The Big Chapel X: Niall Boland, Eoin Byrne, Grace Collender, John Rice, Derek Dooley, Stephen Lafford, Kevin Tynan and Sean Bryan on the streets of Callan. Photograph: John D Kelly

THE BIG CHAPEL X St Brigid’s College, Callan ★★★☆☆ As a large crowd snakes through the dusky streets of Callan, the storied Co Kilkenny town, you may(...)

Cinderella: the more implausible the better in this fresh, colourful and wildly funny pantomime

CINDERELLA ★★★★☆ Everyman Theatre, Cork Pantomime is a theatrical free-for-all in which production companies enjoy bending traditional material to th(...)

Ciarán Bermingham and Cora Fenton star in ’Fred and Alice’

Ulysses Abbey Theatre; Dublin; Ends July 21st; 7.30pm; €13-€45; Tucked up in bed with an unsatisfying book, Molly Bloom has troub(...)

Outlying Islands at the Samuel Beckett Theatre

R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots – Peacock Theatre. Previews Aug 21. Opens Aug 22-26. 8pm €16-€25 – In these days of technological sat(...)

Red Riding Hood at the  Everyman, Cork

Everyman, Cork *** Despite its source in fairytale, this pantomime is basically a screamathon of astonishing volume, with every shrieked decibel th(...)

Ciaran Bermingham. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Are you a saver or a spender? Given my job, it’s a bit of both. As an actor, you’re never guaranteed a weekly wage and, if you’re waiting for the ne(...)

**** Everyman, Cork Director Catherine Mahon-Buckley hits all the high spots in this production of Aladdin, probably because she has a marvellous b(...)

Lovers: Timmy Creed as Joe and Mary-Lou McCarthy as Margaret. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Lovers ***   The subtitle of Brian Friel’s Lovers designates its two acts as Winners and Losers. The thrust of the work suggests t(...)

Cork Opera House present their summer production Hairspray – the Broadway Musical made in Cork – until Saturday 23rd August.  Photo:  Miki Barlok
Review: Hairspray
  • Stage
  • August 1, 2014, 17:13

Hairspray/Cork Opera House **** Hairspray is one of those shows where a character alone on stage inevitably cues a solo. As that’s about th(...)