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Previews of the week

Previews of the week

TV, streaming and films

Spot the Difference: Irvine Welsh

Spot the Difference: Irvine Welsh

More than 20 years on from the sensational success of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh is a changed man – not least for his unlikely embrace of healthy living

Writer's stock: Marion McKeone meets the storied Aaron Sorkin

Writer's stock: Marion McKeone meets the storied Aaron Sorkin

The man behind The West Wing has given Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird a radical makeover for the stage – but he’s quaking in his boots about the reaction that awaits

Classical Notes: Impressive line-up for Opera Theatre Co’s Handel hoedown

Classical Notes: Impressive line-up for Opera Theatre Co’s Handel hoedown

This was a splendidly entertaining reimagining by director Tom Creed

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Antonio Viani – Sandro Mareco

Theatre: A fitful cross-border journey for Riordan’s Train of thought

Theatre: A fitful cross-border journey for Riordan’s Train of thought

Riordan uses real historical material to bolster his interrogation of the history of gender politics in Ireland

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Film: Park steals hearts with period piece

Film: Park steals hearts with period piece

A complex, sweeping drama is kept intimate and sincere by tremendous performances from the two leading actresses

They got the look

They got the look

In her new book, Prince’s dancer and wife Mayte Garcia shares the reality of the ‘beautiful love story’ that came undone following great tragedy

A bad lawyer when you need one

A bad lawyer when you need one

I was just about ready for the third season of Better Call Saul

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

TV, downloads and film

Home Bird: Panti Bliss

Home Bird: Panti Bliss

He’s one of our busiest and best known personalities, but for Panti Bliss, aka Rory O’Neill, there’s no place like home

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Documenting an impressive performance from one of Ireland’s most promising talents

Fiddle player Mairead Nesbitt is lured back to her first love

Fiddle player Mairead Nesbitt is lured back to her first love

Why is Nesbitt laying aside her fiddling for the time being to pursue her love of classical music by releasing a CD of her own compositions?

Niall Byrne: The taste maker

Niall Byrne: The taste maker

With a portfolio of careers in his pocket, blogger and promoter Nialler9 has quietly become one of the most influential figures in Irish music