Nick Dunning

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Craig Connolly (Oskar) and Katie Honan (Eli) in Let the Right One In at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh.

Let The Right One In Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★ “Be safe, kid,” the young Oskar (Craig Connolly) is cautioned before heading out, alone, into the dark(...)

This Beach, an acerbic satire revived from its last outing at the 2016 Dublin Fringe Festival

Saturday, November 11 Tribes Gate Theatre, Dublin. Ends Nov 11. 2pm & 7.30pm The family at the centre of Nina Raine’s Tribes, given a (...)

Clare Dunne (Sylvia), Alex Kowak (Billy) and Fiona Bell (Beth) in Tribes at the Gate Theatre

Gate Theatre **** “If you’re going to argue, slow down,” advises Beth, the mother of an eruptive family that is forever arguing and rarely slowing d(...)

Nina Raine (seated front left) with director Oonagh Murphy (seated front right) and the cast of Tribes. Photograph: Mark Stedman

“When a writer is born into a family, the family is finished.” So wrote the Polish Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz, coining a phrase that has been take(...)

Lively crew: Dublin divorce lawyers, including  Amy Huberman (right), in Striking Out

RTÉ’s new series, Striking Out (Sunday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm), ostensibly a drama starring Amy Huberman, really poses a more curious question: what would h(...)

A Month in the Country Gate Theatre, Dublin *** Love is a game with uncertain rules and ruinous consequences in Brian Friel’s delicately amusing and(...)

 Actor Stephen Brennan and relatives carry the coffin of his mother Daphne Brennan  at her  funeral  at Terenure College Chapel, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former actor Daphne Brennan was described at her funeral as an “extraordinary Dubliner” who was also a great role model. Ms Brennan, née Carroll, died(...)

Kathy Kiera Clarke and Lisa Dwyer Hogg e

Abbey Theatre, Dublin ***   Can you expect a stable play to emerge from a time of extraordinary upheaval? Conceived before the ou(...)

Mark O’Halloran with Natalie Radmall- Quirke and Ger Kelly. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Abbey Theatre, Dublin****Five large speakers roll on stage, blaring a barely compatible beat and waves of distortion. Although director Wayne Jordan’s(...)