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Inishfallen Fare Thee Well: Sean O’Casey, His Life In & Leaving of Dublin – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Eddie Naughton Director: Gerry Gregg Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty The stage depicts a modest interior domestic space and what appears to be a kitchen table cluttered with books, paraphernalia and an old battered typewriter. This is Sean O’Casey’s home in Devon, England, and the setting of Eddie Naughton’s new play on the famous Irish dramatist. The year is 1958 and ...

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Old Flames – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Shane Burke Director: Andrew Deering Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Written by Shane Burke and presented by Run Amok Theatre, the new black comedy, Old Flames, comes to The New Theatre. Sisters, Sorcha and Abbey, are selling their house, but it is in need of a facelift. Sorcha hires Abbey’s ex boyfriend Eddie to paint the place and his presence exacerbates ...

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Timon of Athens – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Peter Reid Reviewer: Ciara Murphy One of Shakespeare’s rarely produced plays, Timon of Athens, gets a contemporary redressing in Dublin’s Project Arts Centre. Presented by AC Productions, the play tells the tale of Timon, a man with infinite kindness, friends prone to fickle flattery and rapidly declining wealth. As his fortunes turn sour he turns to ...

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The Assassination of Brian Boru – The New Theatre, Dublin

Director: Nora Kelly Lester Writer: Lauren-Shannon Jones Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Questioning the legitimacy of remembered history, The Assassination of Brian Boru places its audience’s focus on the importance of a good story, even if that means leaving the truth behind. Directed by Nora Kelly Lester and written by Lauren-Shannon Jones, the merging of the two authorial voices succeeds in representing ...

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Lockout – The New Theatre, Dublin

Directed by: Anthony Fox Written by: Ann Matthews Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:3.0] Written by Ann Matthews and directed by Anthony Fox, Lockout makes its return to The New Theatre for a second time following on from its successful sell-out first run. Telling the story of the common working class woman during the 1913 Lockout, this piece follows the “unsung ...

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