Rialto women came together for Natural History of Hope at Project in Dublin. Photograph: Ray Hegarty

At the inaugural meeting of Waking the Feminists at the Abbey Theatre in November last year, community activist Kathleen O’Neill spoke from the stall(...)

Andrew Connolly (Paddy) and Hilda Fay (Tina) in Tina’s Idea of Fun. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Tina’s Idea of Fun Peacock Theatre, Dublin  ★★ Sean P Summers’s new play for the Abbey begins with an artistic predicament. Aaron (Scott Graha(...)

 Actor Ian Lloyd Anderson on stage at the Abbey Theatre with Tánaiste Joan Burton and director of the Abbey, Fiach Mac Conghail  at the announcement of the Abbey Theatre’s ‘Waking the Nation’ 2016 Programme. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Abbey will “interrogate rather than celebrate” the legacy of the Easter Rising, its director Senator Fiach Mac Conghail said while announcing a pr(...)