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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Playboyz – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Martin Sharry Director: Martin Sharry Reviewer: David Keane On St. Patrick’s Day a foreign man arrives in a rural town in the West of Ireland. His origin is unknown, as are his intentions. Calling himself Patrick he attempts to fit in by working at a local bar but he is ultimately at the mercy of those he encounters through ...

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Looking Deadly – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Director: Amy Conroy Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Niamh McGrath and Keith Singleton play a plethora of characters in their small town send-up, Looking Deadly, and they do so with great skill, assurance and seamless segueing between the various personalities. The story of the rivalry between two funeral directing companies in Foystown, somewhere in rural Ireland, is slight enough but the telling ...

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Luck Just Kissed You Hello – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Amy Conroy Director: Caitriona McLaughlin Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey Three people sit in the unforgiving overhead lights of a room in a hospital, with the blue linoleum and nearby sounds of medical apparatus creating a familiar scene of waiting. They are Sullivan (Mark Fitgerald), Gary (Will O’Connell), and Mark (Amy Conroy), lingering as Mark and Gary’s father Big Ted Donovan ...

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I Heart Alice Heart I – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Amy Conroy Director: Amy Conroy Reviewer: Saoirse Anton In going to see HotForTheatre’s production of “I Heart Alice Heart I,” the audience are not told a story, they do not simply watch a show; they are invited into the lives of Alice Slattery (Clare Barrett) and Alice Kinsella (Amy Conroy). From the moment Barrett and Conroy step nervously onto ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Bernarda’s House – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer and Director: Veronica Coburn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Presented by Dowager, Bernarda’s House tells the story of Bernarda and her servant Poncia who live on mainland Spain in the 1930s. Based on Frederico García Lorca’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’, Coburn’s version injects a high dose of comedy and sass into the traditional story. Performed in traditional red nose, Bernarda’s ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Break – Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Writer: Amy Conroy Director: Veronica Coburn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy [Rating:5.0] Piquing the audience’s interest even as they are taking their seats, HotForTheatre’s newest venture Break, directed by Veronica Coburn, delights, blisters, inspires and entertains. Break tells the story of a group of teachers, and their invisible students, who are coming to terms with a tragedy that has occurred at their ...

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