As the curtain came up just after 8pm in the Lime Tree Theatre, Malachy McCourt’s eyes were glued to the stage but his thoughts were in another time and place, with his brother Frank. creator of Angelas Ashes. It would have been 3pm back home in New York. Frank McCourt died a few minutes after […]
THE COMPOSER behind Angela’s Ashes: A Musical said he hopes they can “do justice” to the memory of Frank McCourt and his Pulitzer Prize winning memoir, writes Anne Sheridan. Adam Howell, who composed the music and lyrics for the show, said the cast of 22 are “nervous and excited” ahead of its first Irish showing […]
Hundreds of people have once again gathered in Limerick for the 29th Kate O’Brien weekend. The life of one of the most famous Limerick writers was marked through a series of lectures and events, at three notable city venues, the Limerick Courthouse, the Daghda Dance Hall, and the Lime Tree Theatre at Mary Immaculate College.
This is the story of how a small Theatre transformed the cultural life of an Irish city. Theatres possess a special atmosphere that actors and performers recognised instantly. At rehersals, they clued into the spirits of the Hall, picking up on vibes and whispers of the past. Theatre deals with imagination; calling for what S.T. […]
Weekending Mon 4th Oct – Sun 10th Oct Film: Tues 5th Oct @ 8pm. Ireland / 2009 / 80mins. AWARD WINNING FILM HIS & HERS Directed by Ken Wardrop. Rarely have the odd and the ordinary combined to such beguiling effect. Winner of a small hatfull of prizes over the last year, Ken Wardrop’s debut […]