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You no longer have to run away to join the circus. You can simply apply to one of the many circus schools throughout Europe and the US. Or, closer to (...)

Young Offenders Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley). Photograph: Miki Barlok

Nobody saw The Young Offenders coming. Though well-reviewed and much-quoted, back in 2016 few commentators or critics could have imagined that the low(...)

Harry Higgins, Martha Breen and Fionntán Larney in ‘Beat’. Photograph: Ste Murray

When Lin-Manuel Miranda drew lifeforce from hip-hop to forge his triumphant stage show Hamilton, he sketched out the blueprint for a form of musical t(...)

My Dad’s Blind: Anna Sheils-McNamee’s play was named best production at Dublin Fringe Festival

The marathon Dublin Fringe Festival – 80 productions and 554 performances over 16 days – ended on Sunday night with the announcement of this year’s fr(...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

The Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan with Garry Hynes, Druid Theatre at the launch of the  gender policies of 10 Irish theatre organisations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Gate Theatre has made dramatic strides in increasing the number of women employed over the past two years, according to a gender equality report i(...)

Catríona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley, Phillip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke in discussion at Speak Up & Call It Out, at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“As theatre artists we understand the complexity of human interactions. Our role is to explore relationships, to reflect society back to itself – and (...)

Top of the world: Paul Mescal’s nosebleed trajectory in Irish theatre has certainly singled him out as one to keep an eye on. Photograph: Ste Murray

When Selina Cartmell launched her inaugural season as director of the Gate Theatre last May, the photocall was predictably starry. Flanking Cartmell w(...)

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Co, is representing Ireland at the World Barista Championships in Seoul this week. Photograph: Al Higgins

As you drink your first brew of the day this morning – spare a thought for the coffee experts from almost 60 countries competing at the World Barista (...)

Friday Night  Effect

The Friday Night Effect Smock Alley Main Stage ★★★★★ Jamie, Sive and Collette are flatmates in Dublin city. By the end of the night, Collette (Eva (...)

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