Sophie Motley

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Olga Barry, director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, says: ‘Sometimes it’s only by keeping trying that you unlock the possibilities.’

One of the great beauties of Ireland’s summer arts festivals has always been the element of random chance. You go to see one thing, and find yourself (...)

Gare St Lazare’s adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s How It Is. Photograph: Clare Keogh

“This is a funny old place to start,” says Sophie Motley while she awaits her return to Ireland as the new artistic director of Everyman Theatre in Co(...)

Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

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(...)

Liz Roche Company Wrongheaded Project Arts Centre, September 11th-16th; iti.ms/2c6ZdZM Who are you? The choreographer Liz Roche, the spoken-word (...)

Everything Between Us Project Arts Centre, Dublin ****It takes an especially brave writer, or perhaps a fairly reckless one, to alienate his audience (...)

‘In grim overhead cells, narrow passages, overcrowded graveyards and bleak interrogation rooms, the stories unfold and interlock, while, in the world outside, the bells of St Stephen’s ring out a message of hope’
Review: Terjas Verdes
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  • June 5, 2014, 15:00

Tejas Verdes The Mac, Belfast****It is with a growing sense of trepidation that first steps are taken along a dusty corridor leading into the heart o(...)

Pauline Hutton, Emma O’Kane, Eleanor Methven, Bernadette Brown and Amy Molloy, the cast of Prime Cut’s Chilean Trilogy

In a country emerging from years of conflict and political unrest, a fledgling peace and reconciliation process has started asking awkward question(...)

The cast of WillFredd Theatre’s Care in rehearsals at Project Cube: Jack Cawley, Seán Mac Erlaine, Shane O’Reilly, Sonya Kelly and Eleanor Methven. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

No one really wants to think about dying, but occasionally such thoughts are to the forefront of our minds. Whether it is family members, the l(...)

The cast of Care in rehearsals at Project Cube. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Review: Care

Even for a company as imaginative as WillFredd Theatre, it would be easy to lose its nerve when dealing with the solemnity of palliative care. (...)

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