Tuppence Middleton says her historical drama The Current War with Benedict Cumberbatch was, in its infancy, originally written as a musical. The biopic follows the cutthroat rivalry of electricity titans
The author recalls the faded charm and dreams of the Boomtown Rats’ hometown once visited by James Joyce and Oscar Wilde I grew up in Dún Laoghaire, pronounced either Doon Laira or Dun Leary, a coast seven
This is a bravura reimagining of the real-life relationship between Bram Stoker and two stars of the Victorian theatre The Irish writer Joseph O’Connor is still best known for his 2002 novel, Star of Sea,
‘I am very, very pleased,’ murmured Queen Victoria in 1895, when she dubbed Henry Irving, Britain’s first theatrical knight. He and Ellen Terry, who so often played opposite him, were international celebrities.