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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Brigit – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of the Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire (they are in fact part of a trilogy with A Thief of a Christmas)directed by the majestic Garry Hynes, could be felt as a defining moment for the audience of the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: What Happens to the Hope at the End of the Evening – Peacock Theatre, Dublin

Writers: Tim Crouch and Andy Smith Director: Karl James Reviewer: Cormac O’Brien Ever since his breakthrough play, My Arm in 2002, Tim Crouch has pushed the boundaries of theatre making. Crouch’s work constantly raises probing questions about what theatre is for and why we go to it, delving deep into that complex relationship between the theatrical creation of meaning and ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Adishatz/Adieu – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Created by: Jonathan Capdeville Reviewer: Bryan Hogan Jonathan Cappivedille walks onto the stage in jeans, boots, and a grey hoody He has a can of pepsi in one hand and a microphone in the other. He begins a medley of Madonna songs, in which he not only imitates her intonations but also the riffs and the vocoder or auto-tune robotic ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: After Sarah Miles – The Civic Theatre, Dublin

Director and Writer: Michael Hilliard Mulcahy Reviewer: Ciara Murphy After Sarah Miles is a tender story about one man’s exploration of self, home and love. Starring Don Wycherley, this one-man show is both charming and engaging. Starting with Bobeen’s first drink in The Star Inn, as an extra in a movie as a teenager, this story moves on throughout his ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Hamlet – The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Thomas Ostermeier Reviewer: Bryan Hogan The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival began with the Irish Premiere of Schaubühne Berlin’s Hamlet at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre. This is the first time for the Dublin Theatre festival to use this space and long may it continue. Director Thomas Ostermeier takes Hamlet by the throat and strips it of ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: If These Spasms Could Speak – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Director: Sam Rowe Musical Director: Scott Twynholm Reviewer: Sophie Everton Ryan If These Spasms Could Speak is an hour-long comedic and reflective performance that unfurls and celebrates life, created and performed by Robert Softley. Softley interweaves his personal monologue of his life with cerebral palsy with snippets from other lives of people with disabilities. Scott Twynholm’s musical direction works successfully ...

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