Laurence Kinlan and Caoilfhionn Dunne seize upon the intense mix at play in The Nest

Lyric Theatre, Belfast **** A good man commits a bad deed for a good reason then ends up paying what threatens to be the ultimate price. This is t(...)

The Night Alive Gaiety Theatre *** It isn’t a promising refuge, this ground floor flat in Dublin, a high ceilinged haven now drowning in dirt and de(...)

Kathy Kiera Clarke and Lisa Dwyer Hogg e

Abbey Theatre, Dublin ***   Can you expect a stable play to emerge from a time of extraordinary upheaval? Conceived before the ou(...)

Marty Rea as the priest fighting paedophilic urges

Be Infants in Evil Mick Lally Theatre, Galway **   It’s hard to know what to believe these days. Take Fr Patrick (Marty Rea),(...)

Richard Clements and Ivan Little in Summertime. Photograph: Neil Harrison Photography
Summertime

SummertimeThe Mac, Belfast***Its title may hint of long, balmy days, but warm and fragrant this play is emphatically not. In David Ireland’s new play (...)