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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: AFTER – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creator: Liv O’ Donoghue (in collaboration with the cast: Clara Simpson, Kip Johnson, José Miguel Jiménez) Reviewer: David Keane As the end of the world approaches and uncertainty is all-consuming, two documentary filmmakers follow their subjects through the mire of emotions and struggles they face. The subjects, Clara and Kip, work their way through the seven stages of the apocalypse ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Fable – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Choreography: Matt Szczerek Score: Grzegorz Szczerek Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Billed as “a sinister dance theatre production for young adults” in its programme, Fable is a show that more than lives up to its description. In this collection of five short dance stories, which blend elements of both street dance and contemporary dance, Human Collective trust and challenge their audience. Each ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Assisted Solo – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Choreographer: Philip Connaughton Reviewer: Saoirse Anton What does it mean to be solo? (Don’t say anything about the Millennium Falcon) Does it mean acting independently, or acting completely alone, or perhaps something else entirely? Philip Connaughton’s Assisted Solo examines our relationships with independence and ageing through carefully chosen anecdotes and insightful and revealing choreography that moves between the balletic and ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Free EU Roaming – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writers: Katie O’Byrne, Caroline Galvis, and Sinead Brady Director: Rosa Bowden Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster The ambition of Free EU Roaming was certainly not in question, but it was difficult to avoid the feeling that not enough had been done in the hour it occupied. Set in a Barcelona hostel during last year’s disrupted referendum on Catalan independence, the play is ...

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The Diary of Maynard Perdu, Smock Alley Theatre – Dublin

Writer: Billy Roche Director: Billy Roche Reviewer: Laura Marriott Peter McCamley takes to the stage as the one and only Maynard Perdu. Over the course of the next one-and-a-half hours he takes the audience on a journey through the exceptional life of Maynard Perdu; something of a dandy. He lives in a world of the fantastic, in the mirrored, burlesque ...

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FRNKNSTN – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Michael West Director: Muireann Ahearn Reviewer: Laura Marriott “I am not the monster. I am Frankenstein” Ever since its publication two hundred years ago Frankenstein has been a hit with theatre-goers, being adapted for the stage within five years stage and devoured by the public. This is not surprising. The themes of science, creation, the supernatural and the limits ...

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The Comedy of Errors, Smock Alley Theatre – Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Liam Halligan Reviewer: Laura Marriott “What? Did I marry her in my sleep?” Two sets of twins separated at birth, a nun, a possible execution, a bondsman with a baton, a goldsmith lacking in gold, an over-enthusiastic kitchen maid, a wife, a mistress, infidelity, a tempest, demonic possession and a subversive sister. It can only be ...

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