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Another Way – The Cockpit Theatre, London

Music/lyrics: Benedict Book: Sarah Henley, Tori Allen-Martin Director: Bo Boland Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] Another Way is a new British musical, of sorts, but unusual in that it takes the songs of an emerging singer-songwriter (Benedict - that's all you're getting. Like Cher, or Tulisa. Deal with it) and weaves them together with an original book. You can see why ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Beowulf: The Blockbuster! – Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Bryan Burroughs Director: David Horan Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating: 5.0] ‘You can take whatever meaning you want from stories’ is an idea put forward in Bryan Burroughs one man show, Beowulf: The Blockbuster! In this beautifully crafted and performed work many stories are mentioned, from Star Wars, Superman, Indiana Jones, Bruce Lee and the classic hero of the title, ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Small Plastic Wars – Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Pat McGrath Director: Alan King Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating: 5.0] The serious business of plastic model making enthusiasts is the focus of Pat McGrath’s new one-man show. What seems at the outset like a quirky piece becomes a very human tale of one man’s struggle not only with small plastic pieces getting lost in the carpet and the pressures ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Porous – 2 Scarlet Row, Dublin.

Presented by: Anu Productions Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.0] There is something truly thrilling about being part of something, being part of a resistance. Anu Productions’ Fringe performance of Porous gives its audience the opportunity to do just that, but how many will take them up on their offer? One of 13 in its series, this is a production that ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: In Dog Years I’m Dead, The New Theatre – Dublin

Writer: Kate Heffernan Director: Maisie Lee Musical Director: Tom Lane Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating: 4.5] A new play is always a good thing. When that play turns out to have a naturalness and genuine warmth, while not always taking the obvious road, it makes it all the better. Kate Heffernan’s new play In Dog Years I’m Dead is a winning ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: How to be a Lad(y) – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.

Presented by: Ponybois Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:2.0] The energy of the How to be a Lad(y) cast is certainly not something that can be denied as the Ponybois group deliver a camp feast of dance, music, and humour in a “gender-bending” exploration of what it means to be a lad(y). Immediately the audience is confronted with a, mostly, all ...

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