Astronaut – Theatre Review

Astronaut, a one man spoken word piece by Joe Wright, was inspired by the 2016 Apollo House Occupation. Wright has written that he was placed in emergency accommodation as a child, and was too inspired when the Apollo House/Home Sweet Home movement ended to let it rest. He has also said: “We, the people, can go out and march… Continue reading Astronaut – Theatre Review

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

Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas imagines an America where abortion is illegal. This is due to the introduction of the 28th (Personhood) amendment into the American constitution two years prior to when the story takes place, which gives "the consititutional right to life, liberty and property to a fertilized egg at the moment of conception.… Continue reading Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

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

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

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