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Larkin with Women – Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale

Writer: Ben Brown Director: Mark Stratton Producer: Sheila Carter Set/Lighting: Graham Kirk Costumes: Christine Wall Reviewer: Ron Simpson As well as being (according to at least one poll) the most popular English poet of his generation, Philip Larkin was an enigmatic and somewhat controversial figure. His poetry suggested that his was a withdrawn existence, sexually deprived, terrified of death. After ...

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Maeve’s House – The Irish Arts Centre, New York City

Writer: Eamon Morrissey Director: Gerard Stembridge Reviewer: Dan Sheehan [rating:3.5]   Yesterday afternoon, as I walked along Forty-Second Street directly across from Bryant Park, I saw a three-cornered shadow on the pavement in the angle where the two walls meet…I recognized it at once. It was exactly the same shadow that used to fall on the cement part of our ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Maeve’s House – Peacock Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Eamon Morrissey Director: Gerard Stembridge Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating: 3.5] It is a wonderful moment when a piece of writing, read thousands of miles away, instantly transports you from one time and place to another. This is what happens in Eamon Morrissey's finely written play, or rather biography of sorts. The place writer Maeve Brennan's article is located in, ...

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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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