Andrew Clancy

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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 (...)

Beckett’s Room:  no performers in this Dead Centre and Gate Theatre co-production. Photograph: Kyle Tunney

BECKETT’S ROOM Gate Theatre ★★★★☆ There’s no better audience than young people, enthuses a sinister visitor to Samuel Beckett’s apartment in Nazi-occ(...)

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: a model of ingenuity through humble means. Photograph: Patricio Cassinoni

A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS Project Arts Centre ★★★★☆ There’s no lesson in this charmingly offbeat adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s chil(...)

Writers and co-directors Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd

Samuel Beckett’s chair swivels with restless energy as he types, the keys clacking out a new communiqué for the French Resistance. It is 1942, in the(...)

Sculptor Helen O’Connell at work carving limestone.
Warrior women at work

They have spent years training to become a bronze sculptor, a stone carver, a dedicated goldsmith or a tapestry weaver with patience and incredible fo(...)

Ollie West in Dead Centre’s Hamnet.  Photograph:  Gianmarco Bresadola

Hamnet Peacock Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Who haunted Shakespeare when he wrote Hamlet? A play so steeped in death, full of demanding fathers, hapless son(...)

Morgan Crowley as Giordano Bruno (seated) in Roger Doyle’s ‘Heresy’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Heresy **** Project Arts Centre, Dublin The monk and prominent intellectual Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) fell foul of the Vatican at the age of 30. Hi(...)

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(...)

Noelle Brown and Iseult Casey in Monday’s Child. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Monday’s Child The Barn Theatre, Kilkenny **** This play for ages four and over presents important life issues in an accessible way. I(...)

Best Actress: Lia Williams as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams, directed by Ethan McSweeny for the Gate Theatre.
Irish Times Theatre Awards

Judges’ Special Award:Anu Productions: To mark their work commemorating the Dublin Lockout, using the city of Dublin as their set, and their reconf(...)

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