Sleeping Beauty: a nicely judged production

Lyric Theatre, Belfast ***   The delicacy and freshness of this prettily packaged show compensate for its diminutive scale. Derek(...)

Pianist Conor Linehan, director Jimmy Fay and choreographer Colin Dunne take a fresh look at the 1913 Lockout in a new production at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s easy to be sentimental – or cynical – about such concepts as solidarity and brotherhood. It’s not so easy to bring them to life. The Abbey Theatr(...)

The Risen People: a huge degree of talent put to the service of a bad idea. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh
The Risen People

The Risen PeopleAbbey Theatre, Dublin**Memorials, to paraphrase Allen Ginsberg, are for old bums to sit on. The idea of commemorating the 1913 Lockout(...)

Gulliver’s Travels Peacock Theatre, Dublin***Lemuel Gulliver is most often associated with two lands – one of them minute to the point of imperceptibi(...)

Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning? Are you hacked off with the weather? Are last night’s dirty dishes still in the sink(...)