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Faultline: this immersive performance is thrillingly immediate. Photograph: Pat Redmond

FAULTLINE 11 Parnell Square East ★★★★☆ The inspiration behind ANU and the Gate Theatre’s absorbing new immersive co-production is an upheaval borne b(...)

A play so dependent on dramatic cliche will be a great success. Photograph: Caleb Purcell

LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE Everyman Theatre, Co Cork ★★☆☆☆ From this adaptation of Maeve Binchy’s novel, it is unfair that the most honest of writers will (...)

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(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

‘The Wizard of Oz’ is being performed at Cork Opera House until August 26th. Photograph: John Allen

The Wizard of Oz ★★★★ Cork Opera House For a musical whose origins are so lost in a forest of derivatives that they do not rate a mention in the prog(...)

The Gate Theatre. “We wish to express the grave concerns we have around the current inquiry.” Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

This is a statement of support and intent. We are a group of female theatre professionals who work across the industry as actors, writers, producers, (...)

Tomorrow (and until August 20th): ‘Annie’ at  Cork Opera House. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

★★★★★ It’s impossible to detect where any expense has been spared in this Cork Opera House production of Annie. Director Ronan Phelan establishes a (...)

Choreographer Emma Martin and Ballet Ireland dancer Ana Enriquez Gonzalez. Photograph: Rodolfo Saraiva

Wearing an oversized flannel shirt and endless layers of leg warmers, choreographer Emma Martin appears an unlikely poster-girl for ballet. Her unkemp(...)

Fearghal Curtis, Eamonn Mulhall and  Andrew Gavin in Opera Theatre Company’s production of  Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

Handel’s Acis and Galatea is a masque rather than an opera proper. “There will be no Action on the stage,” says a 1732 advertisement by Handel, “but t(...)

Pupils of the Lion King junior cast from Scoil Realt na Mara, Kilmore, Co Wexford, Best Overall School Musical Winners at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Separate productions of The Lion King Junior have won two of the big prizes at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. Scoil Réalt na Mara from(...)