Beth Cooke and Peter Gowen in Through A Glass Darkly. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

On a rainy day in Dublin the other week, director Annie Ryan was battling traffic to get in for her final rehearsals of Through a Glass Darkly. Wit(...)

Beth Cooke gives a fine, sinuous performance of a woman’s suffocated potential

Through a Glass Darkly Project Arts Centre, Dublin ***   “Holidays! They’re supposed to be relaxing but in fact they’re just (...)

Gretchen Bender Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, until Dec 23 ***** Gretchen Bender’s (...)

Mark Fitzgerald: redhead in New York

Foxy Project Arts Centre, Dublin *** Is there ever such a thing as the lighter side of prejudice? Or does any marginalisation, from playgro(...)

From left, Danielle Galligan, Kate Gilmore, Lisa Lambe, Karen McCartney and Sophie Jo Wasson in The Train.  Photograph: Keith Dixon

The Train Project Arts Centre **** When it comes to women’s history, change is hard-fought and slowly won. Over the last 44 years, there have been cou(...)

Detail from Stephen Shore’s photo of a Chevron gas station in LA

The La Brea Matrix – Extended Gallery of Photography, Dublin **** One day in June 1975, Stephen Shore made a colour photograph of a Ch(...)

I’m Your Man Project Arts Centre, Dublin *** A young man, Matthew, confused by his sexuality and gender, struggles in an urban environment that seem(...)

Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes in Wallflower

Wallflower Project Arts Centre ***   Like reluctant participants in karaoke, audience members sidle into their seats. In the(...)

Actors Karen McCartney, Lisa Lambe and Sophie Jo Wasson re-enact a scene from Train at Connolly station in Dublin

‘We’ll see if any of the actors have northern-sounding accents,” Derrywoman Nell McCafferty says of Rough Magic’s latest venture, The Train. Th(...)

Ghosts, Project Arts Centre

Ghosts Project Arts Centre ***  It starts with an innocent enquiry: if one graphically sexual moment in this performance will break th(...)