Jamie Vartan

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Hansel and Gretel: Amelie Metcalfe, Ronan Millar and Raymond Keane in the INO, Theatre Lovett and Abbey Theatre production. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

HANSEL AND GRETEL Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ The Forest Edge Hotel replaces the Grimm fairy tale’s little house, and the children get lost in the Ha(...)

Irish National Opera is teaming up with Theatre Lovett and the Abbey Theatre for an English-language production of Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Saturday, February 8th Hansel and Gretel Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and on tour irishnationalopera.ie Irish National Opera (INO) is teaming up with Theat(...)

Surprisingly grating listen:  Lisa Dwan in Pale Sister. Photo: Bríd O’Donovan.

Pale Sister ★★☆☆☆ Gate Theatre, Dublin In Sophocles’s version of Antigone, the clash between state power and individual conscience begins over a bod(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Bluebeard’s Castle: Joshua Bloom as Bluebeard and Paula Murrihy as Judith in Irish National Opera’s production

BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE Gaiety Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ There is a special amazement with art that hides art. Think of a Bach keyboard piece with two beautifu(...)

Paula Murrihy will play Judith in the upcoming production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle for the Dublin Theatre Festival

Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy’s journey from Kerry to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Salzburg Festival, not to mention her reg(...)

Cillian Murphy in ‘Grief Is the Thing with Feathers’

Shortly after Grief Is the Thing With Feathers premiered, a crow moved in across the way from Jamie Vartan’s London house. “We could see him drinking (...)

 Cillian Murphy in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of  ‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’. Photograph: Colm Hogan

GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★★☆ At first glance, Max Porter’s debut novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, seems a(...)

Cillian Murphy stars as Dad in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

The worst thing in the world has happened, yet the world doesn’t have the decency to notice. “Where are the fire engines? Where is the noise and clam(...)

Aaron Monaghan in The Second Violinist. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

The Second Violinist ★★★★ Black Box Theatre, Galway  Early in composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer Enda Walsh’s second collaboration on an opera(...)

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