From left, Stephanie Dufresne, Naomi Louisa O’Connell and Ronan Leahy in Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy.  Photograph: Pat Redmond

LEAST LIKE THE OTHER – SEARCHING FOR ROSEMARY KENNEDY Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★★★ This is deeply disturbing art, and deeply moving and humbling.(...)

Venezuelan conductor Christian Vásquez is at the NCH, Dublin, on July 17th.

Monday July 15 Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy Galway International Arts Festival, also Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday giaf(...)

Joseph P. Kennedy and his wife Rosemary Kennedy pose with their nine children for this picture in 1938 at Bronxville. From left are, seated: Eunice, Jean, Edward (on lap of his father), Patricia, and Kathleen. Standing: Rosemary, Robert, John, Mrs Kennedy, and Joseph, Jr. Photograph: Boston Globe/AP Photo

“It started about five years ago,” explains composer Brian Irvine. We’re talking in a studio at Dance Ireland at the end of a day’s rehearsal of his n(...)

Eli and Oscar in ‘Let the Right One In’

Let The Right One In                     &nbs(...)

Top of the world: Paul Mescal’s nosebleed trajectory in Irish theatre has certainly singled him out as one to keep an eye on. Photograph: Ste Murray

When Selina Cartmell launched her inaugural season as director of the Gate Theatre last May, the photocall was predictably starry. Flanking Cartmell w(...)

Monica Frawley’s sketches for ‘The Red Shoes’

Perched in the back stalls of the Gate theatre, I am watching a late-morning rehearsal of The Red Shoes, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of dance (...)

The Red Shoes entertains the fairytale and still dances away from it. Photograph: Ste Murray  

The Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ In the Gate’s darkly spectacular Christmas show The Red Shoes, a boldly new production tries on an old fairytale for s(...)

Stephanie Dufresne stars in ‘The Red Shoes’. Photograph: Nick-Dastoor

The Red Shoes Gate Theatre, Dublin. 7.30pm (Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm, Ends Jan 27) €25-€40 gatetheatre.ie What is so entrancing about Hans Christian(...)

Genevieve Hulme-Beaman and Louis Lovett in They Called Her Vivaldi, which is on at Dublin’s Peacock Theatre.

They Called Her Vivaldi Peacock Theatre. 7pm, €14-€18. Ends Dec 23, abbeytheatre.ie Theatre Lovett concludes its recent national tour of this popula(...)

Grace Cahill in Girl Song

Samuel Beckett Theatre ★★★★ Attention is often given to unpicking experiences suppressed in the mind, rather than experiences archived within the bo(...)