Last year was a great year for Irish theatre. The quality and variety of plays was very high, and (in Dublin) attendance remained good despite the state of the economy. Perhaps it's a sign of the vibrancy of our theatre that actors such as Brian Dennehy and Stockard Channing have come here to perform in recent times. At the same time, THEATREClub and the Fringe Festival offered new talents a chance to shine - and they certainly did. Ireland can expect 2011 to be another good year for theatre.
On Sunday 27th this success will be celebrated at the main awards ceremony of the year, the Irish Times Theatre Awards. (The event will be held in Vicar St.) Having seen several of the plays shortlisted I'll be interested to see the results.