Rufus Norris at a rehearsal of Macbeth in the Royal National Theatre London

In conversation, Rufus Norris, the artistic director of the National Theatre of London, can sound a little like a foreign correspondent, bringing alar(...)

‘I’m done with humble,’ says Caoilfhionn Dunne’s mercurial Katie, shrugging off the shackles of 1930s Ireland. ‘Didn’t I always know I have greatness in me.’

Katie Roche    Abbey Theatre, Dublin         *** Katie Roche is a young woman with notions(...)

An Enemy of the People: this new version is unfussily contemporary

An Enemy of the People Grand Opera House, Belfast ****   There are two remarkable feats of casting in Thomas Ostermeier’s inv(...)

Review: Hamlet

Hamlet Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin *****Has Hamlet finally lost it completely? Standing sullen in an expanse of graveyard, as his father is laid(...)

Method in the madness: Lars Eidinger as Hamlet. Photograph: Arno Declair

Hamlet isn’t himself these days. He prowls around Elsinore – just an expanse of graveyard, littered with beer cans – like a sullen, schlubby figure, t(...)