Citysong: Whatever your stage in life, wherever your home, you are reflected in Dylan Coburn Gray’s careful map. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

CITYSONG Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★★☆ It takes a moment to recognise the shape within Sarah Bacon’s set: a shattered, jagged mirror that provides the (...)

Director Caitríona McLaughlin and writer Dylan Coburn Gray: ‘I’m always struck by how many people say the city comes through in the play,’ says Coburn Gray. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

To begin at the beginning. For years Dylan Coburn Gray’s father would quote one playfully circuitous line from Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s transc(...)

Citysong

CITYSONG Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. Previews May 25th-28th, opens May 29th-June 8th, 7.30pm (Saturday matinée 2pm). abbeytheat(...)

Rough Magic’s production of Phaedra, with music by Ellen Cranitch, is Lynne Parker’s choice.

Following the success of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s (RIAM) presentation Writer’s Choice, in New York, Dublin and Paris throughout 2017, and Ar(...)

Aaron Monaghan, Garrett Lombard, John Olohan and Jane Brennan in Druid Theatre’s  Richard III. Photograph:  Robbie Jack

Now is the winter of our discontent made... if not quite glorious summer, perhaps a more agreeably temperate spring. After a cold snap of criticism an(...)

RTÉ ConTempo Quartet

Sunday January 13 RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET  The Model, Sligo 3pm €20/€10/€5 con-brio.org Luisa McConville’s Con Brio Sligo Music Series is celebrati(...)

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(...)

Philip McDonald in Foyle Punt: “They say bigger’s better... Stick with what you know.” Photograph: Donal Glackin

Foyle Punt ★★★★ Rosses Point, Sligo One of the refrains we find ourselves singing during Foyle Punt, a charming promenade performance inspired by the(...)

Foyle Punt is inspired by and written with the Donegal boat builder Philip McDonald

Furniture and Shelter Mick Lally Theatre, Galway. Performed in repertory: Previews July 12th-14th 5pm/8pm Opens July 15/16-29 (Sat mat 3pm) €18-€26 gi(...)

Marie Mullen as the  ‘brilliantly delusional grandmother’, Shalome in On Raftery’s Hill

On Raftery's Hill ★★★★ Abbey Theatre, Dublin   “Ud’s so horrible ud has to be true,” an 18-year-old girl responds to a tale of unimaginable brut(...)

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