Reviews

25/07/2017
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Aaron Monaghan: Fighting Talk and Picking Parts

The Druid stalwart nearly gave up acting in the wake of DruidMurphy but he’s kept working to improve himself and his art. “It’s like sparring,” he […]
12/07/2017

Two Pints Review

The bar is a sanctuary, but we are all moving towards last orders. Roddy Doyle’s series finds skilful new shape in the Abbey’s pub-crawling two-hander. 
22/03/2017

Dublin By Lamplight

“It is not about the plays, it’s about the building!” So insists Willy Hayes, cofounder and resident playwright of the Irish National Theatre of Ireland, as […]
09/12/2016

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol review: ghosts of Christmas classic. The invention at the heart of this show makes it an excellent way to introduce the spookiest of […]
25/09/2016
The Beauty Queen of Leenane

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Old Elemental conflicts meet new pop-culture obsessions… so writes Peter Crawley of The Irish Times on Druid ’s new production of Martin McDonagh’s 1996 play The Beauty […]
14/07/2016

Waiting for Godot

If you are lucky enough to get a seat then I’m sure you too will be enthralled by the Druid Theatre‘s latest offering; Waiting for Godot. This production […]
28/06/2016

The Weir, Galway

The Weir remains Conor McPherson’s most admired play and it’s easy to see why. Set in a rural Irish pub on an evening when the regulars […]
25/06/2016

Artistic director Michael Colgan exits stage Gate after 33 years

A wonderful piece by Peter Crawley in the Irish Times on why Michael Colgan, outgoing artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin, has had towering successes […]
19/02/2016

Juno and the Paycock review: The jagged charm of an interrupted song

Mark O’Rowe’s stark production treats the the play almost as a documentary and cleverly casts against type.