Artistic Director delivers intriguing talk on a life in theatre



Ben Barnes, Artistic Director of Four Rivers Theatre, engaged a rapt audience with stories of his life in and around theatre. The stories stretched from his student days in UCD, beavering away in the bowels of the arts block with Dramsoc, to his time as Artistic Director at the Abbey Theatre; from running Waterford’s Theatre Royal to setting up Four Rivers Theatre. Indeed, he had so many good stories to tell that it felt as though he were only getting warmed up when the closing bell rang. Might we expect a sequel?