Clare Monnelly

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Dublin Port plans to convert the old Pumphouse in the docklands into a heritage centre capable of staging productions. Photograph: Dublin Port Company website

Dublin Port’s plans to become a major cultural hub has begun with the release of five plays performed there. The works include plays about the strike(...)

Conor Hanratty says he found the limits of the Tiny Plays 600-word format “scary but liberating”.

When Conor Hanratty was a teenager, he came upon a documentary that featured clips from the work of legendary Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa(...)

Minefield: a dark satire on politics, performance and bad influencers. Photograph: Kyle Cheldon Barnett

MINEFIELD Black Box, Smock Alley Theatre ★★★★☆ While left liberals and the alt right are not comparable, one sociologist recently put it, “they are c(...)

Nothing But a Toerag

Class Visual, Carlow November 9th; The MAC, Belfast; November 12th-13th; Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda November 14th; Solstice Arts Centre, Navan N(...)

Beg, steal or borrow? Clare Monnelly in Charlie’s a Clepto

CHARLIE’S A CLEPTO Ramor Theatre, Cavan until March 23; Garage Theatre, Monaghan March 26; Roscommon Arts Centre March 27; Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (...)

Charlie’s a Clepto: Clare Monnelly populates a north Dublin neighbourhood with a gallery of distinctive characters

CHARLIE’S A CLEPTO Civic Theatre, Dublin ★★★★☆ If talent borrows and genius steals, as the old line goes, what does that make Charlie? The light-fing(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

Writer Sonya Kelly: irony and insight. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Furniture ★★★★ Mick Lally Theatre, Galway Sonya Kelly’s magnificently funny new play for Druid begins with an unseen minister’s encomium for classic (...)

Clare Monnelly, as an aggressively direct friend Mary, Alison Spittle as Angela and  Genevieve Hulme-Beaman as the nicely awkward Brid in Nowhere Fast

To judge from the first episode of Nowhere Fast (RTÉ Two, Monday, 10pm), co-writers Alison Spittle and Simon Mulholland have created a winning comedy (...)

Admirable versatility: Charlene Gleeson, Clare Monnelly and Aoibheann McCann

Harder Faster More Smock Alley Theatre **   In an ideal world, these scenes of sexual content would raise whirlwinds of outra(...)