Sara Keating

Sara Keating

A shortt hop to the dark stuff

A shortt hop to the dark stuff

Pat Shortt has made the move from madcap comedy to brooding theatre roles. The former D’Unbelievables star tells Sara Keating how he went about it

A homegrown musical with talent and magic to spare

A homegrown musical with talent and magic to spare

The Wizard of Oz Cork Opera House; runs until August 26 Rating: **** Victor Fleming’s 1939 musi...

Flawed two-hander about the trials and travails of gangster life

Flawed two-hander about the trials and travails of gangster life

There is not enough emotional range in the script to keep us engaged for Idlewild’s 90 minutes

Rearranging the Furniture with three short and snappy plays

Rearranging the Furniture with three short and snappy plays

Furniture/Shelter Mick Lally Theatre, Galway Rating: **** and *** Ends today What is furniture bu...

McMahon goes old school with a naturalistic family drama

McMahon goes old school with a naturalistic family drama

If the influence of institutional religion permeates the plot, Come On Home is nonetheless firmly set in post-Catholic Ireland

Reading for fun

Reading for fun

From lively board books to important life lessons for teenagers, Sara Keating has compiled a selection of books for children of all ages to enjoy this summer

Who fears to speak of Repeal?

Who fears to speak of Repeal?

Maz and Bricks is an important, timely play, but, crucially, it is also a really enjoyable one

Theatre: Brokentalkers present theatre as therapy with deeply personal play

Theatre: Brokentalkers present theatre as therapy with deeply personal play

Have I No Mouth is a brave and inspiring piece of theatre about loss

Theatre: A complex tale of friendship, life, art and deception

Theatre: A complex tale of friendship, life, art and deception

Margulies’ play moves with the sort of naturalistic ease that never lets the audience get comfortable with the unfolding scenario

Theatre: A fitful cross-border journey for Riordan’s Train of thought

Theatre: A fitful cross-border journey for Riordan’s Train of thought

Riordan uses real historical material to bolster his interrogation of the history of gender politics in Ireland

Feathers in the cap for Limerick dance group’s children’s show

Feathers in the cap for Limerick dance group’s children’s show

An immersive atmosphere which helps to sustain the audience’s varied attention spans

Theatre: Fun revival of Russell’s pseudo-sibling saga

Theatre: Fun revival of Russell’s pseudo-sibling saga

Fans of populist politics and popular entertainment will not fail to be moved

A rollicking look back at the Abbey’s beginnings

A rollicking look back at the Abbey’s beginnings

The sense of history might be slippery, but the overall impression is remarkably authentic to the contemporary revisionist eye

Theatre: Fishamble’s fresh approach produces a thrilling spectacle

Theatre: Fishamble’s fresh approach produces a thrilling spectacle

McAuliffe manages to craft a resonant coming-of-age story

Breathing fresh life into the enduring Brontë family saga

Breathing fresh life into the enduring Brontë family saga

Illustrated Theatre is to be commended for the ambition of its production, but the execution has yet to reach its full potential