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Watt – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Samuel Beckett Adaption: Barry McGovern Director: Tom Creed Reviewer: Sarah Hoover Samuel Beckett wrote Watt while around him WWII demonstrated that reason alone cannot make sense of the world and do not make it a better place. He said he wrote it to keep him sane, and the desperation with which the title character seeks order, structure, and logic ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: First Love – O’ Reilly Theatre, Dublin

Director: Michael Colgan Writer: Samuel Beckett Reviewer: Liam Harrison Michael Colgan’s most recent collaboration with Barry McGovern sees them take on Samuel Beckett’s 1946 ‘novella’ First Love, a short tale of love, loss and constipation. First Love follows a current trend of adapting Beckett’s prose for stage – Lisa Dwan is currently playing No’s Knife in London’s Old Vic – ...

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First Love – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Michael Colgan Reviewer: Holly Sharp If you were asked to imagine a typical story of ‘first love’ it’s a safe bet to say that it’d be a far cry from the bleak tale disclosed by Samuel Becket in this 1946 novella. A repulsive tale of lust at its most cold and revolting. Barry McGovern navigates this ...

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CD REVIEW: James Joyce’s Dubliners – 3 CD Collection

Writer: James Joyce Adaptor: Wonderland Productions Reviewer: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.0] Adapted from the widely successful James Joyce Dublin Walking tour, James Joyce’s Dubliners is a well-rounded collection of ten stories taken from the book of the same title. The collection is presented across 3 CDs and is more theatre than audiobook. These stories, with narration lead by Barry McGovern, offer ...

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