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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Samuel Beckett’s Fizzles in the City – 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Sarah Jane Scaife Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Samuel Beckett’s lesser known prose piece Fizzles takes the stage at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. Directed by Sarah Jane Scaife and presented by Company SJ as part of the wider series, ‘Beckett in the City’, Fizzles merges prose, theatre and multimedia in an enthralling performance. Scaife states that Company ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Bastard: A Family History – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writers: Oddie Braddell &James Walmsley Director: Megan Riordan Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Oddie Braddell’s one man exploration into the annals of his family history, takes its audience on an entertaining journey through the ages. As the audience makes their way into Project Arts Centre’s Cube, a fife and drum soundtrack accompanies the entrance. If this wasn’t the first hint at Braddell’s ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Dublin Old School – Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Emmet Kirwan Director: Phillip McMahon Reviewer: Clara Mallon Dublin Old School takes us on a dark yet humorous journey through inner city Dublin. The two actors (Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson) aided only by music and some smoke effects on the bare Bewley’s Café Theatre stage, manage to bring to life the very literal highs and lows of ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Brain Fleming Director: Raymond Keane Reviewer: Cormac O'Brien Brian Fleming’s A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade is a one-man show that mixes stand-up comedy, poetic monologue, traditional Irish music, audience participation, and video footage. Written and performed by Fleming, it recounts the story of how he became involved with New York City’s St. Pat’s For All Parade. The St ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Between Trees and Water – South Studios, Dublin

Director: Fiona McGeown Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Presented by Painted Bird Productions, Between Trees and Water is an innovative piece of theatre which tells the story of Bridie Kirk, a young girl who died from complications following an illegal abortion in Cork 1939. Comprised of a series of documented testimonials from the subsequent court case that followed her death, Between Trees ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: To Space – Science Gallery (Studio Space), Dublin

Writer: Niamh Shaw Director: Ronan Phelan Reviewer: Orna O' Connor To Space by Niamh Shaw, directed by Ronan Phelan is currently running as part of The Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival at The Science Gallery Studio Space, and it is a frustrating piece of theatre. This frustration arises as a result of the disappointment which occurs when a promising creative team ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Star Man – Smock Alley, Dublin

Presented by: Tumble Circus Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Programmed as being on the “dark side of feel good”, Star Man is a one man variety show packed full of puns, innuendo, and acrobatics. As the show is introduced by an offstage voice, the voice of the Star Man, it became clear that this was not going to be a conventional theatre ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Some Flood – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writers: John Doran &Kevin Mooney Director: John Doran Reviewer: Ciara Murphy The end of the world has arrived in the form of a flood, sweeping through Ireland overnight, two men find themselves utterly alone. As the two men battle neurosis, hunger and the presence of the other, the audience is treated to a funny, energetic, and charming performance. The set, ...

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