Ciara Berkeley plays the role or Lucy Logue in Channel 5/Virgin Media’s new thriller THE DECEIVED.
The Deceived is a four part series written by Lisa McGee (Derry Girls) and Tobias Beer.
Sarah Kinlen played the role of Miss Breen in this year’s feature ‘HERSELF’ directed by Phyllida Lloyd which had it’s world premiere at The Sundance Festival.
It’s the story of young mother Sandra who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.
Both JANE HERBERT and MALLORY ADAMS will appear in THE OTHER LAMB which has its world premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September and then continues the festival circuit and includes The London BFI Film Festival in October.
Directed by the very prominent Malgorzata Szumowska from Poland, it also stars Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman and Denise Gough.
Michael Patrick is performing his one man show, MY LEFT NUT at The Edinburgh fringe, after and extremely successful national tour of Ireland and North of Ireland.
Edwin Mullane is performing his first outing of The Fetch Wilson written by Stewart Roche
This year ANDREA KELLY will appear as mother in “Mother”.
Hardworking mam Grace has the perfect happy family: a loving husband and two wonderful children. But, when her husband arrives home one day with a brand-new kitchen appliance, she slowly starts to realize that there might not be room for both of them in this house.
Director Natasha Waugh
Producer Sharon Cronin
ANDREA KELLY and SHAUNA HIGGINS both star in “Skint”
Shauna is an audacious young girl from Northside Dublin, forced to come to terms with the fact she is pregnant. When her ex-boyfriend won’t even acknowledge her existence, the reality of her situation sets in. Time is ticking as she decides to have an abortion but doesn’t know which way to turn.
Director Tara O’Callaghan (Debut)
Producers Jack Cowhig & IADT
EDEL MURPHY stars in “Coco Dreams of Blue” also supported by RODRIGO TERNEVOY
Clodagh is a millennial. She doesn’t want to deal with her issues. On her way down from a tinder hook-up, she gets trapped in an elevator. Then things get weird. The elevator is stuck in a time loop. Clodagh is forced to relive her memories and face herself, literally.
Director Caoimhe Clancy (Debut)
Producer Caroline Kealy
Countries Canada & Ireland
SLANEY POWER is involved in “Backwater”
Tommy has been trapped in the depths of rural Ireland for many years. His sense of duty keeps him here looking after his sickly father. After the death of his mother, his older sister Dylan returns home. They both have callings, both have to fulfill a promise to their mother, no matter how difficult it is.
Director Brendan McCallion
Producer Frank O’Malley
This year, at the Galway Film Fleadh, Filmbase feature, THE COMEBACK will be closing the festival on Sunday 15th July
Both Robert Arkins and Clodagh Mooney Duggan are starring as father and daughter duo.
90’s superstar Matt Malone’s chart topping days are long behind him until he sensationally returns to the spotlight when a viral video goes wrong.
With his chart-topping days a distant memory from the 1990’s, rock legend Matt Malone is reduced to dodgy gigs in dingy bars. But when a video of a recording studio meltdown goes viral his record company decide that it’s time to cash-in by resurrecting his career.
Now Matt is discovering just how much the music industry has changed as second time around he has work with wellness consultants, personal training, songwriting producers, genre mashups, rap collaborations, lavish album launches and detox diets. And things only get more complicated when his daughter returns from America in the middle of the chaos to scatter her mother’s ashes.
One thing’s for sure, this Comeback is going to take a lot more hard work than Matt ever expected.
Director Shane Conaty, Elaine Gallagher, James O’Connor
Writers Eamonn Norris, Fred O’Connor
Producers David O’Neill, Tracy Martin, Paddy Scahill
Cast Robert Arkins (Leading Actor), Clodagh Mooney Duggan (Leading Actress), Tara Flynn (Leading Actress), Michael David McKernan (Supporting Actor), Morgan C. Jones (Supporting Actor), Karen Kelly (Supporting Actress)
Fiona Carty plays The Orange Girl in Verdant Productions and Do or Die Productions’ SHOUT – THE MOD MUSICAL. It tours Ireland in May and June.
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th May Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Cavan www.ramortheatre.com
Saturday 12th May Source Arts Centre, Thurles www.thesourceartscentre.ie
Weds 16 May Solstice Arts Centre, Navan www.solsticeartscentre.com
Thurs 17 May Draíocht, Blanchardstown www.draiocht.ie
Fri 18 May Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo www.hawkswell.com
Sat 19 May Iontas Castleblayney, Monaghan www.iontascastleblayney.ie
Mon 21- Fri 25 May Everyman Theatre , Cork www.everymancork.com
Sat 26 May Theatre Royal Waterford www.theatreroyal.ie
Weds 30 May Moat Theatre, Naas www.moattheatre.com
Thurs 31 May Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire www.paviliontheatre.ie
Fri 1 June Town Hall Theatre, Galway www.tht.ie
Sat 2 June Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick www.limetree.ie
Weds 6 & Thurs 7 June Civic Theatre, Tallaght www.civictheatre.ie
Fri 8 June An Táin, Dundalk www.antain.ie
Sat 9 June Birr Theatre & Arts Centre www.birrtheatre.com
Thurs 14 June Mullingar Arts Centre www.mullingarartscentre.ie
Fri 15 June Ardhowen, Enniskillen www.iontascastleblayney.ie
Sat 16 June Glór, Ennis www.glor.ie
Sucking Diesel is live and available NOW on YouTube for a limited only:
Director/writer Maurice O’Carroll is developing it into a 6 part TV Series.
Cast in the lead is Eddie Jackson. Heavily supported by Sinead O’Riordan, Ben Condron with appearances from Michael O’Kelly and Degnan Geraghty.
The Lodgers is a gothic supernatural thriller about an orphaned twin who fights to free herself from a horrid, long-held family curse.
It goes on general release on 23 February and you can catch Brendan O’Rourke in it. It has been very successful on the festival circuit up to now and won an IFTA for special effects.
Alex Cusack Management is delighted to announce taking on two creatives. Musician, Singer, Composer SEAN MILLAR and Director, Writer and Dramaturg PETER REID.
“A national treasure” the irish times
“Irelands greatest lyricist” the RTE guide
Sean Millar is a musician from Dublin. He works in three areas : as a
recording and performing artist, as a composer for theatre – and as an Artist/
facilitator in community based creativity, music and education
In 1995, Sean was nominated solo performer of the year at The Heineken Hotpress Awards.
All his solo albums have had critical acclaim and have received top star ratings. He has performed in Ireland, UK, Europe, USA and Canada. His songs have been sung by Jack L, Camille O’Sullivan, Tom Dunne, Gavin Friday.
He is also a composer for theatre and he has gained widespread international acclaim for his work on Silver Starts (author/composer) and The Blue Boy (Composer) that both toured the world to rave reviews and international acclaim.
He regularly works with Brokentalkers and has worked with Theatreclub.
He also uses his skills and talents to collaborate with communities and helping to create ongoing music programs.
Peter has been directing theatre for the past twenty years. His main focus has been on the works of Beckett, Pinter and Shakespeare. He has also worked with new playwrights and acted as dramaturg as well.
He is the artistic director of AC Productions and his production of WAITING FOR GODOT recently played three weeks at The Arts Theatre, West End to great reviews.
He has also adapted and staged CYCLOPS (from James Joyce’s Ulysses), DESIRE (based on Tolstoy’s short story ‘The Devil’) and he is currently writing The Hypochondriac to make up his Moliere trilogy, having staged The School for Wives and The Misanthrope.
The Man Who Invented Christmas opens this November at The Cork Film Festival and then is on General release, ready for Christmas.
Eddie Jackson, Mark Schrier and Degnan Geraghty worked alongside Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce and Dan Stevens on this seasonal movie that was shot in Dublin last December.
Michael Patrick has written this one man show My Left Nut which he also performs at This year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.
It is part of Fishamble’s Show in a Bag scheme which plays at Bewleys Theatre from 11th – 23rd September
… Also in the fringe is Clodagh Mooney Duggan in THESE LIGHTS from 13th – 16th September at The Lir.
If you’re in Edinburgh this year, you can catch Annette Flynn in The Sweet Science at St Columbas near The Castle.
This year, Amy Joyce Hastings directed the short QED which was accepted at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh this year.
This also starts two other clients, Michael O’Kelly and Charlene Gleeson.
Good luck to them all…
Interview with Amy Joyce:
In the meantime Sanctuary is in the cinemas now with Amy Joyce Hastings
Edel Murphy will be spending the summer at The Gaiety Theatre playing the Soprano soloist in Riverdance.
Conor Gormally has been rehearsing Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman which opens at The Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End on 29th July.
He is understudying and playing ensemble.
If you watch Ripper Street on BBC for the moment you will catch both Paul Elliot and Eddie Jackson. Paul plays one of the police men in a couple of episodes and Eddie plays Mr Sparks.
Here is an interview with Eddie where he talks about Ripper Street.
Grace Fitzgerald will be appearing in Moliere’s The Misanthrope produced by 13 Spanner, written and directed by Peter Reid at The Viking Theatre, The Sheds, Clontarf until April 22nd 2017. This is a re-run after a hugely successful run at The New Theatre last year.
(With Sorcha Furlong who plays Celimene)
ART KEARNS will be appearing in All That We Found Here by Donagh Humphries at The New Theatre from 3rd April – 15th April 2017.
The estranged daughter of an exiled property tycoon returns to the family mansion on Ailesbury road.
A gang of handymen-cum-gangsters also have designs on the house and its contents.
Their paths are inexorably destined to cross and their histories are tragically interwoven.
A play about class, power and the nature of the social contract.