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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: It Folds – Peacock, Dublin

Creators: Brokentalkers and Junk Ensemble Reviewer: Saoirse Anton It Folds is a poignant, amusing, and tragic exploration of humanity. Presenting snapshots of people’s lives in a surreal manner with very real emotions, Brokentalkers and Junk Ensemble strike the delicate balance between tragedy and comedy that is ever-present in everyday life. This piece demands full engagement from its audience, the combination ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Rebel Rebel – Bewley’s Café Theatre @Powerscourt, Dublin

Creators: Aisling O’ Mara and Robbie O’ Connor Director: Louise Lowe Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Rebel Rebel(part of this year's Show in a Bag series)is an engaging and interesting snapshot of the 1916 Rising through the eyes of two of its participants, Helena Molony (Aisling O’Mara) and Sean Connolly (Robbie O’Connor). With nothing but a table and chair in the centre ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Grounded – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: George Brant Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Liam Harrison On the day Grounded has its opening night at the Tiger Dublin Fringe, the British defence secretary Michael Fallon reiterated his justification for using drone strikes after two British men fighting for Isis were killed. The immediate social relevance of George Brant’s monologue was given further impetus, as if any more ...

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Wannabe Popstar, XNTHONY, has announced his intention to represent Ireland at the next Eurovision Song Contest. The artist, turned popstar will seek the guidance of the public in selecting a song for the competition in a series of special performances, titledDouze, in Smock Alley as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. XNTHONY is making a comeback.Equipped with as many ...

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Language of the Mute – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Jack Harte Director: Liam Halligan Reviewer: David Keane Acclaimed writer Jack Harte makes his debut as a playwright with Language of the Mute, presented by Parthalonians Theatre Productions at The New Theatre. The play is inspired by Harte’s history of working with Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí, the founder of Coláiste na bhFiann, who was posthumously revealed to have abused those ...

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Dancing at Lughnasa – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Annabelle Comyn Writer: Brian Friel Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey In Dancing at Lughnasa Michael Evans (Charlie Bonner) reflects back on his childhood, sharing with the events of one summer in 1936. Born out of wedlock, he is raised by his mother and her four sisters in Donegal. The play explores the upheavals in the lives of the Mundy sisters as ...

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