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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Second Violinist – O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Enda Walsh Director: Enda Walsh Reviewer: Sarah Hoover The Second Violinist produces a series of after-images both literal and figurative. Like a camera flash, it reappears for some time after its conclusion. In this contemporary opera written by Enda Walsh and composed by Donnacha Dennehy for Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera, the life of a protagonist who tortures ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Melt – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Shane Mac an Bhaird Director: Lynne Parker Reviewer: Sarah Hoover Rough Magic’s latest production, Melt, twists and turns in a two-and-a-half hour journey that feels like 30 minutes. The tension never lets up and the strangeness just increases as Shane Mac an Bhaird’s “sophisticated fairytale” uncoils. With Owen Roe heading up the cast, the close-quarterted space of Smock Alley ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Sin Eaters – Pigeon House Lab, Dublin

Director: Louise Lowe Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy ANU Productions have become a much anticipated part of the annual Dublin Theatre Festival. This year's sold-out offering The Sin Eaters continues the trend of examining hidden histories and highlighting social inequity. Set in the industrial surrounds of the Dublin Docklands, this show offers its audience a chance to look deeply into the Irish ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Come Away with Me to the End of the World – Samuel Beckett, Dublin

Writers: Heather Bolton, Beth Buchanan, Adriano Cortese, Raimondo Cortese and Patrick Moffatt Director: Adriano Cortese Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Come Away with Me to the End of the World certainly contained the kernel of an intriguing idea, but regrettably it was lost in its own self-willed ambiguities. Heather Bolton, Beth Buchanan and Patrick Moffatt wander throughout a desolate stage, discussing their ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Nora – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Belinda McKeon in collaboration with Annie Ryan Director: Eoghan Carrick Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic, A Doll’s House, gets a contemporary shake-up in this new production by The Corn Exchange. Nora, played by Annie Ryan, lives in an underground mansion with her husband Turlough (Declan Conlon) and her daughter Emmy (Venetia Bowe). The reason that it ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: this is a room… – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Director: Veronica Coburn Creators: Cast & Dylan Coburn Gray Reviewer: Sarah Hoover When you are 18 (the cast members may not be exactly 18, but are all less than a home mortgage away), the future looms large. In this is a room… the Dublin Youth Theatre uses its most plentiful resource, more than twenty young people, to present a multiplicity ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Suppliant Women –

Writer: David Grieg, after Aeschylus Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Any modern update of any Classical text needs something to bridge the gap in time, and make it interesting and vibrant to audiences. The Suppliant Women does this, and more, making it an enchanting opening to the Dublin Theatre Festival. This is the first of a trilogy, the latter ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: How To Be Angry – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Camille Lucy Ross Director: Anna Sheils-McNamee Reviewer: David Keane Anger is omnipresent in various forms. The inane conversation you can’t have anymore. The uninvited attention at a bar. The social problems that never seem to get resolved. The person sitting next to you in the theatre. Then what? Shout, scream, and punch? Or swallow it down and pretend that ...

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