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Carmen – King’s Head Theatre, London

Librettists: Mary Franklin, Ashley Pearson Director: Mary Franklin Musical Director: Juliane Gallant Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty All credit must go, once again, to the King’s Head for its mission to open opera up to those who see it as something for someone else. This version of Carmen from co-librettists Mary Franklin, Ashley Pearson takes the story of the Spanish gypsy and ...

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Outlying Islands – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: David Greig Director: Jessica Lazar Reviewer: Stephen Bates The great appeal of David Greig’s Outlying Islands stems from its unpredictability. Audiences are left always uncertain as to whether they are watching a slapstick comedy, a brittle romance or a suspense thriller as the writer skirts around dramatic conventions with canny skill. The play received its London premiere at the ...

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Liam Hallahan Buries His Dad Live On Stage – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Liam Hallahan Director: Amy Fox Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty When real life events merge into stage performances they can present some challenges. Chief among these is how to present a believable representation while keeping the cold eye of objective distance. Writer and actor Liam Hallahan’s father, Charlie died from a massive heart attack in 1997. The Philadelphia born veteran stage ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: My Name is Saoirse – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Eva O’Connor Director: Hildegard Ryan Reviewer: Caitriona M Reilly Sunday’s Child Theatre Company present My Name is Saoirse, an enchanting production about one girl’s transition into womanhood. Written and performed by Eva O’Connor it is a one woman production in which the character Saoirse shares the tragic story of the end of her childhood. The performance marks the difficult ...

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