Brian Friel

Michael Coveney: who on earth can play Dewey if Alex Brightman doesn't?
Critic Michael Coveney reports back from New York on School of Rock, Hamilton and Al Pacino
Donmar Warehouse announces spring season
The season will include two world premieres and a revival of Brian Friel's Faith Healer
Michael Coveney pays tribute to Irish dramatist Brian Friel
The playwright was a deeply private and genuinely modest man
Irish playwright Brian Friel dies aged 86
Friel was the author of plays such as Dancing at Lughnasa and Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Three Days in the Country (National Theatre, Lyttelton)
Mark Gatiss and John Simm star in Patrick Marber's adaptation of Turgenev's A Month in the Country
Niamh Cusack: The Rehearsal has given me a taste for playing bitches
Cusack stars alongside Edward Bennett, Katherine Kingsley and Jamie Glover in the acclaimed Chichester Festival production
Ballyturk (NT Lyttelton)
'This could be Beckett as a noisy silent movie'
Brian Friel's Fathers and Sons is a 'deeply satisfying mix'
By Alexandria Pliskaner
Lyndsey Turner's production starring Seth Numrich, Anthony Calf and Joshua James, opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night
Fathers and Sons (Donmar Warehouse)
Brian Friel's 1987 Turgenev adaptation is revived by Lyndsey Turner
Michael Coveney: The joys of touring with Friel and Rutter, O'Casey restored, Edna Doré remembered
In his weekly blog Michael Coveney reflects on revivals of two great Irish dramas and the passing of acclaimed character actress Edna Doré