Verbal pyrotechnics: Mark O’Rowe. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mark O’Rowe is best known for the verbal pyrotechnics of his monologue plays, dark narratives full of spectacular imagery and linguistic experiment. I(...)

Jaw-dropping: Lisa Dwan interprets Beckett

Samuel Beckett wrote significant works for Irish male voices: Krapp’s Last Tape specifically for Patrick Magee; Eh Joe for Jack McGowran. But Beckett (...)

Samuel Beckett’s Fizzles; Beckett in the City14 Henrietta Street, Dublin ****Five years ago, Company SJ made a fascinating discovery: by ushering Beck(...)

Review: Tardigrade
  • Stage
  • September 11, 2014, 12:00

TardigradeSamuel Beckett Theatre****Tardigrades aren’t just nature’s toughest creatures, able to suspend their metabolism dehydrated for up to 10 year(...)

Review: The Whistle/Turf
  • Stage
  • September 10, 2014, 12:00

The Whistle/TurfDance Studio at Samuel Beckett Theatre***Cognoscenti know that in theatre, a blackout is a kop-out, but Darragh McLoughlin has jerry-r(...)

To Space, at the Science Gallery
10 days of the Tiger Dublin Fringe
  • Culture
  • September 10, 2014, 01:00

Thursday 11th Early bird: Bernarda’s House 6.15pm, Project; €15/€13; until Sept 13th A retelling of Spanish dramatist Lorca’s last play, performe(...)

Tardigrade: bombarding the  senses

Contemporary dance performances can often call on self-consciously meagre means. Driven by a shoestring aesthetic – think street clothes, bare stag(...)

‘The super-short concert is a very interesting concept. The one at Happy Day Enniskillen International Beckett Festival by French soprano Léa Trommenschlager (above) with pianist Julius Drake, was a model of its kind’

The winner of the inaugural ESB Feis Ceoil Orchestral Conducting Competition in April was Elaine Kelly from Cork. It’s good to see the Feis taking (...)

Actor and artistic director Cathal Quinn, actor Clodagh Nic Gabhann and dancer Megan Kennedy will perform in Everlasting Voices / Guthanna Síoraí, which centres on the work of three Irish Nobel Laureates, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and Samuel Beckett. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The poetry of three Irish Nobel laureates will be brought to life this week in a unique show performed in both English and Irish.Everlasting Voices, a(...)

Author Lean Cullinan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Léan Cullinan has been writing since childhood and is a graduate of the MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin. Her debut novel is The(...)