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The Blue Boy of Glenmore – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

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Writer: Joe Brennan Director: Tony Devlin Reviewer: Colm G Doran Set in the winter of 1978, in the Cooley Mountains, Brassneck Theatre Company present The Blue Boy of Glenmore. It tells the story of a brother and sister living in a claustrophobic farmyard cottage, sniping at one another. Jemmy John (The Blue Boy) played by James Doran, is obsessed with ...

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Smiley – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer:Gary Mitchell Director:Conall Morrison Reviewer: Colm G Doran The Lyric theatre presents Gary Mitchell’s crime comedy Smiley, a play that follows an unlikely group of misfits (including an impressive Elvis impersonator, a paramilitary member and a drag queen) who form a football team in an attempt to win the local league and the 25,000 quid that’s up for grabs. But ...

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Lally the Scut – The MAC, Belfast

Writer: Abbie Spallen Director: Michael Duke Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly If the audience were to take one thing from Tinderbox’s and The MAC’s new production, Lally the Scut, it would be that playwright Abbie Spallen is pissed off. Spallen’s play is a spiteful critique of “post”-conflict/Troubles Northern Ireland and the different caricatures who enable grief and trauma. As a child, ...

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