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Theatre Review: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Theatre Review: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Spooky and beguiling magic realism for children of all ages

Actor Marty Rea on Shakespeare, Tom Murphy and choosing roles that frighten him

Actor Marty Rea on Shakespeare, Tom Murphy and choosing roles that frighten him

With a theatrical history that takes in Beckettian tramps, Shakespearean kings and everything in between, Marty Rea is one of this island’s most accomplished actors. Next up for him is The Beacon, a dark new play by Nancy Harris

Classical Notes: Look out, here comes Culture Night again

Classical Notes: Look out, here comes Culture Night again

Dick O'Riordan on the week in classical music

Chess With Sam Collins

Chess With Sam Collins

Laurent Fressinet vs Maxime Lagarde

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Social comedy with a swagger sees the zeitgeist captured in some style

Social comedy with a swagger sees the zeitgeist captured in some style

In an explosively funny comedy, Lisa Tierney-Keogh ploughs deep into the (still inexplicably controversial) minefield of contemporary feminism and no one comes out the better for it

INO’s latest offering shines a cold light on plight of migrants

INO’s latest offering shines a cold light on plight of migrants

This Hostel Life takes the form of a walkabout experience with scenes being repeated continuously for audience consumption during a two-hour time span

Film: Second chapter is second-rate

Film: Second chapter is second-rate

Gruesome without being scary, intricate without feeling involved, It Chapter Two is a textbook blockbuster sequel: more of the same, only worse

Only messing: A radical approach to theatre

Only messing: A radical approach to theatre

Dublin Fringe Festival’s Young Radicals strand puts the fun into theatre by creating playful experiences for children and teenagers

Twin peaks: The politics of the Proclaimers

Twin peaks: The politics of the Proclaimers

More than three decades since the Proclaimers first broke into the public consciousness with Letter From America, a political fire still burns within them

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Serving up a fresh twist on Wilde’s timeless comedy of manners

Serving up a fresh twist on Wilde’s timeless comedy of manners

Gavin Friday, Ute Lemper and Jia Tolentino on finding a new voice through art

Gavin Friday, Ute Lemper and Jia Tolentino on finding a new voice through art

In an age of amplification by social media, how can artists best serve the causes they wish to represent? For Gavin Friday and other artists, it’s about getting involved with the right issues

Wang to put the Shine on NCH’s new season

Wang to put the Shine on NCH’s new season