Lisa Dwan

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Author Pat Barker began  her literary career in her 40s, and has  published 16 novels, including her WWI Regeneration trilogy, the final book of which won the Booker Prize.

With apologies to booksellers everywhere, there are advantages to reading Pat Barker’s new novel on an e-reader. A retelling of the aftermath of the f(...)

Happy Days: Lisa Dwan in rehearsals for Trevor Nunn’s 60th-anniversary production. Photograph: Helen Maybanks/Riverside Studios

Lisa Dwan is on Zoom in the back of a cab, her face glowing as she talks about the surprises of the past year. “I feel guilty saying this, because I’m(...)

James Nesbitt as Tom Brannick. Photograph: Steffan Hill

So it was Tom Brannick all along. Much murkiness gusted through the finale of Northern Ireland thriller Bloodlands (BBC One, 9pm). But there was clari(...)

James Nesbitt in Bloodlands. Photographer: Steffan Hill/BBC

During these purgatorial days, television has become our reliable friend, confidante and beacon of sanity. A terrible hush has, it is true, settled ov(...)

A new play seeks to challenge Samuel Beckett’s instructions that only men may appear in Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Ali Wright

A dead man’s voice can travel a long way. In 1988, Samuel Beckett sued a Dutch theatre company for casting women in his existential drama Waiting for (...)

Surprisingly grating listen:  Lisa Dwan in Pale Sister. Photo: Bríd O’Donovan.

Pale Sister ★★☆☆☆ Gate Theatre, Dublin In Sophocles’s version of Antigone, the clash between state power and individual conscience begins over a bod(...)

Lisa Dawn in Pale Sister. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Pale Sister Gate Theatre, Dublin. Previews until November 1st- 4th. Opens November 5th-9th 7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2.30pm) gatetheatre.ie It might (...)

Gate’s new season: Colm Tóibín is photographed by Conor Horgan on the Dublin theatre’s stage. Photograph: Ailbhe O’Donnell

Samuel Beckett and A Christmas Carol – both with strong associations with the Gate Theatre over past decades – will return this year, but in new guise(...)

Sean Doran: ‘We hope to see the Northern Literary Lands as something that is adopted by both tourist boards – Tourism NI and Fáilte Ireland – as a joint initiative. Photograph:  Daveth Fox

The flow of ideas from Seán Doran and Liam Browne is so fast that it can be hard to keep up, especially when the two of them get excited and start tal(...)

Poet Lewis Kenny writing poems on demand  for passers-by Sandra Vigier and Julie Tomaszewski. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Today marks Poetry Day Ireland, with more than 100 events around the country to celebrate our heritage in verse. One of the busiest spots will be Po(...)

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