Shrek the Musical: Keeping a monster show on the road

Staging the box-office busting musical Shrek is a huge logistical challenge, writes Jo Kerrigan

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10 things you didn’t know about ’The Jazz’, brought to you by Guinness

We bring you some insider knowledge on the world-famous Jazz Festival.

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Artemis Fowl writer Eoin Colfer is going back to his roots

Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer was happy to switch to drama for a play in his hometown, writes Marjorie ...

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The Tuesday Poem: Silence in the garden

My father hid behind the newspaper

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Butterfly effect: Ellen Kent returns to Ireland with two new opera productions

Ellen Kent braved a war zone in her efforts to bring two marvellous operas to Ireland, writes Jo ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Five things to do this week

Five cool things to do from the world of arts, film and music this week

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TV watch: Not to be missed this week

SATURDAY
Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years BBC Two, 9pm

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Movie reviews: The Judge, The Best of Me and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Declan Burke casts his eye over the latest movie releases. 

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Books for children

The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, etc
by Diane and Chrystyan Fox
(Words ...

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Book: The Dark

The Dark
VM Giambanco
Quercus, €16.99; ebook, €7.24
Review: Roddy Brooks

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Book: The Monogram Murders

The Monogram Murders
Sophie Hannah
Harper Collins, €11.50
Review: Sarah Scoffin

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Book: Miss Carter’s War

Miss Carter’s War
Sheila Hancock
Bloomsbury, €15.99; ebook, €10.07
Review: ...

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Book: Only When I Laugh

By Paul Merton
Ebury, €14.99; ebook, €8.99
Review: Hannah Stephenson

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A sharp wit and a sassy attitude

Nora Ephron had effortless style and her steeliness was as impressive as her slick observations. Marjorie ...

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Laureate of yearning

Van Morisson’s incantations and repetitions, admonitions, yearnings and folk-music prove that ...

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Most delightfully evil book you wish you could read, but not now

Confessions
Kanae Minato
Translated by Stephen Snyder
Mulholland Books/Hodder, €13.40, ...

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Scene and Heard: Hozier’s ever rising star

MUSIC NEWS:

Hozier’s rise shows no bounds, with ...

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Signal, by John Stanmeyer   of VII Photo for National Geographic

Stunning pictures of truth and beauty at World Press Photo exhibition

As the World Press Photo exhibition opens in Ireland, Richard Fitzpatrick talks ...

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Hugh Bonneville has variety from Downton to Paddington

From Downton Abbey to Paddington Bear, Hugh Bonneville enjoys mixing it up, writes Susan Griffin.

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Take 5 with Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh was born in Boston but raised in Shrule, Co Mayo.

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