Marie Mullen

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Garry Hynes: ‘You have to have one actor up close with another actor up close with an audience. And all of a sudden that is just blown away.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

By the end of February, the Druid Theatre Company felt quietly and justifiably thrilled. Galway’s midwinter weather had been dismal, but a production (...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

 Rex Ryan in  The Ridleys, at the Peacock Theatre. Photograph:  Ste Murray

It was a dramatic year for theatre, bookended by two moments of crisis. The first played out in the full glare of public attention. The other, which i(...)

None of the eight guests quite know what they’re doing here

Epiphany Town Hall Theatre, Galway ★★★ None of the eight guests quite know what they’re doing here. They all know their host, Morkan – a warm, moith(...)

Kneehigh Theatre perform Dead Dog in a Suitcase at Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway, July 16th-20th. Photograph: Steve Tanner

Epiphany Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Previews Jul 17 Opens Jul 18-27 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) druid.ie You may find our host familiar, in a modest, uncer(...)

Brian Watkins: The staircase was his own eureka, ‘the predominant image which guided the whole creation of the thing’

Marie Mullen, the acclaimed actor, appears to be literally run off her feet. Calling out instructions, she quickly ascends a three-storey wooden stair(...)

Jane Brennan: ‘I feel him here in a very benign way. He is still around’

‘I’m surrounded by Tom here,” says Jane Brennan. “His presence is everywhere. It’s very strong.” We’re sitting in their sitting room in Rathgar. The p(...)

Clare Dunne, already an accomplished actor, is now making another mark as a writer.

Sure Look It, Fuck It Project Arts Centre, Dublin March 19th-23rd, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) €15-€22, projectartscentre.ie “The thing is, ya see, I k(...)

The Children: Seán McGinley, Marie Mullen and Ger Ryan. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

THE CHILDREN Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Although they are retirees, all former nuclear scientists, and two with adult offspring, Hazel and Robin and (...)

Marie Mullen and Seán McGinley: ‘We don’t talk about work at home.’ Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

“She’s not a serial killer,” says Seán McGinley of his wife, Marie Mullen. I have asked him to tell me one surprising thing about Mullen, who is out o(...)

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