Denis Clohessy

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At ClassicsNow festival, audiences are invited to explore the  arts and ideas of ancient Greece and Rome.

Ranging from Irish theatre and dance to language, literature and myth, the first ClassicsNow programme begins on Friday, November 13th. In a new weeke(...)

Macnas, whose parades are a core part of their work, receive this year’s special tribute award. Photograph: Brian Arthur

There should have been applause. There should have been cheers. There should have been hugs and kisses and jokes and a few convivial jars after. Inste(...)

A scene from ‘Baoite’

BAOITE Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Until May 25th 2.30pm & 8pm abbeytheatre.ie It’s a rare artist who can find something instructive in fracking, the(...)

In Our Veins: Exhaustively told, but given charming performances and admirably quick motion. Photograph: Pat Redmond

IN OUR VEINS Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Lee Coffey’s chronicle of working-class Dublin, centred on one dock worker’s lifetime, begi(...)

Heather: Dermot Magennis and Aenne Barr in Thomas Eccleshare’s two-hander

HEATHER ★★★☆☆ Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin If you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, does it make any more sense to judge a book by its author? It(...)

Kinevane’s performance works like a spell, with the intimate rapport of a responsive solo show

Before             ★★★★ Draíocht, Blanchardstown      &nbs(...)

The young lovers defy their wheezing elders in both deed and fashion sense, subverting berets and army camouflage with insurgent colours and punk tartan

A Midsummer Night’s Dream ★★★ Castle Yard, Kilkenny Performances of The Most Lamentable Comedy and Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe never did run sm(...)

Mikel Murfi and Amanda Coogan in Dolores

Dolores ★★★★ Dolores Haze was raped and brutalised in Nabokov’s novel Lolita. In Junk Ensemble’s Dolores, she is dancing back at that oppression, high(...)

Soldier Still is at Project Arts Centre Sept 9th to 14th as part of Dublin Fringe Festival

Since ancient times, movement, in the form of close order drill, helped shape a rabble of individuals into a mass military unit. But it can also help (...)

Amilia Stewart as Cass in Inhabitance

Inhabitance Project Arts Centre, Dublin ★★★ Life doesn’t imitate art, Woody Allen said; it imitates bad television. The premise of Peter Dunne’(...)

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