“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(...)

Roseanna Purcell: ‘Taking the proper safety precautions is vital, and I would urge everyone to be safe when they’re on the saddle.’

I bought my bicycle in 2015 to relieve the stress bus timetables and traffic delays can induce when you have an audition, rehearsal or social event t(...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia Treatre, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw  Copper Face Jacks: The Musical: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical ★★★ Olympia Theatre, Dublin  Apparently, the idea for Copper Face Jacks: The Musical began with the title. And, (...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia Treatre, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw  Copper Face Jacks: The Musical: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there was ever a Dublin club whose reputation precedes it, it’s Harcourt Street’s Copper Face Jacks. Even the Lonely Planet got wind of that i(...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

In the Olympia Theatre on a set designed to look like Harcourt Street, dancing, drinking, staggering and flirting young people are singing, “Whoo(...)

Clodagh Mooney Duggan, Katie McCann and Finbarr Doyle in Tryst at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Tryst   Project Arts Centre, Dublin, April 3rd-14th, 7.45pm €12-€16 projectartscentre.ie A young couple prepares for their wedding day by (...)

Birdy Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre Runs until Saturday, September 23rd ★★★★ When the tyrannical President Liz bans music throughout the land, it fal(...)

Purcell first began toying with the idea for the play three years ago but it was only in October that she began writing.

Tipperary born actress, Roseanna Purcell (27) is in reflective mood as she recalls the response to her one woman show, ‘Test Copy’. “One of the most (...)

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

It’s been performed in London and Dublin and hailed as a work of terrible beauty but now choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan’s reworking of Swan Lake (...)

Patrick Mason (c), with the writers of Signatories: Thomas Kilroy, Frank McGuinness, Rachel Fehily, Marina Carr, Joe O’Connor and Hugo Hamilton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin ***** This production’s public birth was on the exact weekend of the Rising centenary, in the same chilling gaol where many (...)