Lear

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A retelling of King Lear set in a corrupt, contemporary India. A young Finnish girl’s bleakly funny immigrant childhood. A Trinity graduate’s languid (...)

Leo Varadkar with Dick Spring after Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid presentation. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish delegation had made their pitch for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and by all accounts, it had gone very well. So as they sat on the podium in a L(...)

An impressive debut by Preti Taneja

“Nothing will come of nothing,” King Lear warns his soon-to-be outcast youngest daughter Cordelia after she refuses to flatter him like her sisters. S(...)

I’m just “an ordinary man,/Who desires nothing more than an ordinary chance,/ to live exactly as he likes, and do precisely what he wants . . ./An ave(...)

Actor John Hurt attending  has died aged 77. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Time travel with Dr Who, an incarnation of which John Hurt played in 2013, to any year in the past four and a half decades and you’ll find yourself cl(...)

A photograph from 2015 showing  Sir John Hurt  with his wife Anwen after he was  awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Getty

Sir John Hurt, who has died at the age of 77, can currently be seen playing a Catholic priest, confessor to Jacqueline Kennedy, in Pablo Larrain’s fin(...)

The EuroMillions could consider a holiday to the Caribbean island of Necker, which costs around  €74,000. Photograph: Getty

The first thing Ireland’s newest EuroMillions winner is likely to want to do is take a holiday and where better to do that than on the Caribbean islan(...)

These Rooms, a dance-theatre fusions with Anu, a highlight for this past year

Your 2016 highlights? It was a great year for the elderly: the last, hilarious and heartbreaking, volume of Samuel Beckett’s letters; Leonard Cohen’s(...)

John Scott in rehearsals with Kevin Coquelard, Mufutau Yusuf and Ryan O’Neill for Precious Metal and Night Wandering. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 1991, Irish Modern Dance Theatre received its first Arts Council grant, along with nine other dance companies. Twenty-five years later, it is the o(...)

Glenda Jackson as King Lear and Rhys Ifans as the Fool in  King Lear  at the Old Vic Theatre. Photograph: Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty Images

English reserve is not what it used to be, except perhaps in the London theatre, where the applause tends to be scanter and more short-lived than in (...)

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