Abbey Theatre

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Rathmines Road: Janet Moran, Charlie Bonner, Karen Ardiff, Enda Oates and Rebecca Root in Deirdre Kinahan’s play. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

RATHMINES ROAD Abbey Theatre ★ ★ ★ Recent hearings may bring a shudder of topicality to Deirdre Kinahan’s new play for Fishamble and the Abbey, but t(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

The jars of chutneys, pickles, jams and jellies have nowhere to go – apart from the hearth of the unused kitchen fireplace. Photograph: Getty

A recent article in these pages unleashed a wave of envy and aspiration in our house which has yet to subside. It was about streamlined living in effi(...)

Enjoy a tapas lunch at Cava Bodega in Galway.

Team-building exercises are all well and good but an overnight stay really acts as glue to cohesively stick your colleagues/employees together. It als(...)

Peaches Christ Superstar: the performer’s charismatic personality shines through. Photograph: Angel Ceballos

PEACHES CHRIST SUPERSTAR Abbey Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ What could possibly go right? Peaches, the transgressively funny, gender-contorting singer of electr(...)

Shame: Pom Boyd has been performing from an early age, in awkward fabrications before grown-ups, or flustered improvisations to cope with social anxiety and regressive gender politics. Photograph: Derek Speirs

SHAME Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ Confidence is a faltering performance in this absorbing autobiographical show from Pom Boyd, written with (...)

Culture Night 2018:   ballerinas from Dance Ireland with drumming sensations the Hit Machine. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Friday is Culture Night all over Ireland. Do you: (a) put on comfy shoes, arm yourself with the guide or the app and let loose, collapsing with exhaus(...)

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