at the Celtic Cafe

From the Abbey Theatre in Dublin to the Edinburgh International Festival, from Yeats to Wilde to Friel, the Celtic voice has had a lasting strength and resonance in world theatre.

Current Features

The Seafarer Four men, the Devil, and a card game at Howth Head
Pumpgirl Gwen Orel reviews the stirring new work by Abbie Spallen
The Pirate Queen

Gwen Orel reviews the new musical, based on the life of Grania (Grace) O'Malley

The Making of the Pirate Queen WLIW goes behind the scenes on Broadway!
Waiting for Godot Gate Theatre Dublin tour for the Beckett centenary
Port Authority Gwen Orel review of Conor McPherson's show
Juno Gwen Orel's review of Juno

Archived Features

Dancing at Lughnasa

Brian Friel's masterpiece

Brendan O'Carroll Playwright and author


Edinburgh International Festival

Scotland's legendary annual theatre festival

Abbey Theatre Dublin's great heritage theatre, founded in 1904
Clwyd Theatr Cymru Wales' principal live dramatic theatre venue
Minack Theatre, Cornwall A unique setting under the stars, by the sea
Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man A fully restored Victorian marvel, built in 1899