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The Weir – Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Writer: Conor McPherson Director Josie Rourke Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The oral tradition of telling stories about the little people and the genuine superstitious nervousness that surrounds talking about such things has long been at the core of Irish culture. Before the written word, the travelling seanchaí was always in demand as the keeper of the stories and was listened to ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ...

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Ardal O’Hanlon – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4.5] Ardal O’Hanlon became an instantly recognisable face, playing the befuddled, harmless Father Dougal in the hit nineties TV comedy, Father Ted. He brings the same befuddled persona with added heaps of Irish charm and wit to his stand up show. Ardal O’Hanlon isn’t the sort of comedian to get the audience going with participation games or ...

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Ardal O’Hanlon – Harrogate Theatre

Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 3.5] Favourite Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon performs at Harrogate’s 2013 Comedy Festival, superbly complemented by talented support act Aisling Bean. On entering the stage the lively Harrogate audience immediately respond to Bean who cleverly starts the show. Bean is an engaging and skilled communicator who establishes great rapport with a crowd who are soon laughing loudly. ...

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The Weir – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Josie Rourke Reviewer: Michael Brown [rating:5] Since its 1997 debut at the Royal Court, Conor McPherson’s play The Weir has rapidly risen to the status of modern masterpiece and even made it onto the National Theatre’s list of the top 100 most significant plays of the 20th Century. And in its first major revival, by Josie ...

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