John Comiskey

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Jo Mangan, curator for the Irish Society for Stage and Screen Designers. Photograph: Martin Maguire

Theatre is a transient art. It exists entirely in the present moment. As the stage curtain falls, its boundaries are closed; the next time it rises, i(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Robbie Henshaw. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In common with many otherwise sane sports fans, I am haunted by a suspicion that the outcome of certain events can be influenced, however slightly, by(...)

Gabrielle Reidy (left) with Tony Flynn and Cathy Belton in the 2010 Abbey Theatre production of The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The actor Gabrielle Reidy has died at the age of 54 at her home in London. Ms Reidy was associated with the Abbey Theatre as far back as 1971 when, as(...)

Stephen Rea and Bríd Brennan, who play Oedipus and Jocasta

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) Playhouse, Derry****“That’s where it all begins,” says a forensics expert at the scene of a brutal murder, po(...)