Sara Keating

Sara Keating

Theatre: Blue Raincoat triumphs with a startling expedition

Theatre: Blue Raincoat triumphs with a startling expedition

Shackleton perfectly measures the audience’s capacity to engage with this unique style of storytelling

Educating Rita in 1980s Belfast is a lesson for us all

Educating Rita in 1980s Belfast is a lesson for us all

The show tours to Waterford, Limerick and Cork until the end of March, before playing at the Gaiety Theatre

Walsh visualises a world and then tilts it on its axis

Walsh visualises a world and then tilts it on its axis

In transferring to the main stage of the Abbey Theatre the experience undoubtedly loses some of its power

Gate serves up heady mix in Brel revue

Gate serves up heady mix in Brel revue

If the competing tones seem a little out of tune, the cast of four ensures we are absolutely compelled by their character studies

A swashbuckling approach to Shakespeare’s Danish tragedy

A swashbuckling approach to Shakespeare’s Danish tragedy

This touring production from Icarus Theatre is at least superficially faithful

Emmet Kirwan’s tale of two brothers is a heartbreak

Emmet Kirwan’s tale of two brothers is a heartbreak

Kirwan avoids turning the play into simple analysis of class warfare

Theatre: Secrets and lies proliferate in a fresh new Irish offering

Theatre: Secrets and lies proliferate in a fresh new Irish offering

From Eden asks many of the questions that the bleakness of winter forces upon us

Grandfather’s tale shines light on a quiet hero

Grandfather’s tale shines light on a quiet hero

You may never have heard of him but it is difficult to be unmoved by his story

Adaptation gets to the heart of Donal Ryan’s modern classic

Adaptation gets to the heart of Donal Ryan’s modern classic

Ryan is a unique voice in Irish fiction

Just the ticket: Sara Keating's cultural diary

Just the ticket: Sara Keating's cultural diary

From gritty Dublin drama to a Jacques Brel revival, we take a look at what the 2017 promises for theatre-goers

Waking the Feminists awakens excitement in Irish theatre

Waking the Feminists awakens excitement in Irish theatre

With good luck and talent, it will translate into more diverse programming and a more diverse audience

Debut novel is a class act from Karl Geary

Debut novel is a class act from Karl Geary

Montpelier Parade is a tale of teenage obsession set in the Dublin suburbs

A timely tale that should warm younger hearts

A timely tale that should warm younger hearts

The Snow Queen is a rarity in the canon of classic fairytales, in that it doesn’t feature a princess in the central role

Theatre: Duggan triumphs with this heady slice of Christmas past

Theatre: Duggan triumphs with this heady slice of Christmas past

Duggan’s idiomatic translation of the story works well

The unfortunate fate of an unmarriageable woman

The unfortunate fate of an unmarriageable woman

The Heiress is a spectacular exhibition of Victorian pragmatism