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The Good House of Happiness, Smock Alley Theatre – Dublin

Writers: Eugene O’Brien and Gavin Quinn Directors: Aedin Cosgrove and Gavin Quinn Reviewer: Laura Marriott The Good House of Happiness is presented by Pan Pan Theatre Company at Smock Alley Theatre as a part of the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival. The play is a modern retelling of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan, a parable set in China between the ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Woods and Grandma – Smock Alley, Dublin

Composer: Cal Folger Day Director: Kristina Yee Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Why did this turn out so weird? So asks one of Cal Folger Day’s fellow performers of Folger Day, and indeed this is a curious work. Folger Day addresses the ‘weirdness’ of her ‘verbatim pop-operetta’ by setting aside moments throughout the piece to step out of character and explain to ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Papini – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Colm Gleeson Reviewer: Clara Mallon Felicity’s Papini comes to Smock Alley theatre as part of this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. The piece marks the newly formed theatre collective’s debut within the festival and also their first show since the birth of the company. The claustrophobic atmosphere of Smock Alley’s Black Box theatre sets the tone for the contemporary examination ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Close to the Sun – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Philip Doherty Director: Stephen Darcy Reviewer: Laura Marriott Is it ever possible to outrun your past? The play begins with a story. Three workmen with Irish accents introduce the audience to an old Irish curse. A family have been plagued by alcohol, devotion so deep it turns in on itself, the dark thoughts of jealousy and confusion and the ...

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The Rivals, Smock Alley Theatre – Dublin

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Liam Halligan Reviewer: Laura Marriott Smock Alley Theatre has an interesting claim to fame. Dublin’s oldest surviving theatre is well known for helping to bring the plays of celebrated playwright, poet and essayist Richard Brinsley Sheridan to the stage. 242 years after Sheridan’s first ever play The Rivals graced the Smock Alley stage, it makes ...

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Collected Stories – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Donald Margulies Director: Aoife Spillane - Hinks Reviewer: Laura Marriott Collected Stories began its short run at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre this evening and closed to a standing ovation and multiple curtain calls. This two-handed play, written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, was delivered excellently by actors Brid Ni Neachtain and Maeve Fitzgerald. Tonight’s success is not surprising ...

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Vampirella – Smock Alley, Dublin

Director: Conor Hanratty Composer: Siobhan Cleary Librettist: Katy Hayes Conductor: Andrew Synnott Reviewer: Laura Marriott The world premiere of Opera Briefs 2017 production of Vampirella took place this evening in the main stage of Smock Alley Theatre. This work by composer Siobhan Cleary is the result of a creative partnership between the Royal Irish Academy of Music and The Lir ...

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