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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: To Space – Science Gallery (Studio Space), Dublin

Writer: Niamh Shaw Director: Ronan Phelan Reviewer: Orna O' Connor To Space by Niamh Shaw, directed by Ronan Phelan is currently running as part of The Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival at The Science Gallery Studio Space, and it is a frustrating piece of theatre. This frustration arises as a result of the disappointment which occurs when a promising creative team ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Star Man – Smock Alley, Dublin

Presented by: Tumble Circus Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Programmed as being on the “dark side of feel good”, Star Man is a one man variety show packed full of puns, innuendo, and acrobatics. As the show is introduced by an offstage voice, the voice of the Star Man, it became clear that this was not going to be a conventional theatre ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Some Flood – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writers: John Doran &Kevin Mooney Director: John Doran Reviewer: Ciara Murphy The end of the world has arrived in the form of a flood, sweeping through Ireland overnight, two men find themselves utterly alone. As the two men battle neurosis, hunger and the presence of the other, the audience is treated to a funny, energetic, and charming performance. The set, ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Bernarda’s House – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer and Director: Veronica Coburn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Presented by Dowager, Bernarda’s House tells the story of Bernarda and her servant Poncia who live on mainland Spain in the 1930s. Based on Frederico García Lorca’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’, Coburn’s version injects a high dose of comedy and sass into the traditional story. Performed in traditional red nose, Bernarda’s ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Advocacy – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer and Director: Shaun Dunne Reviewer: Monica Insinga Multi-award winning Shaun Dunne and Talking Shop Ensemble are back to the Fringe with yet another challenging show about a sensitive subject like people with intellectual disability and those who provide service for them. Featuring their trademark style composed by documentary, installation and performance art, Advocacy starts quite slow for a 70-minutes ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Zombies: why death is like dying or are you working hard enough – D-Light Studios, Dublin

Writer and Director: Devised by Ensemble Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Emerging from D-Light Studios at 6am tired, bewildered and covered in talcum powder is not the norm for most theatrical experiences, however, Zombies: why death is like dying or are you working hard enough brings fringe theatre to a whole new level. This devised and durational performance takes place from 1am ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: How to Keep an Alien – Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Sonya Kelly

Writer and Performer: Sonya Kelly Director: Gina Moxley Reviewer: Monica Insinga Opening night of the world premiere of Sonya Kelly’s new autobiographical solo show, How to Keep an Alien, could not have gone any better. Developed under Kelly’s participation in Rough Magic’s ADVANCE programme, the show opened last night to a roaring crowd, that thanks to Kelly’s trademark comedian style, ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: The Rest Is Action – Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Creators: Brian Bennett, José Miguel Jimenez, Rob McDermott and Nyree Yergainharsian Director: José Miguel Jimenez Reviewer: Monica Insinga The Company, past Spirit of the Fringe (2009) and Best Production (2010) winners are back at the Dublin Fringe Festival with a visually challenging production, which does not disappoint. Using The Oresteia as a loose framework for their original transposition of what ...

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