An Interview with… Tim Key

Questions by Peter McLoughlin @PeterGownArts Firstly, how does your show, Masterslut (at the MAC Thursday 25th October), differ from the typical comedy stand-up routine? I utilise a bath. I read poems off pornographic playing cards. I carry a fork. I devour strawberries. Your style of comedy, and the way in which you behave (for comic effect)Continue reading “An Interview with… Tim Key”

An Interview With… Huzzie’s Director and Musical Director

————————————— Huzzies, a fast-paced tale documenting the rock and roll dreams of a band on the cusp of infiltrating the Belfast scene, opens this week at The MAC as part of Belfast Festival. The Gown caught up with the play’s director (and artistic director at Tinderbox), Mike Duke, and musical director Katie Richardson (of Katie andContinue reading “An Interview With… Huzzie’s Director and Musical Director”

Theatre Review: The Man Who at The MAC

By Peter McLoughlin @PeterGownArts The MAC once again shows that the variety of their shows is only surpassed by their consistent quality.  The Man Who played over the last weekend in September, fresh from its success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; a success it undoubtedly deserves – despite a few flaws, it was an irreverent,Continue reading “Theatre Review: The Man Who at The MAC”

An Interview with… Joe Dougan from Shine Productions

Questions by Peter McLoughlin Q1: Shine has quite a diverse list of events on its website – and the amount of venues you work with in Belfast reflects this well.  Does Shine actively search for this variety? It's very important to us to promote a variety of musical styles. Our programme of events ranges fromContinue reading “An Interview with… Joe Dougan from Shine Productions”

Gig Review: Fake Blood at Stiff Kitten (6th October 2012)

By Orla McCreevy Known for his diverse style within house and electro music, Fake Blood performed at Stiff Kitten on 6th October to a hoard of screaming fans. With his unique stage presence and quirky incorporation of anything from classical violin to violent vomiting sounds within his tracks he is a must-see for any electroclash,Continue reading “Gig Review: Fake Blood at Stiff Kitten (6th October 2012)”