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A ghoulish but glittering dose of over-the-top thrills

A ghoulish but glittering dose of over-the-top thrills

Opera: Faust. By Charles Gounod. Cork Choral Society. The Everyman, Cork. Reviewed by Dick O’Riordan.

Don’t miss . . .

Don’t miss . . .

EXHIBITION: Emmet Kane Exhibition

Albums

Albums

First Person: Charlotte Bradshaw

First Person: Charlotte Bradshaw

Charlotte Bradshaw: 42, Wicklow, businesswoman

Drama about chronic pain will go down as a missed opportunity

Drama about chronic pain will go down as a missed opportunity

Film

No fuss or fanfare as ‘Queen’s composer’ makes visit to Dublin

No fuss or fanfare as ‘Queen’s composer’ makes visit to Dublin

Without pomp or ceremony, fuss or fanfare, a prestigious British composer will attend a performance of one of her works in Dublin this Wednesday.

Powerful play is an exercise in primal screaming

Powerful play is an exercise in primal screaming

Theatre

Troubles allegory fails to work as a human story

Troubles allegory fails to work as a human story

Theatre

Mann’s hack attack crashes and burns

Mann’s hack attack crashes and burns

Cimema

On Song . . . with Mike Scott, the Waterboys

On Song . . . with Mike Scott, the Waterboys

Albums

Albums

Audio: Albums

Dial M for Marigold

Dial M for Marigold

Even after a glittering 60-year career in cinema and theatre which has seen her win many accolades, Judi Dench still guards against complacency and irrelevance.

Fifty shades of boredom

Fifty shades of boredom

Cinema: Fifty Shades of Grey Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson Nationwide, 118 Rating: **

Soprano turns swashbuckler: Boyle to take Pirates role

Soprano turns swashbuckler: Boyle to take Pirates role

Dublin soprano Claudia Boyle has cemented her reputation as a top-class international soprano by being confirmed for the lead female role of Mabel in award-winning director Mike Leigh’s The Pirates of Penzance. It will be broadcast live from London’s

When the best man is mediocre

When the best man is mediocre

Cinema: The Wedding Ringer. Directed by Jeremy Garelick. Nationwide, 15A. Rating: ***. Pelo Malo. Directed by Mariana Rondón. IFI, no cert. Rating: ***