In the News

A new tune for an old establishment

“The National Concert Hall’s new chief executive wants a recital hall, a rethink of the concert programme and will oversee an update of the venue, writes MICHAEL DERVAN
Friday, June 10, 2011

Treading water . . . and the boards

“Many arts organisations are facing deep cuts, but what happens when your funding is axed completely? ARMINTA WALLACE spends a day at Dublin’s Focus Theatre to find out how they keep afloat on a tiny budget”
Monday, June 6, 2011

Can Irish dramatists tackle the big questions again?

“Ireland is full of ambitious playwrights. But it has been rare for them to take aim at the Establishment, even with society in the throes of collective madness. Can our national despair now produce the public theatre that prosperity and smugness discarded, asks FINTAN O’TOOLE , who has just made a documentary on the subject”
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thomas Hampson: a man obsessed by Mahler

“Hampson and Mahler go together like Callas and Verdi. So what’s the American baritone to do when the music stops?”
TOM SERVICE. Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shakepeare’s rattle and roll: music at the Globe theatre

“By ‘underscoring’ its plays with music, is Shakespeare’s Globe giving audiences a fresh emotional experience – or robbing them of history?”
NICK SHAVE. Thursday, June 9, 2011