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On. Pulse. – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creator: Lucia Kickham Choreographer: Lucia Kickham in collaboration with the performers Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy “How do we measure and store time in our bodies? What happens if these processes become fragmented?” These are the questions that Lucia Kickham interrogates in this piece of dance theatre. On. Pulse. is a triple bill of new dance work, which works with the ...

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Yeats Besotted – Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt, Dublin

Writer: Cathal Quinn Director: Cathal Quinn Reviewer: Laura Marriott “Poets should never marry. The world should thank me for not marrying you.” William Butler Yeats is a man who in Ireland needs little introduction. Even decades after his death the slightest new titbit or revelation generates a buzz of media interest and his writing is taught to every Irish student. ...

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All That We Found Here – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Donagh Humphreys Director: Sarah Bradley Reviewer: Laura Marriott All That We Found Here opens in the living room of a mansion house. Everything in this room has been chosen for its style, for the image it projects to others, and for its price tag. Against the back wall are bookshelves full of hardback classic philosophy texts, an open fireplace, ...

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Falling Out of Standing – Festival House, Dublin

Creators: David Bolger, Louise Lowe, and Owen Boss Reviewer: Sarah Hoover The installation, a 'legacy' of the ANU and Cois Céim Dance Theatre production, These Rooms (2016), is evocative of the original performance but also textures the themes of that performance with its own layers of emotion and meaning. The installation, create by Owen Boss, uses the peeling, patched wallpaper and ...

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Collected Stories – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Donald Margulies Director: Aoife Spillane - Hinks Reviewer: Laura Marriott Collected Stories began its short run at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre this evening and closed to a standing ovation and multiple curtain calls. This two-handed play, written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, was delivered excellently by actors Brid Ni Neachtain and Maeve Fitzgerald. Tonight’s success is not surprising ...

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Fizzy Drinks With Two Straws – Theatre Upstairs, Dublin

Writer: Joyce Dignam Directors: Joyce Dignam and Meabh Hennelly Reviewer: Laura Marriott Tea + Toast Theatre Company are presenting their entertaining short play Fizzy Drinks With Two Straws at Dublin’s Theatre Upstairs. The play previously premiered at Smock Alley Theatre’s Scene and Heard Festival, which gives theatre makers the chance to present and workshop new writing. It is interesting to ...

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Vampirella – Smock Alley, Dublin

Director: Conor Hanratty Composer: Siobhan Cleary Librettist: Katy Hayes Conductor: Andrew Synnott Reviewer: Laura Marriott The world premiere of Opera Briefs 2017 production of Vampirella took place this evening in the main stage of Smock Alley Theatre. This work by composer Siobhan Cleary is the result of a creative partnership between the Royal Irish Academy of Music and The Lir ...

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The Eurydice Project – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Joanna Crawley Director: Lee Wilson Composer: Jane Deasy Choreographer: Monika Bieniek Reviewer: Laura Marriott Project Arts Centre is hosting a radical retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth: The Eurydice Project. This time the story is told from Eurydice’s perspective. In the original myth she was an oak nymph, a child of Apollo, who wed the adoring musician Orpheus. ...

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