The cast of La Reine Claude, the Irish Times theatre project with the Dublin theatre festival (from left)  Kate Stanley Brennan, Declan Conlon and Niamh McCann, who were directed by  Annabelle Comyn. Photograph: Alan Betson 4:41

The Irish Times, in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, devised the Arc, a project that saw 10 playwrights contribute to one play, with each add(...)

Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon of Broken Talkers. Photograph: Drragh Kane

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon of Brokentalker(...)

Collapsing Horse’s ‘Human Child’

The cafe where I have arranged to meet two Collapsing Horses, one Pondling, a man named Bush and their long-suffering producer, is closed. Ther(...)

Ploughing in: Actor Mary-Lou McCarthy performs ‘Me, Mollser’ by Ali White for the sixth class boys of St Lawrence O’Toole Junior Boys’ School in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Picture this. A man spends a long bus journey groaning over a very full bladder. The bus finally pulls into a station for a brief stop and the (...)

What lies beneath

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