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Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Eugene O'Neill Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Torran McEwan The play starts with an uncomfortable mimicry of a happy family. Mary and James, the parents of the family, are embarrassingly cute, professing their love for one another while their sons faux-retch. But despite everyone’s herculean efforts, the façade is falling apart. Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play tracks one day, from breakfast ...

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Collected Stories – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Donald Margulies Director: Aoife Spillane - Hinks Reviewer: Laura Marriott Collected Stories began its short run at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre this evening and closed to a standing ovation and multiple curtain calls. This two-handed play, written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, was delivered excellently by actors Brid Ni Neachtain and Maeve Fitzgerald. Tonight’s success is not surprising ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Beckett in the City: The Women Speak- Halla Banba (Parnell Square), Dublin

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Sarah Jane Scaife Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Company SJ have provided a space for Beckett’s women to come alive. This magical production takes place within the crumbling, musty walls of Banba Hall, a currently disused building on Dublin’s Parnell Square, and the fragile old Georgian building, bare-boarded and stripped down to its essence, showing the scars of ...

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By the Bog of Cats – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Marina Carr Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Cormac O’Brien Ever since its original Abbey debut in 1998, Marina Carr’s By The Bog of Cats has taken its place in the canon of contemporary Irish dramatic classics. Considered by many to be the best of her “Midlands Trilogy” (comprising of her breakthrough The Mai in 1994, followed by Portia Coughlan in ...

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Sive – The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

  Director: Conall Morrison Writer: John B. Keane Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Mixing the sordid, the comical and the bizarre intricacies of rural Irish life in the 1950’s, John B. Keane’s latest revival of Sive commands the Abbey stage and brings Irish audiences back to the rural Irish kitchen for its 110th season. Living with her Aunt, Uncle and Grandmother, a ...

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Postscript – The Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Noelle Brown and Michele Forbes Director: Conor Hanratty Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Following on from its success at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, Postscript, written and performed in part by Noelle Brown, gives its audience a deeper insight into the emotional, difficult and troubling journey that is the search for identity and self. Noelle Brown plays herself, in a story ...

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