As an actor you may have only a few lines – or none at all – but you can still make the most of a role, as Dee Burke, who’s appearing in ‘Hedda Gabler’ at the Abbey, and John Doran, who features in Shakespeare’s tragedy at the Gate, are proving
Wouldn’t it be refreshing if we told our young citizens to dream big, indulge your imagination, create? Wouldn’t it be decent if we told our artists to stop apologising?
With the current director Fiach MacConghail due to step down in December, 2016, the National Theatre has officially begun the process of finding a new director - or two
Musician Cormac Breatnach’s brother was wrongly convicted of the 1976 Sallins Mail Train Robbery at the behest of a cohort within the Garda. Now he hopes a new theatre show will cast light on the injustice
William Forythe, whose work comes to Ireland this weekend, has challenged fundamental assumptions about choreography and dance, influencing visual artists, architects and designers along the way
Andrew Flynn, Decadent Theatre Company’s director, has an unusual ability to combine artistic passion with the deal-clinching pitches of a travelling salesman
In Mind Your Step, choreographers and dance artists will stage four works along a walking trail in the docklands, highlighting the ‘eerie mix of old, new and stunted’ in the built environment
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
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
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