“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(...)

The Lost O’Casey: Gillian McCarthy as the radically reconceived Polly Pender. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

THE LOST O’CASEY Meet at the Gate Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It’s a simple gesture, but it comes with a profound effect: a young woman handing you a keepsake (...)

The Red Shoes entertains the fairytale and still dances away from it. Photograph: Ste Murray  

The Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ In the Gate’s darkly spectacular Christmas show The Red Shoes, a boldly new production tries on an old fairytale for s(...)

Stradbally fields forever: an aerial view of the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Sky Tec Ireland

ELECTRIC ARENA FRIDAY 22.45-00.00 Super Furry Animals 21.00-11.15 Todd Terje 19.30-20.30 Broken Social Scene SATURDAY 00.15-01.15 Years & Y(...)

Robbie O’Connor and Aisling O’Mara

Rebel Rebel Bewley’s Cafe Theatre @ Powerscourt ***   The role of poets in the Easter Rising has long been the stuff of lege(...)