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Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

Come From Away deserves a warm welcome at the Abbey

COME FROM AWAY Abbey Theatre, Dublin Previews Dec 6-10 Opens Dec 11 –Jan 19 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€50 abbeytheatre.ie These are not welcoming time(...)

My Dad’s Blind: Anna Sheils-McNamee’s play was named best production at Dublin Fringe Festival

The marathon Dublin Fringe Festival – 80 productions and 554 performances over 16 days – ended on Sunday night with the announcement of this year’s fr(...)

Bono  is seen on stage during a 2017 concert  in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Frank Hoensch/Getty Images

As Bono stood onstage last weekend in Berlin, presumably horrified as he felt his voice go, did the irony of his nickname pass through his mind? “Bono(...)

Janet Moran in 'A Holy Show'

It’s here, starting tonight, in venues (and on the streets and on a bus and wherever you’re having yourself) across Dublin. The enormous, varied, chal(...)

Empathy is like a tanning bed: This Beach, at the Project Arts Centre

HOT BROWN HONEY ★★★★ Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square An exhilarating Australian burlesque troupe formed by women of Polynesian and indigenous origin, Ho(...)

Women at the workshop at Fringe Lab, Temple Bar.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

At the massive inaugural meeting of the Waking the Feminists movement at the Abbey Theatre last November, theatre director Tara Derrington stood aloo(...)

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(...)