King Lear in  a Van: Arthur Riordan in the title role. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you were loitering around Ely Place in Dublin recently you may have heard some worrying bellowing from the car park/loading bay of the Royal Hibern(...)

Callan Cummins Matthew Malone and Mary Murray in Fishamble: The New Play Company’s Embargo by Deirdre Kinahan.  Photograph: Anthony Woods

Deirdre Kinahan’s unashamedly humanistic new play deals with the embargo placed on the transport of British weapons and arms by Irish workers during t(...)

Matthew Malone in Fishamble’s Embargo, part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

In a meeting room on Denmark Street, a pacifist train driver is describing being tarred and feathered by a nationalist mob during the munitions strike(...)

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(...)

“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(...)