Audience participation might horrify some, but at Christmas we call it pantomime. Beauty and the Beast, Everyman Theatre, Cork. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Typhoid Mary Viking Theatre, Clontarf. January 4-20 8pm €15 vikingtheatre.com Most people will be more familiar with Mary Mallon by her nickname. An(...)

Ross Noble and Shauna Macdonald

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Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)