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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Polar Night – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Nadine Flynn and Aaron Stapleton Director: Aaron Stapleton Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Set in an undisclosed town in Northern Europe where the sun ceases to shine in winter, Polar Night explores the impact of darkness on one dysfunctional family. Rose (Myrn Devaney) hasn't seen her mother Helen (Noelle Brown) in ten years. Arriving on her doorstep in the depth of ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Close to the Sun – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Philip Doherty Director: Stephen Darcy Reviewer: Laura Marriott Is it ever possible to outrun your past? The play begins with a story. Three workmen with Irish accents introduce the audience to an old Irish curse. A family have been plagued by alcohol, devotion so deep it turns in on itself, the dark thoughts of jealousy and confusion and the ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: From All Sides – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Lee Coffey Director: Aaron Monaghan Reviewer: David Keane Two couples begin to tell their tales of modern life and love in a fast paced and fun manner. As the couples attend their respective nights out the humour quickly fades when it becomes apparent that these relationships are anything but fun. At least not anymore. From All Sides explores domestic ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writers: Emma O’Grady and Paddy O'Grady Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Characteristic of the Fringe Festival, this is a difficult piece to pin down. It is part reminiscence about the performer’s grandfather, Paddy; part performance of some of his lost works; and part playing of his own voice, recorded in his latter months, detailing certain moments in his life. However, the most ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Everything Not Saved – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Devised by: MALAPROP with Dylan Coburn Gray Director: Claire O’Reilly Reviewer: Laura Marriott Everything Not Saved is this year’s Fringe Festival presentation from MALAPROP theatre company. In 2015 they were awarded Spirit of Fringe award for LOVE+ so expectations are high for their new show. They tackle the big subjects through three very different scenes. As the play begins a ...

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