Garry Hynes

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Comedian Tommy Tiernan, who played the part of Thomasheen Seán in Druid Theatre’s production of John B Keane play Sive. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sell-out nights for Druid Theatre’s productions of John B Keane’s Sive and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot last year contributed to box-office inco(...)

None of the eight guests quite know what they’re doing here

Epiphany Town Hall Theatre, Galway ★★★ None of the eight guests quite know what they’re doing here. They all know their host, Morkan – a warm, moith(...)

Brian Watkins: The staircase was his own eureka, ‘the predominant image which guided the whole creation of the thing’

Marie Mullen, the acclaimed actor, appears to be literally run off her feet. Calling out instructions, she quickly ascends a three-storey wooden stair(...)

Gate’s new season: Colm Tóibín is photographed by Conor Horgan on the Dublin theatre’s stage. Photograph: Ailbhe O’Donnell

Samuel Beckett and A Christmas Carol – both with strong associations with the Gate Theatre over past decades – will return this year, but in new guise(...)

Jane Brennan: ‘I feel him here in a very benign way. He is still around’

‘I’m surrounded by Tom here,” says Jane Brennan. “His presence is everywhere. It’s very strong.” We’re sitting in their sitting room in Rathgar. The p(...)

‘National reputation’: Richard III, staged by Druid, whose director, Garry Hynes, pointed out the arts’ contribution to Ireland’s standing

Arts funding should be restored to boom-era levels to compensate for the sector’s lack of resources, a new Oireachtas report suggests. The Arts Matte(...)

The Hole in the Ground played to great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival

I’m guessing Seána Kerslake is used to being the centre of attention. A Date for Mad Mary was a smash in Irish cinemas. Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, made fo(...)

The Cripple of Inishmaan: Jamie Lee O’Donnell as Slippy Helen and Ian O’Reilly as Bartley. Photograph: Pat Redmond

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Gaiety Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Stories are a volatile currency in Martin McDonagh’s jagged comedy from 1996. On the impossibly(...)

  Martin Hayes, Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan  and actress Denise Gough, opening the inaugural Culture Ireland Global Ireland 2025 Conference Photograph: Julien Behal

At the Global Ireland culture conference in Dublin Castle on Thursday, which looked at how to increase Ireland’s global footprint through culture, one(...)

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has  said it was not acceptable that Irish performance actors generally earn below the living wage. File  photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Governance of the Abbey Theatre is at the heart of the issues at the national theatre, Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has said. She tol(...)

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