Marie Jones

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Co Armagh man Conor Mitchell set up the Belfast Ensemble in 2017.

Even by his own exacting standards, the last two years of Conor Mitchell’s career as a composer and theatre maker have been nothing less than remarkab(...)

War Horse is at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin from April 10th to 27th

WAR HORSE Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin. Apr 10-27 €21 Just watching Joey at rest is a pleasure; his chest subtly rising (...)

The Miami Showband, killed in a Troubles bomb in 1975. From left: Stephen Travers, Tony Geraghty, Ray Millar, Brian McCoy, Fran O’Toole, Des Lee

How do you write a happy-clappy, feelgood musical, complete with singalong numbers, when the story includes an atrocity? There’s a slight doubletake (...)

The Lyric Theatre in Belfast: ‘We were keen to imbue the new building with the spirit of the old,’ says Mark Carruthers

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre is 50 years old. What began as a personal crusade and grew into an important cultural movement is now one of Ireland’s leading(...)

Dear Arabella: Katy Tumelty as Jean, who has an engagingly authentic voice and a sardonic sense of humour. Photograph: Steffan Hill

DEAR ARABELLA Lyric Theatre ★ ★ ★ You don’t have to be alone to be lonely. Jean lives in a noisy, densely populated street in working-class Belfast, (...)

Isabella Rosellini in her one-woman (and her dog) show ‘Link Link’

Over the years, as an arts producer and festival curator, Richard Wakely has frequently encouraged performers, artists and organisations to hit the re(...)

Crowds march on the National Day of Action over the housing shortage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

All four corners of Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge were blocked for more than an hour on Saturday, as several thousand people participated in a sit-down pr(...)

Where are the women?: Queen Maeve in the woodcut that WB Yeats commissioned from Elinor Monsell for what became the Abbey Theatre. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

In the foyer of the Abbey Theatre a small plaque commemorates the staff and company members who participated in the 1916 Rising. Of the seven names(...)

Pam Brighton with playwright Gary Mitchell. Photograph: Arthur Allison

Pam Brighton, who has died aged 68 in her adopted home of Belfast, was a Yorkshire-born theatre director who was central to developing people’s theatr(...)

Bridget O’Connor: Tragically, her Bafta for best adapted screenplay, which she won with her husband Peter Straughan for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, was posthumous as she died of cancer in 2010 at the distressingly young age of 49. Photograph: Peter Straughan.

Having lived abroad for much of my adult life, I’d like to celebrate an emigrant Irish writer, in fact, the daughter of emigrants. To paraphrase Ki(...)

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