Sara Keating

Sara Keating

The children's books making their mark

The children's books making their mark

Sara Keating selects some of the most memorable children and young adult publications from this past year

Theatre Special: The 12 shows of Christmas

Theatre Special: The 12 shows of Christmas

Our theatre critic Sara Keating sifts through the lights, smoke and action to find the best of this season’s offerings

Easily digestible Sherlock from Wonderland Theatre

Easily digestible Sherlock from Wonderland Theatre

Wonderland Theatre offers a unique and intimate theatrical experience

New frontiers for Sebastian Barry with latest novel

New frontiers for Sebastian Barry with latest novel

Quite possibly, Barry’s finest work yet

Theatre: Risk pays off for Conroy in study of masculinity

Theatre: Risk pays off for Conroy in study of masculinity

Even though it doesn’t quite hang together, Luck Just Kissed You Hello continues to showcase an original voice

McGuinness’s ambitious drama can’t hit the right notes

McGuinness’s ambitious drama can’t hit the right notes

If it is not the best thing you have ever seen at the Abbey, it will surely be the worst.

Theatre: McDonagh’s adult fairytale takes us to the darkest corners

Theatre: McDonagh’s adult fairytale takes us to the darkest corners

This production from Andrew Flynn is a revival of Decadent Theatre’s 2015 production

Theatre: Fresh yet familiar Beauty Queen shows off McDonagh’s brilliance

Theatre: Fresh yet familiar Beauty Queen shows off McDonagh’s brilliance

McDonagh’s writing still sings with a sublime juxtaposition of parody and pantomime, travesty and tragedy

Atwood takes her latest tale to the stage

Atwood takes her latest tale to the stage

FICTION; Hag-Seed, By Margaret Atwood, Random House, €23

Theatre: Thought-provoking play puts mental illness in the spotlight

Theatre: Thought-provoking play puts mental illness in the spotlight

This is an issue that affects most individuals at some stage in their life

Theatre: History comes to life in an immersive 1916 reimagining

Theatre: History comes to life in an immersive 1916 reimagining

It soon becomes clear that the stories they are sharing are their experiences of the Rising itself

Parental tale veers towards sentimentality

Parental tale veers towards sentimentality

Fiction, A Boy Made of Blocks, By Keith Stuart, Sphere, €17.25

Festival highlight The Father strikes a familiar chord

Festival highlight The Father strikes a familiar chord

The Father is in the Gate Theatre, Rating until October 22

Theatre: Murphy’s rural tale of grief and reconciliation amongst women

Theatre: Murphy’s rural tale of grief and reconciliation amongst women

Director Padraic McIntyre embraces the musicality of Murphy’s writing

Hokey conclusion doesn’t hobble The Real Liddy James

Hokey conclusion doesn’t hobble The Real Liddy James

A lively little domestic drama