From left: actor Kevin Shackleton, Sky Arts manager Freya Murray, Maverick TV’s Claire McArdle and actor Liam Carney

How do you market an opera on social media? For Sky Arts, which has funded Rough Magic and the Opera Theatre Company’s production of The Rise and F(...)

Lynne Parker says the new production is ‘an ideal show to draw in a new audience from every cultural corner’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish theatre company Rough Magic has been awarded funding of €230,000 by digital broadcasting company Sky Ireland to enable a large-scale prod(...)

‘Declan Hughes’s real achievement in Digging for Fire is  to observe his moment rather than predict the future’

Digging For FireProject Arts Centre, Dublin **** (...)