Louise Lowe

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Theatre for One: Eileen Walsh in Bait, by Louise Lowe. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda/venividi.ie

THEATRE FOR ONE Outside Cork Opera House ★★★★★ Annie Ryan of Corn Exchange once described her Car Show, which played to no more than three passengers(...)

 Irish playwrights Emmet Kirwan, Marina Carr, Enda Walsh and Stacey Gregg promote  Theatre For One, which is running as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s dim, dressingroom lights surround the frame, and the aesthetic is theatrical red velvet. I’m alone in the single seat, hands on armrests. A scree(...)

Richard Proffitt’s installation May the Moon Rise and the Sun Set at UCC’s Dept of Music in Sunday’s Well forms part of the festiva

The modest citizens of Cork may wish to avert their eyes from the Crawford Art Gallery during this year’s Midsummer Festival when The Fig Reveal strip(...)

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(...)

Aaron Monaghan, Garrett Lombard, John Olohan and Jane Brennan in Druid Theatre’s  Richard III. Photograph:  Robbie Jack

Now is the winter of our discontent made... if not quite glorious summer, perhaps a more agreeably temperate spring. After a cold snap of criticism an(...)

The Theatre Forum delegation on their way into Leinster House on Tuesday to present research on precarious employment in performing arts. From left, theatre artists Louise Lowe, Gary Keegan, Peter Daly (Theatre Forum chair), Anna Walsh (Theatre Forum director), Liv O’Donoghue, Peter Power, Shaun Dunne and Irma McLoughlin (Theatre Forum general manager)

On stage, timing is all. Just as a group of performing artists and Theatre Forum presented their research and lived experience of poor pay and insecur(...)

The Lost O’Casey: Gillian McCarthy as the radically reconceived Polly Pender. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

THE LOST O’CASEY Meet at the Gate Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It’s a simple gesture, but it comes with a profound effect: a young woman handing you a keepsake (...)

Liv O’Donoghue in The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, Dublin. Previews Sep 28 Opens Sep 29-Oct 6 8pm €25 abbeytheatre.ie In 1964, Gloria Szymanski decide(...)

Louise Lowe: Seeing On Raftery’s Hill and Cyprus Avenue at the Abbey made me feel like I’d been sucker-punched

Current favourite book? I’ve been so busy with work that I want books which send me to a different world. So I’ve been reading Skin Deep, by Liz Nugen(...)

Deirdre Kinahan: “People ask ‘How do you feel about being on the main stage?’ I say bring it on.” Photograph: Shane Cowley

It is two years since the Abbey Theatre began its programme to commemorate the centenary of 1916, ushering in a new gender consciousness in Irish thea(...)

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