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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Mai – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Marina Carr Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Sarah Hoover The Mai demonstrates Marina Carr’s ability to gender-bend mythology and transport it into modernity, revealing the tragic consequences of single-minded passion for four generations of women. Andrew Flynn’s direction in the Decadent production focuses on the relationships between them both as mythology and as everyday women within Irish society, skilfully creating ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Mining Stories – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creators: Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere are curators of voices, keepers of memory. The title of their documentary theatre production Mining Stories takes on a double meaning in this enthralling and challenging piece. Mining Stories presents different perspectives on the 2015 mining disaster in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The tragedy, which resulted in the death ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: I Used to Feel – The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Writer: Ailís Ní Riaín Composer: Ailís Ní Riaín Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy I Used to Feel is a painfully intimate music-theatre performance about the breakdown of communication and the challenges of mental torment. The performance, set in the luxurious surrounds of The Marker Hotel in Grand Canal Dock, challenges its audience to find their own meaning in the short 25-minute piece. ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: My Dad’s Blind – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Anna Shiels-McNamee Director: Gemma Aked-Priestly Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster My Dad’s Blind, written by Anna Shiels-McNamee, who also plays the nameless female character, is an outstanding piece of work that balances humour and sorrow, pity and anger, and cynicism and sentimentality. Shiels-McNamee and David O’Meara, the only other actor, fill the Project’s upstairs space with ease, not an easy task, ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Hookers Do It Standing Up – The International Bar, Dublin

Writer: Kate McGrew Director: Kate McGrew Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Hookers Do It Standing Up is a self-proclaimed ‘stand-up hip-hop mash up’, but Lady Grew’s blend of comedy, music, performance, and activism is actually much more than that. This funny, but exposing, performance pushes the audience out of its comfort zone while also providing an entertaining evening of truly ‘fringy’ performance. ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Shame – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Pom Boyd with Seán Millar Director: Pom Boyd with Seán Millar Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Shows in the Dublin Fringe Festival often throw up the question of what constitutes over-sharing on behalf of the performer. Not from an ethical point of view, as this issue has long since been resolved, but more from the dramaturgical point of view – in ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Viva Voce – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Lauren-Shannon Jones Director: Luke Casserly Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster  Viva Voce takes place in two main sections, and while the piece was pulled off with a high level of emotional intensity, this opposition between the two styles was jarring and meant that neither one was fulfilled in a satisfying manner. The first part was a presentation, complete with an old-fashioned ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Cock Cock Who’s There – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creator: Samira Elagoz Reviewer: Sarah Hoover From the beginning, Cock Cock Who’s There turns an archeological gaze on its audience, sexual violence, and itself. Samira Elagoz’s research project was sparked by her “rape anniversary”: one year after she was raped by her boyfriend. Lacking any stories about the aftermath of rape with which she could identify, Elagoz began by asking friends ...

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