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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Breaks – Smock Alley, Dublin

Director: Louisa Sanfey Reviewer: Saoirse Anton “Females have been insulted, as it were; and while they have been stripped of the virtues that should clothe humanity, they have been decked with artificial graces, that enable them to exercise a short lived tyranny.” - Mary Wollstonecraft This quote comes to mind upon watching Breaks, a production based on the true story ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Age of Transition – Peacock, Dublin

Creator: Aoife McAtamney Reviewer: Laura Marriott Age of Transition is a dance concert featuring Aoife McAtamney as star and singer, three dancers, and three musicians. The production hopes to explore different phases of love through the means of sound and movement. McAtamney sings seven self-penned songs that take the audience into a story of love and wondering. One highlight is ...

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LIVERPOOL LAUGHS: Pearl Kelly-Ince – Cue Comedy

Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in- cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Pearl Kelly-Ince tells us about her showCue Comedy, which she will be performing at Espresso Tlus.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Teenage angst, of the cup-half- full variety. Is this your first visit to the ...

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LIVERPOOL LAUGHS: Edward Aczel – Foreign Policy

Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Edward Aczel tells us about his show Foreign Policy, which he will be performing at Funny Looking Fringe at 81 Renshaw Street.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? It's a show where I wing it on Foreign ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Override – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Stacey Gregg Director: Sophie Motley Reviewer: Liam Harrison Is it possible to ‘be more natural than nature’? Is this a bullshit commercial soundbite or a genuine scientific aspiration to constantly better ourselves through technological discoveries? Before Stacey Gregg’s Override opens, a screen above the stage displays a montage of clips showing different kinds of bodily enhancements. From football-throwing bionic ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Glowworm – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Nieboer Director: Davey Kelleher Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Zelle De Brulle is different, she knows that, and for the most part, she is happy as she is. She contentedly catches and studies her insects, follows in the footsteps of her eccentric uncle William Charles Bugboy De Brulle, and is rarely ever noticed by her Oxborough schoolmates. However, one evening, ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: This Beach – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creators: Brokentalkers Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy The critically acclaimed Brokentalkers theatre company bring their new production This Beach to the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. This challenging performance is the company’s response to the current migrant crisis facing Europe as a result of conflict in the Middle East. Essentially a satirical challenge to the all too prevalent canon of ‘white-saviourism’ that ...

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