Andrew Bennett

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Catherine Clinch in An Cailín Ciúin. ‘I knew it would be hard, but I think it was a lot more challenging than I was expecting,’ she says of her first film experience.
Photograph: Colm Bairéad/Inscéal

Catherine Clinch, 12-year-old star of An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl), the first Irish-language film to play at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival,(...)

Olga Barry, director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, says: ‘Sometimes it’s only by keeping trying that you unlock the possibilities.’

One of the great beauties of Ireland’s summer arts festivals has always been the element of random chance. You go to see one thing, and find yourself (...)

Pan Pan's production of WHAT IS THE WORD is due to screen in Belfast and Paris in the coming weeks.
Photograph: Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty of Pan Pan's Embers by Samuel Beckett

As Samuel Beckett neared the end of his life, he dictated a poem to his trusted collaborator Barbara Bray. Originally written in French and titled Com(...)

Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

THE FALL OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC Abbey Theatre ★★★☆☆ Michael West’s new play for Corn Exchange and the Abbey Theatre is set in an Ireland paralysed by(...)

John Doran (Finbar Lowe) and Caitríona Ennis (Emer Hackett) in The Fall of the Second Republic. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

What if you could step back in time? Things might well turn out to have be worse. The Fall of the Second Republic, the new play from Corn Exchange, br(...)

Endgame: Rosaleen Linehan and Des Keogh in Pan Pan’s production. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

ENDGAME Project Arts Centre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Something is already taking its course before Pan Pan’s new production of Endgame begins. As you take your (...)

Des Keogh and Rosaleen Linehan in Endgame. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Endgame Project Arts Centre, Dublin.Until Dec 7 “Ah the old questions, the old answers, there’s nothing like them,” a decrepit Hamm says fondly to his(...)

Endgame: Andrew Bennett, Rosaleen Linehan, Des Keogh and Anthony Morris. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

ROSALEEN LINEHAN AND DES KEOGH ON GETTING COMFY IN THE BINS AT THE END OF THE WORLD IN PAN PAN’S NEW PRODUCTION OF SAMUEL BECKETT’S ENDGA(...)

Simone Kirby, who plays   a code-breaker in Dublin Castle, and Brian Gleeson as Jimmy Mahon, a Dubliner who survives the Rising to become an intelligence officer in the succeeding mayhem

Heaven help the dramatist who embarks on an interpretation of Irish history. Colin Teevan remembers that after every episode of Rebellion, his recent (...)

Inmates out: Andrew Bennett and Mark O’Halloran in The Importance of Nothing

The Importance of Nothing  ★★★ Project Arts Centre, Dublin All art is quite useless, Oscar Wilde famously declared, so he should be amused to (...)

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