Review: Black Coffee Jun26

Review: Black Coffee

TweetAgatha Christie’s first ever play Black Coffee is simple, old fashioned stage fun with the ever-popular Hercule Poirot, arguably the most famous detective of all time. Jason Durr leads the cast of this whodunnit, set in a quintessential grand English country estate. A household is...

Lindsay Lohan confirms West End debut Jun26

Lindsay Lohan confir...

TweetLindsay Lohan will make her stage debut on London’s West End later this year. Lohan, best known for films such as Mean Girls and Freaky Friday, as well as her dramatic off-screen antics, will star in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow at London’s Playhouse Theatre. The show follows a...

Review: Little Mix at The O2 Dublin Jun09

Review: Little Mix a...

TweetAs soon as Little Mix began to descend from the roof of the O2, the deafening screams started, and they do not let up. The very young audience (and the occasionally excited Mammy) were could hardly contain themselves as the former X Factor winners powered through their polished,...

Chris O’Dowd loses out at Tony Awards Jun09

Chris O’Dowd l...

TweetChris O’Dowd lost out at last night’s Tony Awards, with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston taking home the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. O’Dowd was nominated for his role in Of Mice and Men, which also starred Hollywood actor James Franco. How I Met Your...

Elf The Musical coming to Dublin for Christmas Jun06

Elf The Musical comi...

TweetElf The Musical, based on Will Ferrell’s 2003 comedy, is coming to Dublin for Christmas. Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s...

Review: McBusted at the O2, Dublin Jun03

Review: McBusted at ...

TweetArriving in style in a flashing DeLorean time machine, and descending from the ceiling in a giant UFO – The final night of McBusted’s tour was an extravaganza of relentless fun from start to finish. McBusted truly are the sounds of my tweenage years, morphing Busted (minus...

Review: One Direction at Croke Park May26

Review: One Direction at Croke Park

TweetThe world’s biggest pop band descended on Dublin this weekend, playing to almost 250,000 fans over three nights in Croke Park. One Direction played their largest gigs ever, which acted as a homecoming for Mullingar-born Niall Horan. Those who have followed One Direction from their early days will remember that Croke Park was also the venue for Horan’s first X Factor audition, four years ago and he’s been very vocal about his excitement for these gigs. One Direction’s success has been completely unprecedented. Previous X Factor contestants including Leona Lewis, Olly Murs and JLS have had some big hits in Ireland...

Review: Breaking Dad at the Gaiety Theatre May22

Review: Breaking Dad...

TweetThe year is 2022 and Paul Howard’s Celtic Tiger cub Ross O’Carroll Kelly is still looking ‘focking amazing’ in his polo shirts and D4 mansion. Now in his 40s, Ross (Rory Nolan) still dreams about his boyhood rugby stardom and wishes he had a rugby-loving son to...

UTV Ireland search f...

TweetFancy being the next Julian Simmons? Of course you do. If you’re an entertainment buff that is made for TV, here’s your chance to show your stuff. UTV Ireland, which will launch in January 2015, is searching for a new face to announce soaps, drama and entertainment on air. UTV Ireland...

Lloyd Webber may take School of Rock to Broadway May20

Lloyd Webber may tak...

TweetAndrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that he may shun London’s West End in favour of Broadway for the opening of his next musical, citing child labour rules as the reason. The composer is working on a stage adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black film School of Rock. In the UK, if a show ends...

Review: Godzilla May17

Review: Godzilla

TweetThe most famous monster in the world is back, but is Godzilla a worthy reboot, or a monstrous waste of time? Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays our young hero, a soldier called Ford Brody. When he was a child, Ford’s mother was killed in a freak nuclear accident at a Japanese plant that she and Ford’s father Joe (Bryan Cranston) worked at. Joe has since become a conspiracy nut, living alone, obsessing over the real cause of the accident. Joe gets arrested for trespassing in a quarantined area of the city, and Ford has to leave his wife Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and son and travel back to Japan to help his troubled father. During...

Lloyd Webber closes the door on ‘Stephen Ward’ May16

Lloyd Webber closes ...

TweetSir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical ‘Stephen Ward’ flopped out of the West End at the end of March after a disappointing run. Having opened on the same night as the Apollo Theatre’s roof collapse, the musical failed to generate any buzz on launch. While reviews for the show were...

One Direction fans banned from queueing at Croke Park May15

One Direction fans b...

TweetOne Direction fans will be turned away from Croke Park if they try to camp overnight or queue early for any of the band’s concerts. MCD, the concert promotors, have also announced that ‘Tag-A-Kid’ wristbands will be issued to young children at the concert. Guardians can...

Blondie, Sinead O’Connor added to Electric Picnic line-up May14

Blondie, Sinead O...

TweetBlondie will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a debut performance at Electric Picnic. A host of extra acts have been added to the festival including Sinead O’Connor, Mogwai, James Murphy, Kelis, Neneh Cherry, Duke Dumont and Ham Sandwich. They will join the existing line-up...

Cork Midsummer Festival confirmed for June 2014 May12

Cork Midsummer Festi...

TweetThe Board of Cork Midsummer Festival has announced that this year’s Festival will take place from 19th – 23rd June 2014. Early highlights of this year’s festival include Der Vampyr presented by the The Everyman and Cork Operatic Society, a chilling opera that will transform The...

TV3 Executives jump ...

TweetFive members of TV3′s senior staff will be leaving the station for rival UTV Ireland, which launches in January 2015. Daragh Byrne (Director of Sales at TV3) has been appointed Commercial Director and Joanne King has been appointed Direct Sales Manager. David McMunn will take the...

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