Camille O’Sullivan: gives a hypnotic performance
The rape of Lucrece

The Rape of LucreceO’Reilly Theatre****Shakespeare’s epic narrative poem is reinvented for a contemporary audience in this touring production from the(...)

The Hanging Gardens

The Hanging GardensThe Abbey Theatre***Frank McGuinness’s new play takes its title from the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the seven won(...)


The Ark***Beastie, by British company Lone Twin, is less a theatre performance than an interactive piece of storytelling. Aimed at children between th(...)

The Critic

The Culture Box *** Is there anything a critic can say about a staging of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s play that won’t result in a resoundin(...)

Feast of Bones

The Ark****It is 1918, just after the war, and the world has truly been turned upside down. At Dublin restaurant Le Monde Bouleversé, a group of Frenc(...)

I’ve to Mind HerSmock Alley Black Box****The stage is bare but for a microphone, a kettle, an iron, several brightly-coloured chairs, and a pair of ca(...)

The Events

The EventsPeacock Theatre****David Greig’s play The Events attempts to make sense of the unconscionable: a mass shooting with an apparently racist mot(...)

Mette Rosleff commands the full attention of her young audience
Little Steps

Little StepsThe Ark*****It is rare to see such care taken with an early-years audience as Teater My demonstrates in Little Steps, a perfectly pitched (...)

Maeve’s House

Peacock Theatre***In 1966 on a subway ride through the bowels of New York, actor Eamon Morrissey found himself transported home; not just to Dublin, w(...)

Winners and Losers

Project Arts Centre**Marcus Youssef and James Long are old friends and collaborators undergoing something of mid-life crisis. They sit on either side (...)