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McDonagh’s Pillowman premiere is worth long wait

McDonagh’s Pillowman premiere is worth long wait

Theatre: The Pillowman. The Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Directed by Andrew Flynn. Tours nationally until April 19. Reviewed by Brendan Daly. Rating: ****

Moore is mesmeric in quiet epic

Moore is mesmeric in quiet epic

Unfolding in incremental chapters, each of which twists the heartstrings with delicate precision, Still Alice is a film about a woman’s slow, inevitable deterioration as a result of early-onset Alzheimer’s. The disease works like an eraser on a black

A giant of a man

A giant of a man

Aengus Finucane was a charismatic humanitarian visionary who turned a small charity into an international phenomenon. Here, writer Deirdre Purcell prefaces her biography of the man who shaped Concern

Artistic licence: Masterful art of reviewing

Artistic licence: Masterful art of reviewing

One of the weird minor perks of being a book reviewer is that you sometimes find yourself quoted on the covers of paperbacks. It can make you feel powerful, in a completely powerless sort of way. I sometimes like to imagine growing so influential as

On Song . . . Father John Misty

On Song . . . Father John Misty

You’ve traded under the name J Tillman for many years – why change to Father John Misty?

Albums

Albums

Seasick Steve: Sonic Soul Surfer (Caroline)

Bang On A Can’s bandwagon rolls on into Dublin

Bang On A Can’s bandwagon rolls on into Dublin

You hear a lot these days about kicking cans down roads, but next weekend, you can Bang On A Can with far more exciting results when the world-famous New York music collective – now a worldwide bandwagon – hits town for a two-day festival at the Nati

Ragged romp extends Smith’s losing streak

Ragged romp extends Smith’s losing streak

Time was that Will Smith could do no wrong. For more than a decade, blockbuster followed blockbuster as the actor became the axis around which lucrative, global summer sci-fi franchises were constructed. He kept his hand in with the occasional sober

Abbey’s clever production led by Ireland’s finest

Abbey’s clever production led by Ireland’s finest

Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Gavin Quinn. Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Runs until March 28. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

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.