Lynne Parker

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The young lovers defy their wheezing elders in both deed and fashion sense, subverting berets and army camouflage with insurgent colours and punk tartan

A Midsummer Night’s Dream ★★★ Castle Yard, Kilkenny Performances of The Most Lamentable Comedy and Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe never did run sm(...)

Rough Magic’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Kilkenny Castle Yard, Kilkenny August 9th-18th 8pm €24/€26 kilkennyarts.ie The course of true love never did run smooth, an(...)

Lynne Parker: “Mischief is a really big part of theatre-making. Once you get pious and restricted you’re not going to have the fluidity that you need.”

Puck descends a staircase, strutting with fresh achievement, and everyone in the rehearsal room lights up. In the middle of the long playing space, w(...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

As part of Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018 Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses: the first staging in Ireland of a baroque masterpiece. Photograph: Marshall Light Studio

Midsummer is scheduled for late summer in Kilkenny this year. This is not a strange seasonal blip: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the city’s Castle Yard(...)

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(...)

Owen Roe and Charlie Maher in ‘Melt’

Melt Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin  ★★★ “So, what brings you to the end of the world?” asks Owen Rowe’s brusque ecologist, Prof Boylan, recently jo(...)

Pictured at the report's launch were researchers (L-R) Dr Tanya Dean, Dr Brenda Donohue, Dr Ciara O'Dowd and Ciara Murphy. Photograph: Kate Horgan

Women are significantly under-represented across most roles in Irish theatre, and companies that receive the most State support have the worst record (...)

Paul Mallon and Charlotte McCurry in Northern Star. Photograph: Keith Dixon

Northern Star Project Arts Centre ★★★★ Rough Magic interrogates the 1798 rebellion in their production of Stewart Parker’s 1984 play. Parker, writi(...)

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