Michael Seaver

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The RTÉ Concert Orchestra at rehearsal in the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

In Studio 1, RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s rehearsal space in the RTÉ radio building, 60 musicians (an expansion on the usual 45) are preparing to spend six(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and the Everyman world premiere production of Asking for It by Louise O Neill. Photograph: Hugh O Conor

ASKING FOR IT Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Nov 9-24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie – In these alternately distressing and galvanising days(...)

Irish Modern Dance Theatre: Oona Doherty and Valda Setterfield rehearse Inventions. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska The Irish Modern Dance Theatre will perform ‘Inventions’ at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Inventions, a new Bach-inspired dance by John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, will premiere in the midst of Kilkenny Arts Festival’s classical-mus(...)

“We rarely hear Dolores’s voice. The story is written by a male writer and narrated by a male character, and they both deny her existence as a human, instead creating this fantasy being called ‘Lolita’”

Dolores Hazes is not a famous literary character. But Lolita is. When Humbert Humbert, the child rapist narrator in Nabokov’s novel, imposes his nickn(...)

Object Piggy Lir Academy ***  It might have moments of gravity-defying thrills, but aerial dance can sometimes provide minutes of awkward (...)

Dusk Ahead

Dusk AheadProject Arts Centre****Junk Ensemble’s latest work returns to familiar territory: the state of unpredictability between pillars of certainty(...)

Damn the CircusSamuel Beckett Theatre****Those of us who have tried it will know that running away to join the circus isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.(...)

Hard truths beneath the humour
  • Stage
  • September 14, 2013, 12:00

Fit/MisfitSmock Alley****Explorations of community often descend into touchy-feely earnestness: not so Fit/Misfit, an archetypical Fringe show about f(...)

Bunking off
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  • September 9, 2013, 14:00

BunkProject Space Upstairs**Fringe favourites Paperdolls return with an exploration of the darker side of sleep and dreams. A giant bed – rendered fou(...)

Wage against the sexist machine

WageProject Cube****Wage might be a feminist polemic about inequality and the pornographisation of the female body, but at its essence is choice. Are (...)

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