Karl Shiels

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 Rex Ryan in  The Ridleys, at the Peacock Theatre. Photograph:  Ste Murray

It was a dramatic year for theatre, bookended by two moments of crisis. The first played out in the full glare of public attention. The other, which i(...)

The remains of Karl Shiels are carried from church followed by his partner, Laura Honan.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fair City actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly last Monday aged just 47, “filled his life and lived it to the full”, his funeral Mass has been told. (...)

Karl Shiels appeared in RTÉ’s Fair City, and in many stage productions. Photograph: RTE/PA Wire

Karl Shiels had a way of making things happen. Even in the theatre, where making things happen, however steep the odds, is the soul of the endeavour,(...)

Karl Shiels’ agent says the actor was ‘a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, light-hearted funny and sharp-witted.’

Tributes have been paid to “force of nature” actor Karl Shiels who has died aged 47. Shiels, from Chapelizod in Dublin, was best-known for his role i(...)

Bullfight on Third Avenue by Eddie Naughton

Bullfight on Third Avenue Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin. Previews July 8th-9th. Opens July 10th-Aug 3rd, 1pm bewleyscafetheatre.com Literary scholar(...)

The Hole in the Ground played to great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival

I’m guessing Seána Kerslake is used to being the centre of attention. A Date for Mad Mary was a smash in Irish cinemas. Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, made fo(...)

Rapids: Shaun Dunne’s bracing documentary about HIV in Ireland

RAPIDS Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Feb 7-9 7.45pm €16-€20 projectartscentre.ie Rapids are natural phenomena, explains the disarming writer and perf(...)

Tonight with Donny Stixx: Rex Ryan in Philip Ridley’s play

THE RIDLEYS Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ What goes up must come down in the two plays in this double bill of Philip Ridley monologues, (...)

Phelim Drew in Joxer Daly Esq  Phelim Drew in Joxer Daly Esq at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Meet Me in the Gardens National Botanic Gardens. July 7th & 14th 2pm & 4pm €11.40 eventbrite.ie It’s such a lovely day – possibly – why not (...)

Moonfish Theatre’s ‘Star of the Sea’ continues its own voyage, following its 2014 debut at the Galway Arts Festival

Star of the Sea Riverbank Arts Centre. Nov 18, 7.30pm. riverbank.ie; An Grianán, Letterkenny, Nov 21. angrianan.com; Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sl(...)

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