Emmet Kirwan

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Director Caitríona McLaughlin and writer Dylan Coburn Gray: ‘I’m always struck by how many people say the city comes through in the play,’ says Coburn Gray. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

To begin at the beginning. For years Dylan Coburn Gray’s father would quote one playfully circuitous line from Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s transc(...)

Trad: Clare Barrett, Emmet Kirwan and Seamus O’Rourke in Aaron Monaghan’s production at the Abbey

TRAD Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre ★★★☆☆ Mark Doherty’s debut play, a sideways look at generational inheritance first staged in 2004, seems to follow (...)

Trad The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway Apr 25th-27th, 8pm; The Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin Apr 30th-May 11th, 8pm; Everyman Theatre, Cork, May (...)

Emmet Kirwan: ‘I prefer supporting actors who pop up unexpectedly, like Leland Orser.’

Current favourite book The last book I read was Foundation by Isaac Asimov, who also wrote I, Robot. Foundation is the first part of a trilogy, thoug(...)

Clare Dunne: a fine actor finding her own voice in Sure Look It, Fuck It

SURE LOOK IT, FUCK IT ★★★★☆ Project Arts Centre, Dublin “Swearing can bring sudden calmness,” performer and writer Clare Dunne declares, encouraging(...)

Dramatic changes over a short time frame can have profound effects on the psyche of a nation. Illustration: Sorcha O’Higgins

In a city defined by its Georgian architecture, Dublin’s most iconic landmark is an unlikely hero of aesthetics. Poised on a finger of land that enclo(...)

ThisIsPopBaby are helping me become the artist I never even thought I could be

If there is one thing Clare Dunne is fascinated by, it’s those stages in a person’s life where things are about to change for better or for worse. “N(...)

Clare Dunne, already an accomplished actor, is now making another mark as a writer.

Sure Look It, Fuck It Project Arts Centre, Dublin March 19th-23rd, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) €15-€22, projectartscentre.ie “The thing is, ya see, I k(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson, stars of Dublin Oldschool which is on at the Project Arts Centre from December 11th-22nd

When were you closest to death? Ian: I got kicked around in town one night in my early 20s. I remember thinking “I’m in trouble here”.  Emmet: I(...)

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