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 . . .
Cork’s ‘little hum’ of creative confidence is building to a crescendo, its artists say
Director-conductor John O’Brien has taken an adventurous approach
Celebrate with the stars at one of the year’s biggest theatre events
In 1914, sports club members volunteered for ‘Pals’ battalions, and fought in one of the first World War’s bloodiest battles. A new immersive theatrical show remembers their catastrophic story
Peter Crawley asks nominees for this year’s ‘Irish Times’ Irish Theatre Awards about a key performance or piece of theatre that influenced their artistic outlook
There is a good show in Emerald Germs and some marvellous performances. But can it shake off its lethargy?
Peter Strickland's latest, ‘The Duke of Burgundy’, is a tale of sado-masochism and romance featuring no men and plenty of humour. “I want people to laugh, but not at the characters,” he tells Donald Clarke
Hutson is a politically ambiguous performance artist who canvasses her audience for causes. Is she a cynic, a polemicist or a model of the times?
Selina Cartmell and Marina Carr will collaborate on Verdi masterpiece
When she was approached for the only role in the distressing stage adaptation of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, the actor had refused, saying she couldn’t do ‘another play about rape’ after a string of draining parts. What changed her mind?
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