Vernon God Little, Everyman, Cork *** Satirical in intention, the insouciance of this Decadent Theatre Company’s presentation reflects something of (...)

Gary Lydon, Peter Campion, Rosa Mikela and David Mc Savage in Decadent’s production of The Pillowman by Martin Mc Donagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A few years ago, the director Andrew Flynn got into his car and hit the road. His Galway-based company had been staging productions at the Town Hal(...)

Carolan’s debut play is admirably well-served by Decadent Theatre

***   “Nobody likes a tout hunt,” says Joe, an Armagh farmer and IRA member who suspects he has a traitor in his midst. Fearsome and h(...)

Jason Smyth has been reclassified from T13 to T12 by the International Paralympic Committee due to the deterioration of his eye condition. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Just 24 hours before the start of the Paralympic Athletics European Championships, Derry’s four-time Paralympic gold medallist Jason Smyth has been re(...)

Peter Coonan and Susan Davey
Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Philadelphia, Here I Come! Lyric Theatre, Belfast *** Emigration has returned to Ireland with a vengeance, and so it was in 1964, the ye(...)

Lesley Conroy during rehearsals for Eugene O’Brien’s Eden. Photograph: Andy Sheridan

EdenEveryman Palace Theatre, Cork ***Eden is a play about self-inflicted sadness, and as it ends, one feels sadder for its cast than for its character(...)

A twist in the tail

The Adventures of Shay Mouse Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway ***Like most characters in Pat McCabe’s 1995 stage adaptation of his 1985 children’s story, (...)