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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Nora – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Belinda McKeon in collaboration with Annie Ryan Director: Eoghan Carrick Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic, A Doll’s House, gets a contemporary shake-up in this new production by The Corn Exchange. Nora, played by Annie Ryan, lives in an underground mansion with her husband Turlough (Declan Conlon) and her daughter Emmy (Venetia Bowe). The reason that it ...

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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Aoife Duffin in A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride Adaptor / Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin A one-person show with no props, no smart set and only the lighting and sound technician as a live ally must be a daunting prospect. When you have also to portray a wide range of characters then it’s a real challenge. But when you are offered the right material, ...

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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride (adapted by Annie Ryan) Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin   When Eimear McBride, author of the original novel, opened up the drawer and saw her manuscript still there, still rejected and unpublished, little did she suspect how far it would go just a few years later. After finally getting the release it deserved in 2013, the ...

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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Curve, Leicester

Aoife Duffin in A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Adaptor and Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Claire Going   There aren’t many productions that leave an audience speechless, but this is one of them. Maybe it is something about Eimear McBride’s use of language in A Girl is a Half-Formed Thingor the stark nakedness of Annie Ryan’s production choices, but there is no doubt that Aoife Duffin’s solo performance in ...

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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing – Factory Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride (adapted by Annie Ryan) Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Have you ever come out of a production so captivating and traumatising that you were seriously concerned for the performer? Aoife Duffin’s solo performance in A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is mesmerising. Duffin plays all the parts in Annie Ryan’s superb adaptation of Eimear McBride’s ...

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Through a Glass Darkly – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Colin Campbell and Beth Cooke in Through a Glass Darkly

Director: Annie Ryan adaptation: Jenny Worton Reviewer: Clara Mallon The Corn Exchange comes to the Project Arts Centre Temple Bar. The play is an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning film, Through a Glass Darkly 1962. Adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton, the piece tells the tale of protagonist Karin’s (Beth Cooke) mental deterioration. Set on an island retreat, the ...

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Through a Glass Darkly – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Ingmar Bergman Adaptor: Jenny Worton Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: David Keane Celebrating two decades of theatre-making in Dublin, The Corn Exchange presents Jenny Worton’s adaptation of Through A Glass Darkly by Ingmar Bergman. Over the course of 24 hours, Karin and her family face the reality that her mental health is unravelling and that their complex unit might not ...

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