Louis Lovett

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Michael West’s new version of Frankenstein for Theatre Lovett is a similarly elegant re-animation, or, to use his term, “mutation”.

FRNKSTN Peacock Theatre, Dublin      ★ ★ ★  “I wanted to rewrite the code of life itself,” Victor Frankenstein tells us(...)

Theatre Lovett’s ‘Frnknstn’ by Michael West, at the Abbey Theatre from August 17th to  September 1st. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In the 200 years since its publication, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has proved itself endlessly malleable. Regarded as the foundational text of Gothic(...)

This charmingly vintage world becomes swiftly populated with amusingly quirky characters through gleefully imaginative episodes

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Welcome to the town of Triste, a happier place than it sounds. The streets are full of water, being an Italian canal city, where businesses(...)

Stephanie Dufresne stars in ‘The Red Shoes’. Photograph: Nick-Dastoor

The Red Shoes Gate Theatre, Dublin. 7.30pm (Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm, Ends Jan 27) €25-€40 gatetheatre.ie What is so entrancing about Hans Christian(...)

Genevieve Hulme-Beaman and Louis Lovett in They Called Her Vivaldi, which is on at Dublin’s Peacock Theatre.

They Called Her Vivaldi Peacock Theatre. 7pm, €14-€18. Ends Dec 23, abbeytheatre.ie Theatre Lovett concludes its recent national tour of this popula(...)

They Called Her Vivaldi

Josephine K and the Algorithms Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Oct 21 8pm €16-€25 abbeytheatre.ie “Someone must have been spreading lies about Josephi(...)

The Seagull gathers an excellent ensemble

The Seagull Gaiety Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ The characters in The Seagull have always had an uneasy relationship with the future. The tortured playwri(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will attend a number of official events to mark the events of 1916 and the role of Irish-America in the Rising. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to travel to Washington DC on Tuesday to attend the biggest events outside Dublin to commemorate the Easter Rising. Mr Kenny(...)

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel Smock Alley Theatre *** They have covered some distance in their time, the two children of one of the world’s mo(...)

The Way Back Home, Branar’s ambitious stage version of Oliver Jeffers’s beautiful picture book

Earlier this year I saw a performance of Human Child, a play for children aged eight years and over, performed by Collapsing Horse Theatre Company (...)

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