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  • Colm Keegan, one of our team of intrepid overnight 24 Hour Plays: Dublin writers, shared this on Facebook this evening and is happy for me to share here. An inspiration. It was mad to spend a whole night writing, the sounds of a drunk Temple Bar floating into the room - part of me freaking, knowing that the show had sold out, knowing that the focus was gonna be mad intense - part of me saying fuckit, just do what you want, just tell a bleeding story. So I did. I built up a tense story that hung on one single gag - one gag that came to me as if someone had whispered it into my ear. And I

  • Marcus Lamb, Heartbreak House, The Abbey Theatre

    It was a long time until dinner and a long time since lunch when we caught up with Marcus Lamb. 2016 alone saw him playing such iconic roles as Patrick Pearse in RTÉ's Rebellion and then Christopher Roulston in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme in The Abbey Theatre so he had a busy year! It's great that he had time to get involved in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. To kick things off I asked Marcus to describe himself, "A long lanky strip of a mickey dazzler that loves Columbo and Jamaican Ginger Cake." and then wondered if he had taken part in The 24 Hour

  • Claudia Carroll, Actor

    "If my my granny were still around, she'd probably describe me as 'a grand young one. Although she's getting on a bit now. And she doesn't go to Mass as often as she should. Now stop asking questions and go and make me a nice mug of Complan. It's nearly time for the Angelus." This is my introduction to Claudia Carroll, who every so often graces our TV screens as Fair City's Nicola Prendergast and who also works as an author - her 14th novel hits the shelves this March.  She is joining the creative team of The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate as an actor. I gather it

  • Karl Quinn, actor

    Next in line for the #24HrDub grilling is Karl Quinn. According to his professional profile he is an advanced scuba diver. I know our producer, Eva C. Scanlan, will be praying that skill won't be put to the test next Sunday. I reckon he's angling for a role in a James Bond movie! To ease ourselves into it we asked Karl to describe himself, "Actor, theatre maker, husband, father, dog lover, messer, activist, fearless and full of fear, sometimes happy sometimes sad." Forget about actor and theatre maker, the fearless bit is what got him into the creative team for The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. We asked Karl what

  • I am delighted to introduce Alan King, recently retired (but never retiring) Chair of Dublin Youth Theatre. His teachers in school would have described him as "Very talkative. Plenty of ability, but could try harder. C-" He's an A+ in our book. Not only did he steer the Good Ship DYT for the last few years but he has also participated in the 2013 production of The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. We asked Alan to tell us a little about his experience, "I directed It’s The End of The World As We Know It And I Feel Hungry, by Fiona Looney back in 2013. My fondest memory was allowing my

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