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
Eden

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, (...)