Sonya Kelly

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Galway International Arts Festival: Stanley Townsend stars in Paul Muldoon’s Incantata

World premieres of Paul Muldoon’s Incantata, two new plays, by Sonya Kelly and Cristin Kehoe, from Druid, and a new theatre installation from Enda Wal(...)

Music: Ann Marie Horan launches her debut Album Am I Am

Going out... Young Hearts Present Yule! Dublin Food Co-Op, Dublin Saturday Dec 9th, €16.55-22 eventbrite.ie Young Hearts Run Free’s Christmas p(...)

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 (...)

Kris Nelson is departing as Dublin Fringe Festival director to take up a job in London with Lift. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At 23 years of age, the Dublin Fringe Festival is still a relatively young entity, a platform for alternative arts and entertainment that is frequentl(...)

Sonya Kelly: “The audience buy the tickets, not you. It’s no longer your experience. It is now their experience of your experience that matters”

I am off on my travels again. Rough Magic Theatre’s How To Keep An Alien: a story about falling in love and proving it to the government, is off to Ne(...)

 Ella Daly, Nicholas Grene and Anna Walsh on stage at the Abbey Theatre, ahead of the announcement of the shortlists for the 2016 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Special Tribute award at this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards will be given to Siobhán Bourke and Jane Daly of the Irish Theatre Institute(...)

Winners (back row): Laurence Kinlan (best supporting actor), Fergus Shiel (best opera), Sarah Bacon (best set design), Francis O’Connor (best costume design), Sarah Lynch (best production), Marty Rea (best actor), Sarah Jane Shiels (best lighting), Derbhle Crotty (best actress), Lian Bell (judges’ special award). Front row: Doreen McKenna (best costume design), Anne Clarke (special tribute award and best opera), Stacey Gregg (best new play), Louise Lowe (audience award) and Owen Boss (audience award). Not in photograph: Jimmy Eadie (best sound), Garry Hynes (best director) and Abigail McGibbon (best supporting actress). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The best gear and fancy frocks at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards had personality and style – you wouldn’t expect less from a theatre crowd – an(...)

Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions, who won the special tribute award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, is pictured with (from left) Laurence Kinlan, the best supporting actor, Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” utters Henry IV, in Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Druid Theatre Company may be in a position to tes(...)

‘How To Keep An Alien is my own true-life story about how I fell in love with an Australian called Kate and how we got her an Irish visa by proving our love to the Government.’

I am in the passenger seat of my stage manager Justin’s car, heading west to perform my show, How to Keep an Alien. The winter sun is dead ahead, s(...)

‘The Harmonium Project’ taking place outside the Usher Hall at Festival Square during the Edinburgh International Festival 2015. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

1. Edinburgh is not actually a matter of life and death If you read any given festival report (“Edinburgh Fringe 2015: 10 top tips for survival(...)

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