Owen Roe as Romeo and Olwen Fouéré as Juliet in Siren Productions’ A Tender Thing  by Ben Power at Project Arts Centre. Among the highlights of the lecture programme is a conversation with Selina Cartmell, who directed  Roe in the Abbey’s production of King Lear last year and A Tender Thing at the Project, where  Power reimagined Romeo and Juliet as a couple in their 70s.

A series of free public lectures on Shakespeare will take place next month in conjunction with UCD and the Abbey Theatre. Now in its third year, the 2(...)

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(...)

Owen Roe plays a stoic Romeo, Olwen Fouéré a drifting Juliet
A Tender Thing

A Tender Thing Project Arts Centre, Dublin *** In Ben Power’s ingenious reworking of Shakespeare’s play, which dismantles the text and rea(...)

Skip to page 2 for list of nominees For the judges of the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, 2013 has not quite ended. “You’re not supposed to s(...)

Previously unpublished image of playwright Brian Friel from the archive of photographer Bobbie Hanvey, taken at or near Friel’s home in Greencastle, Co Donegal, from 1997 onwards. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey

Today, Brian Friel, the greatest living Irish dramatist, turns 85. Later this year, the Donegal town of Ballybeg, which he first imagined in Philadelp(...)

Actor John Kavanagh at  the funeral of Susan Fitzgerald  at the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar, Dublin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The actor Susan Fitzgerald, who died last Monday, had no fear of dying and had sympathised with the doctor who had to tell her she had little time lef(...)