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Donnacha Dennehy’s The Second Violinist, his second opera with writer and director Enda Walsh, premieres at the Galway Arts Festival

SATURDAY 22 CLASSICAL Dublin International Piano Festival Various venues, Dublin, until Sunday 30th pianofestival.ie The Dublin International Pian(...)

Artist Ana Maria Pacheco at the opening of the exhibition of her work in the Festival Gallery, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Andrew Downes

A “Big Top” marquee will be pitched on the banks of the Corrib and the Galway International Arts Festival, which once ran off a €1,000 Arts (...)

Conall Morrison’s new work is Woyzeck in Winter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its full programme for 2017, which also marks the festival’s 40th birthday. Already announced is(...)

 Rory Nolan at rehearsals for “Waiting for Godot”: “For that energy the comic character has to have, there has to be a dark side to it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

By Rory Nolan’s standards – which have become almost legendary in certain circles – this does not count as a classic prank. But when the PR person ph(...)

Irish Times Irish  Theatre Awards judges Ella Daly, Nicholas Grene and Anna Walsh on stage at the Abbey Theatre this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a significant year, 2016, a period of commemoration when the Easter Rising seemed to rise and rise again. Incentivised by a splurge of State fu(...)

Waiting for Godot: directed with vigour and heart by Garry Hynes

Waiting for Godot Mick Lally Theatre, Galway              ★★★★★ “Off we go again,” s(...)

Director Garry Hynes. Druid Theatre company has announced an ‘unusual rural tour’ of Hynes’s new production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When Samuel Beckett’s Vladimir and Estragon wait in vain for someone named Godot, they might as well be on Co Wicklow’s Military Road, on the Aran isl(...)

Derbhle Crotty as Henry IV. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Mick Lally Theatre, Galway ****There’s nothing quite as beautiful, or as torturous, as the crown of England we see in Druid’s remarkable staging of Sh(...)

Emerald Germs Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin ** Are psychopaths born or are they made? This has been a preoccupation of Pat McCabe’s ever (...)

Kelly McAuley and Marie Mullen in The Colleen Bawn
The Colleen Bawn

The Colleen BawnBlack Box, Galway****Dion Boucicault’s mastery of stagecraft is easy to admire, but striking the right melodramatic note for his work (...)

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