My Pop Culture Life

Thanks to the lovely Una Mullally for asking me about stuff I like to watch and read and wander around for the Irish Times.

Last stage production you saw and your verdict? (Theatre / dance / musical / panto etc)

Let’s not do last as that was Oliver with my kids at the BGET and, while very nice, not something worth shouting from the rooftops about. Saw Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in Twelfth Night at The Globe in London a few months before that and it was one of the best nights I’ve ever had there (and I’ve stood amongst the groundlings there a fair few times).

Last gallery / museum / exhibition you visited and your verdict?

The Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Pretty decent if on the small side. I usually seek out the modern art museum in any city I visit just to see what they have. Saw the Vasamuseet on the same day – an enormous warship that sank in 1628 on her maiden voyage in Stockholm harbour and wasn’t salvaged until the 1950s. Imagine a real giant Pirates Of The Caribbean ship in a room the size of the 02 in Dublin. Breathtaking…

You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?

New Scientist. It’s the only thing I buy every week (and pretty much the only magazine I buy on a regular basis).

vasa-museum

The full version is over at http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/poplife/2013/01/17/poplives-29-rick-oshea/

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