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Just Here – Bewley’s Café Theatre @Powerscourt, Dublin

Writer: Eugene O’Brien Director: Charlie Bonner Reviewer: David Keane Award winning playwright and screenwriter Eugene O’ Brien’s latest offering comes in the form of a one man piece, Just Here. This brief tale takes places in the small apartment of a loner named John in the Baggot Street area of Dublin. John (Daniel Reardon) lives alone and likes it that ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Night Alive – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Conor McPherson Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty As the play opens, we witness a strange encounter. In what appears to be a gritty, cluttered living room Tommy the main protagonist, is leading a woman he has just met to the bathroom so she can clean up. This is the beginning of an unusual relationship, the fruit of a ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: I’m Your Man – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Music and Lyrics: Mark Palmer Director: Phillip McMahon Reviewer: Liam Harrison I’m Your Man’s billing claims that it explores “a love that you always felt and never believed possible” and all the fears and inner demons that go along with it. Unfortunately, the show – a mix of theatre and music – does not transcend this tone of superficial gravitas, ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Overshadowed – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Eva O’Connor Director: Hildegard Ryan Reviewer: David Keane Sunday’s Child Theatre, the team who brought the hugely successful My Name is Saoirse to last year’s Fringe, return this year with Overshadowed. While Saoirse dealt with pregnancy and coming of age, Overshadowed bravely faces the subject of eating disorders, namely anorexia. Imogen (Roseanna Lynch), once vibrant and full of life, ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Boy – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Séan Kennedy Musical Director: Thomas Kehoe Reviewer: David Keane Boy is a one-man musical performance written and performed by Séan Kennedy. It details his journey through life as a child in a family where domestic violence was the norm, which ultimately lead to a troubled upbringing. This journey is laid out in chronological order with Kennedy indicating his age ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Big Bobby. Little Bobby – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Camille Lucy Ross and Kelly Shatter Director: Kelly Shatter Reviewer: David Keane Living in her deceased grandmother’s old house Roberta (Camille Lucy Ross), known as Bobby, has recently tried to separate herself from the enmeshed relationship she inhabits with her alcoholic mother. In her attempt to do so, she has unwittingly given strength to her demonic inner child, personified ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Love + – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

  Devised by: Dylan Coburn Gray, Claire O'Reilly, Breffni Holahan, Maeve O'Mahony Director: Claire O’Reilly Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Telling the story of a woman and her personal robot with whom she has fallen in love, Love+ treads that delicate line between amusing and unsettling with great dexterity. Not reaching any definite conclusions about the relationship between robots and humans, this ...

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