Electric performance: Olwen Fouéré makes Samuel Beckett’s piece open up like a well-cracked nut. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

Samuel Beckett’s terse prose piece Lessness is an enigma, even by his inscrutable standards. “Ruins true refuge long last towards which so many false (...)

Olwen Fouéré: intent and solemn throughout, determined  to communicate. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

Lessness An Taidhbhearc, Galway ****   It may seem like a hiding to nothing or a mordant little joke, but Olwen Fouéré’s app(...)

Olwen Fouéré in Lessness at the Barbican’s International Beckett Season in London earlier this summer. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

It was hardly the first time that Olwen Fouéré had been the object of scholarly fascination. She is the artist, after all, who co-founded one of Irela(...)

In 2013 Blue Raincoat performed WB Yeats’s Purgatory beside Meadbh’s cairn on Knocknarea

WB Yeats knew all too well the hidden gems to be found in Sligo and its hinterlands, a mythical place which boasts an enchanting, raw ruggedness that (...)

Best Actress: Lia Williams as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams, directed by Ethan McSweeny for the Gate Theatre.
Irish Times Theatre Awards

Judges’ Special Award:Anu Productions: To mark their work commemorating the Dublin Lockout, using the city of Dublin as their set, and their reconf(...)

Olwen Fouéré: her command is nothing less than astonishing, and her final facial expression – a moment of suspended awe – is pure physical poetry

Riverrun Druid Theatre, Galway Arts Festival***In all the recent efforts to popularise the work of James Joyce, his unfathomable last novel, Finnegans(...)