Monica Frawley

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Vagabones: the oppressive weight of power is what the opera most successfully conveys

VAGABONES Civic Theatre, Tallaght ★★★☆☆ Witches are nothing new in opera. But a witch in an opera set in Ireland by an Irish composer? That’s certain(...)

Beijing-born, 32-year-old super-pianist Yuja Wang will perform at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Wednesday 4 Yuja Wang, Staatskapelle Dresden/Myung-Whun Chung NCH, Dublin https://iti.ms/2ZsTHrC Rachmaninov’s Third is the concerto of the moment fo(...)

BEST PRODUCTION Richard III –A Druid Theatre production of Shakespeare’s play, in association with the Abbey Theatre BEST OPERA PRODUCTION Il Bravo –(...)

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(...)

“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(...)

Monica Frawley’s sketches for ‘The Red Shoes’

Perched in the back stalls of the Gate theatre, I am watching a late-morning rehearsal of The Red Shoes, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of dance (...)

The Red Shoes entertains the fairytale and still dances away from it. Photograph: Ste Murray  

The Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ In the Gate’s darkly spectacular Christmas show The Red Shoes, a boldly new production tries on an old fairytale for s(...)

The winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015 in The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards took place with a spectacular ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday. Among the video tribute(...)

Best production   Chekhov’s First Play A Dead Centre production with Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal and Theatre National Bordea(...)

The Wolf and Peter Town Hall Theatre, Galway ***** Coiscéim’s new dance show is at once reassuringly traditional and startlingly modern. Inspired by P(...)

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