Denis Conway

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Chris Walley accepts the Best Actor In A Supporting Role award for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore on stage during The Olivier Awards in London, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images.

Young offenders star Chris Walley has won an Olivier award for his work in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore which ran in the West End las(...)

“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(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

 Derbhle Crotty: capturing her character’s rich history. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Afterplay Gate Theatre ★★★★ Brian Friel was often described as the Irish Chekhov. In his plays from the 1970s, in particular Living Quarters and Ar(...)

Michael Gambon in the earlier Gate production of Eh Joe. Photograph:  Anthony Woods

The outgoing director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, has released details of the last elements of his programme. The festivalfeatures work by th(...)

Thisispopbaby - ‘Riot’

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? If you had asked me at the start of this year which play I least needed to see again I’d p(...)

Karen McCartney and Donal Gallery in The Heiress. Photograph: Pat Redmond

Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. (Or(...)

Sophie Robinson, Mark Huberman, Fiona Bell and Denis Conway in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Gate Theatre. Photo by Pat Redmond.

★★★★★ Be warned: the tempestuous marriage between George and Martha contains so many dazzling cruelties and vicious verbal flayings that some of th(...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Patrick Pearse in TV3’s new 1916 commemorative three-part series ‘Trial of the Century’.  photograph: brian mcevoy

TV3 has announced dates for Trial of the Century starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Charlie, Love/Hate) as Patrick Pearse in a three-part series that imagin(...)

The winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015 in The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards took place with a spectacular ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday. Among the video tribute(...)

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