Abbey Theatre

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has won in four categories at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, including best play for David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue. Co-produced with the...

With 26 scenes and 40-plus characters, Marina Carr’s tremendously ambitious adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina feels rather crowded. It’s probably best thought of...

Less than a fifth of writers at top Irish theatres since 2006 have been women, according to new research. Figures released by gender equality campaign Waking...

Fiach Mac Conghail is a man with a mission. Certainly, no figure in Irish theatre over the past quarter-century has ranged so widely or...

Rural touring company Pentabus has appointed Sophie Motley as its new artistic director. She replaces Elizabeth Freestone, who announced her departure earlier this year and...

New guidelines on gender equality by Dublin’s Abbey Theatre have been described as “a momentous step forward” in achieving equal employment opportunities for women...

Fiach Mac Conghail, director of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, spoke for many when he described Anita Reeves, who has died aged 68, as “one of...

It’s tempting to think that when The Wake premiered at the Abbey Theatre in 1998, playwright Tom Murphy was trying to put Ireland’s 20th-century...

Has the performance begun? The chattering auditorium grows wearily silent as a figure onstage gives an occasional cough. This false-start sets the tone –...
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