Jim Culleton

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**** General Post Office, Dublin “What are you here for?” an admonishing priest asks the rebels, while tending to the wounded and dying in the GPO(...)

Don Wycherley, Ronan Leahy and Gavin Fullam in Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy, in a production by Fishamble in partnership with Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Dan O’Neill

The 1916 Rising was the ultimate street spectacle: a revolution drenched with theatrical symbolism that was ultimately more potent than actual abilit(...)

Like an Oscar statuette rescued from a house fire: Pat Kinevane gives his character a vitality beyond death in Fishamble’s ‘Underneath’. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Underneath Civic Theatre, Tallaght ****   She speaks to us from within the grave and beyond; an otherworldly figure, painted g(...)

Pat Kinevane: ‘I’ve always felt that I’d gush with ideas, but I need to be bridled as well.’ Photograph: Patrick Redmond

For the past week or so, Pat Kinevane has been asking for trouble. The rehearsal space for his new play Underneath, his third solo performance for (...)

Review: Spinning

SpinningSmock Alley*** In a spare café setting, a desperate-looking man, Conor (Karl Shiels) is excoriated by a despondent woman, Susan (Fiona Bell), (...)

Little Thing, Big Thing Draíocht, Dublin **** How’s this for getting right to the point: “Your father wants me to take this old film roll (...)

Janet Moran and Steve Blount in ‘Swing’

The word “dramaturg” is not universally popular among the playwrights of Ireland. I was in a reading with one of my favourite writers, who gave out sp(...)

Ryan Andrews and Seána Kerslake in The Bruising of Clouds. Photograph: Pat Redmond

The Bruising of CloudsAxis, Ballymun**The title of Sean McLoughlin’s third and final play for Fishamble is a little misleading. (It is his final play (...)

ShushAbbey Theatre, Dublin **There is no subtitle to Elaine Murphy’s second full-length play, Shush, but its form, structure and main concerns could b(...)

Elaine Murphy on the set of Shush: ‘The audience will change everything. They will teach you more about the play than anything you could ever learn in rehearsals or in a room on your own writing.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Playwright Elaine Murphy is remarkably calm for someone of the cusp of two major life experiences: this week her new play Shush will premiere on the m(...)

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