“The key issue for me was why people [joined the revolution]? How were young working-class men and women, just ordinary people, radicalised?” Playwright Deirdre Kinahan pictured in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Bryan Meade

It has been almost 20 years since playwright Deirdre Kinahan made her theatrical debut. It was 1997, and she had been hovering around the amateur dra(...)

Anne Clarke on the set of Once the Musical in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions is the recipient of this year’s Special Tribute Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015. The presenta(...)

Thursday’s  Waking The Feminists event at the Abbey Theatre, which highlighted the lack of gender equality in the Abbey’s programme of events for 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thursday’s thrilling #WakingTheFeminists meeting at the Abbey Theatre may be a turning point in the fight for gender equality in the arts. But some(...)

Where are the women?: Queen Maeve in the woodcut that WB Yeats commissioned from Elinor Monsell for what became the Abbey Theatre. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

In the foyer of the Abbey Theatre a small plaque commemorates the staff and company members who participated in the 1916 Rising. Of the seven names(...)

The cast of La Reine Claude, the Irish Times theatre project with the Dublin theatre festival (from left)  Kate Stanley Brennan, Declan Conlon and Niamh McCann, who were directed by  Annabelle Comyn. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Times, in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, devised the Arc, a project that saw 10 playwrights contribute to one play, with each add(...)

Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon of Broken Talkers. Photograph: Drragh Kane

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon of Brokentalker(...)

PLaywright and actor Sonya Kelly in How to Keep an Alien

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Sonya Kelly has built on the narrative ground (...)

Review: Spinning

SpinningSmock Alley*** In a spare café setting, a desperate-looking man, Conor (Karl Shiels) is excoriated by a despondent woman, Susan (Fiona Bell), (...)

Playwright Enda Walsh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
The Arc, part two: La Reine Claude
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  • October 1, 2014, 17:02

In this, the second part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Enda Walsh takes up the gauntlet thrown by To(...)

Playwright Tom Murphy (left) with artistic director Willie White and daughter Molly (2) at the launch of the programme for the Dublin Theatre Festival, which runs from September 25th to October 12th.  Photograph: Eric Luke

For the first time, the Dublin Theatre Festival will open with a production staged at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Ireland’s largest performance venu(...)

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