Remembering ‘The Simpsons’ as a dark comedy with serious heft, keeping a seasonal Dickens classic warm with cheer, and recalling Cinderella’s origin story

When the Hitchcocks left Ireland in the 1910s they went on very different paths. One, Rex Ingram, became a Hollywood great, directing ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’. The other, Frank Hitchcock, became a distinguished soldier and chronicler of life in the trenches

The Lyric’s handsome new prodution of Jennifer Johnston’s first World War drama moves from the war at home to the Western Front. Which conflict is worse?

Gerard Lee’s new play looks for rhyme and reason in the eccentric life and death of James Clarence Mangan


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How does a post-Brexit world shape the identity and relationship of these islands

Inquests into the nightclub fire that led to the deaths of 48 people