Sara Keating

Sara Keating

Strong perfomances and direction support an uneven double bill

Strong perfomances and direction support an uneven double bill

The Ridleys The Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre Until January 26 Rating: *** Theatre Upstairs ...

Moving depiction of mental health matters and a mother’s demise

Moving depiction of mental health matters and a mother’s demise

The Scourge is being presented as part of First Fortnight, the arts festival focused on mental health, which runs nationally throughout January, and the play raises important issues about some of the most challenging aspects of life

Post-9/11 musical tells an upbeat tale

Post-9/11 musical tells an upbeat tale

COME FROM AWAY By Irene Sankoff and David Hein Abbey Theatre, Dublin Until January 19 Rating: ***...

The Shows To See This Year

The Shows To See This Year

Sweeney Todd Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously ghoulish musical about the “demon barber of Fleet ...

All the bear necessities for a fun Christmas outing

All the bear necessities for a fun Christmas outing

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire Rating: **** Runs until December 30...

Slim pickings make for a succulent play

Slim pickings make for a succulent play

Dinner In Mulberry Street Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin Rating: **** Runs until December 22 Wi...

Spooky Dickens two-hander is an ideal December ghost story

Spooky Dickens two-hander is an ideal December ghost story

The gloomy mystery unfolds over the course of three nights, when the unnamed narrator climbs down onto the railway tracks, where a signalman is standing sentry in his box, staring deep into the gloom of a railway tunnel

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Tapping into the testosterone rush of modern masculinity

Tapping into the testosterone rush of modern masculinity

Hero Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Dublin Until December 1 Rating: *** Ken Rogan’s one-man play Hero...

Theatre: Harrowing story of sexual assault is uncompromising and impressive

Theatre: Harrowing story of sexual assault is uncompromising and impressive

Despite its grim conclusion, Asking For It is a story that needs to be told again and again, if we expect to change attitudes to sexual assault in Ireland

Battle of the 1980s schoolgirls is comic nostalgia with heart

Battle of the 1980s schoolgirls is comic nostalgia with heart

Holy Mary Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; on tour Rating: *** ‘Holy Mary, Holy Mary. Holes in ...

Spookily deep Halloween drama with extra treats for fans of classic horror

Spookily deep Halloween drama with extra treats for fans of classic horror

Writer Stewart Roche’s clever premise comes packed with allusion to greats of the gothic genre, across all media and timeframes

Unsettling look at sexual violence where there are no happy endings

Unsettling look at sexual violence where there are no happy endings

Rathmines Road Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin Until October 27 Rating: *** ‘What the fuck...

Exquisite puppet show will delight Jeffers fans big and small alike

Exquisite puppet show will delight Jeffers fans big and small alike

Director Marc Mac Lochlainn joyfully indulges the undramatic moments of Jeffers’ story while adding his own signature: the battle between a seagull and a worm is one particularly memorable scene

Negga’s Hamlet brings fresh clarity to the court of Denmark

Negga’s Hamlet brings fresh clarity to the court of Denmark

This Hamlet belongs to the sad-eyed, slight and sulky Ruth Negga, whose vulnerability sharpens to vigour as her purpose becomes clear