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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
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
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
Theatre: Romeo and Juliet. By William Shakespeare. Directed by Wayne Jordan. Gate Theatre. Runs until May 16. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch
Ballet Ireland’s Tutus and Beyond. Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Tours nationally until May 3. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Lily Killeen.
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.
Theatre: Hedda Gabler. By Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Annabelle Comyn. Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Runs until May 16. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch
Britpop: Blur. The Magic Whip (Parlophone)