Clare Dunne: a fine actor finding her own voice in Sure Look It, Fuck It

SURE LOOK IT, FUCK IT ★★★★☆ Project Arts Centre, Dublin “Swearing can bring sudden calmness,” performer and writer Clare Dunne declares, encouraging(...)

‘Simon O’Gorman’s Malachy remarks that he’s not a bad man’

Prime Cut Productions Double Bill The Everyman, Cork ★★★★☆ The unifying element of this Prime Cut Productions double bill is the struggle to assert(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Michael West’s new version of Frankenstein for Theatre Lovett is a similarly elegant re-animation, or, to use his term, “mutation”.

FRNKSTN Peacock Theatre, Dublin      ★ ★ ★  “I wanted to rewrite the code of life itself,” Victor Frankenstein tells us(...)

The young lovers defy their wheezing elders in both deed and fashion sense, subverting berets and army camouflage with insurgent colours and punk tartan

A Midsummer Night’s Dream ★★★ Castle Yard, Kilkenny Performances of The Most Lamentable Comedy and Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe never did run sm(...)

Lynne Parker: “Mischief is a really big part of theatre-making. Once you get pious and restricted you’re not going to have the fluidity that you need.”

Puck descends a staircase, strutting with fresh achievement, and everyone in the rehearsal room lights up. In the middle of the long playing space, w(...)

Man At The Door (Number 54). Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

Personal identity was a common theme in two dance performances at Cork Midsummer, but the venue for each played as strong a role as the individual per(...)

Wake up,  time to die. Photograph: Emilia Krysztofiak/Rua Photography

Project Arts Cube **** “We’re going to die.” It’s stark, true, and its iteration early on by Philip Connaghton generates nervous laughter. But mores(...)

Empathy is like a tanning bed: This Beach, at the Project Arts Centre

HOT BROWN HONEY ★★★★ Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square An exhilarating Australian burlesque troupe formed by women of Polynesian and indigenous origin, Ho(...)

Barbara Brennan (Ellen) and Conall Keating (Will) in Town is Dead by Phillip McMahon and Raymond Scannell. Photograph:  Ros Kavanagh

★★★ Surrounded by cardboard packing boxes and beset by visitors both familiar and unknown, Ellen’s place in this world seems neither here nor there.(...)

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