John Doran

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The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

My Dad’s Blind: Anna Sheils-McNamee’s play was named best production at Dublin Fringe Festival

The marathon Dublin Fringe Festival – 80 productions and 554 performances over 16 days – ended on Sunday night with the announcement of this year’s fr(...)

Writer Eoghan Quinn gives a Chekhovian tinge to a declining family’s attempts to liquidise their assets

Project, Dublin ★★★ Anyone who has felt harassed by their sat nav will sympathise with Old Madeline in Collapsing Horse’s new production, as she is (...)

John McCarthy jnr (21), with an address at the Lane, College Farm, Newbridge, Co Kildare was convicted by Judge John Brennan at Dublin District Court in January of theft from Kathleen Byrne

A judge has adjourned sentencing a roofer found guilty of scamming €3,000 from a frightened 84-year-old woman for unnecessary work at her north Co Dub(...)

St Mullins won their 25th Carlow senior hurling championship title with win over Mount Leinster.

St Mullins 1-14 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-10 Defending Carlow senior hurling champions St Mullins went into yesterday’s county final as rank outsiders (...)

John Doran: ‘I’ve become what I was afraid of being when I was younger: a regular person.’ Photograph: Al Overdrive

Writing a book turned into one of the worst experiences of John Doran’s life. At first, the idea seemed relatively straightforward. He thought a de(...)

Doing a lot with a little: John Doran plays the ukulele in Romeo and Juliet; he also joins the cast in several other roles. Photographs: Pat Redmond

Stage roles don’t come much smaller than the part of the doctor in A Streetcar Named Desire. For the actor playing him the job is mainly confined t(...)

The Centre of the UniverseBewley’s Cafe Theatre***“My name is John and I want you to join a cult.” John Doran makes no bones about his intent and what(...)

Review: Some Flood

Some Flood Smock Alley Theatre**So, yeah, out of nowhere, there’s this flood, and the only survivor is an Irish lad called Noah (Kevin Mooney). Adrift(...)

Cast of dozens: Stephen Jones and Damian Kearney in Stones in His Pockets

If you look around Irish theatre right now, the stage seems to be teeming with characters, but backstage the dressing rooms are pretty much emp(...)

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