Sarah Bacon

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The floor area of 78 Eglinton Road is 250sq m (2,693 sq ft) with an additional 42sq m (455sq ft) at attic level.

A house that has had just two owners in almost 100 year suggests a happy home and so it was for Tommy Bacon and his wife Neillí, who raised seven chil(...)

Macnas, whose parades are a core part of their work, receive this year’s special tribute award. Photograph: Brian Arthur

There should have been applause. There should have been cheers. There should have been hugs and kisses and jokes and a few convivial jars after. Inste(...)

Drama at Inish: Marion O’Dwyer and Nick Dunning in Cal McCrystal’s production. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

DRAMA AT INISH Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Theatre is a subversive force in Lennox Robinson’s 1933 comedy Drama at Inish. It steals into an unremarka(...)

Hecuba: a compelling staging of the Greek myth. Photograph: Ste Murray

HECUBA Space Upstairs, Project Arts Centre ★★★★☆ What’s Hecuba to us, or we to Hecuba? In Greek myth the character suffers such unimaginable tragedy (...)

Citysong: Whatever your stage in life, wherever your home, you are reflected in Dylan Coburn Gray’s careful map. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

CITYSONG Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★★☆ It takes a moment to recognise the shape within Sarah Bacon’s set: a shattered, jagged mirror that provides the (...)

Director Caitríona McLaughlin and writer Dylan Coburn Gray: ‘I’m always struck by how many people say the city comes through in the play,’ says Coburn Gray. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

To begin at the beginning. For years Dylan Coburn Gray’s father would quote one playfully circuitous line from Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s transc(...)

Beginning, at the Gate Theatre in Dublin: Marty Rea and Eileen Walsh. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

BEGINNING Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Among the more poignant micronarratives to emerge in our age are the personal ads known as Missed Connection. Ta(...)

The Children: Seán McGinley, Marie Mullen and Ger Ryan. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

THE CHILDREN Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Although they are retirees, all former nuclear scientists, and two with adult offspring, Hazel and Robin and (...)

Nicholas Pound as the Proprietor in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

ASSASSINS  ★★★★ Gate Theatre, Dublin  In the United States of America, anyone can grow up to be president. Everyone else, though, can (...)

Owen Roe and Charlie Maher in ‘Melt’

Melt Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin  ★★★ “So, what brings you to the end of the world?” asks Owen Rowe’s brusque ecologist, Prof Boylan, recently jo(...)

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