Emmet Kirwan

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Theatre for One: Eileen Walsh in Bait, by Louise Lowe. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda/venividi.ie

THEATRE FOR ONE Outside Cork Opera House ★★★★★ Annie Ryan of Corn Exchange once described her Car Show, which played to no more than three passengers(...)

 Irish playwrights Emmet Kirwan, Marina Carr, Enda Walsh and Stacey Gregg promote  Theatre For One, which is running as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s dim, dressingroom lights surround the frame, and the aesthetic is theatrical red velvet. I’m alone in the single seat, hands on armrests. A scree(...)

Body&Soul 2015, Ballinlough Castle, Co West Meath

What began as a constituent part of Electric Picnic is now a standalone music/culture event in its own right. Ten years on, Body & Soul remains on(...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Richard Proffitt’s installation May the Moon Rise and the Sun Set at UCC’s Dept of Music in Sunday’s Well forms part of the festiva

The modest citizens of Cork may wish to avert their eyes from the Crawford Art Gallery during this year’s Midsummer Festival when The Fig Reveal strip(...)

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(...)

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