Dancing at Lughnasa Lyric Theatre, Belfast ****   Marconi, the wireless set acquired by the five unmarried Mundy sisters in 1(...)

Playwright Brian Friel  with a portrait of himself by artist Mick O’Dea, which was unveiled  in 2010 as part of the National Portrait Collection in the National Gallery Dublin.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Playwright Brian Friel, described by former US president Bill Clinton “as an Irish treasure for the entire world”, will be honoured next month in a (...)

Anthony Delaney (Alec) and Ryan McParland (Jerry) in  How Many Miles to Babylon?

How Many Miles to Babylon? Lyric Theatre, Belfast ***There are just two deaths described in Jennifer Johnston’s 1974 novella, set during the outbreak (...)