Lally (Roisin Gallagher) with Bun McTasney (Alan McKee), Daly the Male (Vincent Higgins) and Rahab (Maria Connolly)

***   In Abbie Spallen’s new play for Tinderbox, her distinctive vision focuses, in heightened definition, on her home place, the bogs(...)

Richard Clements, Maria Connolly, Frank McCusker and Róisín Gallagher in Tinderbox’s Lally the Scut. Photograph: Brian Morrison

These are difficult days for the arts in the North, with news of the feared cuts in funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland descending wi(...)

Nominee: Simon Callow, nominated for The Man Jesus, written by Matthew Hurt and directed by Joseph Alford for the Lyric Theatre. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images
An actor’s journey into character

The actor’s journey to inhabiting another character with their body can take some weird and wonderful detours. Some say it’s when they first pu(...)

Richard Clements and Ivan Little in Summertime. Photograph: Neil Harrison Photography

SummertimeThe Mac, Belfast***Its title may hint of long, balmy days, but warm and fragrant this play is emphatically not. In David Ireland’s new play (...)