Actor/director Steven Berkoff: ‘If there’s anything that the establishment can’t bear, it’s someone who stands out. You could say the same thing about any radical person, starting from Jesus Christ.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Not many people realise this, but you don’t actually learn anything at art college any more; however, you do have to go there to find that out.” A(...)

‘My director Natalie Abrahami banned any mention of Beckett’s most famous muse Billie Whitelaw from the rehearsal room,’ says actor Lisa Dwan of when she first played Not I. Photograph: Eric Luke

In 2005 in London, I came across the most unusual script I’d ever seen. The 10 or so pages looked like sheet music. Each phrase or word was separated (...)

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 (...)

Director Walter Asmus. Photograph: John Haynes

Long before he first met Samuel Beckett, the writer who would come to define his professional life, the genial German director Walter Asmus had rar(...)

Ballyturk, playwright Enda Walsh’s latest collaboration with actors Cillian Murphy (above), Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea, has been sold out for weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:30

Acrobatics as a flight of fantasy and mythology as a map of the human psyche are themes of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival which open(...)

Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

This year is the 60th anniversary of the iconic play Waiting for Godot. To celebrate, Gare St Lazare Players Ireland are bringing a production to t(...)