From Blair to de Bréadún, McKittrick to Moloney, Andrew Lynch presents a selection of the best books about the Northern conflict
Lyrics has its fair share of blemishes – but driven by two hugely appealing performances at this intimate venue, it exudes a winsome charm that compensates for any thin patches
Although Linda Yueh's prose can be a little dry in places, she does, thankfully, find space for human details such as Smith banging his head against a wall while dictating The Wealth of Nations
Unfortunately, no amount of clever stagecraft can completely gloss over The Rape of Lucrece’s obvious shortcomings
The Unmanageable Sisters is a vibrant but muddled portrayal of 15 working-class women who could be ruling the world – if only Ireland’s patriarchal society hadn’t reduced them to what they agree is 'a dreary, rotten life'
Goodnight Delia offers a similar dose of warm, gentle nostalgia
Directed at a high emotional pitch by Cathal Cleary, Porcelain crams 26 scenes into 90 minutes without an interval, and is certainly never dull.
Does Look Back In Anger really need such an extreme makeover? Anabelle Comyn obviously thinks so, since her staging is full of directorial commentaries
The Approach ultimately feels like a jigsaw with several pieces missing, but it is still a brilliantly subtle and utterly engrossing tragedy, guaranteed to provoke plenty of post-show discussion
John B Keane’s debut play is now almost 60 years old, but its grippingly lurid depiction of misogyny and greed in rural Kerry still has the power to shock a modern audience
An undeniably smart book, guaranteed to make you think about your current timetable