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Abbey Theatre Will Mark 120 Years of the National Theatre of Ireland With New Body of Work

The Abbey Theatre Co-Directors, Artistic Director Caitríona McLaughlin, and Executive Director Mark O'Brien have announced details of a new body of work to mark 120 years since the co-founding of Ireland's national theatre by Lady Gregory and WB Yeats.

Review: PORTIA COUGHLAN, Almeida Theatre

Marina Carr’s award-winning play returns to London directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring Conversations with Friends starlet Alison Oliver (who trod the same boards earlier this year in Women, Beware the Devil). A compelling analysis of toxic dysfunction and female pain, Portia Coughlan is a jarring family drama shackled by tragedy. It propels Oliver into theatre stardom. 

SUNSET BOULEVARD Leads Our Top Ten West End Shows for October

The West End is bursting with amazing shows this October. The stars are out: Nicole Scherzinger, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Kenneth Branagh, Giles Terera and Joseph Fiennes are just some of the actors treading the boards of the capital this month.

FANGIRLS, MINORITY REPORT, and More Set For Lyric Hammersmith's Spring/Summer 2024 Season

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced its Spring/Summer 2024 Season, opening April 2024 with Minority Report. Learn more about the full season and how to get tickets here!

Cast Set For PORTIA COUGHLAN at the Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre has announced the full cast for Carrie Cracknell’s production of Marina Carr’s Portia Coughlan. 

PORTIA COUGHLAN and KING LEAR Come to the Almeida Theatre in 2023/24

The Almeida Theatre has announced two new productions for 2023/24. Learn more about the upcoming shows here!

Indhu Rubasingham Steps Down As Artistic Director Of Kiln Theatre

Kiln Theatre has announced that Indhu Rubasingham will step down as Artistic Director of the company, leaving early 2024, having led the company for over a decade.

GIRL ON AN ALTAR Comes to the Abbey Theatre

What do you do in a marriage when you can’t stay and you can’t go, as love finds a way to persist despite the direst of circumstances? This is a fundamental question, to which there is no right answer, of Irish playwright, Marina Carr’s Girl on an Altar. 

Ruth Negga, Katy Davis & More to Star in 2022-23 Transatlantic Commissions Program Readings

Irish Repertory Theatre and Fishamble: The New Play Company announced additional casting for the west coast dates for the inaugural readings of their first collaboration, the 2022-23 Transatlantic Commissions Program.

Pro Rata Presents BY THE BOG OF CATS

Theatre Pro Rata is producing By the Bog of Cats written by Marina Carr at The Crane Theater this March under the direction of Amber Bjork.

Ruth Wilson Will Appear as Part of Young Vic's New Season

Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson will star in the internationally acclaimed epic The Second Woman – one woman, one scene, one hundred men, one electrifying 24-hour performance.

Review: THE MAI at Irish Classical Theatre

A modern day memory play  of sorts with influences of Greek mythology may be one way to describe THE MAI,  now playing at Irish Classical Theatre. Never a company to shy away from complex topics, the drama that is unfolding challenges the viewer in a myriad of ways.

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr to Become Artistic Director of Village Theatre

The Edlavitch DCJCC has announced that Adam Immerwahr, Theater J’s Artistic Director since December 2015, will be departing in July to be the Artistic Director of Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA.

Village Theatre Announces New Leadership With New Artistic Director and First-Ever Managing Director

Village Theatre announces Adam Immerwahr (Washington DC’s Theater J) as its next Artistic Director and Laura Lee (Seattle’s ArtsWest) as its first-ever Managing Director.

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival Lights Up The Town in July

Tipperary's version of the Circus is Coming to Town.  Clonmel Junction Arts Festival arrives in Clonmel from July 1st to 10th.  The Junction Dome, a temporary performance structure for theatre, literature, and more, comes alive.  It takes over empty retail spaces; and sparks conversations on how to creatively enhance a regional town through the arts.

Zadie Smith's THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN to Return to Kiln Theatre Ahead of US Transfer at American Repertory Theater

With Girl on an Altar by Marina Carr running and Zodwa Nyoni’s The Darkest Part of the Night in rehearsals, Kiln Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announced the return of Zadie Smith’s The Wife of Willesden to the venue, running from 14 December to 28 January.

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival Returns This Summer

The main hub will be the Junction Festival Dome. This wonderful structure will be at Kickham Barracks, familiar to regional audiences from Clonmel’s In The Open Faoin Spéir projects, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Waterford Spraoi’s PRISM.

BWW Review: GIRL ON AN ALTAR, Kiln Theatre

The Greeks seem to be trending at the moment. Last year TikTok went mad for Madeline Miller’s book Song of Achilles, Ivo van Hove brought his mash-up of myths to the Barbican at the start of the month, and the Almeida’s latest project is being compared to a Greek masterpiece. London seems to be in a blood-thirsty mood these days and now the Kiln joins in.

Photos: First Look at GIRL ON AN ALTAR, Opening Tonight at Kiln Theatre

Annabelle Comyn directs Nina Bowers (Cassandra), Daon Broni (Aegisthus), Jim Findley (Tyndareus), Kate Stanley Brennan (Cilissa), David Walmsley (Agamemnon) and Eileen Walsh (Clytemnestra). 

Clonmel Junction Festival 2022 Announces Line-up

Tipperary's version of the Circus is Coming to Town. Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, arrives in Clonmel from July 1st to 10th. 


Marina Carr has written 2 shows including Woman and Scarecrow (Playwright), Portia Coughlan (Playwright).

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