Review: Tundra

Tundra **** Samuel Beckett Theatre We feel and hear the Arctic wind howling across the imagined tundra of Emma Martin Dance, and watch (...)

In between: dancer Oona Doherty at a rehearsal of Tundra. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli
Dancers in the dark

‘Have you seen my notebook?” Simon Jaymes has a touch of panic in his voice when he can’t find his rehearsal jottings. They could be anywhere. Rather (...)

Kicking off last year’s Kilkenny Tradfest: Dervish, Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Phil Coulter and more are in town for this year’s festival. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

You didn’t get a float ready in time; you’ve had your fill of vintage cars and floral tractors; green doesn’t suit you or crowds don’t agree with y(...)

Serious clowning: Fionnuala Gallagher (left) during rehearsals
Cheers of a clown

It’s only a teeny mask, and one that is hard to earn, yet a red nose has always held a particular attraction for Fionnuala Gallagher. So she’s delight(...)

Beauty in dereliction

Rough for Theatre OneMeeting Point Screen Cinema, 8.45pm****In an empty car park on the Liffey quays, a blind man and a self-proclaimed cripple cross (...)

“Eventually my clown make-up is in place . . . After this a big frizzy wig and bowler hat are pinned to my head and I am given flat-footed clown shoes, checked trousers, a stripy shirt, braces and a dickey bow. I’ve worn worse clothes.” Photographer: Brenda Fitzsimons

I’ve had a makeover. The Ark children’s cultural centre in Dublin’s Temple Bar has launched Roll Up! Roll Up!, an interactive exhibition that allows c(...)