Andrew Bennett

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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 (...)

Pan Pan’s Cascando, by Samuel BEckett. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In a luxuriantly black construction in the Samuel Beckett Theatre the other week, Aedín Cosgrove seemed to get lost in her own design. Pan Pan, the i(...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Patrick Pearse in TV3’s new 1916 commemorative three-part series ‘Trial of the Century’.  photograph: brian mcevoy

TV3 has announced dates for Trial of the Century starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Charlie, Love/Hate) as Patrick Pearse in a three-part series that imagin(...)

Back row, Máire Hastings, Stella McCusker and Máire Ní Ghráinne; front row, Helen Roche, Andrew Bennett and Fiona Bell in rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe was in full swing on a recent evening in the Abbey Theatre rehearsal room. It(...)

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