Una Mckevitt

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Joanne McNally: ‘I want them to laugh. Laugh, laugh, laugh. That’s all. I’m just a clown.’

At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Joanne McNally did about 50 shows in less than a month. Half were her own gig, The Prosecco Express. The oth(...)

Madhouse: PJ Gallagher’s mother cared for several men with schizophrenia. Photograph: Rory Murphy

MADHOUSE Abbey Theatre, Peacock stage ★★★★ You don’t have to be schizophrenic to live in Bobby’s house, but it helps. Based on the childhood reminisc(...)

Ruth McGowan: “The things that interest me are more pronounced this year. Like programming a bunch of parties, programming a bunch of club nights.”

Ruth McGowan, the new artistic director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, picks up the thick brochure of her programme and pauses before opening. For the(...)

PJ Gallagher and Una McKevitt. When did you last cry? “Watching the Irish women’s hockey team. It’s sport I knew absolutely nothing about. Protestant hurling.”

When did you last cry? Una: Watching about five episodes of This Is Us. PJ: Watching the Irish women’s hockey team. It’s sport I knew absolutely not(...)

Takes on female sexuality and sexual experiences feature in a number of shows in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, which is launched tonight (Wed Ju(...)

Lian Bell and Cian O’Brien: Cian: I wished my school had home economics. I would like to be able to sew. Lian: You can borrow my sewing machine anytime.

What do you think is your most dominant character trait? Lian: Probably being really controlled and organised. Cian: Controlled isn’t necessarily (...)

Inmates out: Andrew Bennett and Mark O’Halloran in The Importance of Nothing

The Importance of Nothing  ★★★ Project Arts Centre, Dublin All art is quite useless, Oscar Wilde famously declared, so he should be amused to (...)

Emer O’Toole: ‘Because I see sexuality as a spectrum, defining myself as gay, straight or bisexual is not the way to describe my sexuality.’ Photograph: Meera Paleja

Before “gay” there was “queer”. “Queer” is a word that I grew up knowing as a playground insult, although it was one I detested and never used, sin(...)

Gina Moxley and Richard Walsh

The Seagull and Other Birds Project Arts Centre, Dublin *** What if everything really has been done before? A young radical dismisses “(...)

Mary Malone,1 per cent of 100% Cork

100% Cork Cork Opera House, Cork *** Imagine this. There has been a revolution. The People’s Republic of Cork – previously only the dream (...)