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Counter Culture – The New Theatre, Dublin

Director: Donal O’Kelly Writer: Katie O’ Kelly Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Written and performed by Katie O’ Kelly, Counter Culture is a one-woman show packed with energy. Telling the story of the employees at ‘Macken’s Department Store’, this play mixes comedy with sanctimony for an unusual experience. Gemma, Bridie, Magdalena, and Jonathon are just a few of the ‘stereotypical’ retail employees ...

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The Risen People – The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: James Plunkett Adaptor: Jim Sheridan Director: Jimmy Fay Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Merging old and new has become somewhat of a given when it comes to commemorating Dublin’s 1913 Lockout. The Abbey Theatre production of James Plunkett’s The Risen People brings the themes of this event to its audience using the unexpected dimension of song and dance. Naturally more light-hearted ...

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Lockout – The New Theatre, Dublin

Directed by: Anthony Fox Written by: Ann Matthews Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:3.0] Written by Ann Matthews and directed by Anthony Fox, Lockout makes its return to The New Theatre for a second time following on from its successful sell-out first run. Telling the story of the common working class woman during the 1913 Lockout, this piece follows the “unsung ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Protest Part 2 – Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin

Presented by: Anu Productions Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.5] You hear a voice in your headphones. What is it representing? Who is it representing and how are you going to represent it? Anu Productions present Protest Part 2, a Live Art piece that is easily the most poignant of the ‘13’ series. This piece represents the forgotten women of the ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Incitement – Collins Barracks, Dublin

Presented by: Anu Productions Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.5] Within its short, thirty minute, run time, Anu Productions’ performance of Incitement manages to make a huge impact. This production allows its audience to take time away from the chaos and reflect upon life, identity and the definition of home. Telling the story of a young male who is spending his ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Inquiry – Dublin Castle, Dublin

Presented by: Anu Productions Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:3.0] This performance begins upstairs in Dublin Castle. Framed with a video recording of a series of events pertaining to the 1913 Lockout and the physical representation of Jim Larkin, like many of the other productions of ‘13’ series, Inquiry cleverly utilises its set to create a suitable context for the action ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Protest Part 1 – 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin.

Presented by: Anu Productions Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.0] At first it is not clear what to expect from this performance as the audience members are led into the back room of a Dublin tenement building. Inside there is a woman, a table full of props, and an envelope. This envelope is for the audience. There is no such thing ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Backwash – 2 Scarlet Row, Dublin.

Presented by: Anu Productions Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:5.0] Emotionally gripping, morally challenging and absolutely exquisite are only some of the ways to describe a show like Backwash. Backwash tells the story of a hair salon owner who has to close her business due to lack of finance. As she is packing up, what she doesn’t count on is the ...

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