Home / Tag Archives: David Ireland

Tag Archives: David Ireland

Ulster American – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: David Ireland Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy An Englishman, an Ulster Unionist, and an Irish-American try to put on a play. This is not the opening line to a poorly delivered joke, but it is the premise of a poorly written play. David Ireland's Ulster American split the critics in 2018 during its Edinburgh run. It's hard to ...

Read More »

Ulster American – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Ireland Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Dominic Corr Recently, the act of being offended has become blasé. People are offended by movie remakes, television programmes – hell quite often a social media post about cake toppings can cause riots. The term ‘offended’ however, has a place in Ulster American which returns to the Traverse after a sell-out run during ...

Read More »

Ulster American – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Ireland Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Stephen Bates Have you heard the one about the Englishman, the Irish woman and the American? Yes, any jokes beginning similarly have long been branded politically incorrect, but all the rules of PC are put through the shredder in David Ireland’s brutal, excoriating and blisteringly funny black comedy. The Englishman is theatre director ...

Read More »

Cyprus Avenue – Peacock Theatre, Dublin

Writer: David Ireland Director: Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy Eric Miller (Stephen Rea) has a problem. There are dark forces at play threatening his family and even worse, his identity. For you see, “Gerry Adams has disguised himself as a newborn baby and successfully infiltrated [his] family home.” You’ve heard right. David Ireland’s gripping new dark comedy tells the ...

Read More »

Can’t Forget About You – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: David Ireland Director: Conleth Hill Reviewer: Rachael Hickman David Ireland wrote Can't Forget About You while Playwright-in-Residence for the Lyric Theatre Belfast. Directed by Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill, it has now arrived in Glasgow at the Tron Theatre. Broken hearted after splitting from his girlfriend, Stevie’s mother and sister are desperate for him to move on. But ...

Read More »

Blood Wedding – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Frederico Garcia Lorca Adaptor: David Ireland Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   Blood Wedding is a tale of brooding malevolence passed down through the generations like a toxic DNA. Sadly this version of Lorca's beloved play lacks the sheer physical passion that is the essence of the tale. Rewriting the narrative for 2015 with references to Strictly Come ...

Read More »

Blood Wedding – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Frederico Garcia Lorca Adaptor: David Ireland Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Blood is thicker than water so the saying goes, and in in Lorca’s Blood Wedding family ties and blood certainly combine into some potent drama. As two families come together for a wedding it becomes clear that there are dark secrets just below the surface. Bitter ...

Read More »

Everything Between Us – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: David Ireland Director: Sophie Motley Reviewer: Ciara Murphy It is the first day of Belfast's 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission' when spokesperson for the Unionist side Sandra Richardson's (Abigail McGibbon) sister Teeni (Stacey Gregg) storms government buildings looking for her. Once the chaos of this interruption subsides it becomes clear that these two women have not laid eyes on each ...

Read More »