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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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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride (adapted by Annie Ryan) Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin   When Eimear McBride, author of the original novel, opened up the drawer and saw her manuscript still there, still rejected and unpublished, little did she suspect how far it would go just a few years later. After finally getting the release it deserved in 2013, the ...

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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing – Factory Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride (adapted by Annie Ryan) Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Have you ever come out of a production so captivating and traumatising that you were seriously concerned for the performer? Aoife Duffin’s solo performance in A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is mesmerising. Duffin plays all the parts in Annie Ryan’s superb adaptation of Eimear McBride’s ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Mother You – Block B, Dublin

Director: Louise White Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Set in a disused commercial space just off Dublin’s trendy Smithfield Square, Mother You is a subtle show which invites its audience to ponder at the creator’s intentions. Programmed as an ‘immersive’ event, this reviewer feels that this stretches the limits of what immersive performance is. The action of Mother You is understated, ...

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A Girl is a Half Formed Thing – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Eimear McBride Director & adaptation: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Eimear McBrides original novelA Girl is a Half Formed Thinghas seen huge success since it's release in 2013 and it's adaptation by Annie Ryan for the Dublin Theatre Festival has fared no differently. Astounding and touching audiences, this play's reputation precedes it. The gritty, heartfelt and gripping tale about ...

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Star of the Sea – An Taibhdhearc, Galway

Writer: Joseph O’Connor Director: Ensemble Music: Morgan Cooke, Grace Kiely and Máiréad Ní Chróinín Reviewer: Siobhán O’Gorman Fans of Joseph O’Connor’s best-selling novel Star of the Sea (2004) are flocking to see the world premiere of its stage adaptation – collectively devised by Moonfish Theatre and presented as part of the Galway Arts Festival. The book’s main action is set ...

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