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Othello – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Dowling Reviewer: Liam Harrison Joe Dowling’s production of Othello takes its cue from Iago’s (Marty Rea) early riddling statement – “I am not what I am”. This paradox, of truthfully confessing to be false, is echoed in the set design which raises questions of stagecraft and manipulation. Ricardo Hernandez’s set constructs a small stage upon ...

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She Stoops to Conquer – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Oliver Goldsmith Director: Conall Morrison Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Christmas at the Abbey Theatre comes this year in the form of the fantastically farcical. Oliver Goldsmith’s classicShe Stoops to Conqueris a whirlwind of music, energy and ludicrous comedy. As Mr and Mrs. Hardcastle prepare their country home to receive a potential suitor, son of a family friend Mr. Marlowe,for their ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Bailegangaire – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire continues with the second pieceBailegangaire on The Olympia Theatre stage. As soon as the play starts and the lights frame the figure of Marie Mullen’s Mommo sitting in her bed at the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Brigit – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of the Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire (they are in fact part of a trilogy with A Thief of a Christmas)directed by the majestic Garry Hynes, could be felt as a defining moment for the audience of the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Hanging Gardens – The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Directed by: Patrick Mason Written by: Frank McGuinness Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.5] Frank McGuinness’s highly anticipated new play, The Hanging Gardens deals with the issue of adult dementia and the impact that this disease has on the family unit. Directed by Patrick Mason The Hanging Gardens, tells the story of the Grant family who, “keep themselves to themselves”. Hidden ...

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