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The Second Violinist  – Barbican, London

Composer:  Donnacha Dennehy Writer and Director:  Enda Walsh Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Premiering in Galway last summer, The Second Violinist comes to the Barbican trailing accolades in its wake, but after viewing this modern opera it is hard to justify all the praise. It’s a multi-media mess. Co-produced by Landmark and Irish National Opera it’s surprising that things are such a ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: From All Sides – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Lee Coffey Director: Aaron Monaghan Reviewer: David Keane Two couples begin to tell their tales of modern life and love in a fast paced and fun manner. As the couples attend their respective nights out the humour quickly fades when it becomes apparent that these relationships are anything but fun. At least not anymore. From All Sides explores domestic ...

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Charlie’s A Clepto – Axis, Dublin

Writer: Claire Monnelly Director: Aaron Monaghan Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster First of all, the spelling mistake: it’s intentional, and forms a key part of this narrative, wherein the eponymous Charlie recounts key aspects of her life that lead her to this day, a sacred 24 hours, where if she can only keep out of trouble, she’ll prove that she’s capable of ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Hitting the Mark – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writers: Cillian Ó Gairbhí and Seán Tadhg Ó Gairbhí Director: Aaron Monaghan Reviewer: Monica Insinga The playwriting debut of Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Ramblin Man’s co-artistic director, comes with a provoking script written with his brother Seán Tadhg Ó Gairbhí about an actor’s version of Purgatory in the current theatre/media business in Ireland. The show is about what happens when a ...

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DruidMurphy – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating: 4.5] It is fitting that DruidMurphy is part of the cultural Olympiad as it is the theatre equivalent of a triathlon…three plays back to back, a feat of endurance that is ultimately uplifting and inspiring, leaving you exhausted but exhilarated. The production takes three of Tom Murphy’s plays and explores ...

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