Niall Henry

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The Country Girls runs in the Abbey Theatre until April 6th. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Country Girls Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Ends Apr 6th, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie A remarkable story of shedding innocence and tho(...)

The School Days of Thaddeus K: the name of Blue Raincoat’s protagonist recalls the Polish director Tadeusz Kantor, whose seminal 1975 work The Dead Class made school a living hell

THE SCHOOL DAYS OF THADDEUS K Factory Performance Space, Sligo ★★★☆☆ The new production from Blue Raincoat ought to ring a bell. It begins with one i(...)

Phelim Drew in ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’ at Wexford Arts Centre

Down and Out in Paris and London Wexford Arts Centre Thursday November 9th 8pm €16/€14 wexfordartscentre.com Written in 1933, George Orwell’s Down a(...)

An actor with the Blue Raincoat theatre company, which is staging three Beckett plays in disused former factory in Sligo. Photograph: Peter Martin

The setting will be unusual when three short plays by Samuel Beckett are staged in Sligo for 10 nights. Beckett Hazelwood, presented by the Blue Rain(...)

Blue Raincoat’s revival of ‘Alice in Wonderland’suggests a long-standing kinship with adventurers

It’s easy, these days, to feel nostalgic for a time when things seemed irretrievably better. But earlier this year, when a 20-year-old copy of the Lim(...)

The cast “Alice in Wonderland”: for this revival, director Niall Henry pairs Alice (Miriam Needham) with an older version of herself (Hilary Bowen-Walsh), raising all kinds of conceptual ideas

The Factory Performance Space, Sligo ★★★ In a year marked by official commemorations, it’s striking that the longest-standing independent theatre(...)

The garden is an integral part of the design of McCullough Mulvin’s winning “Hidden Garden”

Folding, floating, hiding, sinking, sliding, sheltering, overshooting – architecture is constantly shifting about, as is evident in this year’s RIAI (...)

Shackleton Factory Performance Space, Sligo ★★★ Most theatres, if they’re being honest, dream of setting sail. Even the inner workings of the stage(...)

The Playboy of the Western World The Factory Performance Space, Sligo **** A murderer is on the run, staggering towards a Mayo shebeen (...)

In 2013 Blue Raincoat performed WB Yeats’s Purgatory beside Meadbh’s cairn on Knocknarea

WB Yeats knew all too well the hidden gems to be found in Sligo and its hinterlands, a mythical place which boasts an enchanting, raw ruggedness that (...)

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