Home Theatre (Ireland): Elaine Murphy in Caroline’s Wedding, for Rose Emmet

HOME THEATRE (IRELAND) Draíocht, Blanchardstown ★ ★ ★ ★ This collaboration between theatre professionals and people in Dublin 15 offers  in(...)

The  mantras of the homeless desperately asking for money act as a  kind of Greek chorus. Photograph:  Aoife Herrity

Project Arts Centre Cube ★★★ The set for this devised work from Dublin Youth Theatre may be sparse – just a few stools – but this is no austere mini(...)

Broken Crow’s Levin and Levin.  Photograph: Marcin Lewandowski

Levin and Levin Project Arts Centre *** Fleeing anti-Jewish pogroms in early 20th-century Russia, the Levin Brothers hide their identities in order(...)

Willie White, artist director of the Dublin Theatre Festival blowing the 60th anniversary candles with Lynn Parker  (Rough Magic, Melt ), Ollie West (from  Hamnet), Grace Cathal (from Girl Song) and Sean McGinley (from King of the Castle, Druid). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Launching the 60th anniversary programme of the Dublin Theatre Festival, its director Willie White surveyed the 31 productions and pointed out “there (...)

Review: Bernarda’s House
  • Stage
  • September 8, 2014, 12:00

Bernarda’s House Cube, Project Arts Centre**** Who knows what possessed Veronica Coburn to adapt a 1930s “drama of women in the villages of Spain” by(...)

Serious clowning: Fionnuala Gallagher (left) during rehearsals
Cheers of a clown

It’s only a teeny mask, and one that is hard to earn, yet a red nose has always held a particular attraction for Fionnuala Gallagher. So she’s delight(...)

From staffroom to stage: Break was inspired by Amy Conroy’s time teaching drama in underprivileged schools
Learning the hard way

It is a week before their opening, and the cast and crew of Break are busy making something out of nothing. The play is set largely in a school staffr(...)

Break Project Arts Centre ***Rocked by a student suicide and ensuing unrest, an inner-city school reaches out to a hip hop artist for help. “That’s a (...)