Roisin Mcbrinn

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Mick Flannery: His 2005 concept album Evening Train,  about small-town gamblers and strivers, has  been made into a musical.

A few years ago, while they were researching a musical, the singer-songwriter Mick Flannery brought the writer Ursula Rani Sarma outside her comfort z(...)

Shear nostalgia: Simon Delaney in The Snapper

The Snapper The Gate Theatre Jun 6th- Aug 24th 7.30pm gatetheatre.ie The second novel in Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy is as secure and uncomplica(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

The Snapper ★★★ The Gate Theatre, Dublin     How well do you remember The Snapper? The second novel in Roddy Doyle’s Barry(...)

Selina Cartmell. Photograph: Tom Honan.

She doesn’t use the word, exactly, but Selina Cartmell has been thinking recently about hypocrisy – about how someone can appear one way on the surfac(...)

Ruth Negga: the Oscar-nominated Irish actor  will play ‘Hamlet’ at the Gate theatre

Director of the Gate Theatre Selina Cartmell today drew a line under six turbulent months at the theatre, to look forward towards a number of producti(...)

Director Róisín McBrinn

‘We must reform society before we can reform ourselves,” George Bernard Shaw wrote in the preface to his early play Misalliance. It is this sort of(...)

Kathy Kiera Clarke and Lisa Dwyer Hogg e

Abbey Theatre, Dublin ***   Can you expect a stable play to emerge from a time of extraordinary upheaval? Conceived before the ou(...)

In ‘Villa’, Pauline Hutton, Bernadette Brown and Amy Molloy have a debate coursing with agendas, bitterness and distrust

  The Mac, Belfast ****   The staging is deceptively simple – we sit in a small, grey circular arena designed by Ciaran B(...)

Pauline Hutton, Emma O’Kane, Eleanor Methven, Bernadette Brown and Amy Molloy, the cast of Prime Cut’s Chilean Trilogy

In a country emerging from years of conflict and political unrest, a fledgling peace and reconciliation process has started asking awkward question(...)