Jen Coppinger

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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(...)

Flaming Lips at the Big Top  started by releasing massive balloons into the crowd while covering ‘Space Oddity’ in a zorb, which then surfed the crowd.

It’s a warm, damp night in the city, and they’re everywhere. Why are so many people in Galway wandering around wearing red fezzes? Have they taken ove(...)

Stanley Townsend in Incanttata. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Incantata ★★★★ Town Hall Theatre, Galway How does an artist deal with grief? In the case of Incantata, Paul Muldoon’s elegy to his fellow artist and (...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon loomed over Shop Street. Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

The local, the national, stretching out. Galway International Arts Festival straddles a number of roles: exposure for some of the best local creative (...)

The festival’s street art and spectacle includes Museum of the Moon, a giant moon featuring detailed Nasa imagery of the lunar surface by artist Luke Jerram, at NUI Galway’s Human Biology Building. Photograph: Carl Milner Photography

The Irish summer festivals are well under way, and one of the biggies, Galway International Arts Festival, kicks off two weeks of action on Monday. Th(...)

Irish-born Stanley Townsend will perform Incantata next month at the Galway Arts Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

“Incantata” means enchanted, spellbound, bewitched, in thrall to, beguiled by. It’s the title of a long poem by Paul Muldoon, which he wrote in memory(...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Stanley Townsend stars in Paul Muldoon’s Incantata

World premieres of Paul Muldoon’s Incantata, two new plays, by Sonya Kelly and Cristin Kehoe, from Druid, and a new theatre installation from Enda Wal(...)

Electric performance: Olwen Fouéré makes Samuel Beckett’s piece open up like a well-cracked nut. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

Samuel Beckett’s terse prose piece Lessness is an enigma, even by his inscrutable standards. “Ruins true refuge long last towards which so many false (...)

Anne Enright: she invited four short-story writers to perform their work which was animated by song. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is not that subtle, but barometers don’t tend to register the distinct and particular shift in Galway city’s atmospheric pressure on the last Sunda(...)

Collapsing Horse’s ‘Human Child’

The cafe where I have arranged to meet two Collapsing Horses, one Pondling, a man named Bush and their long-suffering producer, is closed. Ther(...)