Patrick Lonergan: ‘The collapse of the Celtic Tiger has been met with a blurring of distinctions in our theatre: between devised and scripted work, between adaptations and originals, between the personal and the global, between Ireland and the rest of the world - between the actor, the director, the author and the audience - and between male and female, gay and straight, rich and poor.’ Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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(...)

Irene Kelleher, Mary McEvoy and Áine Ryan in Desolate Heaven. Photograph: Darragh Kane
Desolate Heaven
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  • February 5, 2014, 18:02

Desolate HeavenEveryman, Cork***Production values are a substitute for thematic tension in this new play by Ailis Ní Riain, which is a Granary Theatre(...)

What Tuesday’s concert showed was that Niall O’Sullivan’s playing is in an altogether higher league than his publicity.

Sometimes you just don’t know what to expect. Take the Irish trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan, who appeared as soloist at the RTÉ National Symphony Orche(...)

As a writer and composer, Ailís Ní Ríain is a significant talent

Exit Strategy; The Tallest Man in the World Cork Arts Theatre / Triskel Arts Centre **/** Put a frog into boiling water and it will leap(...)

Deep by Raymond Scannell

Five years ago, the arch documentary theatre makers Rimini Protokoll asked Berlin to take a closer look at itself. A company that prefers to put real (...)