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Ronan Leahy and Naomi Louisa O’Connell in Irish National Opera’s Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy in association with Galway International Arts Festival in the Black Box Theatre. Photograph: Pat Redmond

March is probably not anyone’s favourite month at Irish National Opera. Two years ago the Arctic weather caused by the Beast from the East disrupted t(...)

Dublin Theatre Festival director Willie White says a business model for digital theatre has emerged during lockdown. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It is five months since Willie White, director of  the Dublin Theatre Festival, sat in a theatre. The show was Farm Fatale, a dystopian performan(...)

Bang on a Can All-Stars. Photograph: Timothy Norris, courtesy Ford Theater

SATURDAY 22  Fidelio National Concert Hall, Dublin The honour of performing Beethoven’s uplifting opera Fidelio in this special commemorative y(...)

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble. Photograph: Jude Dunne

The number I have in my head is so crazy it’s probably wrong. I remember reading somewhere about there being 30,000 orchestras in the United States. B(...)

Goderdzi Janelidze as Don Quichotte and Olafur Sigurdarson as Sancho in Don Quichotte by Massenet. Photograph: Clive Barda

Orpha Phelan’s Irish National Opera production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola left me with an odd question when I saw it last Saturday. What is a traditi(...)

Alternative media in Turkey, the politics of fear in America, health communication, dance therapy for dementia sufferers, the impact of Brexit on muse(...)

Woman and Child by Sam Jinks, in  a temporary gallery space on the site of the GPO in Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

Galway International Arts Festival artistic director Paul Fahy used the opening of its new pop-up gallery, in a “secret” space in the city centre, to (...)

From left, Stephanie Dufresne, Naomi Louisa O’Connell and Ronan Leahy in Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy.  Photograph: Pat Redmond

LEAST LIKE THE OTHER – SEARCHING FOR ROSEMARY KENNEDY Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★★★ This is deeply disturbing art, and deeply moving and humbling.(...)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase is a musical, theatrical extravaganza of wit, wonder and weirdness. Photograph: Steve Tanner

All eyes are on the City of the Tribes, as the Galway International Arts Festival takes over the parks, rivers, bars and venues of the western capital(...)

Venezuelan conductor Christian Vásquez is at the NCH, Dublin, on July 17th.

Monday July 15 Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy Galway International Arts Festival, also Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday giaf(...)

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