Aaron Monaghan

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Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly: Peter Pan, at Cork Opera House last Christmas. Photograph: John Allen/COH

Panto season is a bit different this year, with productions either moving online or, in a few innovative cases, switching to a drive-in format. All th(...)

Conor Hanratty says he found the limits of the Tiny Plays 600-word format “scary but liberating”.

When Conor Hanratty was a teenager, he came upon a documentary that featured clips from the work of legendary Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa(...)

Emma Mackey. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty

Lockdown arrived at a busy time for The Sex education actor. She is about to be everywhere Some parts of the French film industry have, it seems(...)

Wayne Jordan in Leaving at the Project Arts Centre as part of Where We Live.

Stories of Irish emigration get told in cliches. Our emigrants are exiles, driven by poverty, a lack of hope, or fleeing the tyrannical hand of the op(...)

Derbhle Crotty and Garry Hynes before rehearsal for The Cherry Orchard, a Druid production

Power comes in many forms. There is physical power, inherited power, seized power. There is the extraordinary and frequently unexpected power of stron(...)

 Jonathan Swift: “He has all these fictive enterprises that sort of masked his own identity.” Painting: Charles Jervas

Not long after his death, Jonathan Swift became the subject of a scurrilous rumour. As the story had it, not only did Swift, the renowned satirist and(...)

Brian Watkins: The staircase was his own eureka, ‘the predominant image which guided the whole creation of the thing’

Marie Mullen, the acclaimed actor, appears to be literally run off her feet. Calling out instructions, she quickly ascends a three-storey wooden stair(...)

Trad: Clare Barrett, Emmet Kirwan and Seamus O’Rourke in Aaron Monaghan’s production at the Abbey

TRAD Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre ★★★☆☆ Mark Doherty’s debut play, a sideways look at generational inheritance first staged in 2004, seems to follow (...)

Trad The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway Apr 25th-27th, 8pm; The Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin Apr 30th-May 11th, 8pm; Everyman Theatre, Cork, May (...)

Beg, steal or borrow? Clare Monnelly in Charlie’s a Clepto

CHARLIE’S A CLEPTO Ramor Theatre, Cavan until March 23; Garage Theatre, Monaghan March 26; Roscommon Arts Centre March 27; Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (...)

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