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London Film Festival 2019 – Rialto

Writer: Mark O’Halloran Director: Peter Mackie Burns Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The subject of male mental health is slowly making its way into mainstream cinema but with the prevalence of superheroes, spies and gangsters, male role models still disproportionately emphasise strength, heroism and endurance. Peter Mackie Burns’ new film Rialto is refreshingly different, placing an ordinary character experiencing a combination of ...

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The Shadow of a Gunman – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Wayne Jordan Writer: Sean O’Casey Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey ‘It’s the civilians who suffer’, spoken by the character Seamus Shields, perfectly encapsulates what Sean O’Casey conveys in The Shadow of a Gunman, now playing on the Danske Bank stage in a co-production by the Lyric and the Abbey Theatre. The play shows the knock-on effects and tragedy that shakes the ...

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Lippy – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Bush Moukarzel and Dead Centre (Cameo-playwright Mark O’Halloran) Director: Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Lippy is presented as part of Manchester’s inaugural SICK! Festival, a ground-breaking new festival exploring the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death and how we survive them (or don’t). Lippy is a performance around (but doesn’t presume to be ...

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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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Lippy – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bush Moukarzel with Mark O’Halloran Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: John Roberts Bush Moukarzel has been challenging perceptions on theatre and it’s delivery for many years and it wasn’t until the arrival of Lippy at the Dublin Fringe last year that he truly found a piece that would not only push what audiences are watching but also ask some pivotal ...

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The Twelfth Night – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: Monica Insinga Twelfth Night, The Abbey Theatre’s production in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, marks the return of Wayne Jordan to the Abbey to direct his first Shakespeare play for them. One of the most performed comedies of all time, Twelfth Night was last produced at the Abbey over 30 ...

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