Amy Conroy: a physical performance entirely free of parody

Luck Just Kissed You Hello Mick Lally Theatre, Galway **** The best way to describe Amy Conroy’s new play for Hot for Theatre, co-produ(...)

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(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? In a year of some huge achievements and high-profile premieres, such as the gathering force of Dru(...)

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(...)

Little Thing, Big Thing Draíocht, Dublin **** How’s this for getting right to the point: “Your father wants me to take this old film roll (...)

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, (...)

Raymond Scannell in Deep

Deep Half Moon Theatre, Cork **** The easiest – and least satisfying – way to describe Deep is as a one-man show that recounts the histo(...)