WITH DERMOT BOLGER, ANNABELLE COMYN, CARLO GÉBLER, JANET MORAN, FINTAN O’TOOLE AND SEÁN ROCKS
TIME 6.45pm – 8.00pm
TICKET COST €10/€8 Concession
Join Seán Rocks of RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena for a live broadcast as he leads an evening of lively music, readings and conversation. On the anniversary of George Bernard Shaw’s death, Fintan O’Toole, author of Judging Shaw (Royal Irish Academy), will unravel the genius and humour of the first person to win both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar through conversation, song and performed extracts from Shaw’s work. They will be joined by artistic director Annabelle Comyn, who is responsible for directing critically and commercially successful plays such as Shaw’s Pygmalion. The evening will centre on two of Ireland’s literary giants, with Dermot Bolger discussing the work and life of James Joyce. The legend of Shaw and Joyce will be framed within the context of contemporary Irish talent, with Carlo Gébler speaking about his new coming-of-age novel, Innocent of Falkland Road (New Island Books). Performance by actress Janet Moran.
This is a live broadcast, doors close at 6.50pm.