Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and the Everyman world premiere production of Asking for It by Louise O Neill. Photograph: Hugh O Conor

ASKING FOR IT Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Nov 9-24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie – In these alternately distressing and galvanising days(...)

The Young King by Oscar Wilde,   presented by Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark

For most children, the Christmas pantomime is their first experience of the theatre. The familiar fairytale storyline, the integration of pop-cultural(...)

The Fever: this house party with a twist is hosted by New York company 600 Highwaymen as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

The Fever Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin October 9th-12th 8pm (October 13th-14th matinee 2pm) €20-€25 dublintheatrefestival.com You are invited to a(...)

Paula Murrihy will play Judith in the upcoming production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle for the Dublin Theatre Festival

Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy’s journey from Kerry to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Salzburg Festival, not to mention her reg(...)

Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf photographed by Joan Marcus

EVERYONE’S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College Three Stars George and Martha, the rancorous protagonists of Edward Albee’s(...)

 Garry Hynes, the Druid Theatre’s artistic director, says the theatre company had been forced to pull out due to the Galway 2020 project’s “loss of time, significant budget cuts and communication issues”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s Druid Theatre is withdrawing its major international production from the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme. Druid’s artistic(...)

The Patient Gloria: Gina Moxley’s play doesn’t feel like a breakthrough

THE PATIENT GLORIA Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre ★ ★ In the second of her three counselling sessions, filmed for the 1965 educational movie Three Appr(...)

The Lost O’Casey: Gillian McCarthy as the radically reconceived Polly Pender. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

THE LOST O’CASEY Meet at the Gate Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It’s a simple gesture, but it comes with a profound effect: a young woman handing you a keepsake (...)

Liv O’Donoghue in The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, Dublin. Previews Sep 28 Opens Sep 29-Oct 6 8pm €25 abbeytheatre.ie In 1964, Gloria Szymanski decide(...)

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