Olwen Fouéré in Riverrun. Photograph: Jeremy Abrahams

‘Edinburgh is the worst city in the world if your show is doing badly and it’s the best city in the world if your show is doing well.” These were t(...)

 Clare Barrett brings a comic actor’s flair as Moll in the John B Keane comedy. Photograph:  Tom Lawlor
Review: Moll

Moll Gaiety Theatre, Dublin***It’s easy to understand why the Gaiety Theatre is ready to commit to the massively popular work of John B Keane, produci(...)

Jennifer O’Dea, Don Wycherley and Michael Glenn Murphy in Faith. Photograph: Paul McCarthy
Review: Faith

Faith Civic Theatre, Dublin *** When people lose faith, the classical worry is not that they believe in nothing, but that they will beli(...)

Janet Moran and Steve Blount in ‘Swing’

The word “dramaturg” is not universally popular among the playwrights of Ireland. I was in a reading with one of my favourite writers, who gave out sp(...)

A bare-foot blockbuster
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  • September 12, 2013, 12:00

Beowulf: The Blockbuster Bewley’s Cafe Theatre ***** Bryan Burroughs knows how to tell a story, even through the unborn eyes of a self-(...)

Play for the day

Zoe’s PlayThe Ark, Dublin *** (...)