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Sylvia’s Quest – The Mill, Dublin

Writer and Director: Alice Coghlan Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating:3.5] Wonderland Theatre’s production, Sylvia’s Quest, takes you outside the theatre, using the Dundrum Shopping Centre, inside and out, as the set for their tale of a Bulgarian woman living in Ireland. What transpires in this piece of street theatre, is the unfolding of the life and character of Sylvia, told through ...

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The Talk of the Town – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Emma Donoghue Director: Annabelle Comyn Music: Philip Stewart Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating: 5] There is no point in going around the houses; it’s better to say it out straight. Emma Donoghue’s new work, The Talk of the Town, is simply great. Add to this fabulous performances and you have a winner. This is a quality production that focuses on ...

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The Picture of Dorian Grey – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Adaptor/Director: Neil Bartlett Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating: 4] “But the bravest among us is afraid of himself”, Lord Henry tells Dorian Grey. Of course, Dorian has every reason to be afraid. The core of the story revolves around the simple idea, voiced by Grey himself, that he will grow old, while the picture will stay young; but what if it ...

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Conversations on a Homecoming – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating:4.5] There is something comforting in watching an excellent production of a play. Seeing a company act their socks off, yet making it seem so effortless, is wonderful. Druid Theatre’s production of Conversations on a Homecoming is one of those evenings. Michael, played by Marty Rea, is on an unexpected visit ...

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