BEATEN at Granary Theatre, Cork

Untitled 4Ailis Ni Riain’s new post postmodern play pushes the boundaries of what is possible in live theatre.  Think Sarah Kane, early Edward Bond, with Pat McCabe thrown in, and you’re close to defining the imaginative punch of this inventive play.  Sarcastic humour, searing performances, a sound score by Cormac O’Connor and lighting and direction by Tony McCleane-Fay, makes this an insistent coup de theatre.Three siblings re-visit and re-enact their scarred childhood with devastating consequences. Granary Theatre, Cork, Ireland 8-20 Septempber 2008.

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Double-bass player and singer Eleanor Grant will give the world premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain's Mascaron for double-bass and recorded prepared piano on 1st July...

Irish Times Feature April 2022

Irish Times Feature April 2022

A feature about Ailís was published in The Irish Times in April 2022 in advance of the premiere of her orchestral work Flower Scar Road for the RTÉ Concert...