Ciaran Bagnall

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 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(...)

The Great Gatsby at the Gate

The Great Gatsby Gate Theatre, Dublin Until Sep 16 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm, Sun 4pm) Sold out gatetheatre.ie –  In The Great Gatsby, a riveting im(...)

All that jazz: Cast and audience get into the swing of things in The Great Gatsby. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

The Great Gatsby ★★★★   Gate Theatre Dublin  There’s an old story in which the actor playing the doctor in A Streetcar Named Desire – a v(...)

Actor Owen Roe in a party sene from ‘The Great Gatsby’ at the Gate Theatre, Dublin

A few weeks ago, to help introduce the new cast of The Great Gatsby to the space and to each other, the production’s director Alexander Wright conduct(...)

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 (...)

From left, Danielle Galligan, Kate Gilmore, Lisa Lambe, Karen McCartney and Sophie Jo Wasson in The Train.  Photograph: Keith Dixon

The Train Project Arts Centre **** When it comes to women’s history, change is hard-fought and slowly won. Over the last 44 years, there have been cou(...)

Vernon God Little, Everyman, Cork *** Satirical in intention, the insouciance of this Decadent Theatre Company’s presentation reflects something of (...)

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