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 (...)

Tara Egan Langley and Caoimhe O’Malley in The Constant Wife

Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★ Constance Middleton, the lead character in William Somerset Maugham’s wearisome comedy of 1926, is meant to be a woman ah(...)

Marty Rea and Declan Conlon in Juno and the Paycock at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Pat Redmond

Juno and the Paycock Gate Theatre, Dublin *** Barely a squeak, a knock, or an approaching footstep is sounded in Sean O’Casey’s 1924 play without(...)

 Caoimhe O’Malley Eleanor Methven James Murphy and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman in You Never Can Tell

Abbey Theatre, Dublin ** Where are we? Bernard Shaw’s 1896 comedy suggests an English seaside resort, where a mother and her three children have (...)

A Month in the Country Gate Theatre, Dublin *** Love is a game with uncertain rules and ruinous consequences in Brian Friel’s delicately amusing and(...)

Rory Nolan as rugby jock Ross O’Carroll-Kelly
Review: Breaking Dad

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin****Whether you’re a fan of the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly books, columns and plays, or the name means nothing to you at all, Paul How(...)