Aoife Duffin

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Hamlet: Ruth Negga with Peter Gaynor and Mark Huberman in the Gate production. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

HAMLET Gate Theatre ★ ★ ★ Hamlet is a drama of decision. It puts almost all of its characters at the crossroads of choice, leading in directions eith(...)

Ruth Negga: the Oscar-nominated Irish actor  will play ‘Hamlet’ at the Gate theatre

Director of the Gate Theatre Selina Cartmell today drew a line under six turbulent months at the theatre, to look forward towards a number of producti(...)

‘The Harmonium Project’ taking place outside the Usher Hall at Festival Square during the Edinburgh International Festival 2015. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

1. Edinburgh is not actually a matter of life and death If you read any given festival report (“Edinburgh Fringe 2015: 10 top tips for survival(...)

There’s a literary feast awaiting the country in the coming week, with three festivals taking place. We’ve rounded up some places to fill your bell(...)

 Stephen Rea  and Sean McGinley  take a  bow after performing in Ages of the Moon in New York in 2010. Photograph: Ben Hider/Getty Images

The actor Stephen Rea will receive this year’s Special Tribute award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. The presentation will be made at (...)

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Aoife Duffin is an actress whose performance in ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’ won her a best actress nomination in this year’s ‘Irish Times’ theatre(...)

Aoife Duffin: ‘I’m constantly toying with how I should perform it. You’re on that knife-edge of what’s careful, what’s good for me, and what’s interesting for an audience. Because I am manipulating my own emotions.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 premiere of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, Aoife Duffin began listening to a squall of disturbing voices, all o(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? In a year of some huge achievements and high-profile premieres, such as the gathering force of Dru(...)

Bloom with a view: Fionn Walton in Out of Here

We wouldn’t want to scupper Donal Foreman by labelling his wonderful debut feature “cool”, but, darn it, there is something unavoidably hip about O(...)

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing  Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin ****   For anyone who has read Eimear McBride’s uncompromis(...)

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