Dublin Youth Theatre’s rehearsals of The Sleepwalkers. Photograph: Aoife Herrity

Two months ago, Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) did something that many of its members find increasingly difficult to imagine themselves. It left home. Lo(...)

Mick Flannery: His 2005 concept album Evening Train,  about small-town gamblers and strivers, has  been made into a musical.

A few years ago, while they were researching a musical, the singer-songwriter Mick Flannery brought the writer Ursula Rani Sarma outside her comfort z(...)

Jane Brennan: ‘I feel him here in a very benign way. He is still around’

‘I’m surrounded by Tom here,” says Jane Brennan. “His presence is everywhere. It’s very strong.” We’re sitting in their sitting room in Rathgar. The p(...)

Mick Flannery: ‘Emmylou Harris sings backing vocals on quite a few tracks on Desire and her voice adds a second stamp to the album’s identity’

This album is one of a few Bob Dylan albums I’ve listened to a lot, almost always from start to finish. Desire has a few attributes of its own, apart (...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and the Everyman world premiere production of Asking for It by Louise O Neill. Photograph: Hugh O Conor

ASKING FOR IT Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Nov 9-24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie – In these alternately distressing and galvanising days(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and The Everyman’s stage production of ‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’Neill. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Picture the scene. It’s hot and busy with oh, say, 800 US navy crew crowded into the hall. Is it an assumption to say there is a lot of testosterone a(...)

Lauren Coe is excellent as  Emma in  ‘Asking for It’. Photograph: Hugh O’Conor

Asking for It ★★★★ Everyman Theatre, Cork   Emma O’Donovan, a fifth-year schoolgirl with brittle self-esteem, has become accustom(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in  Asking For It. Photograph: Hugh O’Conor

Asking for It Everyman Theatre, Cork June 15th-23rd (previews Jun 9th-14th) 7.30pm €15-€30 everymancork.com In these alternately distressing and galv(...)

Emmet Kirwan: 'If people think I am like Jimmy Porter, then I’m in trouble.’ Photograph: Gate Theatre

The epithet “Angry Young Men”, used since the late 1950s to describe a wide range of artists critical of society, is a term that tends to stick better(...)

Art: Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson in Yasmina Reza’s sly play from 1994, at the Gaiety

Art Gaiety Theatre, Dublin; March 19th-24th, 7.30pm; €21-€51; gaietytheatre.ie Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Take the piece acquire(...)

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