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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: I’m Not Here – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Doireann Coady Director: Doireann Coady Reviewer: David Keane A vigil takes place but this is one like no other.  The ritual is repetitive, obsessive, and full of rumination.  A woman, Doireann, presides over the ceremony. It is witnessed by the stage manager, Gemma, and the audience. We are there. She is there. Her brother is not. I’m Not Here ...

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The Game – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Devised with women formerly and currently working in the sex industry, The Game explores the act of buying sex – the rules, the language and the power structures. The Game promises us ‘a real-life game, with levels and consequences.’ And, although some of the pageantry of a game show is here (the musical interludes, the faintly tyrannical ...

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The Ireland Trilogy – Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Creator: THEATREclub Music and Sound: Barry O’Connor, Seán Miller, Gerard Kelly, Frank Sweeney, Rob Moloney Director: Grace Dyas Reviewer: Sarah O'Toole Dublin-based theatre collective THEATREclub believe “that theatre can change the world by starting conversations that send ripples towards social change”. The Ireland Trilogy, with which they made their Abbey Theatre début on the Peacock Stage this Saturday, brings a necessarily reflexive ...

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Looking for Work – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer and Director: Martin Sharry Reviewer: Sophie Everton Ryan What do you do when you are out of work? How does it affect those you love around you? Do you have what it takes to survive? These are the question that Martin Sharry’s Looking For Work poses to its audience as they follow the intertwining lives of Neil, the unemployed, ...

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History – Theatre Upstairs, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer/Director: Grace Dyas Reviewer: Monica Insinga History is the perfect play to end the year of the centenary of the Irish Lockout, as it is a call for action. With this play that premiered this week at Project Arts Centre and ends its first run tonight, THEATREclub completes its trilogy about Ireland, that started with Heroin (2010, winner of the ...

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