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PopLives #83: Martin Sharry

Every week this Q&A finds out what interesting people in music, film, fashion, theatre, literature, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming.

Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 07:00


Martin Sharry is a playwright and theatre director.

Last film you saw and your verdict?
Only God Forgives by Winding Refn, great, loved it.

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
Monday Echo at The International, I always appreciate the hit and miss of the live situation

Last stage production you saw and your verdict?
Shaun Dunne’s The Waste Ground Party, I really enjoyed it

Last gallery / museum / exhibition you visited and your verdict?
The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview by Nathaniel Mellors at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Great, watched it 8 times

You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?

What are your most clicked bookmarks?
Facebook, Hotmail

Do you have a favourite podcast or radio programme?
Doc on One is usually good and KCRW’s bookworm.

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
Very random from RSA to RZA

What song should we listen to right now?
Anything by Anne Briggs, a good counterbalance to X Factor etc.
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Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
Made In Chelsea, strangely fascinating

Which app do you use the most?

Do you play video games or mobile platform games, and if so, what’s your favourite at the moment?
N/A but I favour chess in any format

What is your favourite club night of all time?
One in the GPO, Galway, in the 90’s, perhaps.

If you could transport one international cultural outlet to your home town, what would it be and why?
MOMA, it would be more convenient

And finally, if you check out one thing this month, that’s not your own, make it…
The inimitable Peter Dooley at the Craic House in Cork Dec 5th.

Looking For Work, written and directed by Martin Sharry runs at the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar in Dublin from November 25th-29th.

Previously on PopLives: Zoe Ni Riordain, Evan WebberCaitriona Ni MhurchuKris NelsonEleanor TiernanPhilip ConnaughtonTanya TagaqRichie EganAlison SpittleRex RyanCharlene LydonAvril StanleyMary NallyColm Mac Con IomaireAnna RodgersTara FlynnJohn ButlerDon WycherleyMaserRubberbanditsJames WolfSinead GleesonOlwen FouéréLe GalaxieCian O’BrienCian Ó CiobhainKatie HollyElaine MaiAisling FarinellaBrendan CantyMelanie MorrisTaylor MacTemper-Mental MissElayenousFez Fa’ananaChris JudgeXnthonyDavid MullaneJo ManganDerek O’ConnorBeardymanLynnette MoranRob DelaneyJulie ChanceConor O’BrienNial ConlanWallis BirdAdrian CrowleyTegan QuinEllie MacnamaraSteve RyanMumblin Deaf RoRick O’SheaGrace DyasMark O’HalloranAmy ConroyLouise McSharryMaeve HigginsRay YeatesNialler9Jeanie FinlayKevin BarryBrigie De CourcyJohn ScottWillie WhiteNiall MuckianPhil BoyleAngela DorganRoise GoanJoshua GordonMick MinogueEilis BoyleAnnie MacBen FrowMichael McDermottSinead O’Connor,  Shane LanganKathy ScottEoghan KidneyMichael Roe, and Phillip McMahon.