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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Richard III – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Sarah Hoover Richard III (played with a nod to Antony Sher’s 1984 ‘bottle spider’ on two sticks by Druid favourite Aaron Monaghan) is a Teflon courtier; there is no good reason that his insectile climb up the ladder towards kingship isn’t thwarted. Why does Lady Anne (Siobhán Cullen) accept his marriage proposal, made ...

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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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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Bailegangaire – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire continues with the second pieceBailegangaire on The Olympia Theatre stage. As soon as the play starts and the lights frame the figure of Marie Mullen’s Mommo sitting in her bed at the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Brigit – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of the Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire (they are in fact part of a trilogy with A Thief of a Christmas)directed by the majestic Garry Hynes, could be felt as a defining moment for the audience of the ...

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Dublin Theatre Festival Preview – Highlights

The Dublin Theatre Festival returns in 2014 to present 18 days of wondrous theatre, comedy, dance, performance, and so much more from national and international contexts. Returning for its 57th season and filled to the brim with stimulating artists, it is surely not to be missed. The 2014 dates run from the 25th of September to the 12th of October ...

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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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DruidMurphy – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating: 4.5] It is fitting that DruidMurphy is part of the cultural Olympiad as it is the theatre equivalent of a triathlon…three plays back to back, a feat of endurance that is ultimately uplifting and inspiring, leaving you exhausted but exhilarated. The production takes three of Tom Murphy’s plays and explores ...

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