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INTERVIEW: Megan O’ Malley talks about her new play HOME

HOME is premiering in The New Theatre next week. Presented as a work in progress at last year’s Scene + Heard festival, Handy Baker Theatre Company are bringing a full production of this work to Irish audiences. Dealing with the topical issue of abortion in Ireland, HOME places its audience in the unique position of become both judge and jury ...

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Save + Quit – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Sophia Leuner Director: Billie De Buitlear Reviewer: Laura Marriott Two Londoners find themselves having to decide whether it is time to move on. Two former best friends in Dublin look to see whether tragedy can bring them together once more. Save + Quit are two short plays connected by themes of moving on; of closing one chapter in life and ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Playboyz – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Martin Sharry Director: Martin Sharry Reviewer: David Keane On St. Patrick’s Day a foreign man arrives in a rural town in the West of Ireland. His origin is unknown, as are his intentions. Calling himself Patrick he attempts to fit in by working at a local bar but he is ultimately at the mercy of those he encounters through ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: All Honey – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Ciara Elizabeth Smyth Director: Jeda de Bri Reviewer: Laura Marriott The Sad Strippers Theatre group were last seen at Smock Alley’s Scene and Heard Festival, where their production of Pacemaker was the funniest 30 minutes this reviewer has ever seen on stage. All Honey is a longer production at an hour long and is helping to close the Dublin ...

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Around the World in 80 Days – The New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Jules Verne Adapter: Laura Eason Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Beth Steer In a clever adaptation by Laura Eason, Around the World in 80 Days tracks Phileas Fogg (Andrew Pollard), perhaps the world’s most famous fictional explorer, as he stakes his life’s fortune on a bet that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. The mysteriously wealthy Fogg and his ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Polar Night – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Nadine Flynn and Aaron Stapleton Director: Aaron Stapleton Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Set in an undisclosed town in Northern Europe where the sun ceases to shine in winter, Polar Night explores the impact of darkness on one dysfunctional family. Rose (Myrn Devaney) hasn't seen her mother Helen (Noelle Brown) in ten years. Arriving on her doorstep in the depth of ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writers: Emma O’Grady and Paddy O'Grady Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Characteristic of the Fringe Festival, this is a difficult piece to pin down. It is part reminiscence about the performer’s grandfather, Paddy; part performance of some of his lost works; and part playing of his own voice, recorded in his latter months, detailing certain moments in his life. However, the most ...

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Happy Birthday Jacob – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Michael Marshall Director: Laura Bowler Reviewer: Laura Marriott A well lived in kitchen, with children’s toys and fairy lights under the table dominates the stage with a door either side; one leading to an unseen upstairs, another leading outside. This door is always closed. Soon two brothers enter the stage. Jacob is seventeen and tense. Lucas is ten, in ...

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