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(...)

Embittered, misogynistic, abusive and endlessly self-justifying, Jimmy Porter, the protagonist of Look Back In Anger, is a nasty piece of work. Can th(...)

John Osborne: angry young man

In the Gate Theatre, an institution still reeling from allegations of abuse of power, we now find a man on its stage bullying, demeaning and harassing(...)

Look back in Anger opens at the Gate on February 1st

Look Back in Anger Gate Theatre, Dublin. Previews Feb 1-6 Opens Feb 7-Mar 24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) gatetheatre.ie So what happens when the world tur(...)

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