Cast of dozens: Stephen Jones and Damian Kearney in Stones in His Pockets

If you look around Irish theatre right now, the stage seems to be teeming with characters, but backstage the dressing rooms are pretty much emp(...)

Marie Jones, whose Stones in his Pockets previews tonight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Marie Jones is in formidable company. The Belfast playwright’s portrait hangs alongside those of Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel in the airy spac(...)

It’s complicated: ‘It would be a lovely thing, just forgetting for a minute Britishness or Irishness and just being proud to be Northern Irish,’  says Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol

As a young boy, the Belfast pianist Barry Douglas regularly came face to face with the bewildering issue of identity. He recalls instances in south Be(...)

From grave to cradle

Weddins, Weeins and WakesLyric Theatre, Belfast ***Mona and Molly are two salt-of-the-earth Belfast women, one the street body washer, the other the s(...)