Owen Roe

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Michael Gambon in the earlier Gate production of Eh Joe. Photograph:  Anthony Woods

The outgoing director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, has released details of the last elements of his programme. The festivalfeatures work by th(...)

These Rooms, a dance-theatre fusions with Anu, a highlight for this past year

Your 2016 highlights? It was a great year for the elderly: the last, hilarious and heartbreaking, volume of Samuel Beckett’s letters; Leonard Cohen’s(...)

Helen and |, by Meadhbh McHugh, which illustrates the role of subjectivity in theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Art, they say, changes the way we see things. Leonardo Da Vinci lets you gaze on the last supper, each diner arranged for display like the top table o(...)

Fiona Bell and Owen Roe in The Father at the Gate Theatre

The Father  ★★★★ The Gate Theatre, Dublin As Florian Zeller’s play begins, in a crisp translation from Christopher Hampton, we find an aging f(...)

Donnacha Dennehy: his approach to words and voices is reverential

Sometimes you really don’t end up where you thought you would. Last week the National Concert Hall presented Imagining Home, a series of concerts as (...)

Lisa Dwan on stage at the NCH. Photograph: Frances Marshall

The latest night in the NCH’s celebration of Ireland’s centenary set a course for the continent, and examined through words and music how the nation s(...)

Fighting for his life: The Trial of Roger Casement, 1916, painted by John Lavery. Photograph:  Crown copyright/ UK Government art collection/Courtesy Royal Irish Academy

After the Easter Rising, in the summer of 1916, the most famous Irishman in the world tried to save the last of the rebel leaders from execution. Geor(...)

Back row, Máire Hastings, Stella McCusker and Máire Ní Ghráinne; front row, Helen Roche, Andrew Bennett and Fiona Bell in rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe was in full swing on a recent evening in the Abbey Theatre rehearsal room. It(...)

Owen Roe as Romeo and Olwen Fouéré as Juliet in Siren Productions’ A Tender Thing  by Ben Power at Project Arts Centre. Among the highlights of the lecture programme is a conversation with Selina Cartmell, who directed  Roe in the Abbey’s production of King Lear last year and A Tender Thing at the Project, where  Power reimagined Romeo and Juliet as a couple in their 70s.

A series of free public lectures on Shakespeare will take place next month in conjunction with UCD and the Abbey Theatre. Now in its third year, the 2(...)

Nominee: Simon Callow, nominated for The Man Jesus, written by Matthew Hurt and directed by Joseph Alford for the Lyric Theatre. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images
An actor’s journey into character

The actor’s journey to inhabiting another character with their body can take some weird and wonderful detours. Some say it’s when they first pu(...)

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