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Jane Coyle

Jane Coyle

Biography

Jane Coyle is an award-winning Belfast-based arts journalist and critic. She is a regular contributor to the Irish Times, The Stage, Culture Northern Ireland and BBC Northern Ireland.

Recent Articles

Father the Father

Father the Father

Gilly Campbell’s intensely personal writing debut is an affecting study of an abandoned daughter’s search for paternal affirmation
Sadie

Sadie

The Lyric’s production of David Ireland’s bleak drama drips with menace and black humour
The Musician: A Horror Opera for Children

The Musician: A Horror Opera for Children

Part of 2021 Belfast Children’s Festival, Conor Mitchell’s horror opera for children is a threatening prequel to the Grimm Brothers’ legend The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Before You Go

Before You Go

Unspoken family connections emerge from both sides of the grave in this online three-hander from Irish theatre company Kabosh
Choreographer Meseret Yirga: 'My new centre is using dance to transform lives'

Choreographer Meseret Yirga: 'My new centre is using dance to transform lives'

Ethiopia’s first female contemporary dance choreographer Meseret Yirga is on the cusp of opening her own dance centre. Yirga and her mentors tell The Stage about what it will mean for the community in Addis Ababa
Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival goes online, uniting audiences with a wide-ranging programme of carefully chosen work
Denouement

Denouement

In spite of the limitations of the medium, this apocalyptic new play draws us into the final hours of a long conjoined life
Alice – A Virtual Theme Park

Alice – A Virtual Theme Park

Web-based theme park adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland from Big Telly Theatre Company and Creation Theatre
Northern Ireland and Covid-19: 'England-centric, unrepresentative DCMS taskforces won’t cut it'

Northern Ireland and Covid-19: 'England-centric, unrepresentative DCMS taskforces won’t cut it'

Northern Ireland’s arts sector has remained resilient in the face of Covid-19, with artists and organisations pulling together to ensure its survival. Jane Coyle speaks to the creatives who are continuing to back homegrown talent
Operation Elsewhere

Operation Elsewhere

Irish myth clashes with green-screen wizardry in Big Telly Theatre Company’s fun piece of quarantine ‘game theatre’
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