Ciara Kelly: Shows a  good bedside manner but keeps a firm hand on proceedings

If the slang is anything to go by, radio is a lethal business. Dead air, killer show, dying on air: the terminology used by professionals can suggest (...)

 Laurence Kinlan and Caoilfhionn Dunne seize upon the intense mix at play in The Nest

Lyric Theatre, Belfast **** A good man commits a bad deed for a good reason then ends up paying what threatens to be the ultimate price. This is t(...)

Winners (back row): Laurence Kinlan (best supporting actor), Fergus Shiel (best opera), Sarah Bacon (best set design), Francis O’Connor (best costume design), Sarah Lynch (best production), Marty Rea (best actor), Sarah Jane Shiels (best lighting), Derbhle Crotty (best actress), Lian Bell (judges’ special award). Front row: Doreen McKenna (best costume design), Anne Clarke (special tribute award and best opera), Stacey Gregg (best new play), Louise Lowe (audience award) and Owen Boss (audience award). Not in photograph: Jimmy Eadie (best sound), Garry Hynes (best director) and Abigail McGibbon (best supporting actress). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The best gear and fancy frocks at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards had personality and style – you wouldn’t expect less from a theatre crowd – an(...)

Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions, who won the special tribute award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, is pictured with (from left) Laurence Kinlan, the best supporting actor, Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” utters Henry IV, in Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Druid Theatre Company may be in a position to tes(...)

Actor Laurence Kinlan at the launch of a video produced by students from Larkin Community College, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The mood in north inner city Dublin is tense, in the wake of the recent gangland murders, according to Love/Hate actor Laurence Kinlan. Speaking at (...)

Best production   Chekhov’s First Play A Dead Centre production with Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal and Theatre National Bordea(...)

Playwright Conor McPherson: “Consistency in plays is deadening. Contradiction and inconsistency is actually the stuff of real life.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

In a curious moment during The Night Alive, the opening show of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival, one one of its characters gives an account of a r(...)

This week on Roísín Meets...  Roísín Ingle talks to Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson

Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson, first seen on screen together as Elmo and Deano in Love/Hate, are now reunited on stage with roles in Conor Mc(...)

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(...)

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