Michael Colgan

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Selina Cartmell said she was honoured to be given the opportunity of running the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Selina Cartmell will succeed Michael Colgan as the Gate Theatre’s new artistic director. Cartmell, who is originally from Cumbria in England, will (...)

Barry McGovern in Samuel Beckett’s First Love which is being performed in the O’Reilly Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

First Love ★★★ O’Reilly Theatre Only Samuel Beckett could carve a love story out of excrement. Indeed, his narrator discovers the nature of his fee(...)

Danny Erskine, son of Anita Reeves, and Julian Erskine, her husband, carry her coffin into the Mansion House in Dublin for her funeral on Saturday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

While the hundreds of people who gathered in Dublin’s Mansion House on Saturday morning to mourn the passing of celebrated actor Anita Reeves were uni(...)

“The C-word, which is the word of choice in these matters, is meant to dehumanise and belittle women,” says former Labour Party leader Joan Burton on Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

When it comes to public admiration, our politicians won’t be troubling our footballers in the popularity stakes any time soon. So when two of the pol(...)

Michael Colgan, outgoing artistic director of the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Arts Council should be getting three or four times what it receives from the Government, the outgoing artistic director of the Gate Theatre has sa(...)

Michael Colgan: he has forged indelible associations between the Gate and the works of Beckett, Friel and Pinter and  boosted the careers of Conor McPherson, Selina Cartmell and Wayne Jordan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There is an anecdote that Michael Colgan, outgoing artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin, likes to share with any acquaintances considering (...)

 Gabriel Byrne with  Michael Colgan: Mr Colgan is by far the longest-serving chief executive in the Irish theatre world, as well as the most highly remunerated, receiving €231,000. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

The artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Michael Colgan, is stepping down after 33 years in the post. While the theatre has made no form(...)

Johnny Murphy as Estragon on the stage of the Gate Theatre  during rehearsals for Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot in 2002. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

NUI Galway and the Gate Theatre are to collaborate on a project to digitise the theatre’s archive, creating a significant resource for theatre scholar(...)

The Waking the Feminists movement was sparked by the announcement late last year of the Abbey Theatre’s commemorative programme for 2016, Waking the Nation, in which only one of its 10 programmed plays was written by a woman. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Irish theatre has the opportunity to act as a trailblazer in championing gender equality and creating a model that can be used by other sectors, accor(...)

Arts Council chair Sheila Pratschke says its latest strategy will focus “on the artist and public engagement”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Arts Council has taken a cautious approach to its budget spending for 2016, with a marginal focus on local authority funding. The organisation, (...)

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