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Anna Karenina – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Leo Tolstoy Adaption: Marina Carr Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy “It’ll be a long time before men will let women be and it’ll be even longer before women will leave women alone.” Leo Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina is brought to the Abbey stage this festive season in a new version by Marina Carr. This smoulderingly tense adaptation brings a ...

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The Ireland Trilogy – Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Creator: THEATREclub Music and Sound: Barry O’Connor, Seán Miller, Gerard Kelly, Frank Sweeney, Rob Moloney Director: Grace Dyas Reviewer: Sarah O'Toole Dublin-based theatre collective THEATREclub believe “that theatre can change the world by starting conversations that send ripples towards social change”. The Ireland Trilogy, with which they made their Abbey Theatre début on the Peacock Stage this Saturday, brings a necessarily reflexive ...

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Bastard Amber – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Choreographer: Liz Roche Composer: Ray Harman Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy Bastard Amber, co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival finds its way onto the Town Hall Theatre stage in Galway. The success of the play’s first run, on the Abbey Stage, during this year’s Dublin Dance Festival has propelled the work forward for national touring. ...

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NEWS: One thing more on gender imbalance in Irish arts

By Saoirse Anton “This is what collaborative feminist power looks like and it is a powerful, playful and inclusive thing.” In just one succinct sentence Sarah Durcan, general manager of Science Gallery International, and a member of the Waking the Feminists group, summed up the atmosphere in the Abbey Theatre today [14 November 2016] at Waking The Feminists’ One Thing More. On ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Donegal – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Conall Morrison Composer: Kevin Doherty Musical Director: Conor Linehan Reviewer: David Keane The Day family’s charmed existence in Donegal is coming to an end. One time Irish country music legend Irene Day (Siobhan McCarthy) no longer pulls in the crowds and under the mismanagement of her husband Conor (Frank Laverty), her and her family are facing ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Remains of Maisie Duggan – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Carmel Winters Director: Ellen McDougall Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy Maisie Duggan (Bríd Ní Neachtain) has died, or at least she thinks she has. Her daughter, Kathleen (Rachel O' Byrne), returns home to Ireland for the first time in decades in order to bury her mother, whom as it turns out is not dead at all. The production opens on ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Longing Lasts Longer – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Penny Arcade Reviewer: Emma Flynn “I make art you can use”, Penny Arcade roars from the aisle at nobody in particular. “If I was a man doing this you would consider me a comedic genius, but because I'm a woman I'm a bleach blonde slab.” There are fifteen minutes prior to Arcade taking to the stage where she delivers ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Age of Transition – Peacock, Dublin

Creator: Aoife McAtamney Reviewer: Laura Marriott Age of Transition is a dance concert featuring Aoife McAtamney as star and singer, three dancers, and three musicians. The production hopes to explore different phases of love through the means of sound and movement. McAtamney sings seven self-penned songs that take the audience into a story of love and wondering. One highlight is ...

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