Beckett’s Room:  no performers in this Dead Centre and Gate Theatre co-production. Photograph: Kyle Tunney

BECKETT’S ROOM Gate Theatre ★★★★☆ There’s no better audience than young people, enthuses a sinister visitor to Samuel Beckett’s apartment in Nazi-occ(...)

Dublin Theatre Festival: How to Win Against History

You could say the art of the theatre is to always look back in order to cast forward. Familiar plays are revived and reinterpreted to suit the tenor o(...)

Writers and co-directors Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd

Samuel Beckett’s chair swivels with restless energy as he types, the keys clacking out a new communiqué for the French Resistance. It is 1942, in the(...)

Actor Barry McGovern:  he  long resisted the label of “Beckettian actor”, but over the years  has stopped protesting. “Now I just accept it graciously”

A few years ago the actor Barry McGovern made a brief visit to Co Antrim with the specific intention of dying there. It was a life-changing experience(...)