Clare Dunne (Sylvia), Alex Kowak (Billy) and Fiona Bell (Beth) in Tribes at the Gate Theatre

Gate Theatre **** “If you’re going to argue, slow down,” advises Beth, the mother of an eruptive family that is forever arguing and rarely slowing d(...)

 Erica O’Regan and friends from Carlow at last year’s Electric Picnic festival.  Photograph: Alan Betson

ELECTRIC ARENA Friday Rejjie Snow 11.00-12.00 Bicep (Live) 9.30-10.30 Vince Staples 8.00-9.00 Young Fathers 6.45-7.30 Rejji(...)

Harry Jardine in A Midsummer Night’s Dream , at Bord Gais Energy Theatre  as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream ★★★★ Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin Where are we now? Shakespeare’s comedy of escape, transformation and radically(...)

Steely: Clare Dunne in Grounded

Grounded Project Arts Centre ****   “Grounded: The pilot’s nightmare.” So says Clare Dunne’s unnamed fighter, fuelled by adr(...)

Clare Dunne is remarkable as the drone pilot in Grounded

Much like its subject, George Brant’s play seemed to swoop in from nowhere and become a talking point everywhere. An hour-long monologue play inspi(...)

Emily Aoibheann from  aerial performance company Dying Breeds rehearsing in St Anthony’s Hall Church in Clontarf for  their new show Object Piggy. Emily helped launch the 21st edition of Tiger Dublin Fringe which runs  from September 7th -20th. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

With venues as diverse as tents and trees, the Tiger Dublin Fringe is celebrating its 21st birthday in style in September. The annual festival has pu(...)

Eleanor Methven and Marty Rea in Major Barbara. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Major BarbaraAbbey Theatre****In his 1891 essay The Quintessence of Ibsenism, George Bernard Shaw argued that society is made up of three discrete typ(...)

Are you a saver or a spender? I’m a saver. I have always believed in being prepared for a rainy day a(...)