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Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Anne Washburn Director: Ronan Phelan Reviewer: Clíona O'Connell   "This is a cartoon. That's what we're doing. You keep trying to turn it into a drama." Indeed Anne Washburn's clever dark comedy set in a post-nuclear disaster America does just that. Set over the course of three acts, Washburn uses the dramatic structure to imagine the future of society ...

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Mr Burns- Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Anne Washburn Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Lou Flaxman Billed as a ‘post-electric play’, Mr Burns is a three-act epic, spanning over 80 years of post-apocalypse America. Survivors on the run from a nuclear disaster cling to their cultural past by attempting to remember one particular episode of The Simpsons- Cape Feare- in which a murderous Sideshow Bob pursues Bart, ...

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