Ruth McGowan, Director, Dublin Fringe Festival

Ruth McGowan is on a mission. Heading into the 25th edition of the Dublin Fringe, the Donegal native wants to transform our lives and the culture of t(...)

Maud Lee on stage.

A pivotal moment in my life was moving back to Dublin. I had moved away straight out of college. I finished Trinity in 2007 and moved to New York and (...)

The Patient Gloria: Gina Moxley’s play doesn’t feel like a breakthrough

THE PATIENT GLORIA Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre ★ ★ In the second of her three counselling sessions, filmed for the 1965 educational movie Three Appr(...)

Everything I Do: Alone on a trampoline as marked as a lunar surface, Zoe Ní Riordáin has lost her support

EVERYTHING I DO Project Arts Centre, Cube ★ ★ ★ ★ Misery may love company, but in Zoe Ní Riordáin’s one-person performance, a “live concept album”, h(...)

Zoe Ní Riordáin: “The assumption that because you eat animals you don’t do it mindfully, or with any care, is bothersome to me.”

I don’t want to have that conversation again; I’ve talked to almost all my vegetarian friends about it, and I don’t want to do it again: don(...)

Pat McGrath: his Always Going Home is hugely enjoyable but seems unsuited to the programme

1 If you open your heart, do you get a bloody mess? The Theatre Machine Turns You On 4, a mini-festival of short works in progress, is an (...)

The Well Rested Terrorist Peacock Dublin ****“The well rested terrorist sleeps on a plane,” begins alt-pop musician, Maud Ní Riordáin. “They say his h(...)

Lisa Walsh and Dan Reardon in ‘The Lesson’

The Lesson Project Arts Centre, Dublin*** What more can we lea(...)