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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Mary And Me – The Warren Studio 2

woman with statue of virgib nary in background

Writer: Irene Kelleher Director: Belinda Wild Reviewer: Glen Pearce Fringe offerings frequently tend to verge on the side of comedy and so it is refreshing to see Wild Productions tackle a much more serious offering, with their showing of Mary And Me. Inspired by real events in rural Ireland in the 1980s, when a 15-year-old girl died after giving birth ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Irene Kelleher – Mary and Me

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year's Brighton Fringe. Here, Irene Kelleher tells us about her show, Mary and Me, which she'll be performing at The Warren.   How would you describe ...

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Mrs Shakespeare – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Irene Kelleher in Mrs Shakespeare

Writer and Director: Ian Wild Reviewer: Selwyn Knight A character lies sleeping in doublet and hose, holding a quill pen. Clearly, we are in Tudor times. But look around – there are medical screens and a distinctly modern-looking desk. The sleeping figure awakens and introduces itself as William Shakespeare. We suffer considerable confusion – this person is clearly female, but ...

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Mrs Shakespeare – Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Writer: Ian Wild Director: Ian Wild Reviewer: Jon Wainwright It's a daft premise that shouldn't work, and wouldn't were it not for Irene Kelleher's charisma and conviction in performing Ian Wild's tragicomic script, which supplies the deliciously delusional logic. Obviously, William Shakespeare is bound to prefer reincarnation as a beautiful young woman with long golden hair rather than as a ...

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