Archive for August, 2011

Ruth Hayes joins the cast for A Serving of Pinter

Posted in Pinter on August 25, 2011 by eoinohannrachain

We are proud to announce that Cork actress Ruth Hayes will be joining the cast of A Serving of Pinter.

Director Eoin Ó hAnnracháin said;

I’ve been watching Ruth’s career ever since she was in Adam Mcelderry’s production of The Country by Martin Crimp back in the New Director’s Festival in 2007. It was in the same New Director’s festival as our own production of Howie The Rookie. I am delighted to finally get the oportunity to work with Ruth. As well as returning to work with Nicholas Kavanagh [who starred in Howie The Rookie] it is great to round off our senior cast members with two Cork actors, Frank Jackson and Ruth Hayes.

A Serving of Pinter
Preview Mon 26th September
Preview Tickets €10
Runs Tue 27th September – Sat 1st October 2011.
(Excluding Thursday 29th)
Half Moon Theatre, Cork.
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: €15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2011.
FORUM, Waterford.
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: 2 for €20
€15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)

Clinic Announce “A Serving of Pinter”

Posted in Pinter on August 18, 2011 by eoinohannrachain

Clinic Media today announced that they will be undertaking a co-production with MooCow Theatre in the Cork Opera House’s Half Moon Theatre, and in The Forum, Waterford.

A Serving of PINTER is a compilation of three of Harold Pinter’s short plays and a cellebration of the writing career, which spanned more than 50 years, of one of the most influential modern dramatists.

Image by John O’Connell

Trouble In The Works, a sketch reminiscent of Monty Phython, pits a manager of an industrial factory against an employee representing a dissatisfied workforce. Pinter plays with the leader/follower relationship balance beautifully.

Victoria Station, an acclaimed black comedy, introduces us to the struggles of a minicab controller trying to communicate his instructions to driver 274.

One For The Road is a commentary on the terrors of dictatorship. The sadistic Nicolas interviews the members of a family one by one. Pinter’s ambiguous sense of menace is in full swing.

Director, Eoin Ó hAnnracháin said;

“Harold Pinter has always been one of the writers I have wanted to direct. In my work I am drawn to subtext and enjoy working with actors in the rehearsal room on what goes unspoken.

It is a very exciting time in Cork. A lot of things have changed very quickly in the last 6-12 months and there is a large emphasis on new work in Theatre. Coming off the back of developing two pieces of new work [Talking Subtext – Solstice 2011, and Life In The Venue] I am excited about the challenge of working on the text of one of the greatest writers of all time. While I am fully in favour of the emerging emphasis on new work I feel it is important that revivals of great writing are not completely overlooked either.”

Clinic Media’s Eoin Ó hAnnracháin and MooCow Theatre’s Nicholas Kavanagh have previously collaborated on projects such as; Howie The Rookie, Vandal, Fantasy Football, Trophy Trouble, and Spell It.

This production will be directed by Clinic’s Artistic Director Eoin Ó hAnnracháin, and will star MooCow’s Nicholas Kavanagh, and Cork actor Frank Jackson. With a fantastic creative team, including designers Deirdre Dwyer (costume), Joe Harney (sound), A Serving of Pinter should not be missed.

A Serving of Pinter
Preview Mon 26th September
Preview Tickets €10
Runs Tue 27th September – Sat 1st October 2011.
(Excluding Thursday 29th)
Half Moon Theatre, Cork.
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: €15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2011.
FORUM, Waterford.
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: 2 for €20
€15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)


With kind support from the Cork City Council Arts Office.