Rape Culture takes centre stage at The Abbey with Rathmines Road and Asking For It

Two plays taking pertinent looks at women speaking out against sexual assault take to the Abbey this autumn. First with Deirdre Kinehan’s new play, Rathmines Road, currently in the Peacock, and later Asking For It, based on Louise O’Neill’s best seller will begin its run in November. In Rathmines Road, Sandra is selling her deceased… Continue reading Rape Culture takes centre stage at The Abbey with Rathmines Road and Asking For It

We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here – Theatre Review

We Don't Know What's Buried here, by Grace Dyas and presented by TheatreClub, traces the failings of the Irish state in our recent history. This show is inspired primarily by the fate of the Sean McDermot street laundry, which is set to be sold to a hotel group. Early on and throughout the show we… Continue reading We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here – Theatre Review

Neeson, Ansari and #MeToo

While the #MeToo movement shook Hollywood, with its ripples felt globally, including the calling out of Michael Colgan here, the less black and white stories are beginning to emerge and many people aren't happy. When asked about the #MeToo movement on The Late Late show, Liam Neeson began by saying it was a bit of… Continue reading Neeson, Ansari and #MeToo

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