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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: First Love – O’ Reilly Theatre, Dublin

Director: Michael Colgan Writer: Samuel Beckett Reviewer: Liam Harrison Michael Colgan’s most recent collaboration with Barry McGovern sees them take on Samuel Beckett’s 1946 ‘novella’ First Love, a short tale of love, loss and constipation. First Love follows a current trend of adapting Beckett’s prose for stage – Lisa Dwan is currently playing No’s Knife in London’s Old Vic – ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: These Rooms – 85/86 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin

Directors: David Bolger &Louise Lowe Reviewer: Laura Marriott ANU have returned to Dublin Theatre Festival with an immersive live theatre performance created in collaboration with CoisCéim Dance Theatre Group. Together they have created These Rooms a truly unique experience that incorporates film, dance, visual art and theatre. ANU often tackle the history of Ireland. Recent years have given them ample ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Alien Documentary – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creator: Una McKevitt Reviewer: Clara Mallon The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe is one of life’s largest and most profound mysteries. It is a question that has vexed mankind for centuries. So when Una McKevitt’s Alien Documentary was programmed as part of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival, there is an expectation that perhaps one ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Wishful Beginnings – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: VERK Produksjoner Theatre Company Reviewer: Laura Marriott Wishful Beginnings is an unusual performance piece to be included in the Dublin Theatre Festival; it coming across more as performance art than necessarily a piece of theatre. Created by Norwegian Theatre Company VERK Wishful Beginnings opens with an intentionally awkward conversation between a woman stood on one side of the audience ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Seagull – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Director: Annie Ryan Writer: Anton Chekhov (revised by Annie Ryan and Michael West) Reviewer: Liam Harrison   Anton Chekhov's The Seagull explores the tension between established and experimental drama, the old and the new, embodying it in a conflict between parent and child. The first twist in Michael West and Annie Ryan’s new version is to change Konstantin to Constance ...

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The Nest – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Ian Rickson Writer: Franz Xaver Kroetz, in a new translation by Conor McPherson Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey As the expectant parents Kurt (Laurence Kinlan) and Martha (Caoifhlionn Dunne) tot up the costs of having a baby, listing the numerous ‘must have’ but superfluous accoutrements that will have to be hauled around, there is an air of the sitcom couple about ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Death At Intervals – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: José Saramago (translator Margaret Jull Costa) Adaptor: KellieHughes Director: KellieHughes Reviewer: David Keane In an unnamed land death no longer exists. People age and become ill but they do not die. Death, it seems, is conducting a little experiment. The effect of this is at first lauded as a miracle but the reality soon sets in. No hospital beds, ...

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