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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 (...)

Steely: Clare Dunne in Grounded

Grounded Project Arts Centre ****   “Grounded: The pilot’s nightmare.” So says Clare Dunne’s unnamed fighter, fuelled by adr(...)

Amy Conroy: a physical performance entirely free of parody

Luck Just Kissed You Hello Mick Lally Theatre, Galway **** The best way to describe Amy Conroy’s new play for Hot for Theatre, co-produ(...)

Gary Lydon, Peter Campion, Rosa Mikela and David Mc Savage in Decadent’s production of The Pillowman by Martin Mc Donagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A few years ago, the director Andrew Flynn got into his car and hit the road. His Galway-based company had been staging productions at the Town Hal(...)

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