Mark O’Halloran with Natalie Radmall- Quirke and Ger Kelly. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Abbey Theatre, Dublin****Five large speakers roll on stage, blaring a barely compatible beat and waves of distortion. Although director Wayne Jordan’s(...)

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(...)

Lippy The Lir *****“Context is everything,” says a lip-reader when explaining the rules of interpretation. What does it say about Bush Moukarzel’s uni(...)

Theatre maker Bush Moukarzel (left) and playwright Mark O’ Halloran. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘You need to try this, Mark,” says the theatre maker to the playwright. Bush Moukarzel is standing in the middle of a room strewn with mounds of shred(...)

Briefs encounter: the Australian troupe is back with The Second Coming

Each preview includes a code. Here’s what they mean:BYM: Bring your mumBYD: Bring your dadEB: Early bird – starts before 8pmL: On at lunchtimeS&S:(...)