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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Riot – Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square, Dublin

Writers: Emmet Kirwan, Panti Bliss Directors: Phillip McMahon, Jennifer Jennings Composer: Alma Kelliher Choreography: Suzanne Cleary, Peter Harding Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Imagine you have landed inside the whirring, vivacious minds of some of the best and brightest artists and activists in the city. Now imagine that has been amplified and condensed into one 90 minute multidisciplinary spectacular, and then add ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Hostel 16 – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Fionnuala Gygax Director: Raymond Keane Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy Using an ensemble of white Irish actors to convey the injustices of the Irish Direct Provision system should not work. However, in Fionnuala Gygax’s Hostel 16 it does. The interesting question for this reviewer (a white Irish woman) is why? Has Gygax hit on an uncomfortable truth? Is it more ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Megalomaniac – The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.

Writer &Director: Maud Hendricks Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy Theatrical responses to the Syrian migrant crisis are coming in thick and fast in this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival and Megalomaniac presented by Outlandish Theatre Platform is a unique contribution to this narrative. Noor (Iman Aoun) is a Palestinian/Syrian immigrant to Ireland who has just completed her ‘naturalisation’ ceremony to become ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Animalia – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Ian Toner Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: David Keane The so-called “best years of our lives” are thrown under the microscope in Ian Toner’s Animalia, which explores the vicious world of prepubescent schoolgirls in Dublin. Opening with a schoolyard food fight the pace is set to maximum and these little ladies are anything but. The stakes are high when it ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: To Hell in a Handbag – Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt, Dublin

Writers: Helen Norton and Jonathan White Reviewer: Laura Marriott “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde To Hell in a Handbag explores the, until now, secret lives of Canon Chasuble (Jonathan White) and Miss Prism (Helen Norton), two fringe characters from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Miss Prism is best known ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Longing Lasts Longer – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Penny Arcade Reviewer: Emma Flynn “I make art you can use”, Penny Arcade roars from the aisle at nobody in particular. “If I was a man doing this you would consider me a comedic genius, but because I'm a woman I'm a bleach blonde slab.” There are fifteen minutes prior to Arcade taking to the stage where she delivers ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Eggsistentialism – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Joanne Ryan Reviewer: Laura Marriott Meet Joanne. It is the morning after her 35th birthday and she is hungover. Deflecting calls from her mother she has started to question the life she is living. Spurred on by her fathers’ recent death and her milestone birthday she realises that her fertility has an expiry date that is fast approaching but ...

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