Was the demise of the Celtic Tiger the saviour of Irish theatre?
- February 20, 2015, 09:00
In 2005, Irish theatre had one of its worst ever years. Symbolising a growing crisis in the production of new Irish writing, the Dublin Theatre Festiv(...)
Monto is back: the sex trade and the business of hope
- September 24, 2014, 01:00
Somewhere at home I have two mementoes of performance, sitting beside one another like sacred relics. The first is a plastic statue of the Virgin M(...)
Stage Struck: Are we, the audience, drowning in immersive theatre?
- August 8, 2014, 01:00
There’s a phrase that always gives me a chuckle at the theatre: “You, the audience.” It used to feel like a welcoming note that could save a valuable (...)
Dublin Theatre Festival to stage work stretching from the epic to the intimate
- July 22, 2014, 01:00
For the first time, the Dublin Theatre Festival will open with a production staged at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Ireland’s largest performance venu(...)
Lockout look-in: tenement life, up close and personal
- July 31, 2013, 01:00
In 1813, in a room on the ground floor at No 14 Henrietta Street, a maid is polishing the silver of Charles Viscount Dillon, an agent of the British g(...)