Paul O Mahony

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“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Lauren Coe is excellent as  Emma in  ‘Asking for It’. Photograph: Hugh O’Conor

Asking for It ★★★★ Everyman Theatre, Cork   Emma O’Donovan, a fifth-year schoolgirl with brittle self-esteem, has become accustom(...)

Embittered, misogynistic, abusive and endlessly self-justifying, Jimmy Porter, the protagonist of Look Back In Anger, is a nasty piece of work. Can th(...)

 Risurrezione at Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Clive Barda

Medea ** Some things are more meaningfully understood for what they are not rather than what they are. Brexit is about a Britain that’s not in the E(...)

Futureproof at the Everyman: the award-winning play by Lynda Radley is  part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Photograph: Miki Barlok

*** Everyman, Cork Presented by the Everyman in association with the Cork Midsummer Festival and the Project Arts Centre, the Irish premiere of Lyn(...)

The Seagull gathers an excellent ensemble

The Seagull Gaiety Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ The characters in The Seagull have always had an uneasy relationship with the future. The tortured playwri(...)

The cast of The Wake by Tom Murphy, directed by Annabelle Comyn.

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Mourning is painful, cathartic and perilous to avoid. It’s something at which Ireland has long excelled, in outpo(...)

Barbara Brennan (Ellen) and Conall Keating (Will) in Town is Dead by Phillip McMahon and Raymond Scannell. Photograph:  Ros Kavanagh

★★★ Surrounded by cardboard packing boxes and beset by visitors both familiar and unknown, Ellen’s place in this world seems neither here nor there.(...)

Paul O’Mahony: had an abiding concern for justice and equality. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Paul O’Mahony, who has died aged 69, was an eminent psychologist, criminologist and campaigner for the more progressive and constructive treatment of (...)

Declan Conlon (Judge Brack) and Catherine Walker in the title role in Hedda Gabler

***   Early on in Ibsen’s drama, and now in Mark O’Rowe’s fluid new version for the Abbey, Hedda Gabler is put on the spot – not a pos(...)

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