Sophie Robinson, Mark Huberman, Fiona Bell and Denis Conway in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Gate Theatre. Photo by Pat Redmond.

★★★★★ Be warned: the tempestuous marriage between George and Martha contains so many dazzling cruelties and vicious verbal flayings that some of th(...)

Barry John O’Connor (Oedipus) and Muiris Crowley (Chorus) in Oedipus

Oedipus Abbey Theatre, Dublin **** The fate of Oedipus ought to be blindingly obvious. That’s as true for the protagonist of Sophocles’ classic, a rul(...)

Michael Harding as The Bull McCabe. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

** Fifty years later, we’re still digging. The question is: should we hope to discover something new beneath the well-tilled surface of John B (...)

Gina Moxley (Helena) and Barry McGovern (Demetrius) in  A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** Shakespeare isn’t getting any younger. Just last year Romeo and Juliet returned to (...)

Tamed: Rebecca O’Mara as Isabella and Tom Canton as Heathcliff in the Gate’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights
Review: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights  Gate Theatre  *** It is a classic dilemma. Can you indulge the passion of those unbridled years, when a rough (...)

Review: Spinning

SpinningSmock Alley*** In a spare café setting, a desperate-looking man, Conor (Karl Shiels) is excoriated by a despondent woman, Susan (Fiona Bell), (...)

Review: The Price

The PriceGate Theatre, Dublin ****The last play Doug Hughes directed at Dublin’s Gate Theatre was another American work concerned with money, success (...)

Rory Fleck Byrne: a commanding performance. Photograph: Patrick Redmond
Review: The Vortex

The Vortex Gate Theatre, Dublin (...)

Declan Conlon as the whistle-blowing scientist Dr Stockmann

An Enemy of the People Gate Theatre, Dublin Three stars Late in Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play about a whistleblower whose town turns violently (...)