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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Close to the Sun – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Philip Doherty Director: Stephen Darcy Reviewer: Laura Marriott Is it ever possible to outrun your past? The play begins with a story. Three workmen with Irish accents introduce the audience to an old Irish curse. A family have been plagued by alcohol, devotion so deep it turns in on itself, the dark thoughts of jealousy and confusion and the ...

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Wild Sky – Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt, Dublin

Writer: Deirdre Kinahan Director: Jo Mangan Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty The captivating title of Deirdre Kinahan’s new play comes from the war poet Francis Ledwidge’s poem Lament for Thomas McDonagh. The story of Ledwidge’s short, tragic life (he was killed in action at Ypres in world War I in 1917) was an inspirational part of the extensive research the writer undertook ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Dancing at Lughnasa – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Brian Friel Director: Annabelle Comyn Reviewer: David Keane First preformed at the Abbey Theatre in 1990, Brain Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa makes a timely return to Dublin to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The multi-award winning play comes to the Gaiety Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in conjunction with the inaugural Lughnasa International Friel Festival. A semi-autobiographical memory ...

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No Smoke Without Fire – Bewley’s Café Theatre @Powerscourt, Dublin

Writer: Paddy Murray Director: Jimmy Smallhorne Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty Due to the new smoking ban, every time she goes to the local pub, which appears to be a lot, Dublin working class widow, Mrs. Gibney, is forced to stand outside to have her smoke. Poor Mrs. Gibney, arthritic, bent over, and with a slight shake in her voice, she is ...

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No Smoke Without Fire – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Peter Murray Director: Jimmy Smallhorne Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Mary Murray brings her one woman show, No Smoke Without Fire, to the Civic Theatre, Tallaght to an eager and enthusiastic full house. Set in a smoking area in a pub in “Bally-something” on Dublin’s northside, Murray plays a revolving carousel of characters, who are just that, real characters! Sixty-thousand euro, ...

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Chancers – The Civic Theatre, Dublin

Director: Terry Byrne Writer: Robert Massey Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Presented by Viking Theatre and written by Robert Massey, Chancers is a lively, highly entertaining and hysterical comedy that shows its audience that “there’s more than one way to win the lotto”. Struggling to maintain his livelihood, a small grocery shop, Aiden, played by Luke Griffin, and his wife Dee, played ...

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