Kurt Maflin reacts during his match against Mark Selby during the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

(...) heartbroken as the Crucible witnessed an opening-day classic.It seemed the theatre’s famous ‘curse’ was set to(...)

High Heels in Low Places: Panti has a beer in one hand, an eyelash in the other. “What am I doing with my life?” she asks

In the crumbling dressing room of a cabaret theatre in Sydney, Panti peels off an eyelash. She has(...)

Family drama in Trinity

Theatre, Trinity College from April 21st-25th. The play, directed by Cathryn Parker, follows three(...)

Doing a lot with a little: John Doran plays the ukulele in Romeo and Juliet; he also joins the cast in several other roles. Photographs: Pat Redmond

(...) playing the doctor once described the plot of Tennessee Williams’s play to the theatre critic Mel Gussow(...)

Richard E Grant: “There are 1,100 perfumes released every year. It’s like a 57-year-old man saying, ‘Right. I’m now going to release a pop record.’ You don’t stand a chance in hell. But here I am”

(...)’s stint as a waiter in London’s theatre district when he first came to England in 1982. “I always knew(...)

Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

Security was tight around the landmark Grand Theatre building on the north side of People’s Square(...)

Samuel Beckett, yet it could also claim its place within the European theatre of the absurd. Eugène(...)

In 2008 the Abbey received €10 million; next year it will receive just €5.8 million. But the Abbey, delivered from debt in 2005 by a government bailout, has remained financially stable

Earlier this week, when the board of the Abbey Theatre officially began to recruit for a new(...)

Declan Conlon (Judge Brack) and Catherine Walker in the title role in Hedda Gabler

***   Early on in Ibsen’s drama, and now in Mark O’Rowe’s fluid new version for the Abbey, Hedda Gabler is put on the spot – not a pos(...)

Lally (Roisin Gallagher) with Bun McTasney (Alan McKee), Daly the Male (Vincent Higgins) and Rahab (Maria Connolly)

***   In Abbie Spallen’s new play for Tinderbox, her distinctive vision focuses, in heightened definition, on her home place, the bogs(...)