Discovering hidden depths

David Hennessy talks to actor Michael Smiley about working with Jude Law on Black Sea, a role he dedicates to his father who was submariner “My whole performance was a homage to my dad,” says Belfast [...]

The Fallen woman

David Hennessy talks to Aisling Franciosi about working with Gabriel Byrne, Ken Loach and why her character in BBC’s The Fall is being “such a bitch”… [...]

Theatre Review: First Love

Conor Lovett grips his audience for a full 80 minute dialogue depicting Samuel Beckett's dark comedy of a homeless man's infatuation with a prostitute [...]

Theatre review: Howie the Rookie

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor delivers an unforgettable masterclass in acting, performing an 80 minute monologue in Mark O'Rowe's gripping north Dublin farce [...]

Looking back, and forward

David Hennessy talks to country singing star Dominic Kirwan about what has changed in his 25 years in the business [...]

Standby preview: Waiting in the wings

David Hennessy talks to Rob and Ronan Burke, the directors of romantic comedy Standby that stars the youngest of the Gleeson acting dynasty [...]

Making Hayes

David Hennessy chats to Tipperary singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes about moving to London, becoming a mother and her new album that reflects on mortality [...]

Hatred on both sides

Theatre review of Walking Through the Wire, by Gary Kittle, which explores homophobia on both sides of the second world war. [...]

Striking Gold

David Hennessy talks to the actor David Wilmot about those controversial comments by his director on The Guard and Calvary, John Michael McDonagh [...]

Back to where it all began

Playwright and director Mark O’Rowe on his play Howie the Rookie's return to London, where it premiered back in 1999, and working with Tom Vaughan Lawlor [...]

Family affairs

We review Dilated Theatre's Kafka v Kafka - an intriguing production based on Franz Kafka’s A Letter to My Father [...]

Being Human

David Hennessy talks to singer-songwriter Marc O'Reilly about his current UK tour [...]

Gossip girl

Aoibhinn McGinnity, who plays Nidge's wife Trish in Love/Hate, is in a new rom com. She tells us all about splitting filming between London and Dublin [...]

Emigration songs

Cavan songstress Lisa O’Neill chats about her emigration themed music, Meteor Choice nomination and why she fears she would have no space to wonder in London [...]

In full Bloom

Folk singer Luka Bloom talks about balancing head and heart, his tribute to victims of a tragic bus crash and why he is so critical of U2’s iTunes giveaway [...]

Life is Duff

Singer Mary Duff talks about 27 years performing with Daniel O’Donnell, how she started in music and how Garth Brooks helped her style her hair for a show [...]

Rookie moves

We speak to Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, the actor behind Love/Hate's Nidge, about his one man show and how it could introduce theatre to a whole new audience. [...]

In the name of the father

Tim Wheeler, frontman of Ash, tells David Hennessy about his new solo debut album in which he deals with his late father’s battle with dementia [...]

Escape from the country

5 stars By David Hennessy Coolatully, the new play from Kerry playwright Fiona Doyle and winner of the Papatango New Writing prize, addresses the topic of a nation losing a generation to emigration and suicide, with [...]

Walking the walk

We speak to Dingle-based five piece 'Walking on Cars' who look set to be the next Irish band to make a name for themselves in the UK [...]

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