Brian Friel

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
Dancing at Lughnasa (Theatre By the Lake, Keswick)
By Stephen Longstaffe
Stephen Longstaffe sees a great version of this excellent Brian Friel play.
Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa opens new season at TBL, Keswick
The Brian Friel classic opens the Spring Season at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake
Wonderful Tennessee (Lyceum Theatre)
By Sophie Bush
Brian Friel's Wonderful Tennessee typically does not lack ambition but feels "clunky and over-loaded"