The cast of WillFredd Theatre’s Care in rehearsals at Project Cube: Jack Cawley, Seán Mac Erlaine, Shane O’Reilly, Sonya Kelly and Eleanor Methven. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

No one really wants to think about dying, but occasionally such thoughts are to the forefront of our minds. Whether it is family members, the l(...)

The cast of Care in rehearsals at Project Cube. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Review: Care

Even for a company as imaginative as WillFredd Theatre, it would be easy to lose its nerve when dealing with the solemnity of palliative care. (...)

  “In one of the afternoon sessions on the subject of archives, Patrick Lonergan of NUI Galway drew gasps from the audience.  He was relating how many women playwrights had had new plays performed on the main Abbey stage since 1940. The figure was just three, with five plays (three of which were by Marina Carr alone), although there have been some 500 productions in that time.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The second day of the Abbey Theatre symposium, entitled the Theatre of Memory, took place yesterday. “Making History: Artists and the Past” was the ti(...)

Lorna Quinn and Sam O’Mahony in Pride and Prejudice. Photograph: Pat Redmond
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and PrejudiceThe Gate Theatre, Dublin***Jane Austen’s bicentenary is as good a pretext as any for a revival of Pride and Prejudice. Alan Stanfor(...)

Eleanor Methven and Marty Rea in Major Barbara. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Major BarbaraAbbey Theatre****In his 1891 essay The Quintessence of Ibsenism, George Bernard Shaw argued that society is made up of three discrete typ(...)

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