President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Ruth Negga: the Oscar-nominated Irish actor  will play ‘Hamlet’ at the Gate theatre

Director of the Gate Theatre Selina Cartmell today drew a line under six turbulent months at the theatre, to look forward towards a number of producti(...)

“I can never tell anyone about this,” says Tara Flynn, with light irony. Instead, she makes a song and dance about it.

Not a Funny Word Everyman Theatre, Cork, April 26th 8pm €20/€18 everymancork.com “Last night a beanbag changed my life,” confesses Tara Flynn, early (...)

Nicholas Pound as the Proprietor in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

ASSASSINS  ★★★★ Gate Theatre, Dublin  In the United States of America, anyone can grow up to be president. Everyone else, though, can (...)

Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

Catríona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley, Phillip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke in discussion at Speak Up & Call It Out, at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“As theatre artists we understand the complexity of human interactions. Our role is to explore relationships, to reflect society back to itself – and (...)

 Eleanor Methven, who won  the special tribute award for 2017, and Emma Jordan, winner of best director, at The Irish Times  theatre awards on  February 25th at the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

John Logan’s 2009 play Red starts with a simple question to which there is no obvious answer: “What do you see?” The speaker is Mark Rothko, the famo(...)

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award were announced at a Gala Ceremony  in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The big winner at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, presented in association with TileStyle and held on Sunday night at the National Concert (...)

Michael Colgan, who was for 30 years one of the leading Irish cultural figures. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A review into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power against Michael Colgan says the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre h(...)

Eli and Oscar in ‘Let the Right One In’

Let The Right One In                     &nbs(...)

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