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The Examination – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creators: Brokentalkers Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy What do we really know about the Irish prison system? And, do we even care what goes on? These two questions sit at the forefront of The Examination, a performance about the Irish prison system. Using a blend of biography and socially engaged performance practice, Brokentalkers present a challenging task to their audience: to try ...

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Woman Undone – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Text and Lyrics: Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan, and Mary Coughlan Original Music: Valgeir Sigurdsson Director: Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan Reviewer: Laura Marriott Woman Undone premiered at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre and from the queue of people waiting to go in it was clear that this was one of the theatre seasons big draws. For someone unfamiliar with Mary Coughlan the reasons soon ...

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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Blue Boy – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Directors: Gary Keegan &Feidlim Cannon Choreographer: Eddie Kay Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy In a year cluttered with political and historical commemorations and subsequently a heightened focus on collective remembrance it is easy to forget those whose histories have been hidden. Brokentalkers’ The Blue Boy seeks to remedy this in a performance that is conceptual, evocative, and emotionally affective. First produced ...

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The Blue Boy – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon Choreography: Eddie Kay Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey In a year when Spotlight, a film which explores the cover ups of abuse in the Catholic Church, won much acclaim (including an Academy Award for Best Picture), and following hard-hitting documentaries such as Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Brokentalker’s The Blue ...

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The Blue Boy – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Director: Gary Keegan &Feidlim Cannon Choreography: Eddie Kay Reviewer: Clara Mallon   There is a particular urgency attached to political theatre. Usually addressing issues of current events central to society, political theatre attempts to prompt social change through raising consciousness on the part of the spectator. This is certainly one of the primary motives behind Brokentalker’s The Blue Boy,which comes ...

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