The theatre of Dead Centre has always been haunted: by the ghosts of Chekhov, Proust, Shakespeare, even, in Hamnet, Shakespeare’s son. So perhaps it’s a logical step that they have now given us a play performed by ghosts, or at least invisible actors.
Tue, 24 Sep, 2019
Sat, 19 Nov, 2016
THE question mark says it all in Ireland Shed a Tear?, Michael Collins’s dramatic response to the Carrickmines fire last year, in which 10 people, including five children, lost their lives, writes
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
Netflix subscribers now have access to two worthwhile music documentaries: Keith Richards: Under the Influence, in which the Rolling Stones guitarist talks about his new solo album and the sounds that have inspired him over the years; and Time Is Illmatic, the film that tells of Nas’s classic 1994 album, and his background in New York that gave rise to it.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
For a very literal answer, I would look to a spellbinding sequence from Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, a show by Australia’s Back to Back Theatre company that was one of several from Down Under during the Dublin Theatre Festival.
Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
Although their work could be mistaken for banal ‘postmodern’ parody, Irish theatre company Pan Pan have a seriousness that resists the jaded flippancy that often passes for subversion. So, while their bizarre take on Chekhov’s classic The Seagull is playful, daft, and ‘meta’, it’s also thrumming with something visceral and enigmatic, the sad, perhaps pointless passion of the human.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014