Graham Mclaren

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The cast of Jimmy’s Hall visiting the site of the original hall and the ruin of Jimmy Gralton’s home in Effrinagh, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

 Jimmy’s Hall Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Jul 26th-Sep 8th, 7.30pm (sat mat 2pm) €13-45 abbeytheatre.ie In 1932, at the beginning of de Valera’s Irela(...)

Phillip McMahon and Rachel O’Riordan’s  new play, ‘Come on Home’, runs in the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage  from July 13th to August 4th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 20 years ago, the writer and director Phillip McMahon took a year out to travel, to discover and to party. For a young gay man of 20, it was a (...)

Stephen Swift: In a world where ego can dominate, Swift seemed to steer a path straddling decency and talent.

Stephen Swift Born: December 22nd, 1973 Died: June 5th, 2018 For an actor, especially an ensemble actor, the quality of the person often feeds into(...)

Ciarán Bermingham and Cora Fenton star in ’Fred and Alice’

Ulysses Abbey Theatre; Dublin; Ends July 21st; 7.30pm; €13-€45; abbeytheatre.ie Tucked up in bed with an unsatisfying book, Molly Bloom has troub(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

The Unmanageable Sisters

Grief is the Thing with Feathers Black Box Theatre, Galway Previews March 16th-19th Opens March 20th-24th 8pm €22.50-€30 O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin Marc(...)

The Unmanageable Sisters: Graham McLaren favours the pleasures of kitsch over the ache of nostalgia

★★★ The easiest way to describe Les Belles-soeurs, Michel Tremblay’s groundbreaking piece from 1968, is as a play for voices. In Quebec, where its 15(...)

Deirdre Kinahan: “People ask ‘How do you feel about being on the main stage?’ I say bring it on.” Photograph: Shane Cowley

It is two years since the Abbey Theatre began its programme to commemorate the centenary of 1916, ushering in a new gender consciousness in Irish thea(...)

Abbey Theatre directors: Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The door of the Abbey directors’ office opens to reveal an almost touchingly Dickensian sight. Graham McLaren, still recuperating from flu, is holding(...)

Lucianne McEvoy (Hermione) in What Put the Blood. Photograph: Pat Redmond

Abbey Theatre, Dublin ** If there really is a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other, then Andromaque and Hermione appear to have(...)

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