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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: How to Keep an Alien – Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Sonya Kelly

Writer and Performer: Sonya Kelly Director: Gina Moxley Reviewer: Monica Insinga Opening night of the world premiere of Sonya Kelly’s new autobiographical solo show, How to Keep an Alien, could not have gone any better. Developed under Kelly’s participation in Rough Magic’s ADVANCE programme, the show opened last night to a roaring crowd, that thanks to Kelly’s trademark comedian style, ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: The Rest Is Action – Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Creators: Brian Bennett, José Miguel Jimenez, Rob McDermott and Nyree Yergainharsian Director: José Miguel Jimenez Reviewer: Monica Insinga The Company, past Spirit of the Fringe (2009) and Best Production (2010) winners are back at the Dublin Fringe Festival with a visually challenging production, which does not disappoint. Using The Oresteia as a loose framework for their original transposition of what ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Wrapped – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer and Director: Tracy Martin Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly As part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, Red Bear Productions presents a hilarious and bittersweet tale of two unlikely friends come drug mules. After her mother dies, Ali allows Lisa to move in following a break up with her tattooed, drug dealer, ex-boyfriend. The duo become close friends who turn ...

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Stones in His Pockets – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Ian McElhinney Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Set in a rural town in Co. Kerry, Stones in His Pockets tells the story of a group of extras who are taking part in a Hollywood film production, ‘The Quiet Valley’. The merging of small town drama and the overbearing presence of the production team provides the audience with an ...

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Preview: September at the Civic Theatre

The hugely successful STONES IN HIS POCKETS returns to the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, for a limited run. Set in a sleepy village in rural Ireland, the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot sends the town into a comedic tailspin. Written by the critically acclaimed Marie Jones, STONES IN HIS POCKETS is the winner of Best Comedy and Best Play awards ...

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Heartbreak House – The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Rosin McBrinn Reviewer: Cormac O'Brien It was with much trepidation that this reviewer took his seat in the Abbey last night. Having been in love with George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House for nigh-on thirty years now, ever since an enlightened secondary-school teacher performed a miracle by bringing Shaw’s 1920 masterpiece to life for a group ...

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The Importance of Being Honest – Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Billie Traynor Director: Liam Halligan Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Two of Oscar Wilde’s most famous females, Gwendoline and Cecily Moncrieff, meet after twenty years. The year is 1913 and with modernisation challenging old ideals, the two sister-in-laws find themselves battling it out, as tempers flare, and manners are checked, family secrets soon start tumbling out of the woodwork. Gwendoline, played ...

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Punk Rock – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue We’ve all been there: pressurizing parents, unrequited love, schoolyard bullies. These are the experiences that have in part shaped our own adolescence, and are perhaps the reasons why Punk Rock has been able to resonate so strongly with multiple generations of theatre-goers since its debut at the Lyric Hammersmith in ...

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