Stephen Rea: Miriam disarms Rea’s lugubriously diffident public persona. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At a time when so many current leaders on the world stage are fantasists peddling harmful fictions, it’s perhaps surprising that some of the most trut(...)

Gate’s new season: Colm Tóibín is photographed by Conor Horgan on the Dublin theatre’s stage. Photograph: Ailbhe O’Donnell

Samuel Beckett and A Christmas Carol – both with strong associations with the Gate Theatre over past decades – will return this year, but in new guise(...)

Actor Owen Roe winner of the Special Tribute Award at the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Owen Roe takes his comedy seriously. A few years ago, on tour in the US with the Gate’s production of Endgame, he was aghast to discover during a semi(...)

Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

The Great Gatsby Gate Theatre, Dublin Nov 21-Jan 20 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) gatetheatre.ie So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceasele(...)

Selina Cartmell: ‘I was very lucky to have very strong support from my family.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

The primary characteristic to which Selina Cartmell attributes her success is fearlessness. That seems fitting for the artistic director of the (...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

The Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan with Garry Hynes, Druid Theatre at the launch of the  gender policies of 10 Irish theatre organisations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Gate Theatre has made dramatic strides in increasing the number of women employed over the past two years, according to a gender equality report i(...)

Selina Cartmell. Photograph: Tom Honan.

She doesn’t use the word, exactly, but Selina Cartmell has been thinking recently about hypocrisy – about how someone can appear one way on the surfac(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

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