Pat Kinevane’s latest show has an ancient opulence and is almost a masterpiece
The Abbey goes Pan Pan for a subversive, tender and innovative production of Shakespeare’s warped comedy, which has been relocated to a nursing home
Paul Curley tuns a birthday party into something more chaotic with more than a hint of moral absurdity
Simons Stephens’ Sea Wall is built on the awesome power of the unknown, and in Andrew Scott’s mercurial hands it will seduce and destroy you
This glittering production is luminous with theatricality, and the devil as ever gets the best lines
Shakespeare isn’t getting any younger, and here his Midsummer action finds itself wandering the halls of a nursing home
David Ireland drops more than a few depth charges in one of the best pieces about conflict in “post conflict” Northern Ireland yet written
He stole the show in Sherlock and is about to break into Bond – but it’s Sea Wall that has had the biggest impact on his work
It’s not actors whose way you need to stay out of behind the scenes at a theatre but stage managers, the key crew who subtly crack the whip from the wings
Award is part of the celebrations at this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards
Rea grew up painfully shy in west Belfast before training at Rada. He cuts a confident figure now, an actor for whom ‘grand’ is never good enough
Swinging from Blur to Gorillaz but the show must go on . . .
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