Harry Higgins, Martha Breen and Fionntán Larney in ‘Beat’. Photograph: Ste Murray

When Lin-Manuel Miranda drew lifeforce from hip-hop to forge his triumphant stage show Hamilton, he sketched out the blueprint for a form of musical t(...)

My Dad’s Blind: Anna Sheils-McNamee’s play was named best production at Dublin Fringe Festival

The marathon Dublin Fringe Festival – 80 productions and 554 performances over 16 days – ended on Sunday night with the announcement of this year’s fr(...)

Beat: Fionntán Larney’s excellent debut is a  persuasive anatomy of toxic masculinity. Photograph: Ste Murray

BEAT Smock Alley Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Hip hop isn’t about music as much as mastery: the ability to whip any mess of experience into a flow of lyrical de(...)