“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(...)

Company: Raymond Keane reimagines Samuel Beckett’s novella. Photograph: Futoshi Sakauchi

COMPANY Project Upstairs ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Imagine! A seductive invitation, a quiet command to an audience and we comply. We take a door into the dark, follo(...)

Kris Nelson: In his time the Fringe Festival has become bigger. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Early in his career, the outgoing director of the Dublin Fringe Festival learned to pack light. In truth, Kris Nelson didn’t really have a choice. As (...)

Unfinished business: speakers on stage at the Theatre of Change Symposium at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (from left) Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1.  We need to become more body conscious If this year’s Abbey symposium chooses too wide a theme to fully cohere, it is helpful to root discu(...)

Almost 600 members of the Irish theatre community gathered at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday afternoon to lobby for equality for women working in the a(...)

Where are the women?: Queen Maeve in the woodcut that WB Yeats commissioned from Elinor Monsell for what became the Abbey Theatre. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

In the foyer of the Abbey Theatre a small plaque commemorates the staff and company members who participated in the 1916 Rising. Of the seven names(...)

Beckett in the City: The Women Speak, Coláiste Mhuire, Parnell Square

Beckett in the City: The Women Speak Coláiste Mhuire, Parnell Square **** With his legendary restrictions on the female form – reduced to(...)

Emily Aoibheann from  aerial performance company Dying Breeds rehearsing in St Anthony’s Hall Church in Clontarf for  their new show Object Piggy. Emily helped launch the 21st edition of Tiger Dublin Fringe which runs  from September 7th -20th. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

With venues as diverse as tents and trees, the Tiger Dublin Fringe is celebrating its 21st birthday in style in September. The annual festival has pu(...)

Samuel Beckett’s Fizzles; Beckett in the City14 Henrietta Street, Dublin ****Five years ago, Company SJ made a fascinating discovery: by ushering Beck(...)

Beauty in dereliction

Rough for Theatre OneMeeting Point Screen Cinema, 8.45pm****In an empty car park on the Liffey quays, a blind man and a self-proclaimed cripple cross (...)