Kris Nelson

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Ruth McGowan: “The things that interest me are more pronounced this year. Like programming a bunch of parties, programming a bunch of club nights.”

Ruth McGowan, the new artistic director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, picks up the thick brochure of her programme and pauses before opening. For the(...)

Willie White of the Dublin Theatre Festival: asked whether he was aware of any similar allegations of abusive behaviour in the Irish theatre world, he said: “I simply don’t know.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The directors of Ireland’s leading theatres and theatre organisations have joined together to issue a statement condemning sexual harassment and abuse(...)

Ruth McGowan with Kris Nelson. She will replace Nelson as head of Dublin Fringe Festival in November

Dublin Fringe Festival has announced that its new director is Ruth McGowan. McGowan will take up the role at the end of November. She replaces Kris (...)

These Lights at the Dublin Fringe Festival

One persistent and – on the face of it – rather unfair criticism of the Dublin Fringe Festival is that it has become too big. In a recent interview w(...)

Kris Nelson: In his time the Fringe Festival has become bigger. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Early in his career, the outgoing director of the Dublin Fringe Festival learned to pack light. In truth, Kris Nelson didn’t really have a choice. As (...)

Raven Eyed by Loosysmokes will take over a warehouse in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival has announced its programme for 2017. This will be its last programme under current artistic director Kris Nelson. With 81 pr(...)

Kris Nelson is departing as Dublin Fringe Festival director to take up a job in London with Lift. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At 23 years of age, the Dublin Fringe Festival is still a relatively young entity, a platform for alternative arts and entertainment that is frequentl(...)

The best design award went to the Tardigrade team

This year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards were announced last night at the Liquor Rooms in Temple Bar. The awards were presented in nine categories this(...)

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

With “cuts” being the most uttered word in the arts sector, festivals have continued to look to private funders to make their events happen. But sp(...)

  Tina Segner and Ken Fanning of Tumble Circus  at Meeting House Square in Dublin today to announce  the Dublin Fringe Festival, which runs from September 5th to 22nd. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Football operas, acrobatics, the 1913 Lockout, 3D concerts and more: the 19th Dublin Fringe Festival has launched in Temple Bar with all the energy of(...)