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The Big Fellow – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Declan Gorman Director: Declan Gorman Reviewer: Saoirse Anton “I shall write it now that Michael Collins was a human being.” Based on Frank O’Connor’s biography of Michael Collins, The Big Fellow is a mischievous and insightful production that tells the story of Michael Collins, not as a historical figure, but as a man. Gorman’s writing is balanced and entertaining, ...

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Bob & Judy – Theatre Upstairs, Dublin

Writer: Gerard Adlum Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty This stimulating drama concerns a turbulent interaction that happened one starry night. Against the backdrop of a momentous galactic phenomenon, two very damaged people, both harbouring the wounds from their grief-ridden pasts, unite fatefully. The setting is an overgrown back garden in small town Ireland. It is Judy’s birthday and a ...

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The Man in Two Pieces – Theatre Upstairs, Dublin

Writer: Gerard Adlum Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: Laura Marriott Dublin’s Theatre Upstairs has been transformedto Ireland in 1921. Under cover of night Kerrigan’s Vaudeville troupe, which has taken up temporary residence in a country town, is joined by a nameless boy, who sees the dream of the place and thinks ‘this must be the place’. The boy runs away with ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: How to Build Your First Robot – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writers: Ian Toner &Keith-James Walker Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: Sophie Ryan It’s a story we have all heard before. Boy gets dream job. Boy loses dream job. Boy builds robot in a bid to get his dream job back. Wait, what? Ian Toner and Keith-James Walker’s story How To Build Your First Robot devised by Monkey Backstage provides a unique ...

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Macbeth – Smock Alley Boys’ School, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Keith Thompson Reviewer: Monica Insinga Fast Intent’s new production of Macbeth shows this young company’s brave, risk-taking attitude towards immortal classics. As mentioned in their press release they are “taking inspiration from original staging practices,” and while the cauldron-like Smoke Alley Boys’ School provides the perfect setting for the Scottish play, some of their practices do ...

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