Neil Labute

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Love Island: the show has become a unifying subject of conversation, from flat mates to work colleague, to arguing with family around the dinner table. Photograph: ITV

By rights everyone should hate Love Island. There is nothing remotely likeable about the concept of the “romantic” game show where 11 genetically bles(...)

‘For Jedward to stay in the striplights of fame, they’ve had to make a Faustian pact and become the jesters for ex- premiership footballers and hardened nightclub hustlers.’ Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

And lo, it has come to pass: our Jedwards have grown into Jedmen and have signed up to take part in MTV’s new celebrity dating show. Single AF (for (...)

Former artistic dirctor of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan claimed that the 2015 production of Romeo and Juliet (above) was so poorly attended that “we’ll be paying for it for two years”. Photograph:  Pat Redmond

There’s no accounting for taste, goes the old adage. But in the recent Bonnar Keenlyside report into the Gate Theatre, there is something like an audi(...)

Feeling the pinch: Macnas performers Maighread Ní Chonaigh and Hillary Kavanagh in 2002. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Couples conversing in four parked vehicles in Neil LaBute’s Autobahn. Diarmuid de Faoite interacting with wheelie bins in Colm Corless’s The Fairgreen(...)