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Exhibition: Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

Crowe’s brawn carries WW1 melodrama

Crowe’s brawn carries WW1 melodrama

Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with a handsome and ambitious combination of war film and family melodrama, based on real-life events. In The Water Diviner, he plays Joshua Connor, a grief-stricken Australian farmer who makes a pilgrimage t

O’Connor adaptation is a real crowd pleaser and more

O’Connor adaptation is a real crowd pleaser and more

Theatre: God Bless the Child. By Frank O’Connor. Adapted and directed by Patrick Talbot. Gaiety Theatre. Runs until April 11. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

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Festival: 12 Points Festival 2015

Opening the Kurt locker

Opening the Kurt locker

Montage Of Heck. Directed by Brett Morgen. Selected cinemas. Rating: *****. Reviewed by Nadine O’Regan.

Classical notes: ‘Piano pugilist’ Formenti set to rattle Drogheda’s classical cages

Classical notes: ‘Piano pugilist’ Formenti set to rattle Drogheda’s classical cages

Italian pianist Marino Formenti is a provocative performer who likes to rattle the cages as often as he can. There’s an undeniable whiff of cordite about this tumultuous musician, who every now and again delights in lobbing a few hand grenades in the

Sodom and begorrah on Camden Street

Sodom and begorrah on Camden Street

Gate’s update renders a classic fresh and exciting

Gate’s update renders a classic fresh and exciting

Theatre: Romeo and Juliet. By William Shakespeare. Directed by Wayne Jordan. Gate Theatre. Runs until May 16. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

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THeatre: Galway Theatre Festival

The politics of not giving a damn

The politics of not giving a damn

Reviewed this week: Enigma de Blaghd, TG4. Reggie Yates’ Extreme Russia, BBC Three. Britain’s Favourite Foods: Are They Good For You?, BBC Two.

Looking back at ballet’s past in order to understand its future

Looking back at ballet’s past in order to understand its future

Ballet Ireland’s Tutus and Beyond. Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Tours nationally until May 3. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Lily Killeen.

Classical notes: Opera’s Cinderella comes to Lismore Castle

Classical notes: Opera’s Cinderella comes to Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle has old-style Hollywood good looks. It’s exactly the sort of place you would have expected Errol Flynn to seriously buckle his swash in pursuit of a fair maiden.

Adaptation of Ibsen classic blends the old with the new

Adaptation of Ibsen classic blends the old with the new

Theatre: Hedda Gabler. By Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Annabelle Comyn. Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Runs until May 16. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

This week's highlighted Albums

This week's highlighted Albums

Britpop: Blur. The Magic Whip (Parlophone)