In the News

A musical omnivore in search of sparkling melodies

“Pieter Wispelwey’s lifelong love of music old and new and an instrumental adaptibility will give Dublin audiences a treat this Friday, writes Michael Dervan”
Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

Are all the sopranos here? Has everyone got a folder? Does everyone look as if they’re enjoying themselves? If not, can they start faking it?

“BACKSTAGE PASS: Tara Brady takes a peek behind the scenes with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra”
Saturday, January 15, 2011.

When it’s not all right on the night

“What do you do when your trousers go on fire, or you trip over an armchair and land flat on your face on stage in front of an audience? BRIAN O’CONNELL talks embarrassing moments with some Irish actors”
Friday, January 14, 2011.

The Head of Red O’Brien

“The monologue play goes in and out of fashion, but one of its saving graces is the immediate access it provides to a character’s thoughts, motivations, obsessions and self-deceptions. Writers of dialogue spend incalculable hours of hair-pulling effort trying to ration out such details through observation and elegant indication, but the monologue gets right into someone’s head”
Peter Crawley. Friday, January 14, 2011.