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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: King of the Castle – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Eugene McCabe Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Laura Marriott There is always excitement in the air when Druid stage a new production. For the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival they are presenting Eugene McCabe’s play King of the Castle at the Gaiety Theatre. Often described as an unsung Irish classic King of the Castle has the potential to be an excellent ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Dancing at Lughnasa – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Brian Friel Director: Annabelle Comyn Reviewer: David Keane First preformed at the Abbey Theatre in 1990, Brain Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa makes a timely return to Dublin to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The multi-award winning play comes to the Gaiety Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in conjunction with the inaugural Lughnasa International Friel Festival. A semi-autobiographical memory ...

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Hindle Wakes – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Stanley Houghton Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Hindle Wakes is a local play with a lot of history. This production captures the essence of the themes of the piece and if some of them have lost their resonance, there is still plenty here to engage an audience. The play opens with Fanny Hawthorn’s parents ruminating over her ...

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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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Conversations on a Homecoming – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating:4.5] There is something comforting in watching an excellent production of a play. Seeing a company act their socks off, yet making it seem so effortless, is wonderful. Druid Theatre’s production of Conversations on a Homecoming is one of those evenings. Michael, played by Marty Rea, is on an unexpected visit ...

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