Arthur Riordan

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Lynne Parker: “Mischief is a really big part of theatre-making. Once you get pious and restricted you’re not going to have the fluidity that you need.”

Puck descends a staircase, strutting with fresh achievement, and everyone in the rehearsal room lights up. In the middle of the long playing space, w(...)

Philip Boucher-Hayes: He’s not Joe Duffy, but he’s a good Phil-in

Philip Boucher-Hayes may be an accomplished broadcaster, but as far as callers to Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) are concerned, he’s just an ordinar(...)

Storm Large from Pink Martini performs Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

The Opera Director Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Saturday April 21st 3pm Adm free but ticketed Irish National Opera’s MusicTown presentation of Mozart’s The (...)

 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(...)

Annie Clark, known as St Vincent on stage, plays the Olympia on Friday and Saturday

Going Out... THEATRE Josephine K and the Algorithms Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Oct 21, 8pm, €16-€25, abbeytheatre.ie “Someone must have been sp(...)

Fiona Shaw in Medea in 2002. Photograph: Abbey Theatre

A new version of Medea, the return of Foroni, and a Tolstoy adaptation are the main highlights of Wexford Festival Opera’s programme for 2017. The b(...)

Don Wycherley, Ronan Leahy and Gavin Fullam in Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy, in a production by Fishamble in partnership with Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Dan O’Neill

The 1916 Rising was the ultimate street spectacle: a revolution drenched with theatrical symbolism that was ultimately more potent than actual abilit(...)

The winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015 in The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards took place with a spectacular ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday. Among the video tribute(...)

The Kings of the Kilburn High Road Pavilion Theatre, Dublin *** It is hard to think of a more persuasive image of hell than this: a back room in (...)

Best production   Chekhov’s First Play A Dead Centre production with Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal and Theatre National Bordea(...)

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