Garry Hynes

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 Rory Nolan at rehearsals for “Waiting for Godot”: “For that energy the comic character has to have, there has to be a dark side to it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

By Rory Nolan’s standards – which have become almost legendary in certain circles – this does not count as a classic prank. But when the PR person ph(...)

A favourite Brendan Behan quote concerns critics, of whom he was not a lover. They were, he said, “like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, t(...)

 Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes said it was not ‘logical to expect that any one programme at any one time can have exact gender parity, much less any one speciality in any one programme’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has defended its 2017 all-male programme and said gender equality in the theatre will take time. Druid h(...)

Irish Times Irish  Theatre Awards judges Ella Daly, Nicholas Grene and Anna Walsh on stage at the Abbey Theatre this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a significant year, 2016, a period of commemoration when the Easter Rising seemed to rise and rise again. Incentivised by a splurge of State fu(...)

Thisispopbaby - ‘Riot’

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? If you had asked me at the start of this year which play I least needed to see again I’d p(...)

Martin McDonagh: “Part of the rage was just being unemployed and poor. I’m not those things any more. But I do get just as angry when I see a bad play. Because I feel like it’s so easy not to do that.” Photograph: Eric Luke

As Martin McDonagh talks about violence, furrowing his brow with deep intent, I can’t take my eyes off the knife in his hand. “I wouldn’t say it’s s(...)

Return to Montauk: Colm Tóibín and Volker Schlöndorff in New York. Photograph: Franziska Strauss

It takes less than three hours to drive from Brooklyn to the fishing port of Montauk, on the far tip of Long Island. But for Colm Tóibín it has been a(...)

Waiting for Godot: directed with vigour and heart by Garry Hynes

Waiting for Godot Mick Lally Theatre, Galway              ★★★★★ “Off we go again,” s(...)

Director Garry Hynes. Druid Theatre company has announced an ‘unusual rural tour’ of Hynes’s new production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When Samuel Beckett’s Vladimir and Estragon wait in vain for someone named Godot, they might as well be on Co Wicklow’s Military Road, on the Aran isl(...)

Some day I may write the book – Marie Mullen: My Role in Creating One of Ireland’s Greatest Actors. It will be short. I used tell the story way back(...)

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