Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly

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Theatre: A tense tale of woman versus cow

Theatre: A tense tale of woman versus cow

Theatre: Charolais. By Noni Stapleton. Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh. R...

A singularly good time

A singularly good time

Coasteering is an adventurous way of exploring Clare Island in Co Mayo – swimming through sea caves, rock climbing and cliff jumping. Brendan Daly takes the plunge on a singles weekend

Emigration’s spectre looming over post-bailout Ireland

Emigration’s spectre looming over post-bailout Ireland

Theatre The Games People Play Everyman Theatre, Cork Directed by Bryan Burroughs Run concluded ...

Deft biography captures Hitchcock's enigmatic essence

Deft biography captures Hitchcock's enigmatic essence

Biography: Alfred Hitchcock. By Peter Ackroyd. Chatto & Windus, €17.50.

Powerful telling of a story from the silence

Powerful telling of a story from the silence

Theatre: Postscript. Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by Conor Hanratty. Run concluded. Rating: ****.

Robust revival of a hard-bitten underclass tale

Robust revival of a hard-bitten underclass tale

Theatre: Trainspotting. By Irvine Welsh. Cork Arts Theatre, Cork. Directed by Niall Morrissey. Run concluded. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

McDonagh’s Pillowman premiere is worth long wait

McDonagh’s Pillowman premiere is worth long wait

Theatre: The Pillowman. The Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Directed by Andrew Flynn. Tours nationally until April 19. Reviewed by Brendan Daly. Rating: ****

How the US launched yet another war without end

How the US launched yet another war without end

Chasing The Scream. The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. By Johann Hari. Bloomsbury Circus, €17.

How technology is robbing us of our old abilities

How technology is robbing us of our old abilities

The Glass Cage. Where Automation Is Taking Us. By Nicholas Carr Bodley Head, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

A one-man-show of epic proportions

A one-man-show of epic proportions

Theatre: The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly The Everyman Theatre, Cork Directed by Lynne Parker Runs nationwide until March 28 Rating: *****

Inhabiting the many personae of a prophet

Inhabiting the many personae of a prophet

The Man Jesus The Everyman Theatre, Cork Directed by Joseph Alford Run concluded Rating: **** ...

Working two jobs for very little living

Working two jobs for very little living

Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World By Linda Tirado Virago, €19 Aroun...

Hit comedy reveals some truths about motherhood

Hit comedy reveals some truths about motherhood

THEATRE The MOMologues, Arts Theatre, Cork Directed by Ann Marie Lewis Run concluded Rating: ***...

Theatre: Hair-trigger Troubles family drama

Theatre: Hair-trigger Troubles family drama

Defender of the Faith. Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by Andrew Flynn. Tours nationally until November 29. Rating: 4/5. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Theatre: Poignant and powerful as player finds solace in Shakespeare

Theatre: Poignant and powerful as player finds solace in Shakespeare

In Acting Shakespeare. The Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by John Langs. Runs in Galway, Portlaoise, Roscommon, Sligo and Thurles until October 24.