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The Train – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Arthur Riordan Composer: Bill Whelan Director: Lynne Parker Reviewer: Saoirse Anton   “We’ll show the old farts who maintain their dominance Over our constituent parts The time is near, to kick against the pricks Sign up here, for gender politics.” Just minutes down the road from the Abbey Theatre, at Connolly Station on the 22nd May 1971, members of ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Train – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Director: Lynne Parker Script and Lyrics: Arthur Riordan Music: Bill Whelan Music Director: Cathal Synnott Reviewer: Liam Harrison “A woman can be anything she wants to be” – the lie told to Irish schoolgirls throughout the 20th Century gets a thorough exploration in Rough Magic’s musical about the Belfast contraception train. You can be anything you want unless you want ...

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