Meg Hennessy and James Russell in The Shadow of a Gunman. ‘It was through O’Casey that the American public got to know some of the great actors like Barry Fitzgerald, FJ McCormack, Eileen Crowe – actors that were picked up by John Ford.’

As you turn into a quiet street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, the façade of the Irish Repertory Theatre edges into view. The former warehouse (...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Peaches Christ Superstar: the performer’s charismatic personality shines through. Photograph: Angel Ceballos

PEACHES CHRIST SUPERSTAR Abbey Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ What could possibly go right? Peaches, the transgressively funny, gender-contorting singer of electr(...)

Gillian Lynne in  2015: she worked almost continuously until a few years ago. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Gillian Lynne Born: February 20th, 1926 Died: July 1st, 2018 Gillian Lynne, a renowned British ballerina who, after turning to choreography, create(...)

Bono performs with U2 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the US leg of their d’s Experience + Innocence tour. Photograph: Photograph: Shane Bevel/The New York Times

In time-honoured Irish begrudger fashion, here is even more reason to bitch: U2’s wealth is now an estimated £569 million (€647.7 million) – up a whop(...)

Buckley is currently appearing in BBC’s big-budgeted adaption of Wilkie Collins’s novel ‘The Woman in White’

“Sure nobody ever recognises me,” says Jessie Buckley. “I’m always scurrying around London under a hat and looking like a homeless person.” She laugh(...)

Harry, who will be problematically dressing as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Meghan Markle. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Next month Prince Harry is marrying Meghan Markle and The Irish Times doesn’t even have a royal correspondent. This is a rum state of affairs for a so(...)

Jonathan Groff stars in 36 Questions

The overture is a series of vignettes, snippets of conversations between a couple with a pacey piano beating swiftly in the background. We’re made imm(...)

Sean Óg Ó Duinnín who plays Sir Henry in the musical which comes to Cork’s Opera House for one night only on February 13.

He may not have given his name to Cork’s most famous rock venue which once played host to a fledgling Nirvana but what matter, Leeside’s most famous l(...)

Molly Lynch: 'Of course, I had a plane-load of people coming over from Ireland to see me – my family, cousins, second cousins, you name it.'

Irish actor Molly Lynch won one of the best female roles in musical theatre, in part because, “I’m very annoying,” she says. What she deems annoying,(...)

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