The man behind the counter: Paul Gartlan, the publican star of the RTÉ documentary The Irish Pub

‘You go into a pub abroad and they nearly ignore you. You go into one in Ireland and they’d go up in your arse to find out who you are – name, address(...)

Like an Oscar statuette rescued from a house fire: Pat Kinevane gives his character a vitality beyond death in Fishamble’s ‘Underneath’. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Underneath Civic Theatre, Tallaght ****   She speaks to us from within the grave and beyond; an otherworldly figure, painted g(...)

Backstage at 24 Hour Plays: stage managers work out lighting and musical cues during tech rehearsals. Photograph: Peter Crawley

Leaving home at 6am on a freezing Sunday earlier this month, after less than an hour of sleep and dressed in a makeshift uniform of black clothing (...)

Review: Songs from a Car Park
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  • September 9, 2014, 14:20

Songs from a Car ParkThe Square, Tallaght****There’s an air of 1950s Americana around Jessica Kennedy and John Kilduff’s drive-in dance show, with the(...)

Dusk Ahead

Dusk AheadProject Arts Centre****Junk Ensemble’s latest work returns to familiar territory: the state of unpredictability between pillars of certainty(...)

AnimusThe Lir Studio 1***You have probably seen dozens of films like Animus. Indeed, there are so many that there is an entire sub-genre that parodies(...)

Briefs encounter: the Australian troupe is back with The Second Coming

Each preview includes a code. Here’s what they mean:BYM: Bring your mumBYD: Bring your dadEB: Early bird – starts before 8pmL: On at lunchtimeS&S:(...)

Play for the day

Zoe’s PlayThe Ark, Dublin *** (...)