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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Drip Feed – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Karen Cogan Director: Oonagh Murphy Reviewer: David Keane Brenda has made a few dubious choices. These often involve alcohol and Olivia. Olivia is Brenda’s ex-girlfriend, though Brenda struggles to accept the ‘ex’ prefix, even if it has been years. Rifling through someone else’s recyclable rubbish was never part of the plan, yet here she is. Comforted through the toughest ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Shame – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Pom Boyd with Seán Millar Director: Pom Boyd with Seán Millar Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Shows in the Dublin Fringe Festival often throw up the question of what constitutes over-sharing on behalf of the performer. Not from an ethical point of view, as this issue has long since been resolved, but more from the dramaturgical point of view – in ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: ? – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Creators: Meltybrains? “And so it has come to our attention that there those of you out there somewhere, who are incapable of comprehending the true meaning of a meltybrain.” This reviewer must admit that she is part of that contingent. Opening with the performers, and a giant ghostly mask concealed behind a gauze, Meltybrains? lull their audience into a false ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Viva Voce – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Lauren-Shannon Jones Director: Luke Casserly Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster  Viva Voce takes place in two main sections, and while the piece was pulled off with a high level of emotional intensity, this opposition between the two styles was jarring and meant that neither one was fulfilled in a satisfying manner. The first part was a presentation, complete with an old-fashioned ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Beat. – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Fionntan Larney Director: Dominic O'Brien Reviewer: Laura Marriott Beat. starts out as a raucous and rude rap musical drama. Full of pills and alcohol friends A and B are hungover after a night out. How much can they remember? The unconscious B may have finally taken things too far this time: after too many pills he ended up unconscious ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Cock Cock Who’s There – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creator: Samira Elagoz Reviewer: Sarah Hoover From the beginning, Cock Cock Who’s There turns an archeological gaze on its audience, sexual violence, and itself. Samira Elagoz’s research project was sparked by her “rape anniversary”: one year after she was raped by her boyfriend. Lacking any stories about the aftermath of rape with which she could identify, Elagoz began by asking friends ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Split Ends – Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Lauren Larkin Director: Aisling Byrne Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Lauren Larkin’s one-woman-show is a side-splitting peek into the many characters you would find in a Dublin hair salon, but Split Ends also packs a powerful emotional punch. The production follows Amy, a hairdresser and three of her most colourful clients across one year of their lives, all told from Amy's ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Sound of Phoenix – Phoenix Park, Dublin

Creator: Shanna May Breen Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy The Sound of Phoenix is inviting its audience to listen, really listen, to a place. To hold in our bodies what it means to hear where you are. This Live Art mobile installation takes its audience on an audio-visual tour of Dublin’s Phoenix Park. This park has been the backbone to hundreds of ...

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