Cathy Belton

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Actor Mary McEvoy: ‘Paris used to be my second home, but after the attacks, it stopped being my happy place – it just carries such horror for me.’
On My Culture Radar: Mary McEvoy

Current favourite book I’ve just finished reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. It’s a telling of Homer’s Iliad but it focuses on the women(...)

Engineer Arthur Rudolph - a prime force in the development of the V2 rocket for Nazi Germany. Photograph: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Johnny Gogan, a dogged Irish film-maker, offers an alternative commemoration of the Moon landing with this odd combination of documentary and historic(...)

Actor Owen Roe winner of the Special Tribute Award at the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Owen Roe takes his comedy seriously. A few years ago, on tour in the US with the Gate’s production of Endgame, he was aghast to discover during a semi(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Actors Jim Norton and Cathy Belton during filming of Prisoners of the Moon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A Leitrim-based film company will mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a production that the director acknowledges will offer a di(...)

Herald Angel winners: Rory Nolan, Garrett Lombard, Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s production of Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Irish productions have won awards and excellent reviews at the month-long Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which have j(...)

Shay Healy  receives a lifetime achievement award on stage at the IFTA Gala Television Awards in the RDS. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Broadcaster Shay Healy received a lifetime achievement award at the IFTA Gala Television Awards on Thursday night. Mr Healy received the award, the h(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Cathy Belton and Aisling O’Sullivan. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

People are puzzling in Mark O’Rowe’s new play for Landmark Productions, a conversation piece that begins, appropriately, with a subtle linguistic tric(...)

Look back in Anger opens at the Gate on February 1st

Look Back in Anger Gate Theatre, Dublin. Previews Feb 1-6 Opens Feb 7-Mar 24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) gatetheatre.ie So what happens when the world tur(...)

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