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(...)

 Risurrezione at Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Clive Barda

Medea ** Some things are more meaningfully understood for what they are not rather than what they are. Brexit is about a Britain that’s not in the E(...)

Artist Ana Maria Pacheco at the opening of the exhibition of her work in the Festival Gallery, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Andrew Downes

A “Big Top” marquee will be pitched on the banks of the Corrib and the Galway International Arts Festival, which once ran off a €1,000 Arts (...)

Thisispopbaby - ‘Riot’

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? If you had asked me at the start of this year which play I least needed to see again I’d p(...)

’I’  could be anyone: Rebecca O’Mara as Lynn, Paul Hickey as Tony and Cathy Belton as Helen in Druid’s production of Meadhbh McHugh’s ‘Helen and I’. Photograph:  Ros Kavanagh

Helen and I *** Mick Lally Theatre, Galway Personal pronouns can be persuasive things, don’t you find? Who, for instance, is the “I” in Helen and I(...)

The cast of The Wake by Tom Murphy, directed by Annabelle Comyn.

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Mourning is painful, cathartic and perilous to avoid. It’s something at which Ireland has long excelled, in outpo(...)

Senator Fiach Mac Conghail, director of the Abbey Theatre, during the launch of the theatre’s controversial 2016 programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The director of the Abbey Theatre, Fiach Mac Conghail spoke for the first time this morning about the controversy surrounding the theatre’s programme (...)

Simon McBurney in The Encounter: with more documentation than ever, and much less reflection, our own memories get no sharper. Photograph: Francisco Peralta Torrejón

A couple of weeks ago, at Edinburgh International Festival, the writer and performer Simon McBurney arrived on stage and fell into a deep preoccupatio(...)

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