Kerri Quinn’s Rita morphs from loud-mouthed innocence into studious intensity,  in sync with Michael James Ford’s understated, rumpled Frank. Photograph: Steffan Hill

Lyric Theatre, Belfast **** Belfast in the early 1980s was a perilous place and time. With random violence on the streets and political negotiation(...)

Epic achievement: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the 1921 film directed by Rex Ingram

On the evening of March 6th, 1921, the auditorium at the Lyric Theatre in New York was full. The newest film from Metro Studios, The Four Horsemen of (...)

Anthony Delaney (Alec) and Ryan McParland (Jerry) in  How Many Miles to Babylon?

How Many Miles to Babylon? Lyric Theatre, Belfast ***There are just two deaths described in Jennifer Johnston’s 1974 novella, set during the outbreak (...)

Michael James Ford and Gerard Lee in Mangan's Last Gasp

Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Dublin *** Do poets get the biographies they deserve? Or is it bette(...)