The director’s extraordinary take on Shakespeare’s Henry plays, reworked by Mark O’Rowe and starring Aisling O’Sullivan, Derbhle Crotty and Marty Rea, feels like a sweeping epic as a whole, but moment by moment it feels intimate and detailed
David Achter de Molen is better known for his beer drinking viral video than his band’s music – but as a rock and roll move, it’s up there with the best of them
Shakespeare, Dante and Bach feature in a programme that’s strong on the classics
A century and a half to the day since William Butler Yeats was born, Edna O’Brien, Paula Meehan, Philip King, Caitriona Yeats and Cathal Coughlan say why his work still matters
The newspaper columnist derailed a fiery career with plagiarism. Now he’s back with an exhaustive exploration of the war on drugs, and has a sideline helping Russell Brand. But, he says, he’s not looking for a second chance
After two decades in Minneapolis the outspoken former director of the Abbey Theatre is planning his next act
How will Paddy Cunneen’s play Deadly fare in front of the tough critics of a Garda youth diversion project?
Tom Murphy’s great play, currently at the Gate, subverts Irish and English stereotypes. How did director David Grindley rise to the challenge?
The first week of the festival brought reflection, humour and exuberance
In her new show, choreographer Liz Roche makes a golden connection to the poet
The Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference at the Gate heard illuminating talks about Edwards and Mac Liammóir, Beckett and Friel
Hilary Fannin’s play takes in a decade of loves won and lost and our economic boom and bust
The historical baggage isn’t a natural fit for choreographer Meg Stuart’s aesthetic, but she finds a new approach
Interview: Kidd is ‘doomed’ to try as many styles as possible, from the experimental Lippy to the more naturalistic Before Monsters Were Made
In September 15-year-old Gearóid Solan will join the Royal Ballet in London. He’s the first Irish male dancer to be accepted at Covent Garden in 30 years. It’s an artistic challenge and a financial commitment – and he’ll have to cook for himself too
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