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OPINION: Waking the Feminists vs Waking the Nation

On 28 October 2015, the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre, released details of its programme for 2016 entitled Waking the Nation. This programme is a commemorative one – 2016 marks 100 years since the 1916 Rising, a seminal event in Irish history that inevitably led to the establishment of an independent Irish state. The Abbey Theatre’s programme of events for ...

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Jakula – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Jeff Keough Director: Jeff Keough Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Running at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, this Halloween is Jakula, a Halloween feast of magic and laughs. Dracula’s younger brother, Jackula, is on a quest to become the first fun vampire. He certainly succeeds, as the audience, young and old alike are shouting, laughing and having fun from the moment he ...

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Patrick Kielty: Help – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lauren Maughan In his come-back stand up tour Patrick Kielty is asking us all for help. And his problem is, he’s happy. He’s a newlywed with the woman he met as a friend 10 years ago, with a baby on the way – it’s all fallen into place. But he’s worried “it’ll all go tits up”. And that’s where ...

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Cirque Des Rêves – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Katie McCann Director: Jeda de Brí Reviewer: David Doyle Sickle Moon Productions and Illustrated Productions have teamed up to bring Cirque Des Rêves, a story of magic, mystery, lost souls, and blind but oddly accurate fortune tellers, to Smock Alley Theatre. It is an atmospheric and creepy production that’s a perfect treat for the Halloween season. The show centres ...

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Leper and Chip – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Karl Shiels Writer: Lee Coffey Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey Set in the inner-city of Dublin, Lee Coffey’s 45 minute series of overlapping and interconnected monologues by the titular characters takes the audience through sharp shifts in mood, going from the hilarious to the stark and violent in mere seconds. Laura Honan’s set, made up of white flats and lightbulbs, is ...

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INTERVIEW: Lauren-Shannon Jones on Olympia – The New Theatre, Dublin

Lauren-Shannon Jones and Nora Kelly-Lesterare Pygmankenstein, a vibrant and innovative theatre company working out of Dublin. They are the newly appointed writer and director in residence at The New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar, the first writer/director team to take residence at the theatre. Ciara L. Murphy caught up with Lauren-Shannon Jones to see how it was going. You and ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Dancehall – Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin

Director: Emma Martin Music: Andrew Hamilton   Watching Dancehall, there is a sense one is watching something not created for an audience; the ensemble is so intent on its movement and exploration it seems one simply stumbled upon the group working among itself. With a mesmerising focus and intensity, the ensemble presents an intriguing examination of energy and its confinement ...

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Just Here – Bewley’s Café Theatre @Powerscourt, Dublin

Writer: Eugene O’Brien Director: Charlie Bonner Reviewer: David Keane Award winning playwright and screenwriter Eugene O’ Brien’s latest offering comes in the form of a one man piece, Just Here. This brief tale takes places in the small apartment of a loner named John in the Baggot Street area of Dublin. John (Daniel Reardon) lives alone and likes it that ...

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