Carl Kennedy

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Hecuba: a compelling staging of the Greek myth. Photograph: Ste Murray

HECUBA Space Upstairs, Project Arts Centre ★★★★☆ What’s Hecuba to us, or we to Hecuba? In Greek myth the character suffers such unimaginable tragedy (...)

Audience members pictured at Scrapefoot – a walkthrough visual art experience at The Ark, Dublin.  Photograph: Patrick Redmond

It’s rare to see two artistic collaborators, fresh from a finished project, so conspicuously at odds with one another during an interview. It’s rarer(...)

The Cripple of Inishmaan: Jamie Lee O’Donnell as Slippy Helen and Ian O’Reilly as Bartley. Photograph: Pat Redmond

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Gaiety Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Stories are a volatile currency in Martin McDonagh’s jagged comedy from 1996. On the impossibly(...)

The Mai: Derbhle Crotty is both tough and tender in what was Marina Carr’s first full-length play

THE MAI Civic Theatre, Tallaght ★ ★ ★ Marina Carr’s first full-length play is perhaps her most conventional. Carr’s work frequently blurs the boundar(...)

This charmingly vintage world becomes swiftly populated with amusingly quirky characters through gleefully imaginative episodes

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Welcome to the town of Triste, a happier place than it sounds. The streets are full of water, being an Italian canal city, where businesses(...)

Jospehine is casually undermined by patriarchal systems and  experiences daily intrusions palmed off as innocuous assistance

Peacock Theatre, Dublin *** Somebody must have been spreading #fakenews about Josephine K, for without having done anything wrong, she was arrested(...)

Siobhán McSweeney and Shane Casey star in  Autumn Royal. Photograph: Darragh Kane

★★★★ Everyman, Cork A Babel tower of washing machines confronts the audience at Autumn Royal, Kevin Barry’s deliberately confined new play. The s(...)

Sonia Hughes in On Corporation Street. Photograph: Graeme Cooper

On Corporation Street Home, Manchester ★★★★ “Are our stories big enough?” asks a young man who has been flung across his room by the bomb blast(...)

Sean McLoughlin plays a superbly wired Craig Connolly, the Commandant General of the Irish Republic

Sunder Moore Street, Dublin (starts at Ilac Centre Library) **** Here we are again, in the centre of Dublin, looking for trouble. One of the most (...)

Vernon God Little, Everyman, Cork *** Satirical in intention, the insouciance of this Decadent Theatre Company’s presentation reflects something of (...)

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