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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Crisis Meeting – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Bjarni Jónsson Director: Friðgneir Einarsson Reviewer: Saoirse Anton During Crisis Meeting, one of the performers tells the audience that “Simplicity is very complicated.” This line, in a few different ways, encapsulates the production quite effectively. Inviting the audience to share in their experiences, working methods, and arts council application process, the three members of Kriðpleir Theatre Group decide to ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Helen and I – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Maedbh McHugh Director: Annanbelle Comyn Reviewer: Sarah Hoover The heat is on in Helen and I, a Druid world premiere by new playwright Meadhbh McHugh, and so is the pressure. Sisters Lynn and Helen set up camp in their childhood home to nurse their father in his final days, and on the sunken stage-in-the-round the pressure continues to increase ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Sean Holmes andStef O’Driscoll Reviewer: Liam Harrison Filter’s playfully chaotic A Midsummer Night’s Dream aims to be cleverly creative enough with Shakespeare’s script to please Shakespeareans, while shaken up enough for those with less fond memories of schooldays Shakespeare. It is a performance which is heavy on the laughs, often summoned by Oberon, dressed like a ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Low Lying – Spencer Dock, Dublin

Creators and Directors: Robbie Blake, Jessie Keenan and Ciara McKeon Reviewer: Sarah Hoover The actor walking us from Spencer Dock LUAS stop to a secret location frames the production with a direction to be aware of public and private spaces. Low Lying, a movement/sound/space performance, investigates the histories and uses of public and private spaces, the ways they are funded ...

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Writers: Jeda de Brí &Finbarr Doyle Director: Jeda de Brí Reviewer: Liam Harrison The wedding is a week away and a couple of twenty-somethings are hungover on a Sunday in Jeda de Brí and Finbarr Doyle’s Tryst. Video games, hair of the dog and wedding decor seem to be the plan for the day until maid of honour Rachel (Clodagh ...

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