There’s a terrifying rage in her play ‘By the Bog of Cats’, which is reopening at the Abbey Theatre – and it’s an anger as old as the Greeks
He has been played as Saddam Hussein and a psychotic Tony Blair, but a Chinese version plays up the duality of the character
Le Pré aux Clercs, a public garden in Paris where countless duels were fought in the 16th century, gives its name to one of the most popular operas in French history. A revival is bound for Wexford
As always, the shows being staged encompass the weird, the wonderful and the wacky
Every year, a gang of homegrown gag-meisters take their shows to the world’s biggest arts festival in Edinburgh. Here are some quips from this year's crop
Enniskillen – home of the Beckett festival – offers settings that match the desolate emotional atmosphere of his work
The ‘Trainspotting’ star’s debut as a director is not a predictable low-key indie film but a riotous comedy starring Ray Winstone and Emma Thompson
The festival has shunned an obvious theme in favour of reaching a wider audience
The actor continues her performances of notoriously tricky Irish prose works with Beckett’s Lessness, which comprises 60 sentences apparently chosen at random
Conroy’s new play is about the journey made by transgender people, but more than anything, says the writer, it’s about families
‘Exhibit B’, at Galway arts festival, re-creates 19th-century ‘human zoos’. Are its critics right to say it replicates the wrongs its creator set out to damn?
‘Itinerant director’ Ethan McSweeny is bringing his outsider’s eye to Brian Friel’s translation of A Month in the Country at the Gate
Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions moves comfortably between ‘art-led’ productions and explicitly commercial undertakings. But then she is ‘a little bit like a shark’ – in a good way
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
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