From left, Mary Hickson of Cork Opera House, Julie Kelleher of the Everyman Palace Theatre, and Lorraine Maye of Cork Midsummer festival, at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Mary Hickson, chief executive of Cork Opera House, has a powerful gut. Right now it is telling her that the future will be exciting, but it won’t b(...)

Vision for Cork: Everyman Palace’s artistic director Julie Kelleher. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork has always had plenty to shout about when it comes to its musical heritage. From Microdisney to Mick Flannery, Seán Ó Riada to Rory Gallagher (...)

Kate McGrew is a sex worker currently starring in a reality TV show who is against the drive to criminalise men who purchase sex. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Kate McGrew is not a “prostitute”. She is, she says, a sex worker. “To me the word ‘prostitute’ is used by people who look down on what I do, w(...)

Bloodlust: in ‘Der Vampyr’, Ruthven must seduce and kill three maidens in a day. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The thinner programme over the reduced time span of this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival is a schedule for survival, not defeat. Surveying what she (...)

Eilin O'Dea as Molly Bloom from From James Joyce’s Ulysses
Hit them for six in 10 days
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  • July 8, 2013, 01:00

  Monday: Night Light This earnest new play from Wishful Thinking is a devised experience of childhood memory, built by a company of (...)

As a writer and composer, Ailís Ní Ríain is a significant talent

Exit Strategy; The Tallest Man in the World Cork Arts Theatre / Triskel Arts Centre **/** Put a frog into boiling water and it will leap(...)

Puppets and puritans

The Scarlet Letter Millennium Hall, Cork ****In the alphabet of sin, a is for adultery. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s romance of Purita(...)

Deep by Raymond Scannell

Five years ago, the arch documentary theatre makers Rimini Protokoll asked Berlin to take a closer look at itself. A company that prefers to put real (...)

Olwen Fouéré as El Duende in the Cork Opera House production of Maria De Buenos Aires. Photograph: Clare Keogh

THE key to tango dancing is “to listen to your partner and to be guided,” says American choreographer John Heginbotham. As part of the rehearsal proce(...)

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