Archive for March 23rd, 2007

Don’t be boring

23rd March 2007

Over on The Guardian blog, playwright Anthony Neilson has advice for those thinking of writing a play: “Don’t be so boring”.

Speed Dating scores

23rd March 2007

IFTN reports that Speed Dating, which was written and directed by Tony Herbert, has won the Audience Award at The European Independent Film Festival in Paris.

The romantic comedy stars Hugh O’Conor, Emma Choy and Don Wycherley, and was produced by John Conroy and Tony Herbert with private funds. The film will be released in Ireland on April 20th.

McGahern Tribute

23rd March 2007


From RTÉ I see that the IFI in Dublin will host a John McGahern tribute on 1 April from 11am to 3pm, which will be introduced by Colm Tóibín.

The programme features rare screenings of ‘Wheels’ and ‘The Rockingham Shoot’; ‘Wheels’ is an adaptation of McGahern’s ‘Nightlines’ story of the same name while ‘The Rockingham Shoot’ is a one-off, BBC Northern Ireland drama written for television by the author.

Also screening on 1 April is the adaptation of ‘The Leave-Taking’, ‘The Lost Hour’, and its sequel, ‘The Key’, which is based on McGahern’s short story ‘The Bomb Box’.