Samuel Beckett: Nobel committee chairman believed Beckett’s writing lacked a powerful heart. Photograph: Louis Monier/Getty

Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969, but newly released archives reveal that just a year earlier, the secretive committee that se(...)

French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, newly announced principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, rehearses with the orchestra at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

An Bord Bia’s website includes a page on how to boil an egg. The instructions take up exactly three lines. Playwright Eugene Ionesco’s To Prepare a Ha(...)

Lisa Walsh and Dan Reardon in ‘The Lesson’

The Lesson Project Arts Centre, Dublin*** What more can we lea(...)

Your move

Endgame The Factory Performance Space, Sligo *** Hamm’s great nightmare, shared with his servant, Clov, has become true: they’re begin(...)