Ciaran Bagnall

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Removed: as Adam, Conor O’Donnell shows the importance of programming challenging work in community spaces

REMOVED Axis, Ballymun ★★★★☆ Adam is in the Northern Ireland care system. His life is a series of apprehensive greetings and inadequate goodbyes to t(...)

A Love Like That: the play is filled with allusions to myth and legend. Photograph: Brendan Foreman

A LOVE LIKE THAT Civic Theatre, Tallaght ★★★☆☆ A provincial library on the verge of closing would make an evocative setting for a playwright as allu(...)

This Beautiful Village: Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s comedy recapitulates the salient political talking points of our time within a nostalgic form. Photograph: Pat Redmond

THIS BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ “We’re not going to bring down the patriarchy tonight,” one member of a south Co Dublin residents’(...)

Audience members pictured at Scrapefoot – a walkthrough visual art experience at The Ark, Dublin.  Photograph: Patrick Redmond

It’s rare to see two artistic collaborators, fresh from a finished project, so conspicuously at odds with one another during an interview. It’s rarer(...)

Jo Mangan, curator for the Irish Society for Stage and Screen Designers. Photograph: Martin Maguire

Theatre is a transient art. It exists entirely in the present moment. As the stage curtain falls, its boundaries are closed; the next time it rises, i(...)

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(...)

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