Showband Superstar ‘Never Grew Up’

THE daughters of Brendan Bowyer today share their personal memories of the Irish showband legend and tell the Sunday World: “He was a wonderful father.” Still grieving the loss of the muchloved iconic entertainer, who died in Las Vegas on May 28 at the age of 81, Aisling and Clodagh reveal that The Hucklebuck singer was the same gentle giant …

Clodagh now following in famous dad’s footsteps with her new film

A DAUGHTER of Irish showband legend Brendan Bowyer is carving out her own career in the movie world. Los Angeles-based actress and producer Clodagh Bowyer premiered her new movie, The Ferry, at the Galway Film Fleadh on Friday. “I’m so proud of Clodagh,” Brendan yesterday told the Sunday World from his home in Las Vegas. “When the writer/director Niall McKay …

Energetic ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

midsummer_03 Gerard Doyle, a seasoned actor with many United States and London credits, and Clodagh Bowyer, equally accomplished with a résumé heavy with Off Broadway and Irish theater, are the obvious standouts.

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ review: Open air

midsummer_02 Oberon, king of the faeries, played with authoritarian clout by Gerard Doyle, deploys Puck, a nimble Ashley Brooke, to apply a love potion that will smooth the course of romance. But Puck mistakes Lysander for Demetrius and both now pursue Helena while spurning Hermia. Worse, Oberon’s queen, Titania, a regal Clodagh Bowyer, awakens to find herself smitten by a man disguised as an ass — the well-named Bottom.

Singin’ in the Midsummer Night’s Rain

midsummer_04 You know a production has captured an audience when even heavy rain doesn’t deter them from rooting on the players. This happened last Saturday night at the HITFest performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream when a sprinkle turned into a storm. Director Josh Perl interrupted the action to offer the viewers shelter in a classroom to wait out the storm.

‘Midsummer’ Is Perfect Under The Stars

midsummer_01 Interlocking and convoluted plots, young lovers rejected and scorned, manipulations and grand misunderstandings at every turn. These plot lines are perfect for a modern-day telenovela or soap opera but they were actually written almost 500 years ago by William Shakespeare, which is what makes “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” one of the Bard’s most enduring, and endearing, plays.

She Says Shakespeare By the Seashore

clodagh_gerard_02 The cast features Irish actors Clodagh Bowyer, who will play Titania/Hippolyta and Gerard Doyle as Theseau/Oberon. Both are Equity players with extensive international Shakespeare experience.