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(...)

Deirdre Kinahan: “People ask ‘How do you feel about being on the main stage?’ I say bring it on.” Photograph: Shane Cowley

It is two years since the Abbey Theatre began its programme to commemorate the centenary of 1916, ushering in a new gender consciousness in Irish thea(...)

Abbey Theatre directors: Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The door of the Abbey directors’ office opens to reveal an almost touchingly Dickensian sight. Graham McLaren, still recuperating from flu, is holding(...)

Dubliners Women: the appetite for Joyce’s fiction transplanted to other media has not diminished.

The Man in the Woman’s Shoes The Dock, Leitrim; November 25th, 8.30pm; thedock.ie A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, they say. I(...)

Ettie Steinberg

Ettie Steinberg was the only Irish citizen killed at Auschwitz in the second World War. She was born to Czechoslovakian parents on January 11th, 1914(...)

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