“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(...)

Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz in Greta

WHAT’S HOT Greta Neil Jordan’s new film looks like great, scary fun. Hernán Herdez Amazing freshwater pearl jewellery. hernanherdez.com Veronica Br(...)

Janet Moran in 'A Holy Show'

It’s here, starting tonight, in venues (and on the streets and on a bus and wherever you’re having yourself) across Dublin. The enormous, varied, chal(...)

James Earley: “I couldn’t live without my Chromecast.”

Current favourite book? I read a lot of art books, and I especially enjoyed John Berger’s Portraits. Like the name suggests, it’s about the conceptua(...)

Cyprus Avenue: Stephen Rea is in David Ireland’s provocative comedy on the Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre

Cyprus Avenue Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin; from Monday, April 30th until Saturday, May 19th, 8pm; €30/€25; abbeytheatre.ie “This is a safe pl(...)

Ian Lloyd Anderson (Jack Clitheroe) and Kate Stanley Brennan (Nora Clitheroe) in The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Plough and the Stars Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** Asked for his assessment of the French Revolution, 200 years after the event, the Chinese lead(...)

Rosie Redman and the Covey (Joseph Linnane) in a scene from an Abbey Theatre production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars in 1942. Photograph: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

They don’t make them like this any more. Sitting at the back of the Abbey’s rehearsal space is what I take to be one of the theatre’s most famed props(...)

The Night Alive Gaiety Theatre *** It isn’t a promising refuge, this ground floor flat in Dublin, a high ceilinged haven now drowning in dirt and de(...)

Conor McPherson, director and playwright  in New York in 2013. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Conor McPherson, Brian Friel and Enda Walsh are just some of the Irish authors to feature in this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival. The programme has(...)

Declan Conlon (Judge Brack) and Catherine Walker in the title role in Hedda Gabler

***   Early on in Ibsen’s drama, and now in Mark O’Rowe’s fluid new version for the Abbey, Hedda Gabler is put on the spot – not a pos(...)

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