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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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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Tryst – The Lir, Dublin

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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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Unsuitable – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creator: Tumble Circus Reviewer: Grace Byrne This magnificent performance is packed with fun and features spectacular circus acts that leave the audience holding their breath at the possible danger the performers place themselves in. The sheer physicality and strength of the performers leave the audience in awe. The pure beauty of the bodies of the performers show that they are ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Performance About a Woman – Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt, Dublin

Creator: Liz Peterson Reviewer: Clara Mallon Performance about A Woman comes to the Bewleys Café Theatre as part of this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. As a favourite of Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival 2015, there is an air of anticipation attached to this international act. As we enter the quaint theatre, we take our places on cushions scattered throughout the performance ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Coast – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Tracy Martin Director: Tracy Martin Reviewer: David Keane In an Irish seaside town four people with, apparently, very different lives begin to tell their stories. Carol (Camille Lucy Ross) tends to the every need to her dementing mother and is rapidly losing her patience. Gerry (Donncha O’Dea) is an alcoholic loner with only his faithful dog as a companion, ...

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