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Sir Edward Lees (Rory Nolan), and behind,  Mrs Draper (Camille Ross), The Widow (Mary Murray) and Lady Jane Lees (Liz FitzGibbon) at a  specially commissioned performance  from  theatre company Fishamble to mark the 200th anniversary of the GPO in Dublin.

The GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street was around for almost 100 years before the Easter Rising and has been around for nearly a century since. It to(...)

‘Sallynoggin was her Vietnam,’ Ross says of his mother, recalling his own bitter brushes with social prejudice. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin *** Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, south Dublin’s courageously self-deluded rugby hero turned venal estate agent, is once again the lo(...)

New Zealand comedian Penny Ashton whose show – Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical –  runs in Tralee, Kilmallock, Nenagh and Limerick in November

Postcards from the Ledge      Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, October 25th-November 11th, 7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2.30pm), €22-€55 – gaietyth(...)

 Rory Nolan at rehearsals for “Waiting for Godot”: “For that energy the comic character has to have, there has to be a dark side to it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

By Rory Nolan’s standards – which have become almost legendary in certain circles – this does not count as a classic prank. But when the PR person ph(...)

Risteárd Cooper and Rory Nolan in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Pat Red

The Belgian-born master of the French chanson, who gave his name and his songs to the 1968 musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in(...)

Irish Times Irish  Theatre Awards judges Ella Daly, Nicholas Grene and Anna Walsh on stage at the Abbey Theatre this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a significant year, 2016, a period of commemoration when the Easter Rising seemed to rise and rise again. Incentivised by a splurge of State fu(...)

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the Savour Kilkenny food festival later this week. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Savour Kilkenny, the food festival that celebrates a decade in existence this year, takes over the city and its environs this coming bank holiday week(...)

Waiting for Godot: directed with vigour and heart by Garry Hynes

Waiting for Godot Mick Lally Theatre, Galway              ★★★★★ “Off we go again,” s(...)

Director Garry Hynes. Druid Theatre company has announced an ‘unusual rural tour’ of Hynes’s new production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When Samuel Beckett’s Vladimir and Estragon wait in vain for someone named Godot, they might as well be on Co Wicklow’s Military Road, on the Aran isl(...)

Paul Mallon and Charlotte McCurry in Northern Star. Photograph: Keith Dixon

Northern Star Project Arts Centre ★★★★ Rough Magic interrogates the 1798 rebellion in their production of Stewart Parker’s 1984 play. Parker, writi(...)

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