Derbhle Crotty and Denis Conway reach deep for this portrait of middle-aged despair
Harold Pinter’s vicious play is all about the oppressors. How can cruelty and civility sit so comfortably together?
The women of Greek myth are rescued from passivity and victimhood in Joanna Crawley’s contemporary piece of dance-theatre
Corn Exchange’s marvellous, witty creation brings house down at the Abbey
In two short plays at the Beckett Friel Pinter Festival, one brings us up close and personal with a great actor, while another finds romance in creativity
Falling in love is the hardest thing, in this less-is-more production of Brian Friel’s play
Jean Butler returns with choreography that displays an increasingly rich level of articulation and a broad palette of movement
Dealing with nothing smaller than human history, Malaprop’s stimulating new show might have taken on more than any one metaphor can properly smack down. Unless wrestling is the answer . . .
Walsh’s intense show takes place in Old Cork Prison
The appeal of Brel’s songs has always been their urgency, but despite commanding performances, the Gate’s new staging feels like a slab of nostalgia for the good old days as its theatre slides into ruins
Two siblings trapped by an aged parent dream a future far away in this effective, claustrophobic production
This admirable performance is risqué rather than truly risk-taking
Fathers beware: in the Tivoli panto there is nowhere to hide from Buffy Twanky
An urban wolf, costume changes at the speed of light and enough noise to blow a house down
A huge encore and digital momentum add colour and noise but children might struggle to see anything fun about being an adult in this adaptation
The Gaiety delivers top-notch performances and production standards in a show that’s not afraid to take risks
Dignity gets thrown to the wind and the show is all the better for it
Disney’s lawyers might want to challenge TheatreWorx to a dance off to settle their scores
A fresh adaptation by Marina Carr offers an ensemble piece rather than a star vehicle and is all the better for it
Big set pieces propel an otherwise routine show loaded with innuendo and noise
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