Oonagh Murphy

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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(...)

Shelter ★★★★ Mick Lally Theatre, Galway “I’m wondering…. Is this history repeating itself?” asks Fus – or “Fussy” to his friends – from the window of(...)

Selina Cartmell. Photograph: Tom Honan.

She doesn’t use the word, exactly, but Selina Cartmell has been thinking recently about hypocrisy – about how someone can appear one way on the surfac(...)

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(...)

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