From left, Danielle Galligan, Kate Gilmore, Lisa Lambe, Karen McCartney and Sophie Jo Wasson in The Train.  Photograph: Keith Dixon

The Train Project Arts Centre **** When it comes to women’s history, change is hard-fought and slowly won. Over the last 44 years, there have been cou(...)

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

Lally (Roisin Gallagher) with Bun McTasney (Alan McKee), Daly the Male (Vincent Higgins) and Rahab (Maria Connolly)

***   In Abbie Spallen’s new play for Tinderbox, her distinctive vision focuses, in heightened definition, on her home place, the bogs(...)

Kathy Kiera Clarke and Sean Sloan are effective as Véronique and Michel
Theatre review: God of Carnage

God of Carnage The Mac, Belfast ****   It begins on a note of studied civility. Two affluent, middle-class couples come toget(...)

Review: Neither Either
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  • November 13, 2014, 14:52

Neither Either Project Arts Centre **** Clarity and control epitomise this collaboration between Liz Roche Company and Maiden Voyage Da(...)

Neither Either: ‘It was a question of how to bring something new and energetic to the creative table’

A poster in the lift at Dancehouse reads: “Connect, Collaborate, Create”. A mantra, perhaps, or just an open invitation to all artists. In the rehe(...)

‘In grim overhead cells, narrow passages, overcrowded graveyards and bleak interrogation rooms, the stories unfold and interlock, while, in the world outside, the bells of St Stephen’s ring out a message of hope’
Review: Terjas Verdes
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  • June 5, 2014, 15:00

Tejas Verdes The Mac, Belfast****It is with a growing sense of trepidation that first steps are taken along a dusty corridor leading into the heart o(...)

In ‘Villa’, Pauline Hutton, Bernadette Brown and Amy Molloy have a debate coursing with agendas, bitterness and distrust

  The Mac, Belfast ****   The staging is deceptively simple – we sit in a small, grey circular arena designed by Ciaran B(...)

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(...)

‘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 **** (...)