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Look Back in Anger – Gate Theatre, Dublin

Writer: John Osborne  Director: Annabelle Comyn Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy It is always a risk to tackle one of the great, and well-worn classics, but this is something that the Gate Theatre is renowned for. However, Selina Cartmell’s inaugural season is illustrating that she is willing to take the necessary steps to bring the Gate into the twenty-first century. Previously ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Grounded – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: George Brant Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Liam Harrison On the day Grounded has its opening night at the Tiger Dublin Fringe, the British defence secretary Michael Fallon reiterated his justification for using drone strikes after two British men fighting for Isis were killed. The immediate social relevance of George Brant’s monologue was given further impetus, as if any more ...

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Punk Rock – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue We’ve all been there: pressurizing parents, unrequited love, schoolyard bullies. These are the experiences that have in part shaped our own adolescence, and are perhaps the reasons why Punk Rock has been able to resonate so strongly with multiple generations of theatre-goers since its debut at the Lyric Hammersmith in ...

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A Tender Thing – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Ben Power Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Monica Insinga Selina Cartmell’s multi-award winning Siren Productions is back with the Irish premiere of Ben Power’s A Tender Thing (2009) adapted from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Power’s play—originally commissioned by RSC—explores the idea of: “What if… the star-cross’d lovers had lived and loved?” and imagines the world’s most famed lovers as ...

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Override – Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

Writer: Stacey Gregg Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Stacey Gregg’s Override is the only one of the plays in Watford Palace’s Ideal World season, designed to question the impact of the rise of technology on humanity, to venture into the realms of what could be loosely described as sci-fi. Mark and Violet live in a near-future world where ...

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King Lear – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare. Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.0] King Lear (Owen Roe) is a man who falls prey to the deceit and treachery of those closest to him. Portrayed as leader, father, beast and angel; the corporeality of his life is laid bare to the Abbey audience for the first time in 80 years. Director Selina Cartmell is ...

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