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Desire Under the Elms – Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Sam Yates Designer: Chiara Stephenson Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Desire Under the Elms is a powerful and moving play. The highly acclaimed American playwright Eugene O’Neill wrote this play in 1924. He was strongly influenced by Greek tragedy which impacted on his work. During his lifetime, he won four Pulitzer prizes and the Nobel prize for literature. ...

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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McBride, author of the original novel, opened up the drawer and saw her manuscript still there, still rejected and unpublished, little did she suspect how far it would go just a few years later.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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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Norwich Playhouse

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride Adaptor and Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Life is never a simple, straightforward path, twists and turns threaten to derail plans and long-held dreams need constant revision. It’s a shifting perspective that is hard to capture on the page, yet Eimear McBride’s award-winning novel captures the internal monologue of a woman from the womb to ...

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A Girl is a Half Formed Thing – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Eimear McBride Director &adaptation: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Eimear McBrides original novelA Girl is a Half Formed Thinghas seen huge success since it’s release in 2013 and it’s adaptation by Annie Ryan for the Dublin Theatre Festival has fared no differently. Astounding and touching audiences, this play’s reputation precedes it. The gritty, heartfelt and gripping tale about the ...

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Spring Awakening – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Frank Wedekind new version by Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez ‘”We are the parents, we know best” says one of the actors, but do they? This play asks just that; do the adults that shape children and their future, really understand them? An open, grey, metallic, unforgiving stage, alive with teenagers going about their day greets ...

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