The Examination: at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival

THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Preview Sep 6 6.15pm Opens Sep 7-11 &14 9pm (Thurs additional performance 6.15pm) fringefest.com The(...)

Actor Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne, his friend and longtime collaborator. “Mark has an amazing story. A lot has happened in his life. He has done some amazing things”

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Ruth McGowan, Director, Dublin Fringe Festival

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Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

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Jo Mangan, curator for the Irish Society for Stage and Screen Designers. Photograph: Martin Maguire

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Tom Jordan (left) celebrating the 2,000th episode of Fair City with colleagues Sarah MacDowall, Jim Bartley and Tony Tormey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tributes have been paid to Fair City actor Tom Jordan, following his death on Saturday. Jordan, who grew up in Marino in north Dublin, had played Cha(...)

Defenders of drones point out their accuracy, but a real-life example is given in Phoenix. A painter friend of one of the dancers was carrying a tube with a rolled-up canvas, but was mistaken for a soldier and killed by a drone

Drones are both harmless toys and deadly weapons. In Phoenix, French choreographer Éric Mihn Cuong Castaing brings these two extremes into the theatre(...)

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NIGHTCLUBBING: Rachael Young and her badass band of super-humans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones

People do strange things. In live art, the things are stranger still, although give it a while and some of them start to make a certain kind of sense.(...)

Rough Magic’s production of Phaedra, with music by Ellen Cranitch, is Lynne Parker’s choice.

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