Archive for March 10th, 2008

2008 Laurence Oliviers

10th March 2008

The 2008 Laurence Olivier Awards were announced this weekend in London. The list of winners is online, but of particular interest:

Best New Play
A Disappearing Number, devised by Complicite, at the Barbican.

Best New Comedy
Rafta Rafta, by Ayub Khan-Din based on All in Good Time by Bill Naughton, at the Lyttelton

Best New Musical
Hairspray, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

Light House Returns

10th March 2008

RTÉ reports that Dublin’s Light House Cinema will re-open in Smithfield Square on 9 May, and will feature four screens.

The new building has been custom-built with investment from developers and grants from the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism and the Cultural Cinema Consortium – a joint initiative of the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board.

As well as four screens, the Light House will feature a café/bar, as well as a separate space for community and outreach projects.

The total capacity is 614 seats, with 277 of those seats situated in its largest screening room.

The cinema’s founders say the programming choices will be mindful of Dublin’s burgeoning multi-cultural society.