The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

Iseult Golden and Colm Maher setting up the sage at a Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s the same, but different. “Welcome to our new old space,” Iseult Golden of Bewley’s Cafe Theatre says when she steps on to the small stage before(...)

Friday Night  Effect

The Friday Night Effect Smock Alley Main Stage ★★★★★ Jamie, Sive and Collette are flatmates in Dublin city. By the end of the night, Collette (Eva (...)

Irish Times Irish  Theatre Awards judges Ella Daly, Nicholas Grene and Anna Walsh on stage at the Abbey Theatre this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a significant year, 2016, a period of commemoration when the Easter Rising seemed to rise and rise again. Incentivised by a splurge of State fu(...)