Michael West

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Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Emmet Byrne, Úna Kavanagh, Aoibhínn McGinnity, Patrick Ryan and Aidan Kelly in the Corn Exchange production of ‘The Misfits’ at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

We are a long way from Reno. On an Autumn afternoon in Ranelagh the sun is coming through the high windows at an angle to dazzle the eye. Annie Ryan, (...)

Michael West’s new version of Frankenstein for Theatre Lovett is a similarly elegant re-animation, or, to use his term, “mutation”.

FRNKSTN Peacock Theatre, Dublin      ★ ★ ★  “I wanted to rewrite the code of life itself,” Victor Frankenstein tells us(...)

Don Wycherley, My Real Life, Viking Theatre, Clontarf, Dublin

FRNKNSTN Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Previews: 17th -20th August Opens: August 21st - September 18th, €25/€20 abbeytheatre.ie Two hundred years s(...)

Theatre Lovett’s ‘Frnknstn’ by Michael West, at the Abbey Theatre from August 17th to  September 1st. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In the 200 years since its publication, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has proved itself endlessly malleable. Regarded as the foundational text of Gothic(...)

Stephanie Dufresne stars in ‘The Red Shoes’. Photograph: Nick-Dastoor

The Red Shoes Gate Theatre, Dublin. 7.30pm (Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm, Ends Jan 27) €25-€40 gatetheatre.ie What is so entrancing about Hans Christian(...)

Ollie West as ‘Hamnet’. Photograph: Ste Murray and Jason Booher

About two years ago, Bush Moukarzel, the writer and co-director of Dead Centre, went to meet Ollie West, an 11-year-old boy from a theatrical family, (...)

The Seagull gathers an excellent ensemble

The Seagull Gaiety Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ The characters in The Seagull have always had an uneasy relationship with the future. The tortured playwri(...)

Brechtian: Kate Brennan in Wayne Jordan’s production of The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

When Seán O’Casey took his seat for the fourth night of his new drama The Plough and the Stars he dryly noted that two plays were actually taking plac(...)

Patrick Lonergan: ‘The collapse of the Celtic Tiger has been met with a blurring of distinctions in our theatre: between devised and scripted work, between adaptations and originals, between the personal and the global, between Ireland and the rest of the world - between the actor, the director, the author and the audience - and between male and female, gay and straight, rich and poor.’ Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In 2005, Irish theatre had one of its worst ever years. Symbolising a growing crisis in the production of new Irish writing, the Dublin Theatre Festiv(...)

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