Oonagh Murphy

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Eloïse Stevenson as Pegeen Mike and Michael Shea as Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World. Photograph: Mark Stedman

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD The Gaiety Theatre ★★★☆☆ Christy Mahon, the timid fugitive of The Playboy of the Western World, has finally headed (...)

Dublin Theatre Festival: How to Win Against History

You could say the art of the theatre is to always look back in order to cast forward. Familiar plays are revived and reinterpreted to suit the tenor o(...)

Oonagh Murphy: ‘I grew up doing musical theatre so I’m not allergic in the same way that other people are’
Oonagh Murphy: On My Culture Radar
  • Culture
  • September 21, 2019, 05:00

Current favourite book The last book that stayed with me is This is London by Ben Judah. He interviews hundreds of people from different demographics(...)

Amy McElhatton (Maggie), Aisling Kearns (Emma), Sile Maguire (Ali) in Asking for It by Louise O’Neill, adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh.Photograph: Jed Niezgoda

Asking for It Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Oct 9-26 7.30pm Emma O’Donovan, a fifth-year schoolgirl with brittle self-esteem, has become accustomed to seein(...)

Eloïse Stevenson as Pegeen Mike and Michael Shea as Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World. Photograph: Mark Stedman

The Playboy of the Western World Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Ends Oct 5, 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm, Sun 4.30pm Few plays are quite as familiar to an Irish(...)

The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

Clare Dunne, already an accomplished actor, is now making another mark as a writer.

Sure Look It, Fuck It Project Arts Centre, Dublin March 19th-23rd, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) €15-€22, projectartscentre.ie “The thing is, ya see, I k(...)

The Children: Seán McGinley, Marie Mullen and Ger Ryan. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

THE CHILDREN Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Although they are retirees, all former nuclear scientists, and two with adult offspring, Hazel and Robin and (...)

Marie Mullen and Seán McGinley: ‘We don’t talk about work at home.’ Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

“She’s not a serial killer,” says Seán McGinley of his wife, Marie Mullen. I have asked him to tell me one surprising thing about Mullen, who is out o(...)

Drip Feed: Karen Cogan mixes the lyrical and the brutal. Photograph: Jonathan Birch

DRIP FEED Project Arts Centre ★ ★ ★ ★ The portents are good: a Stewart Parker Trust award winner; both Fishamble theatre company and Soho Theatre – i(...)

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