Karl Shiels appeared in RTÉ’s Fair City, and in many stage productions. Photograph: RTE/PA Wire

Karl Shiels had a way of making things happen. Even in the theatre, where making things happen, however steep the odds, is the soul of the endeavour,(...)

Fionn Foley as Brendan Galileo

The Unmanageable Sisters Abbey Theatre, Dublin. June 14th-August 3rd, 7.30pm abbeytheatre.ie Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s groun(...)

Hue and Cry at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

The Scourge Civic Theatre, Tallaght 8.15pm Jan 2-5; An Grianán, Letterkenny 8pm Jan 12; Theatre Royal, Waterford 8pm Jan 17; Visual Carlow, Jan 19 8p(...)

Camille O’Sullivan and band during their residency at the Irish Arts Center

In a Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a group are discussing their Irishness. DNA testing kits are big in the United States, prom(...)

Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

Rough Magic’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’

Rathmines Road Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, Dublin. Ends Saturday October 27th 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) €25/€20 abbeytheatre.ie Deirdre Kinahan’s new p(...)

Rathmines Road: Janet Moran, Charlie Bonner, Karen Ardiff, Enda Oates and Rebecca Root in Deirdre Kinahan’s play. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

RATHMINES ROAD Abbey Theatre ★ ★ ★ Recent hearings may bring a shudder of topicality to Deirdre Kinahan’s new play for Fishamble and the Abbey, but t(...)

The Unmanageable Sisters: Róisín Ingle meets the cast of Deirdre Kinahan’s play on the Irish Times Women’s Podcast

Ger Lawless has just won a million Green Shield stamps, and she has 14 friends and family to tell her how she should use them. That’s the start of The(...)

The Unmanageable Sisters

Grief is the Thing with Feathers Black Box Theatre, Galway Previews March 16th-19th Opens March 20th-24th 8pm €22.50-€30 O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin Marc(...)

The Unmanageable Sisters: Graham McLaren favours the pleasures of kitsch over the ache of nostalgia

★★★ The easiest way to describe Les Belles-soeurs, Michel Tremblay’s groundbreaking piece from 1968, is as a play for voices. In Quebec, where its 15(...)

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