The winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015 in The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards took place with a spectacular ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday. Among the video tribute(...)

Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions, who won the special tribute award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, is pictured with (from left) Laurence Kinlan, the best supporting actor, Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” utters Henry IV, in Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Druid Theatre Company may be in a position to tes(...)

The Waking the Feminists symposium at  Fordham University

The Waking the Feminists movement has spread its campaign to New York, with two events in the city this week. On Sunday, a symposium on the protest(...)

*** Late in Conor McPherson’s monologue 1995 play, something quite surprising happens: two people talk to each other. “I never heard that,” one comme(...)

Best production   Chekhov’s First Play A Dead Centre production with Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal and Theatre National Bordea(...)

The Dead Smock Alley *** It’s not difficult these days to make contact with The Dead. James Joyce’s perfectly wrought short story, also exists as(...)

Aidan Gillen will read James Joyce’s The Dead, with Fergal Murray providing musical accompaniment, in Smock Alley, Dublin, this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

We are in the Cobalt Cafe on North Great George’s Street at a window table on which there is a white paper napkin with the word “reserved” scrawled i(...)

‘The Train’ musical: celebrating a pivotal moment for Irish feminism as envisaged by male writers

Not too long ago, in the middle of a show, a female character hit on a horrible realisation: she was not who she seemed. “First I was a lovely (...)

Playwright Conor McPherson: “Consistency in plays is deadening. Contradiction and inconsistency is actually the stuff of real life.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

In a curious moment during The Night Alive, the opening show of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival, one one of its characters gives an account of a r(...)

This week on Roísín Meets...  Roísín Ingle talks to Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson

Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson, first seen on screen together as Elmo and Deano in Love/Hate, are now reunited on stage with roles in Conor Mc(...)