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A Girl is a Half Formed Thing – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Eimear McBride Director &adaptation: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Eimear McBrides original novelA Girl is a Half Formed Thinghas seen huge success since it’s release in 2013 and it’s adaptation by Annie Ryan for the Dublin Theatre Festival has fared no differently. Astounding and touching audiences, this play’s reputation precedes it. The gritty, heartfelt and gripping tale about the ...

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One is Not Oneself – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Gerard Lee Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Gerard Lee’s new playOne is not Oneselftells a tale of a couple struggling with the loss of their son on the day of his anniversary. Premiering on The New Theatre stage, and presented by Cadence Theatre Company, Lee’s latest work combines the music of Noel Coward with his own original script. ...

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Leper and Chip – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Lee Coffey Director: Karl Shiels Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Presented by Bitter Like a Lemon and Theatre Upstairs Lee Coffey’s new play Leper and Chip thrilled its audience at its opening performance in Temple Bar’s Project Arts Centre. Set in modern, urban Dublin, the play follows the journey of two characters, Leper and Chip, as they navigate Dublin’s treacherous underworld. ...

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Lippy – The Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Bush Moukarzel Cameo Playwright: Mark O’Halloran Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Cormac O’Brien A person speaks to you, but their words become distorted like in a horror movie. Their lips and face stop moving, yet still their voice continues, echoing from place to place around the auditorium. Random noises conglomerate to become a cacophonous soundscape, as rich and beautiful as ...

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Flann’s Yer Only Man – Theatre@36, Dublin

Writer and performer: Val O’Donnell Director: Terry O’Dea Reviewer: Laura Marriott Theatre@36 is in the basement of a beautiful Georgian property in Parnell Square. The stage is square and nestles among the comfortable seating. It is an unassuming setting for a theatre but as Bare Bodkin Theatre Company’s production proves, great theatre and great performances can happen behind any Dublin ...

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riverrun – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Adapter, Director, Performer: Olwen Fouéré Co-Director: Kellie Hughes Reviewer: Monica Insinga Olwen Fouéré’s transcendental adaptation of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, riverrun is back at the Project Arts Centre, back where it stood during its highly successful run at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2013 (DTF). This reviewer still clearly remembers seeing it during the DTF, thinking that she was witnessing something ...

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Men Like Us – Smock Alley, Dublin.

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Cathal Quinn Translation: Gabriel Rosenstock Composer: Kim V Porcelli Mouth on Fire once again places themselves at the forefront of contemporary representations of Samuel Beckett’s works with their new production Men like Us. Founded to make Beckett’s material more accessible, Men Like Us shows its audience exactly how that is done. Three of Beckett’s short plays ...

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The Puffin’s Nest – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Oliver McQuillan Reviewer: Laura Marriott The Puffin’s Nest is currently playing at Dublin’s The New Theatre. It marks an assured return to the stage for writer and actor Oliver McQuillan. Having taken a break from acting (after starting his career at Dublin’s Lantern Theatre) McQuillan has recently returned to acting and The Puffin’s Nest is his first feature length ...

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