Selina Cartmell said she was honoured to be given the opportunity of running the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Selina Cartmell will succeed Michael Colgan as the Gate Theatre’s new artistic director. Cartmell, who is originally from Cumbria in England, will (...)

Michael Colgan: he has forged indelible associations between the Gate and the works of Beckett, Friel and Pinter and  boosted the careers of Conor McPherson, Selina Cartmell and Wayne Jordan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There is an anecdote that Michael Colgan, outgoing artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin, likes to share with any acquaintances considering (...)

Senator Fiach Mac Conghail, director of the Abbey Theatre, during the launch of the theatre’s controversial 2016 programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The director of the Abbey Theatre, Fiach Mac Conghail spoke for the first time this morning about the controversy surrounding the theatre’s programme (...)

Steely: Clare Dunne in Grounded

Grounded Project Arts Centre ****   “Grounded: The pilot’s nightmare.” So says Clare Dunne’s unnamed fighter, fuelled by adr(...)

Clare Dunne is remarkable as the drone pilot in Grounded

Much like its subject, George Brant’s play seemed to swoop in from nowhere and become a talking point everywhere. An hour-long monologue play inspi(...)

Jane Brennan in By the Bog of Cats

By the Bog of Cats Abbey Theatre, Dublin ***   Hester Swane is having a bad day. Her lover, Carthage Kilbride, is due to mar(...)

Emily Aoibheann from  aerial performance company Dying Breeds rehearsing in St Anthony’s Hall Church in Clontarf for  their new show Object Piggy. Emily helped launch the 21st edition of Tiger Dublin Fringe which runs  from September 7th -20th. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

With venues as diverse as tents and trees, the Tiger Dublin Fringe is celebrating its 21st birthday in style in September. The annual festival has pu(...)

Olwen Fouéré in Lessness at the Barbican’s International Beckett Season in London earlier this summer. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

It was hardly the first time that Olwen Fouéré had been the object of scholarly fascination. She is the artist, after all, who co-founded one of Irela(...)

Revisiting Juno and the Paycock: Joe Dowling  rehearsing Seán O’Casey’s play with cast members at the Guthrie Theater. Photograph: Joan Marcus

Joe Dowling is standing in front of one of the Guthrie Theater’s three stages, in Minneapolis, giving notes to Mark Benninghofen, the American actor w(...)

Kevin Neville, Monica Marin, Luciano Botelho (the Duke), Sarah Ryan and Doreen Curran in Opera Theatre Company’s Rigoletto

National Opera House, WexfordCommercials run on a TV screen at the front of the stage before the opera starts. The setting is a contemporary sports cl(...)

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