Peter Gowen

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A Skull in Connemara: Jarlath Tivnan, Maria McDermottroe and Pat Shortt in Decadent Theatre Company’s 2018 production of Martin McDonagh’s play. Photograph: Darragh Kane

On January 2nd, 1996, I hitched a lift from Nenagh to Galway. Thumbing was something I had mastered during my college years, but on this particular w(...)

“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(...)

Marie Mullen as the  ‘brilliantly delusional grandmother’, Shalome in On Raftery’s Hill

On Raftery's Hill ★★★★ Abbey Theatre, Dublin   “Ud’s so horrible ud has to be true,” an 18-year-old girl responds to a tale of unimaginable brut(...)

Dean Quigley, Kilmore SAC and captain of the Irish team, with a sea bream at the world championships in Portugal

A recent proposal from the EU Fisheries Commission on bass management across northern Europe calls for a complete angling ban in Ireland from next mo(...)

Jane Brennan in By the Bog of Cats

By the Bog of Cats Abbey Theatre, Dublin ***   Hester Swane is having a bad day. Her lover, Carthage Kilbride, is due to mar(...)

Fatal retaliation: Richard Harris as Bull McCabe, alongside John Hurt and Sean Bean, in Jim Sheridan’s 1990 film of The Field

In 1959 an unsolved murder case in Kerry took an unusual twist. The previous November a bachelor farmer named Maurice Moore had been found strangled t(...)

Carolan’s debut play is admirably well-served by Decadent Theatre

***   “Nobody likes a tout hunt,” says Joe, an Armagh farmer and IRA member who suspects he has a traitor in his midst. Fearsome and h(...)

Best Man Everyman Theatre, Cork**A best man’s speech is “a cover-up story”, suggests one character in Carmel Winters’ new play. Alan should know: a st(...)

The Chronicles of OggleEveryman Palace, Cork **** (...)