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The Magic Flute: Nick Pritchard as Tamino and Anna Devin as Pamina in Irish National Opera’s new production. Photograph: Pat Redmond

The Magic Flute National Opera House, Wexford ★★★★☆ With the lights dimmed but the curtain yet to rise on the opening night of Irish National Opera’s(...)

The Magic Flute is at the National Opera House in Wexford on Friday

Wednesday 15 Camerata Ireland/Barry Douglas NCH, Dublin 8pm €35/€30/€25/€19.50 nch.ie This National Concert Hall appearance by Camerata Ireland is v(...)

‘Simon O’Gorman’s Malachy remarks that he’s not a bad man’

Prime Cut Productions Double Bill The Everyman, Cork ★★★★☆ The unifying element of this Prime Cut Productions double bill is the struggle to assert(...)

The Great Gatsby Gate Theatre, Dublin Nov 21-Jan 20 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) gatetheatre.ie So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceasele(...)

Double Cross: Ian Toner in this Abbey-Lyric coproduction

DOUBLE CROSS Peacock Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ If the first casualty of war is truth, Thomas Kilroy’s 1986 play presents two of its most skilled assassin(...)

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(...)

 Eleanor Methven, who won  the special tribute award for 2017, and Emma Jordan, winner of best director, at The Irish Times  theatre awards on  February 25th at the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

John Logan’s 2009 play Red starts with a simple question to which there is no obvious answer: “What do you see?” The speaker is Mark Rothko, the famo(...)

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award were announced at a Gala Ceremony  in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The big winner at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, presented in association with TileStyle and held on Sunday night at the National Concert (...)

‘The Man Who Fell to Pieces’ by Patrick J O’Reilly

A young woman called Caroline is visiting the house, which her boyfriend John shares with his mother. She has brought with her a bag. In the bag is Jo(...)

The whole thing feels flat

It is a daunting task, particularly in the case of theatre for young audiences, to take a cherished classic such Beauty and the Beast and give it a n(...)

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