Ryoko Yagyu as the swan queen carries the ballet with strength and grace
Ghassan Kanafani’s Palestinian novella of dispossession and uneasy return anticipates generations of conflict. A timely new adaptation finds room for its remarkably even-handed approach
The moors of Emily Brontë’s novel are raging and unruly, peaceful and polite. Is the new Gate adapation torn between two worlds?
The harried and hungry character at the centre of this ingeniuous and frantic commedia dell’arte update has never been a natural multitasker. The National Theatre London’s innocent and loaded production, on the other hand...
Liz Roche Company’s latest collaboration with Maiden Voyage Dance takes a tumble with the words of Seamus Heaney
As an inner-city community seethes, there is still cause for celebration in Shaun Dunne’s new play, which combines social realism and mystery
Can four short plays by world-class Wexford writers ever add up to the sum of its parts?
But long before play’s central theme is resolved, it’s all talked out
Blue Raincoat’s fascinating production sharpens up the Synge song by keeping cool
Ibsen’s classic is given an unsettling edge and a rock star glamour by Thomas Ostermeier
Kevin Puts’s opera gets an impassioned performance in its European premiere
Too much commotion and too many gags sometimes smother the froth of the music
A new production that is inert and lacklustre
An actor’s pottering around a ramshackle stage may not be dramatic but it becomes quietly hypnotic
One of Australia’s Stolen Generation reasserts his dignity and spirit