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NEWS: One thing more on gender imbalance in Irish arts

By Saoirse Anton “This is what collaborative feminist power looks like and it is a powerful, playful and inclusive thing.” In just one succinct sentence Sarah Durcan, general manager of Science Gallery International, and a member of the Waking the Feminists group, summed up the atmosphere in the Abbey Theatre today [14 November 2016] at Waking The Feminists’ One Thing More. On ...

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Sherlock Holmes & The Hound of Baskervilles – Kildare Street Hotel, Dublin

Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation: Alice Coghlan Director: Alice Coghlan Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy The popularity of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's enigmatic Sherlock Holmes shows no sign of waning. This popularity makes Wonderland Theatre's adaptation of The Hound of Baskervilles a clever choice for Dublin audiences. The company offers their unique take on the 'Dinner and a Show' model, simultaneously ...

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Honest – Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Dublin

Writer: DC Moore Director: David Horan Reviewer: Laura Marriott Is honesty always the best policy? Meet Dave. A frustrated civil servant surrounded by bureaucratic incompetence and hypocrisy. We step into Dave’s life as he seems to be entering some sort of existential crisis. Lying, he argues, is a part of life and it is only the less pleasant or caring ...

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Heresy – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Composer: Roger Doyle Director: Eric Fraad Reviewer: Laura Marriott Heresy is a remarkable electronic opera from dramaturg and composer Roger Doyle. In his first outing as composer Doyle has created a unique work that is inspired by the life and works of Renaissance figure Giordano Bruno. The Italian Dominican friar is best remembered for his cosmological theories which included, among ...

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Venom So Sweet – Theatre Upstairs, Dublin

Writer: Roger Gregg Director: James O’Connor Reviewer: Laura Marriott ‘My name is Legion, for we are many.’ Dublin’s Theatre Upstairs has been much missed during its period of renovation. It has come back strong with this powerful and startling first performance of Venom So Sweet. In the centre of the stage stands the outline of what could be a cage. ...

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Green and Blue – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Laurence McKeown Director: Paula McFeteridge Reviewer: Marina Ní Dhubháin Security force members are notoriously private. Particularly so when the professional role involves long-term, sustained exposure to life-threatening events. Of those individuals who spent the period of The Troubles policing the international border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, very little is known. This makes the new production Green and Blue ...

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All Washed Up – The New Theatre, Dublin

Creators: Rosebuds Theatre Company Creative Director: Lorna Costello Reviewer: Laura Marriott ‘Home is not always where it is supposed to be’. All Washed Up has opened for its debut at Dublin’s The New Theatre. The staging has been fully utilised. A bed sits on one side, a table and chest of drawers opposite. At the back a book case and ...

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BABORÓ: The Shape of Things – Mick Lally Theatre, Galway

Creators: Allie Cohen &Marc Mac Lochlainn Composer: Miguel Barcelo Directors: Allie Cohen &Marc Mac Lochlainn Reviewer: Sarah O'Toole Branar Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Scottish-based Starcatchers, provide a beguiling experience for both early years audiences and their parents as part of this year’s Baboró children’s theatre festival. Greeted by our two performers, Saras Feijóo and Helen Gregg, in the foyer, the audience ...

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