Mark Smith as King Lear in ‘Reason in Madness’. Photograph: Vincent Lillis

Mark Smith is about to take his first steps on to the stage at Draíocht, Blanchardstown, where he is rehearsing Reason in Madness, a new adaptation of(...)

Morgan Crowley as Giordano Bruno (seated) in Roger Doyle’s ‘Heresy’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Heresy **** Project Arts Centre, Dublin The monk and prominent intellectual Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) fell foul of the Vatican at the age of 30. Hi(...)

Butterflies and Bones

Butterflies and Bones Project Arts Centre, Dublin **** In the context of the remembering of 1916, in Ireland and the world, Butterflies and Bones(...)

Lauren Kinsella

★★★ Ian Wilson’s experimental opera The Last Siren imagines the last surviving example of the mythological being, beautiful but dangerous, whose ir(...)

The cast of Wishful Beginnings: ‘These creatures seemed both alien and familiar, a cross between glam rock stars and ancient Greek deities’

Project Arts Centre *** It begins with a series of questions – trivial, personal or simply unanswerable – posed over the heads of the audience. Fro(...)

Guerilla by El Conde de Torrefiel at the Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Titanne Bregentzer

Guerrilla         Project Arts Centre, Dublin  ★★★ There is a storm brewing throughout Guerrilla, an a(...)

Lauren Kinsella: “For me it’s all about sound. I’m thinking about resonance, about placement of notes, what I can do inside my mouth, or shape words in terms of the tongue and lips.”

For most singers, walking onto a stage with no clue as to what you’re about to sing would be the stuff of nightmares. But for Lauren Kinsella, it`s t(...)

Budget projection: Árni Vilhjálmsson, Friðgeir Einarsson, Ragnar Í Bragason in Crisis Meeting at Project Arts Centre, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival  Photograph: Ragnheiður Pálsdóttir

Crisis Meeting ★★★ Project Arts Centre  The good people at Kriopleir – a wry, three-person experimental company from Iceland – certainly prepa(...)

Incoming DHDA chief executive Fiach Mac Conghail. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Abbey Theatre director Fiach Mac Conghail has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA). Mr Mac Conghai(...)

The Beach, an original play by Brokenstalkers, is about the refugee crisis – from the point of view of the haves rather than the have-nots

The Brokentalkers gang, who are famously known for their non-narrative, abstract theatrical style, have written a play. “Yeah, I know,” says one-half (...)

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