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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy – The Ark, Dublin

Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer Director: Andy Packer Reviewer: Monica Insinga Every year the Family Season of the Dublin Theatre Festival brings us some unexpected gem, and this year is no exception. Among a number of Australian productions, which are part of the international programme of the Festival, the Ark opens its doors to Slingsby Theatre Company’s multi-award winning production of The ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Spinning – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Deirdre Kinahan Director: Jim Culleton Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue In the post-show discussion, playwright Deirdre Kinahan described her latest play, Spinning, as being about an ‘old fashioned Irish man living in a contemporary world.’ Conor (Karl Shiels) is the man at the centre of the play, and his character’s descent, spinning out of control after one impulse decision, is ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Bailegangaire – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire continues with the second pieceBailegangaire on The Olympia Theatre stage. As soon as the play starts and the lights frame the figure of Marie Mullen’s Mommo sitting in her bed at the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Brigit – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of the Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire (they are in fact part of a trilogy with A Thief of a Christmas)directed by the majestic Garry Hynes, could be felt as a defining moment for the audience of the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Adishatz/Adieu – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Created by: Jonathan Capdeville Reviewer: Bryan Hogan Jonathan Cappivedille walks onto the stage in jeans, boots, and a grey hoody He has a can of pepsi in one hand and a microphone in the other. He begins a medley of Madonna songs, in which he not only imitates her intonations but also the riffs and the vocoder or auto-tune robotic ...

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