The Country Girls runs in the Abbey Theatre until April 6th. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Country Girls Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Ends Apr 6th, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie A remarkable story of shedding innocence and tho(...)

Phelim Drew in ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’ at Wexford Arts Centre

Down and Out in Paris and London Wexford Arts Centre Thursday November 9th 8pm €16/€14 wexfordartscentre.com Written in 1933, George Orwell’s Down a(...)

The cast “Alice in Wonderland”: for this revival, director Niall Henry pairs Alice (Miriam Needham) with an older version of herself (Hilary Bowen-Walsh), raising all kinds of conceptual ideas

The Factory Performance Space, Sligo ★★★ In a year marked by official commemorations, it’s striking that the longest-standing independent theatre(...)

Shackleton Factory Performance Space, Sligo ★★★ Most theatres, if they’re being honest, dream of setting sail. Even the inner workings of the stage(...)

The Playboy of the Western World The Factory Performance Space, Sligo **** A murderer is on the run, staggering towards a Mayo shebeen (...)

John Carty as Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Photograph: Steve Rogers
First Cosmonaut

First Cosmonaut The Factory, Sligo ***Robert Lepage’s The Far Side of the Moon explains the difference between astronauts and cosmonauts. Astronauts, (...)

Your move

Endgame The Factory Performance Space, Sligo *** Hamm’s great nightmare, shared with his servant, Clov, has become true: they’re begin(...)