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(...)

Jessie Buckley with the Most Promising Newcomer award, during the 21st British Independent Film Awards in London. Photograph:  Matt Crossick, PA Wire

In a very successful night for Irish film talent at the British Independent Film Awards, the Element Pictures-produced The Favourite won 10 awards, an(...)

Ruth Negga: the Oscar-nominated Irish actor  will play ‘Hamlet’ at the Gate theatre

Director of the Gate Theatre Selina Cartmell today drew a line under six turbulent months at the theatre, to look forward towards a number of producti(...)

Buckley is currently appearing in BBC’s big-budgeted adaption of Wilkie Collins’s novel ‘The Woman in White’

“Sure nobody ever recognises me,” says Jessie Buckley. “I’m always scurrying around London under a hat and looking like a homeless person.” She laugh(...)

“I can never tell anyone about this,” says Tara Flynn, with light irony. Instead, she makes a song and dance about it.

Not a Funny Word Everyman Theatre, Cork, April 26th 8pm €20/€18 everymancork.com “Last night a beanbag changed my life,” confesses Tara Flynn, early (...)

Nicholas Pound as the Proprietor in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

ASSASSINS  ★★★★ Gate Theatre, Dublin  In the United States of America, anyone can grow up to be president. Everyone else, though, can (...)

Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

 Imelda Staunton with her dog, Molly. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Preeminent Sondheim surrogate and Oscar-nominee Imelda Staunton smiles. “I remember a friend of mine who was working in television was told people don(...)

Step back: Will Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story move the action from the now-prized real estate of west Manhattan? Photograph: Ernst Haas/Hulton Archive

Top archaeologists have just released an analysis of pictograms accompanying Paleolithic cave paintings. They read as follows: “Another remake! Men th(...)

Director Roland Welke’s fluid staging gives every scene its own mood and look

Berlin is a city of ghosts and nowhere is the German capital more haunted than the Friedrichstrasse. Running north to south through Berlin’s historic(...)

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