“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, (...)

All about my father: Olwen Fouéré in Danse, Morob.

For a long time now, Olwen Fouéré has been Ireland’s leading avant -garde theatre performer. But what does that really mean? Broadly, the avant-gard(...)

Ollie Cole performing during First Fortnight 2015

Breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues is the aim of First Fortnight, Ireland’s only mental health arts festival that kicks off(...)

Alan Wai as Dong Phuc in Charlie O’Neill’s Hurl. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Staging Intercultural Ireland: New Plays and Practitioner Perspectives is the first published collection of plays and interviews responding to the eff(...)

The Company: The Rest Is Action

Some things were built to last. In the beginning there was poetry, both epic and lyric. Eventually came festivals where poets competed for prizes duri(...)

The Rest is Action Project Arts Centre ****Everything is over before it’s begun in this arch and enigmatic take on The Oresteia (and other inescapable(...)