Tom Lane

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“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Hamlet: Ruth Negga with Peter Gaynor and Mark Huberman in the Gate production. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

HAMLET Gate Theatre ★ ★ ★ Hamlet is a drama of decision. It puts almost all of its characters at the crossroads of choice, leading in directions eith(...)

Kevin Coquelard and Mufutau Yusuf rehearsing their roles  for ‘Inventions’.  Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Inventions ★★★★ Carlton Ballroom, Kilkenny  In spite of the three bodies lying onstage, there is still a lingering feeling of hope at the end o(...)

Irish Modern Dance Theatre: Oona Doherty and Valda Setterfield rehearse Inventions. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska The Irish Modern Dance Theatre will perform ‘Inventions’ at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Inventions, a new Bach-inspired dance by John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, will premiere in the midst of Kilkenny Arts Festival’s classical-mus(...)

Embittered, misogynistic, abusive and endlessly self-justifying, Jimmy Porter, the protagonist of Look Back In Anger, is a nasty piece of work. Can th(...)

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(...)

The winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015 in The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards took place with a spectacular ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday. Among the video tribute(...)

Barry John O’Connor (Oedipus) and Muiris Crowley (Chorus) in Oedipus

Oedipus Abbey Theatre, Dublin **** The fate of Oedipus ought to be blindingly obvious. That’s as true for the protagonist of Sophocles’ classic, a rul(...)

Lauren Coe and Fra Fee: ‘Youthful innocence’

***   Whether it is Baz Luhrmann’s 1990s version that sticks in the mind, or Zeffirelli’s from 1968, Romeo and Juliet has been capture(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? In a year of some huge achievements and high-profile premieres, such as the gathering force of Dru(...)

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