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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: ***

Pinter’s doomy drama stands the test of time

Pinter’s doomy drama stands the test of time

Theatre: The Caretaker Directed by Toby Frow Gate Theatre Runs until March 21 Rating: ****

A one-man-show of epic proportions

A one-man-show of epic proportions

Theatre: The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly The Everyman Theatre, Cork Directed by Lynne Parker Runs nationwide until March 28 Rating: *****

Albums

Albums

New Albums that have been recently released

On Song . . . Royal Blood

On Song . . . Royal Blood

Royla Blood talk to nadine O’Regan

Hold the line

Hold the line

Top-selling Irish outfit Kodaline can’t seem to put a foot wrong. With the release of their second album, the band talk about Hollywood, Ed Sheeran, and being spoon-fed by Courteney Cox.

Haven’t we been punished enough?

Haven’t we been punished enough?

It’s time to slip off the shackles: the Fifty Shades of Grey novelty factor is all over