Don Wycherley

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Don Wycherley, My Real Life, Viking Theatre, Clontarf, Dublin

FRNKNSTN Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Previews: 17th -20th August Opens: August 21st - September 18th, €25/€20 abbeytheatre.ie Two hundred years s(...)

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 (...)

Hector Ó hEochagáin at the launch of TG4’s autumn schedule at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: 1Image/Bryan Brophy

A comedy-drama showing “the underbelly of traditional music” and a new series about Ireland’s most dramatic seaside houses are among the offerings in (...)

‘Sing Street’ – charming and funny

I went to see Sing Street the other night and, like most of the reviewers, thought it charming and funny. But I also found myself wondering afterwards(...)

**** General Post Office, Dublin “What are you here for?” an admonishing priest asks the rebels, while tending to the wounded and dying in the GPO(...)

Post-shoot, Ferdia has returned to school. But readjusting to civilian life hasn’t been easy: “You’ve worked equally with other adults and suddenly you’re just a kid again. I don’t want to come across as a diva but it’s hard being stuck in a uniform in a room again.  h

If you don’t recognise the name Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, you best start memorising it. The 16-year-old star of Sing Street has recently wowed audiences at(...)

Kathy Kiera Clarke and Lisa Dwyer Hogg e

Abbey Theatre, Dublin ***   Can you expect a stable play to emerge from a time of extraordinary upheaval? Conceived before the ou(...)

Fisherman’s blues: Don Wycherley as Bobeen in ‘After Sarah Miles’

 Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin *** “Would you believe I still haven’t seen Ryan’s Daughter?” asks Bobeen, played with shambling charm by(...)

Jennifer O’Dea, Don Wycherley and Michael Glenn Murphy in Faith. Photograph: Paul McCarthy
Review: Faith

Faith Civic Theatre, Dublin *** When people lose faith, the classical worry is not that they believe in nothing, but that they will beli(...)

Long drawn-out: Aidan Gillen and Leila Mimmack in the series Mayday, which was two episodes too long

Perhaps I have watched too many crime dramas, but any time a station radically changes its schedule to make room for a series, I suspect all is(...)