Theatre Machine: ‘It’s brilliant for young companies to test their work in an environment that’s not necessarily final or complete. It’s so important to have someone in to see your stuff before going into a final production’

This week, Theatre Machine, or to give it it’s full title, The Theatre Machine Turns You On Volume Four, will be cranking into life. Sixteen theatr(...)

Lloyd Cooney and Alan Mahon. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Peacock Theatre, Dublin ***   This neighbourhood has gone to the dogs; everybody says it. Bin bags amass on fluorescent-lit stree(...)

Review: Advocacy

AdvocacyProject Arts Centre****Shaun Dunne’s latest work is set in the world of mental health and negotiates the challenging world of care workers an(...)

Shaun Dunne: coming from a place of truth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘It started with flags and headbands,” Shaun Dunne jokes, remembering the time he spent as a child selling souvenirs outside Croke Park on match da(...)

‘Boys and Girls’ by Dylan Coburn Gray

Let’s lay most of the criticisms of theatre being created by young theatre makers on the fist-thumping table: they are arrogant; post-dramatic form pa(...)

Róise Goan: ‘I don’t mean to sound naive or blunt, but to get more money, you have to be perceived to be successful by the powers that be’

Late last week, a sizeable portion of the Irish arts community gathered in a brand new Dublin bar, and tried to keep quiet. This was a surprise party (...)