Paul Mercier

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Mercier is a Tony-nominated composer (for The Testament of Mary) who wears his creative endeavours lightly. Photograph: Maurice Gunnin

Capturing the ephemeral and melding disparate musical pieces to create one coherent whole: that was the task which Mel Mercier set himself two years a(...)

Hugh O’Conor, the admired actor and photographer, made a charming directorial debut with his humane comedy Metal Heart.

To celebrate 30 years on the go, the Galway Film Fleadh offered us a photographic exhibition in the Tribeton complex on Merchant’s Road. We saw Michae(...)

Domhnall, Brian and Brendan Gleeson and Leona Allen, who will star in The Walworth Farce in the new year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Brendan Gleeson and his sons, Brian and Domhnall, are discussing the best way to hide a knife. They’re working out the details of Enda Walsh’s The (...)

Sean Lynch’s For the Birds, which works with the myth of An Buile Suibhne

What connects a block of ice at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, a cow pat in Carlow, the poetry of WB Yeats and Tom Murphy’s play Bailegangaire? Th(...)

The Way Back Home: Branar’s new show is based on an Oliver Jeffers picture book

Máiréad Ní Ghráda’s An Triail, which was produced as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in 1964, is one of the most important plays of the Irish dramatic(...)

Review: Réiltin
  • Stage
  • September 26, 2014, 13:00

RéiltínAbbey Theatre, Peacock **Irish language theatre is such a fragile, precious thing, so beleaguered and endangered, that it is hard not to get gi(...)

Brendan Gleeson: ‘I did learn what it was to work a normal life. That does help in grounding some of the work. I worry about younger actors who haven’t done anything else.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

We have perhaps become a little blase about Brendan Gleeson. Over two decades, the broad-faced, endlessly gregarious Dubliner has carved out a positio(...)