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# Theatre

This year
“It puts the city on the stage”: Cork Midsummer Festival director, Lorraine Maye interviewed
A look ahead at some highlights from Cork Midsummer Festival taking place between June 14 – 25.
Analysis: Behan wrote his columns like a garrulous, gregarious personality commanding attention
Professor John Brannigan of UCD says the late writer’s column for The Irish Press showed a Dublin marked by distinctive speech patterns and cultural habits.
Paul Mescal nominated for Best Actor in prestigious Olivier theatre awards
Mescal plays Stanley Kowalski in the revival of the 1947 play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.
Last year
Opinion: My play about adoption reflects on my family and families like us
Playwright Dylan Coburn Gray outlines the reasons why he wrote his new play, opening at the Fringe.
All time
Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events
Yet another statement on the matter has been issued by the Department of Culture this evening.
Director John Crowley on making The Goldfinch: 'If you love the book you’re going to want to do the right thing by it'
The Irish director talks to us about the reaction to his new film, what drew him to adapting the book, and his thoughts on Brexit.
'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'
Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.
A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun
A new work opens tonight in the Axis theatre.
Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors
As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.
'The fields are gone, hence the hares are gone': These Dublin locals will perform the stories of their lives on stage
Ghost Hares is a participatory theatre work that sees people from South Dublin County telling their own stories on stage.
Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people
My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.
Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'
But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.
'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you'
Two new plays from a Northern Irish theatre company are touring the island of Ireland – and want to shed light on men and mental health.
Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction
The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.
Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world
The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.
'I'm beginning to find my voice again': how this theatre project is giving local people the confidence to sing
Clamour and Roar – A Citizens Chorus is set to explore the landscape and stories of the people from South County Dublin using the area’s own community members.
'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'
Improvisers from all over the world are performing in Dublin this week.
'They were terrified something terrible would be revealed': What happened when a granddaughter uncovered her grandfather's secret tapes
Emma O’Grady’s one woman show, ‘What good is looking well, when you’re rotten on the inside’ hits the road on a national tour.
Ruth Negga to play Hamlet in new Gate Theatre production
Negga will play the title role in the upcoming production, which is directed by Yaël Farber.
'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair
Writer and director Mark O’Rowe’s latest film is the next chapter in a diverse and lauded career.
Intergalactic space travellers are landing in Tallaght next week
The aliens will help local children to learn more about life in the area.
'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'
A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.
4 events for... anyone who loves a trip to the theatre
From one woman’s story of life during the Troubles to a musical re-do of a Victorian play.
'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'
We talk to Isobel Mahon, the writer and star of the play Boom?, which looks at boom-time Ireland.
'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'
Veronica Dyas explores her experience, and the situation with housing in Ireland, in her latest play.
Gate Theatre issues statement in wake of claims of abuse of power and harassment
It has set up a process to allow employees to raise their concerns in confidence.
The Stella Theatre's new look is unveiled for its grand opening
Built in 1923, the theatre has been closed since 2004.
'It's especially relevant to Irish women at this time': This 2,500-year-old play has startling links to the world of 2017
The Suppliant Women is on during this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival.
'A small town in a big moment in time' - How Ballybunion got a statue of Bill Clinton
The story of Clinton’s 1998 visit is being immortalised on the Dublin stage in A Statue For Bill Clinton.
Sponsors drop play for depicting Julius Caesar as Trump
Delta Air Lines and Bank of America were not impressed by the portrayal.
Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'
Pat Kinevane has won an Olivier Award for his acting. He’s currently showing his acclaimed trilogy at the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre.
Waiting for Godot: The enduring mystery of Samuel Beckett's most famous play
Druid’s production of the play will go on show at The Abbey this month.
For the first time, a Maeve Binchy novel will be performed on the stage
Minding Frankie is coming to the Gaiety Theatre this June for two weeks only.
Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II
The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has slammed the play as being “blasphemous”.
Drag, dance and George Bush: 9 shows to catch at the Tiger Dublin Fringe
We’ve had a look through the programme and picked some of the best shows.
Pressure, obsession and confusion: Turning 35 and deciding whether or not to have a child
Playwright Joanne Ryan said that there can be huge pressure for women to become a mother, adding that it can be ‘wound up in the identity’ of being a woman.
8 great ways to get some culture in Dublin this week
Whether you’re here year-round or just up for a few days, there’s always something to do.
It's dark, you're sitting on stage in a rocking chair, and a woman's voice booms out...
Get ready to experience a Samuel Beckett radio play on the Abbey Theatre stage.
Police in manslaughter investigation after actor dies following hanging scene onstage
27-year-old actor Raphael Schumacher died late yesterday evening, five days after the tragic incident in Pisa, Italy.
'When a working class person writes, you're asked: Is it like Roddy Doyle?'
Emmet Kirwan spoke to us about his role in Juno and the Paycock.