Conor Hanratty

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I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Capellio (Rory Dunne) and ensemble. Photograph: Clive Barda/ ArenaPal

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI National Opera House, Wexford ★★★☆☆ Bellini’s 1830 I Capuleti e i Montecchi is no longer neglected repertoire. Its place in (...)

American soprano Angela Meade is returning for a special concert this year.

It’s been a tough 13 months in the arts, not just in Ireland, but also in Italy, where Wexford Festival Opera’s artistic director, Rosetta Cucchi, liv(...)

King Lear in  a Van: Arthur Riordan in the title role. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you were loitering around Ely Place in Dublin recently you may have heard some worrying bellowing from the car park/loading bay of the Royal Hibern(...)

Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

Elain Agnew on being a composer in Ireland: “There could have been more pathways, more support, more opportunities.”

Saturday, December 12th, is a black day for composer Elaine Agnew. It was the day she was finally supposed to see the first performance of her communi(...)

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(...)

Podcasts are ideal for students to access support to material taught in school and for teachers to access continuous professional development. Photograph: iStock

With schools and colleges shut, teachers and students are exploring an array of digital platforms to engage with learning. And many are finding that p(...)

Helen Norton and Jonathan White in To Hell in a Handbag. Photograph: Ste Murray

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin. Until Sep 7th 1pm bewleyscafetheatre.com Many of the epigrams and witticisms in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being (...)

Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

What are we like back there in The Stalls? Picture: Miki Barlok

THE STALLS Cork Opera House ★★★★★ The Cork Midsummer Festival promise of The Stalls is to present what theatre-goers never see: our watching selves.(...)

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