Ballet national de Marseille

Last year’s Dublin Dance Festival was a quickly assembled online programme created within a few weeks of lockdown, but this year’s performance program(...)

Demos - Films of separation and togetherness

For choreographer Liz Roche, creating a sense of connection in a year of separation for the Dublin Dance Festival was a big challenge Last March(...)

Madness aim to usher in a return to the good times with their new show

Madness and Charlie Higson’s The Get Up! – A Global Livestream Friday, May 14th, 8.30pm, €20, universe.com Lockdown has been hard on us all, and it’s(...)

Beckett’s Room:  no performers in this Dead Centre and Gate Theatre co-production. Photograph: Kyle Tunney

BECKETT’S ROOM Gate Theatre ★★★★☆ There’s no better audience than young people, enthuses a sinister visitor to Samuel Beckett’s apartment in Nazi-occ(...)

For choreographer Liv O’Donoghue looking back is as important as looking forward. This year’s Dublin Dance Festival will highlight her skills as an ar(...)

“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(...)

After: knowing style and striking visuals. Photograph: Jason Byrne

AFTER Project Upstairs ★ ★ ★ ★ Don’t worry, they say, it’s not the end of the world. But what if it is? In these times of heightened anxiety, could s(...)

Grace Cahill in Girl Song

Samuel Beckett Theatre ★★★★ Attention is often given to unpicking experiences suppressed in the mind, rather than experiences archived within the bo(...)

Ollie West in Dead Centre’s Hamnet.  Photograph:  Gianmarco Bresadola

Hamnet Peacock Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Who haunted Shakespeare when he wrote Hamlet? A play so steeped in death, full of demanding fathers, hapless son(...)

Ollie West as ‘Hamnet’. Photograph: Ste Murray and Jason Booher

About two years ago, Bush Moukarzel, the writer and co-director of Dead Centre, went to meet Ollie West, an 11-year-old boy from a theatrical family, (...)

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