Reasons to be cheerful: Chris McCormack finds Northern Ireland Opera’s production of Radamisto too optimistic in outlook.
Faeries, changelings, merrows and hawthorn trees: Chris McCormack dives into Irish folklore in Big Telly Theatre’s adaptation of Jane Talbot’s story collection.
A state of unbridled fury: Chris McCormack reviews Eva O’Connor’s new play about bitter enemies and unlikely friends.
The ferocious fires of Ireland’s culture wars: Chris McCormack reviews Emily Gillmor Murphy’s dark new three-hander at Dublin’s Theatre Upstairs.
Virtuosity hidden in the most allusive places: Chris McCormack is at Galway Theatre Festival to review Emma O’Grady’s unique solo show.
A body squirming in the gallows: Chris McCormack heads to Galway Theatre Festival to review Brick Wall Theatre’s production of Pierre Brault’s 1999 play.
Lessons woven from art history: Chris McCormack emerges, paint-splattered and perceptive, from Emma Jordan’s revival of John Logan’s 2009 play.
Shaking heaven to be heard: Chris McCormack is swept up in Brokentalkers’ politically charged, modern-day reimagining of the Passion Play.
Cowardly nostalgia: Chris McCormack lingers in the halcyon bliss of Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy.
How does epic love settle into lethargy? Chris McCormack reviews a radical retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth.
Is it all just dopamine? Chris McCormack reviews a revival of Lucy Prebble’s play about love and drugs.
Things haven’t changed greatly for Chekhov’s characters since last we saw them: Chris McCormack reviews Afterplay as part of the Beckett Friel Pinter festival.
A study of authoritarianism: Chris McCormack reviews the final play in the Gate Theatre’s Beckett Friel Pinter festival.
The National Theatre of Ireland goes self-reflexive: Chris McCormack reviews the homecoming of The Corn Exchange’s play about the founding of the Abbey Theatre.
Criticism and debate: Chris McCormack reviews Donald Margulies’s play about a writer and her pupil.