Lynne Parker

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Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

 Simone Kirby, who plays Fea in Cleft

CLEFT  O'Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway ★★★☆☆ “What is the difference between no fear and bravery?” Fergal McElherron’s Cleft explores the limina(...)

These Stupid Things: As the characters’ desire for each other flickers and flares, will their own judgement become clouded by emotion?

These Stupid Things Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, ends Jul 21, 7.30pm (Sat & Sun mat 2pm) You live in the information age, your phone is smart, yo(...)

The remains of Karl Shiels are carried from church followed by his partner, Laura Honan.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fair City actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly last Monday aged just 47, “filled his life and lived it to the full”, his funeral Mass has been told. (...)

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019: Rough Magic is staging Much Ado about Nothing. Photograph: Ste Murray

Two new collaborations with Rough Magic Theatre Company and a promenade production of Thomas Kilroy’s novel The Big Chapel staged in the town of Calla(...)

Rough Magic’s production of Phaedra, with music by Ellen Cranitch, is Lynne Parker’s choice.

Following the success of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s (RIAM) presentation Writer’s Choice, in New York, Dublin and Paris throughout 2017, and Ar(...)

The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

Actor Owen Roe winner of the Special Tribute Award at the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Owen Roe takes his comedy seriously. A few years ago, on tour in the US with the Gate’s production of Endgame, he was aghast to discover during a semi(...)

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(...)

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