Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

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Two tribes go to war at DTF and the result is truly sublime

Two tribes go to war at DTF and the result is truly sublime

Tribes is that rarest of beasts, a play driven by sophisticated ideas that also hits home on a gut emotional level

From page to stage and back again

From page to stage and back again

Nora, On Blueberry Hill and Ulysses at the Abbey

The man who saw the future of pop music’s rich pageant

The man who saw the future of pop music’s rich pageant

BIOGRAPHY: David Bowie: A Life, By Dylan Jones, Preface Publishing, €25

The view from the stalls at the Dublin Theatre Festival

The view from the stalls at the Dublin Theatre Festival

The festival's 60th anniversary line-up is one of the most eclectic yet, writes Andrew Lynch

Theatre: Gems among the sound and fury

Theatre: Gems among the sound and fury

Reviews and previews from the Dublin Fringe Festival

Thin plotting can’t dampen Katie Roche’s raw power

Thin plotting can’t dampen Katie Roche’s raw power

Teresa Deevy’s overtly feminist play must have shocked audiences when it premiered at the Abbey in 1936

Theatre: Fringe benefits cover all bases

Theatre: Fringe benefits cover all bases

A selection from the Dublin Fringe Festival, which raises its curtains next Friday and continues until September 24

Tennessee’s tragic sketches are a balm for sensitive souls

Tennessee’s tragic sketches are a balm for sensitive souls

This Property Is Condemned (written in 1946) is set beside a Mississippi railway track, where the awkwardly adolescent Tom has come to fly his kite

Too much information as Davies reels in the years

Too much information as Davies reels in the years

Memoir: A Life in the Day: Memories of Swinging London, Writing, The Beatles and My Beloved Wife, By Hunter Davies, Simon & Schuster, €19.55

Scotland’s best playwright delivers the goods again

Scotland’s best playwright delivers the goods again

Outlying Islands by David Greig is a play that makes unusually large demands of its cast

Theatre: Sheridan has the last laugh with timely revival

Theatre: Sheridan has the last laugh with timely revival

Director Liam Halligan has played The Rivals straight as a full-blown farce that brings each cartoonish character brilliantly to life

Theatre: Helping of left-wing comfort food will divide audiences

Theatre: Helping of left-wing comfort food will divide audiences

Jimmy’s Hall is very much a black-and-white story

Everyman appealing to every woman

Everyman appealing to every woman

While the Abbey carries on atoning for the male-dominated programme that provoked last year’s W...

A political veteran’s timely delve into identity politics

A political veteran’s timely delve into identity politics

Memoir: First Confession: A Sort of Memoir, By Chris Patten, Allen Lane, €25

Theatre: Misery memoir musical rises up from the Ashes

Theatre: Misery memoir musical rises up from the Ashes

Angela’s Ashes is a triumphantly old-fashioned crowd-pleaser