Acrobats Emily Aoibheann and Elaine McCague (above, with Peter Corboy)  enliven the visual element of the show. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Far Away From Me The Ark, Dublin ***   In Far Away From Me, writer and director Amy Conroy roams far from the bucolic landsca(...)

Vision for Cork: Everyman Palace’s artistic director Julie Kelleher. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork has always had plenty to shout about when it comes to its musical heritage. From Microdisney to Mick Flannery, Seán Ó Riada to Rory Gallagher (...)

John Mahoney and Penny Slusher in Chapatti

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Raymond Scannell in Deep

Deep Half Moon Theatre, Cork **** The easiest – and least satisfying – way to describe Deep is as a one-man show that recounts the histo(...)

Deep by Raymond Scannell

Five years ago, the arch documentary theatre makers Rimini Protokoll asked Berlin to take a closer look at itself. A company that prefers to put real (...)

‘Declan Hughes’s real achievement in Digging for Fire is  to observe his moment rather than predict the future’

Digging For FireProject Arts Centre, Dublin **** (...)