish Women’s Liberation Movement to Repeal