Aaron Monaghan

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Rapids: Shaun Dunne’s bracing documentary about HIV in Ireland

RAPIDS Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Feb 7-9 7.45pm €16-€20 projectartscentre.ie Rapids are natural phenomena, explains the disarming writer and perf(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Crumbs from the table: Dinner in Mulberry Street is at Bewley’s Cafe Theatre

THIRST (AND OTHER BITS OF FLANN) Abbey Theatre, Peacock stage, Dublin. Previews Dec 18 Opens Dec 19-Jan 5 9pm (Sat mat 3pm) (New Year’s Eve 8pm) €16/€(...)

Thirst (and Other Bits of Flann): a very merry, nostalgic study in character

THIRST (AND OTHER BITS OF FLANN) Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Admirers of the comic imagination of Flann O’Brien, or Myles na gCopaleen(...)

Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

DruidShakespeare: Richard III – Siobhán Cullen with Aaron Monaghan as the king. Photograph: Robbie Jack

DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III Town Hall Theatre, Galway ★ ★ ★ ★ Think of Richard III – a twisted king, in every sense of the word –&nb(...)

Aaron Monaghan and Garry Hynes. ‘

On a cold weekend last November, Aaron Monaghan travelled to Galway with other members of Druid’s ensemble to meet with a king. This wasn’t the theat(...)

Shelter ★★★★ Mick Lally Theatre, Galway “I’m wondering…. Is this history repeating itself?” asks Fus – or “Fussy” to his friends – from the window of(...)

Kevin Barry: “I have a worry that the much-vaunted golden age of television is now over.”

Current favourite book? I was a judge for the Goldsmiths Prize last year, and H(a)ppy by Nicola Barker was ultimately the winner. It’s odd and out th(...)

Waiting for Godot again – but this time it’s refreshingly different

Waiting For Godot Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Ends Friday March 3rd, 8pm, €22 druid.ie; then Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick (Mar 7-10); An Grian(...)

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