Sara Keating

Sara Keating

Midlife crisis is short and sweet

Midlife crisis is short and sweet

They Float Up By Jacquelyn Reingold Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin Rating: **** Runs until May ...

Revival of Williams’s classic eventually hits a Glass ceiling

Revival of Williams’s classic eventually hits a Glass ceiling

The Glass Menagerie Gate Theatre, Dublin Rating: *** Runs until June 1 Tennessee Williams’s fir...

Putting an absurdist slant on a traditonal father-son tale

Putting an absurdist slant on a traditonal father-son tale

Mark Doherty’s 2004 play Trad charts the emotional and physical journey that a dying father and his ageing son take in a bid to secure the family’s future: that their name lives on.

All the world’s a stage

All the world’s a stage

Loaded Dice, a theatre company that aims to produce professional-quality drama for a wide audience by adults with intellectual disabilities, takes a cue from Shakespeare for its latest production

Reversing gender’s rigid norms with a truly playful performance

Reversing gender’s rigid norms with a truly playful performance

Princesses Can Be Pirates Civic Theatre, Tallaght On tour Rating: **** As the pithy title suggest...

War Horse continues to dazzle a decade after its first performance

War Horse continues to dazzle a decade after its first performance

Using puppetry and song, directors Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris achieve an epic theatrical transformation of Michael Morpurgo’s affecting story, which revolves around a young man, Albert (Scott Miller), and his horse, Joey

Meticulous, moving drama marks the start of something special

Meticulous, moving drama marks the start of something special

Beginning Gate Theatre, Dublin Runs until April 20 Rating: **** ‘It would have been easier if w...

Stripped-back reworking of O’Casey classic is diverting but a little slight

Stripped-back reworking of O’Casey classic is diverting but a little slight

Joxer Daly Esq Mermaid Theatre, Bray On tour Rating: *** In his 1923 play Juno and the Paycock, S...

A troubled heroine steals the show in Dublin drama

A troubled heroine steals the show in Dublin drama

Clare Monnelly’s play is structured as a 24-hour odyssey through the Dublin suburbs, but what distinguishes it is its female protagonist

The outsider

The outsider

Novelist Jess Kidd grew up in London, but made frequent family trips to Mayo - and her childhood experience of Irish storytelling deeply informs her writing, not least in her new book Things In Jars, writes Sara Keating

O’Brien’s coming-of-age classic loses its edge in nostalgic adaptation

O’Brien’s coming-of-age classic loses its edge in nostalgic adaptation

The Country Girls Abbey Theatre, Dublin Rating: ** Until April 6 When it was first published in 1...

No tea party: This is a dark and dizzying Alice for nostalgic adults

No tea party: This is a dark and dizzying Alice for nostalgic adults

Jocelyn Clarke’s fluid adaptation for Sligo’s Blue Raincoat Theatre foregrounds Carroll’s adult gaze by giving us two Alices

A sheep odyssey that’s perfect for pulling the wool over kids’ eyes

A sheep odyssey that’s perfect for pulling the wool over kids’ eyes

Woolly’s Quest Mermaid Theatre, Bray, Co Wicklow On tour Rating: **** Have you heard of Woolly,...

An act of disclosure that gives a voice to the HIV experience

An act of disclosure that gives a voice to the HIV experience

The shame of living with HIV is a central theme of every story we hear in Rapids, from gay men to migrant women to drug addicts

Shifting identities challenge an audience’s assumptions

Shifting identities challenge an audience’s assumptions

Heather Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin Until February 23 Rating: **** Just this month, interna...