David Bolger

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“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Body Language in action at the RHA

RHA Gallery, Dublin **** Body language is prone to pseudo-science: simplistic decoding of gestures and posture to instruct how to sit during a job (...)

Set designer Francis O’Connor with his model box in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre as the set is constructed for Druid’s production of King of the Castle. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Francis O’Connor reaches into a black model box, about the size of a domestic oven, and carefully begins to reposition the tiny furniture. The baniste(...)

Jean Butler and Neil Martin in This Is an Irish Dance: “We wanted to make this really connected,” says Martin, “to get to a place where the movement was unconscious, and intuitive,” adds Butler.

There is an unmistakably relaxed air about the choreographer and performer Jean Butler as she talks about her new work, This Is an Irish Dance. Arou(...)

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala: fuses drama and dance, exquisite aesthetic refinement and knockabout satire, simple storytelling and dazzlingly complex physical imagery

As it happens there is another centenary this year. It was in 1916 that WB Yeats launched his experiment in what he would call “Plays for Dancers” and(...)

Kate Stanley Brennan, Ivonne Kalter, Ingrid Craigie, Emma O’Kane and Ronan Leahy in Invitation to a Journey, a CoisCéim, Crash Ensemble and Fishamble collaboration. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★★ Summing up Eileen Gray’s ever-versatile creativity means straddling many genres, including lacquering, furniture des(...)

The Wolf and Peter Town Hall Theatre, Galway ***** Coiscéim’s new dance show is at once reassuringly traditional and startlingly modern. Inspired by P(...)

Coiscéim Dance Theatre’s The Wolf and Peter, turns the narrative – and the title – of Prokofiev’s classic on its head

According to the author Maurice Sendak, “children are the best living audience in the world because they are so thoroughly honest”. They are also t(...)

Derbhle Crotty as Henry IV. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Mick Lally Theatre, Galway ****There’s nothing quite as beautiful, or as torturous, as the crown of England we see in Druid’s remarkable staging of Sh(...)

Actress Agnes Bernelle, in 1950, in the Long Gallery of Glaslough Castle (Castle Leslie)  Photograph: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty Images
Review: Agnes

Agnes Project Arts Centre, Dublin (...)

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