Part 3 of 3 of this fascinating chat with Des Manahan – and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of editing and listening to it. This episode is like an ‘any other business’ episode where he talks of everything from the state of arts in Waterford today toContinue Reading

The first of a three part audio-podcast series with Des Manahan – recent winner of the Waterford News And Star Green Room Lifetime Achievement Award. I spoke to Des the day before he won the award and he didn’t have an inkling what lay around the corner the very nextContinue Reading

Hope everybody had a nice August break. Coming to our own Theatre Royal next week is a double dose of Waterford plays – Rigor Mortis by Pat Daly and Ghosting by Anne O’Riordan and Jamie Beamish. Joining me to talk all things Rigor and Ghosting are Mick Quinlan and AnneContinue Reading

I was delighted to be given a copy of an old cassette recording of the launch of Stage Frights ‘Pentimenti’ in the Waterford Crystal Showrooms way back in 1998. It’s important to acknowledge and thank David Hennessy for this valuable recording he shared with us all. Joining me to talkContinue Reading

Season 2 of ‘Showtime’ continues with a lively and fun chat with Jamie Beamish and Richard Hardwick, creators of the much loved ‘CAT’ which returns to the Theatre Royal next week. Some great anecdotes and craic and even a soundbite from Elaine Paige (sort of) make up this weeks episode.Continue Reading

To round off the weekend 25th Anniversary here is a special episode I put together with the help of Bill Stafford, Paul Browne, Karen Hearne, Ben Hennessy, Richie Hayes and Seneiva Magill , with thanks to David Flynn for a special appearance. Enjoy!

Red ‘n Blue Theatre present the Irish Premiere of Lovesong in Garter Lane this week. A new Waterford Theatre company – what’s not to love? Jenny Fennessy and Dylan Kennedy join us for a chat. Lovesong is a story of one couple, told from two different points in their livesContinue Reading

Glenn Murphy returns to the Waterford Stage later this month with a trio of concerts ‘From Me To You’ in Garter Lane. I caught up with Glenn to talk about the concerts but also to look back at his younger life in stage schools, ‘that’ production of Les Mis inContinue Reading

Episode 12 visits the wonderful world of Panto with the ‘Ghost of Panto Past’ – Padraig O’Griofa and the ‘Ghost of Christmas Present’ – Anne Corcoran Brown. 33 years this year makes the Waterford Panto the longest continuously running family entertainment show in Waterford! 

I recently spoke to Br. Ben about the Addams Family. When we finished talking about that we left the ‘tape running’ so to speak – and talked about choirs, theatre, composing operas and more… Worth a listen to anybody who ever met and worked with Br.Ben Hanlon.

Always a pleasure to talk to Jim Nolan anytime of the year. At the moment he’s working on Mt. Prospect – a co-production with WIT and Garter Lane. Jim talks about this fascinating collaboration and how it is benefiting students in lots of ways – as well as sharing hisContinue Reading

The busy October schedule continues with the South Eastern Theatre Groups production of ‘The Beautiful Game’ rapidly approaching. Chairperson Dee Lanigan called in for a chat about what to expect and all things South Eastern….

It’s not every week you open a ‘World Premiere’ – and that’s exactly what is on this week in Garter Lane from the pen of Tony Corcoran and the hilarious ensemble that is ‘The Bilberry Goats’. Tony joins us for a chat about all things goats, writing comedy and worldContinue Reading

Firmly in the realm of Musical Theatre this week as we turn our attention onto Theatrebox’s production of Hairspray. Joining me is Liam Butler Director and Ben Nolan – Edna and Kayleigh Grant – Motormouth, both from the cast. We started talking Hairspray and went through everything from representing ethnicityContinue Reading

Back on the audio trail this week after my holidays. Delighted to hear from Conor Clancy all about ‘A Little Room’ and how he’s developing a play which features a woman who turns into a sheep…. have a listen to find out more 😉

How could we feature anything this week other then the jewel in Waterford’s festival crown – Spraoi, the biggest street theatre festival in the country. Joining me are Rob O’Connor, Darajane O’Sullivan and Roddie Cleere to discuss some different angles on the festival. You’ll even get to hear some MozartContinue Reading