Zizi Strallen as the eponymous nanny in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s lavish new production of Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It took years of negotiation for PL Travers to agree to a film adaptation of her best-selli(...)

 Richard Dawkins: “Stories are fun, but to claim a supernatural explanation of something is not to explain it at all.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The bestselling ebook on Amazon for the past few months has been Sophie Sabbage’s self-published self-help memoir The Cancer Whisperer: How to Let Can(...)

Cathy Belton in a 1998 production of Eclipsed

In the foyer of the Gate Theatre on November 20th, the novelist Jennifer Johnston unveiled a bronze bust of Christine Longford, the most prolific wri(...)

‘The personal is political” became a rallying cry of radical feminism in the 1960s. That women’s history had gone unspoken showed how unequal(...)

Oisín Robbins

***   There is an artful simplicity to this a tale of first friendships ignited at school. Alf and B are two boys who have ended up in(...)

Almost 600 members of the Irish theatre community gathered at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday afternoon to lobby for equality for women working in the a(...)

Where are the women?: Queen Maeve in the woodcut that WB Yeats commissioned from Elinor Monsell for what became the Abbey Theatre. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

In the foyer of the Abbey Theatre a small plaque commemorates the staff and company members who participated in the 1916 Rising. Of the seven names(...)

In August this year the Amazon Kindle Store celebrated its fifth birthday. Topping the bestseller list was self-publishing sensation EL James, who (...)

Senator Fiach Mac Conghail, director of the Abbey Theatre, during the launch of the theatre’s controversial 2016 programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The director of the Abbey Theatre, Fiach Mac Conghail spoke for the first time this morning about the controversy surrounding the theatre’s programme (...)

Patrick Ness: “Chaos Walking” series ran over six books, and won major awards, including the prestigious Guardian Children’s Book Prize. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

On September 3rd, the death of Aylan Kurdi made global headlines. The boy’s family had been attempting to flee their war-torn homeland, and the pho(...)