Way Back Home Project Arts Centre ****With its heavy reliance on familiar tropes of contemporary theatre (microphone stands, practical lights, child p(...)

Jennifer Tee with one of her handwoven rugs

The notion of art as magic is nothing new. A musical, theatrical or visual art experience often propels us into an instantly altered state; poetry can(...)

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

Fire Birds: ‘Music is from six drummers on a six-metre-high stage dressed in angel wings, and there are three red musical notes flying through the air with a family of three musicians.’ Photograph: Jym Art

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

Fire Birds: ‘Music is from six drummers on a six-metre-high stage dressed in angel wings, and there are three red musical notes flying through the air with a family of three musicians.’ Photograph: Jym Art

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

At Exchange Dublin all decisions are made collectively. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At Exchange Dublin, a free space run by an arts co-operative on Exchange Street in west Temple Bar, all decisions are made collectively. Participants (...)

Marking the line-up announcement for the 2013 Dublin Theatre Festival on Grafton Street today were festival director Willie White and actors Daragh Kelly, Camille O’Sullivan (left) and Aoibhinn McGinnity. The festival which runs from September 26th to October 13th. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A new play by Frank McGuinness, a fresh translation of The Threepenny Opera, and a new production of Waiting for Godot are among the works unveiled fo(...)

In Howie the Rookie, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor isn’t playing two parts; the brilliance of his performance is that he’s playing every part. Like the speaker of an epic poem, he is the sole figure that unites everything

Howie The Rookie Project Arts Centre, Dublin ****Nobody in Mark O’Rowe’s feverishly imagined Dublin underworld – where honour, revenge and brotherhood(...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor. Photograph: Eric Luke

Despite the intensity of his performances on stage and screen, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor doesn’t submit to self-mythologisation. He made his first appearance(...)

Fearghus Ó Conchúir performing Cure

Theatre audiences are only ever warned about strobe lighting and nudity. One causes epileptic fits, but what’s so dangerous about the other? Qu(...)

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