In a fractious political environment, where audiences can fatigue of Troubles-related theatre and Stormont is once again in stasis, keeping schtum can sometimes seem like a deliberate move. Photograph:  Chris Carmichael/The New York Times

It all seemed harmless enough. A sparse stage with a cartoon desert backdrop was steadily becoming populated with handmade wooden contraptions: a fore(...)

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(...)

Bullet Catch, in which performer Rob Drummond handed a gun to a volunteer from the crowd before calmly asking to be shot in the face

On Friday night in Belfast, the performer Rob Drummond took an audience member onstage and asked him, in front of a large crowd, about his religious b(...)

In ‘Victor’, are these two beautiful people father and son? Is their relationship sweet and tender – or something else entirely?

It comes as something of a surprise, when walking along Hamilton Dock in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, to encounter a ploughed field, its furrows stretch(...)