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  • Ronnie & Julia – Audio Drama

    Ronnie & Julia – Audio Drama

    On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Near FM presents a modern retelling of his iconic work Romeo & Juliet, written by local playwright Denis Byrne. Broadcasting July 10th at 6.30 pm The lovers, Ronnie & Julia, are members of feuding families, who live across from each other in Moncap Drive, Northside Dublin. Both families are involved in drug-pushing, but are subservient to the major drug lord of the district, whose word is law and, as in the original […]

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  • McBen

    McBen

    Mcben is a very modern take on the classic Scottish play, removed from the castles and courtly chambers to the humble roads of a middle class north Dublin housing estate. Ben is an ambitious young father who cannot resist the lure of power. He may not have a kingdom to battle for, but the princely title of Chairman of the residents’ committee is no less alluring. Set on a path by the unknowing soothsaying of his young daughter and pushed to […]

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  • The Ghosts of Priory Hall

    The Ghosts of Priory Hall

    Near FM is proud to present Shakespeare in Dublin, a new three part series re-imagining some of William Shakespeare’s most famous works. Programme two in the series, The Ghosts of Priory Hall, written by Frank O’Connor and adapted from the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will broadcast on Thursday Feb 22nd  at 3.00pm on Near FM 90.3 and online www.near.ie/livestream        The Ghosts of Priory Hall by Frank O’Connor Shakespeare in Dublin is a three part educational drama series, produced to mark the […]

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  • Shakespeare in Dublin – Larry (King Lear)

    Shakespeare in Dublin – Larry (King Lear)

    Near FM is proud to present Shakespeare in Dublin, a new three part series re-imagining some of William Shakespeare’s most famous works. Programme one in the series, Larry, written by Henry Hudson and adapted from the play King Lear, will broadcast on Thursday Feb 15th at 3.00pm on Near FM 90.3 and online www.near.ie/livestream  Shakespeare in Dublin is a three part educational drama series, produced to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Near FM have commissioned three local […]

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  • The Last Resort – Jan 18th & 25th @ 3pm

    The Last Resort – Jan 18th & 25th @ 3pm

       Aisling and Donal are in their twenties, and both of their summers have gone to pot. Donal was supposed to be on a J1 in Miami – instead he has ended up joining his parents on their wedding anniversary trip, and is forced to spend each night with a pillow clamped around his head to block out the sound of their rampant…goings-on. Aisling’s parents won big on the horses, and demanded that she accompany them on the family’s first ever Proper […]

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  • Migrant Fictions

    Migrant Fictions

    Broadcasting Tuesday July 4th at 6pm on Near FM Migrant Fictions – Experience five dramatic vignettes on travel, isolation and the tension between traditional and modern lifestyles. Five stories sharing perspectives on  love and family, of acceptance and prejudice, of frustration with the bureaucracy and profound questions between home and adoptive culture. In profound and mysterious ways they reflect with humour and humanity of what it means to be a migrant in Ireland today: Girl On A Plane Elif, a […]

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  • New Audio Drama: Shopping for Beginners

    New Audio Drama: Shopping for Beginners

    Shopping for Beginners by Maurice Newman is a new 2 part audio drama that takes place in a shopping centre in north County Dublin as two older men from drastically different backgrounds strike up an unlikely friendship. It broadcasts at 6.30pm on February 2nd and 9th on Near FM 90.3 and will be available here and on the podcast shortly afterward. Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

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  • Jamesy – Jan 25, 26 & 27 @ 6.30pm

    Jamesy – Jan 25, 26 & 27 @ 6.30pm

    Jamesy is a new three part radio drama written by John Casey. James Malone has reached something of a crossroads in his life, his elderly mother is sick with cancer and his brother Dan is not interested. Jamesy finds himself becoming increasingly unable to juggle the daily grind of the family farm he runs single-handedly, his once routine now spiralling alcoholism and the fact he is alone. His strange mix of social awkwardness and eccentricity are becoming ever more pronounced as […]

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  • Lost Easter Voices

    Lost Easter Voices

    Near 90.3fm will broadcast a unique 1916 series during Holy Week (21st to 27th March). This series, titled ‘Lost Easter Voices’ offers listeners a chance to hear what is purported to be the last interviews recorded with the executed proclamation signatories, starting with Patrick Pearse and concluding with James Connolly. At the time of the 1916 executions, social historian, Richard Maxwell, a nephew of General Sir John Maxwell, Commander in Chief of British Forces in Ireland, obtained permission to bring […]

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  • Rising Heat Trilogy

    Rising Heat Trilogy

    Starting Monday the 30th of November at 6pm, The Rising Heat Trilogy by Jack Byrne. A three part series of audio dramas dealing with the topic of climate change. To coincide with the Paris Climate Summit, Near FM have produced a three part radio drama series dealing with the topic of climate change. Introducing listeners to the topic in an entertaining and informative manner. The first play, ‘The Zombie Way‘, examines how successive international climate conferences fall prey to procrastination […]

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