Peter Campion: a well-judged performance as Katurian K Katurian. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Pillowman Town Hall Theatre, Galway****Somebody must have been spreading lies about Katurian K Katurian, for his predicament, in Martin McDonagh’(...)

Sure what else would you be doing of a Friday morning only going to the movies?If nothing else but to take your mind off the alarming disappearance of(...)

Let’s bail: Peter Coonan as David Drumm and and Morgan Jones as Seán FitzPatrick in The Guarantee

It’s only been six years since the imminent collapse of Anglo- Irish Bank inspired the sitting government to guarantee the holdings of that institu(...)

Peter Coonan and Gary Lydon in Borstal Boy
Review: Borstal Boy

Borstal BoyGaiety Theatre*** That Brendan Behan’s classic memoir can concern itself with IRA bombings, prison life, casual violence and wartime death (...)

Many actors are taught a method, others learn a technique, and some, like Coonan, above, discover what kind of actor they are on the job. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Not too long ago, at a party thrown by Aidan Gillen, two actors fell into conversation without knowing they were up for the same part. “Has anyone (...)

Peter Coonan as David Drumm in The Guarantee

One of the two dramatic characters in the main picture above is a foul-mouthed egotist who is paranoid about his enemies and deeply entangled in the p(...)

 Sean Fitzpatrick: will be played by Morgan Jones in The Guarantee.  Photograph: Eric Luke

“It is a gripping drama of classical proportions, in which the tragic hero is Ireland,” says the press release for a film scheduled to begin productio(...)

Waiting For Godot Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Three StarsIs this the right place? “A country road. A tree. Evening.” There’s the tree, present only as a ha(...)

Left to right, Ronan Leahy, Ciaran O'Brien and Phelim Drew in Drum Bell. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Drum Belly Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** Who is the central character of Richard Dormer’s new play for(...)