Top, from left, director Annabelle Comyn, and playwrights Tom Murphy, Deirdre Kinahan and Michael West.  Bottom, from left, Bush Moukarzel, playwrights Sonya Kelly, Enda Walsh and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman

Late in September, not long before the Dublin Theatre Festival began, the festival approached The Irish Times to discuss a collaboration. The idea (...)

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(...)

Playwright Kate Heffernan

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Kate Heffernan has adding to the contributions(...)

PLaywright and actor Sonya Kelly in How to Keep an Alien

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Sonya Kelly has built on the narrative ground (...)

Playwright Deirdre Kinahan
The Arc, part III: La Reine Claude
  • Stage
  • October 5, 2014, 18:01

In this, the third part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Deirdre Kinahan follows on from Enda Walsh and(...)

Playwright Enda Walsh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
The Arc, part two: La Reine Claude
  • Stage
  • October 1, 2014, 17:02

In this, the second part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Enda Walsh takes up the gauntlet thrown by To(...)

The Perm State Ballet production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’: ‘a rare privilege’
Our cultural highs and lows of 2013

Patrick Freyne Arts writer What were your highlights of the year? The beauty of Matthew Baynton and James Corden’s great comedy series, Th(...)

Dogged charm

In Dog Years I’m DeadNew Theatre ***The trauma of turning 30 provides the thematic trope for this double-hander by debutante playwright Kate Heffernan(...)