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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Mai – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Marina Carr Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Sarah Hoover The Mai demonstrates Marina Carr’s ability to gender-bend mythology and transport it into modernity, revealing the tragic consequences of single-minded passion for four generations of women. Andrew Flynn’s direction in the Decadent production focuses on the relationships between them both as mythology and as everyday women within Irish society, skilfully creating ...

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GIAF: Pumpgirl – Nun’s Island, Galway

Writer: Abbie Spallen Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy “In this town, you’re either a slut or a snob, there’s no in between.” Abbie Spallen’s gritty northern drama, Pumpgirl, draws a picture of the complex triangular relationship between its three characters: Pumpgirl, Hammy, and Sinead, as they endure their lives in a seemingly desolate rural town. The setting is ...

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The Weir – Pavilion Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Clara Mallon The ability to formulate stories is unique to the human condition. The art of storytelling is what gives us a shareable understanding of our existence. This idea is one of the main themes resonating throughout Conor McPherson’s multiple award-winning play The Weir. Decadent Theatre Company brings their new production of McPherson’s ...

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The Pillowman – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman is a movement away from the more well known rural Irish landscapes of his famed Leenane Trilogy. The Pillowman delivers a backdrop which is far less tangible and familiar, something which gives this performance a curiously foreign edge. Produced for the first time in 2003 The Pillowman ...

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A Skull in Connemara – The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Director: Andrew Flynn Writer: Martin McDonagh Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Presented by Decadent Theatre Company, Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara is perhaps the lesser-known play of the Leenane Trilogy. Dark, grotesque and unabashedly funny; this story will not soon be forgotten. Mick Dowd, played by Garrett Keogh, is a man who is plagued by small town chatter and gossip following ...

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