Max Richter’s Sleep: the SXSW performance. Photograph: Mike Terry

Sleep, Max Richter’s eight-hour musical epic, is to get its Irish live premiere at this year’s Carlow Arts Festival, where the slumbering audience wil(...)

Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen of Scots, and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I

Josie Rourke kicks off her heels and sums up her current punishing schedule with the words: “Bouts of talking about myself, punctuated by having my ha(...)

Alexander Skarsgård (right) and Michael Peña in ‘War on Everyone’, a bad cop comedy movie, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, who previously made ‘The Guard’ and ‘Calvary’

‘I really hate monotony,” laughs Alexander Skarsgård. “I hate when things get too familiar and comfortable. There’s no better feeling than going out i(...)

The Forsythe Company: Jone San Martin in Legítimo/Rezo
Ballet, reinvented
  • Stage
  • March 28, 2015, 01:00

During the process of decommissioning arms after the Belfast Agreement, in 1998, the word choreography was central to the political lexicon. Politicia(...)

‘There are few people I can write music with, and it was a surprise to us both that it worked so well,’ says Dustin O’Halloran, left, of working with Adam Wiltzie

Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie met in Bologna in 2007, when Wiltzie was touring with Sparklehorse. A creative spark was lit, and A Winged Victo(...)