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(...)

Liz Roche Company Wrongheaded Project Arts Centre, September 11th-16th; iti.ms/2c6ZdZM Who are you? The choreographer Liz Roche, the spoken-word (...)

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel Smock Alley Theatre *** They have covered some distance in their time, the two children of one of the world’s mo(...)

Liz Fitzgibbon

Remember to Breathe Smock Alley Theatre ****   Maeve is on shifting ground. The aftershocks of the Christchurch earthquake c(...)

Amy Conroy: ‘There is this fixed idea of what it means to be a man or a woman, and there is very little fluidity, and I don’t believe that is how we really are’

‘Ah, my boy hair,” Amy Conroy says as she catches sight of herself in one of many mirrors in a Dublin hotel bar. “I forgot about the boy hair.” (...)

Cormac Breatnach, “I went from a situation of being relatively innocent to feeling under siege.” Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Cormac Breatnach has the long, slender fingers of a flute player. He is a tall, mild mannered and soft spoken man; a thoughtful artist with a gentle d(...)

Samuel Beckett’s Fizzles; Beckett in the City14 Henrietta Street, Dublin ****Five years ago, Company SJ made a fascinating discovery: by ushering Beck(...)

Review: Tundra

Tundra **** Samuel Beckett Theatre We feel and hear the Arctic wind howling across the imagined tundra of Emma Martin Dance, and watch (...)

In between: dancer Oona Doherty at a rehearsal of Tundra. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli
Dancers in the dark

‘Have you seen my notebook?” Simon Jaymes has a touch of panic in his voice when he can’t find his rehearsal jottings. They could be anywhere. Rather (...)

Kicking off last year’s Kilkenny Tradfest: Dervish, Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Phil Coulter and more are in town for this year’s festival. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

You didn’t get a float ready in time; you’ve had your fill of vintage cars and floral tractors; green doesn’t suit you or crowds don’t agree with y(...)