Donal Gallery (Policeman) and David Pearse (Leopold Bloom) in James Joyce’s Ulysses, adapted by Dermot Bolger, at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Ulysses Abbey Theatre, Dublin         ★★★ Tucked up in bed with an unsatisfying book, Molly Bloom has trouble(...)

Donal Gallery, Siobhán Cullen and Ali White in The Effect at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin

The Effect ★★★ Project Arts Centre Dublin For those prone to over-analyse, there are sly pleasures hiding within the chemical under trial in Lucy Pre(...)

Karen McCartney and Donal Gallery in The Heiress. Photograph: Pat Redmond

Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. (Or(...)

Members of the cast: The Abbey Theatre performs iconic Frank McGuinness play at the Ulster Memorial Tower in Thiepval (Northern France) as part of the official centenary commemorations of the Battle of the Somme. Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme is on tour in Northern Ireland in July before arriving at the Abbey Theatre in August.

In the 30 years since he wrote Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Frank McGuinness’s play has become a classic of 20th century Iri(...)