Derbhle Crotty and Marina Carr in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Leon Farrell.

In a summer house on the Isle of Wight, surrounded by the eternal wrest of ocean waves, a crushingly disappointed boy has recently been put to bed. Hi(...)

The flight of the little golden swallow is a Wilde-related idea aimed at the revitalisation of Enniskillen tourism. Photograph: Brian Morrison.

Enniskillen, the spot where Oscar Wilde spent his school days, is marking the connection with Wildean events in the pipeline, and kicking off with the(...)

Gare St Lazare’s adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s How It Is. Photograph: Clare Keogh

“This is a funny old place to start,” says Sophie Motley while she awaits her return to Ireland as the new artistic director of Everyman Theatre in Co(...)

When 2010 opened its bleary eyes, in the teeth of the last recession, it took our towns and cities a little while to catch up. People hang on, spend t(...)

 Rex Ryan in  The Ridleys, at the Peacock Theatre. Photograph:  Ste Murray

It was a dramatic year for theatre, bookended by two moments of crisis. The first played out in the full glare of public attention. The other, which i(...)

Sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird at  rehearsal: “I’m sort of the everyman.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird is digging a grave on a special earth-filled platform in Wesley House off Dublin’s Leeson Street. Standing near h(...)

Theatre for One: Eileen Walsh in Bait, by Louise Lowe. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda/venividi.ie

THEATRE FOR ONE Outside Cork Opera House ★★★★★ Annie Ryan of Corn Exchange once described her Car Show, which played to no more than three passengers(...)

 Irish playwrights Emmet Kirwan, Marina Carr, Enda Walsh and Stacey Gregg promote  Theatre For One, which is running as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s dim, dressingroom lights surround the frame, and the aesthetic is theatrical red velvet. I’m alone in the single seat, hands on armrests. A scree(...)

Evening Train: its song are given beautifully graduated renderings by Kate Stanley Brennan, Ger Kelly, Ian Lloyd Anderson and Deirdre Donnelly. Photograph: Bríd O’Donovan

EVENING TRAIN Everyman, Cork ★★★★☆ The initial impression you get from Evening Train is that Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in west Cork. (...)

What are we like back there in The Stalls? Picture: Miki Barlok

THE STALLS Cork Opera House ★★★★★ The Cork Midsummer Festival promise of The Stalls is to present what theatre-goers never see: our watching selves.(...)

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