All Mod Cons: Mariah Louca and Chris McCurry in Erica Murray’s play

ALL MOD CONS Lyric Theatre, Belfast ★★★☆☆ The award-winning Co Limerick-born writer Erica Murray has had an auspicious start to her career. She recen(...)

 Smooth-talking and dapper: Declan Conlon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Yalta Game ★★★★ Gate Theatre, Dublin In a short play commissioned by the Gate, Brian Friel’s The Yalta Game from 2001, inner lives and outward ap(...)

Sophie Robinson, Mark Huberman, Fiona Bell and Denis Conway in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Gate Theatre. Photo by Pat Redmond.

★★★★★ Be warned: the tempestuous marriage between George and Martha contains so many dazzling cruelties and vicious verbal flayings that some of th(...)

Mark O’Halloran with Natalie Radmall- Quirke and Ger Kelly. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Abbey Theatre, Dublin****Five large speakers roll on stage, blaring a barely compatible beat and waves of distortion. Although director Wayne Jordan’s(...)