Aristocrats – Brian Friel

Online references on Brian Friel Would you read a book entitled "Recurring cultural, political and social modes in the upper strata of Roman Catholic society in rural Ireland since the act of Catholic Emancipation"?  ...

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

Steven Berkoff’s Shakespeare’s Villains is a one-man show in which the actor takes a performative tour through the Bard’s darker characters. This piece, performed at the Dublin Theatre Festival some years ago and again earlier this year, did throw  ...

Duck – Stella Feehily

There are some forceful moments in Duck, a play about the rough life lived by teenage girls in contemporary Dublin. It begins with a literal bang, the explosion of an expensive jeep by one Catherine Lynch (Ruth Negga), nineteen  ...

The Far Side of the Moon – Robert Lepage

First performed at Le Theatre du Trident in Quebec in 2000 and touring ever since, Robert Lepage’s The Far Side of the Moon is a spellbinding piece which takes its audience on many journeys. Though there are no allusions  ...

Entertainment – Alex Johnston

Ruminations on life, death, conscience and morality are presented in the form of a self-reflexive stand-up routine by writer and performer Alex Johnston. Touted as a ‘play’ and ‘directed’ by Bedrock Theatre Company Artistic Director Jimmy Fay, Entertainment is  ...

Auntie & Me – Morris Panych

The marketing campaign for the recent film About Schmidt made a fairly melancholic study of an older man’s slow realization of his many small failures in life look like a knockabout feel-good comedy. Scenes which in context formed part  ...

Crestfall – Mark O’Rowe

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All My Sons – Arthur Miller

Online references on Arthur Miller Arthur Miller’s 1947 drama gets its first staging at the Irish National Theatre in a post 9/11, post Enron world which throws new complexions upon its study of the  ...