The Front Row: RHA shows the west is awake
Leo Powell
There is much to look forward to this October in the arts, writes Leo Powell.
30 August 2023 Features
DruidO'Casey trilogy to thrill
It is worth moving heaven and earth to try to get a ticket for the DruidO’Casey trilogy of Irish classic plays. Leo Powell explains why
26 July 2023 Features
Women artists celebrated, but It Took a Century
A new exhibition, It Took a Century, reminds the world that female artists are a force to be reckoned with. Leo Powell writes.
The Front Row: London delights with West End rendition of Brokeback Mountain
How could this iconic story, made famous by the 2005 Ang Lee film, translate to the stage? Leo Powell explains why, for him, this West End production get a ten out of ten.
21 June 2023 Living Life
The Front Row: how to access a true classic
Leo Powell returns with a recommendation for a night at the theatre from the comfort of your own home.
17 May 2023 Living Life
The Front Row: In the Midst of Plenty goes nationwide
In The Front Row this week, Leo Powell is looking forward to a Roscommon production that is preparing to tour the country.
19 April 2023 Living Life
An opulently modern take on French classic is wowing audiences
In The Front Row this week, Leo Powell gives us the inside track on a critically acclaimed play that is touring countrywide.
22 March 2023 Living Life
The Front Row: a look at what is happening in the world of theatre for 2023
Leo Powell considers the theatrical highlight of 2022 and shares his highlights for the coming months.
18 January 2023 Living Life
The Front Row: transfixed by theatre
Leo Powell was recently named a director of dlr Mill Theatre in Dublin and saw a fantastic staging of Macbeth there.
26 October 2022 Living Life
Front Row: lots to see and do in Belfast
Leo Powell has a preview of the Belfast International Arts Festival, which is celebrating 60 years in 2022
5 October 2022 Living Life
The Front Row: a theatrical treat to return
Although Girl from the North Country has just finished its run in Dublin, it returns to the stage in Belfast early next year, and comes highly recommended by Leo Powell.
10 August 2022 Living Life
Theatre, music, visual art, literature all at the biggest arts festivals
Galway and Kilkenny are up against each other once again but this time it’s a battle of the arts as both cities host celebrated theatre ensembles and vie for the biggest crowds. Writes Leo Powell.
13 July 2022 Living Life