Audience participation might horrify some, but at Christmas we call it pantomime. Beauty and the Beast, Everyman Theatre, Cork. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Typhoid Mary Viking Theatre, Clontarf. January 4-20 8pm €15 vikingtheatre.com Most people will be more familiar with Mary Mallon by her nickname. An(...)

Red Riding Hood at the  Everyman, Cork

Everyman, Cork *** Despite its source in fairytale, this pantomime is basically a screamathon of astonishing volume, with every shrieked decibel th(...)

Lovers: Timmy Creed as Joe and Mary-Lou McCarthy as Margaret. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Lovers ***   The subtitle of Brian Friel’s Lovers designates its two acts as Winners and Losers. The thrust of the work suggests t(...)