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Revolver – Theatre Upstairs, Dublin

Writer: Seanan McDonnell Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: David Keane In a slightly skewed reality Aodh and Bea are on their first date. Only it isn’t exactly the first time they’ve met. Thanks to the services of everlast.com, a controversial dating agency, users no longer have to tolerate an awkward or unpleasant evening. They don’t have to walk out on it ...

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The Curse of the Button Accordion – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Sharon Mannion Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: David Keane In Roscommon a young woman (Sharon Mannion) frets over all the usual childhood issues, such as the end of the world and what she wants to be when she grows up. The latter perplexes her until one day she picks up a tin whistle and a musical prodigy is born. Or ...

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Temptress – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Philip St John Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: David Keane Speckintime and High Seas productions present this instantly atmospheric new play by Philip St John at The New Theatre. Before the story even begins the scene is set for otherworldly activity as the audience enter into a hazy theatre. Here the stage is impressively turned into an old country house ...

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One is Not Oneself – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Gerard Lee Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Gerard Lee’s new playOne is not Oneselftells a tale of a couple struggling with the loss of their son on the day of his anniversary. Premiering on The New Theatre stage, and presented by Cadence Theatre Company, Lee’s latest work combines the music of Noel Coward with his own original script. ...

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Rhubarb Crumble – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writers: Ghost Train Willy Director: Mathew Ralli Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty Ghost Train Willy’s musical comedy Rhubarb Crumble was a sell-out success at the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe festival. It concerns the behind the scenes shenanigans of a ‘second rate’ theatre company, the absurdly named Rhubarb Crumble. The roller-coaster storyline follows a group of five theatre graduates that have come together ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Rhubarb Crumble – Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Ghost Train Willy Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: Sophie Everton Ryan Upstairs in Bewley’s Café Theatre, high energy ensemble Ghost Train Willy perform their enthusiastic show Rhubarb Crumble. Written by and starring Lisa Garvey, Sharon Mannion, Danny Kehoe, Graeme Singleton and Eoghan McLaughlin present a group of second-rate actors, directors and producers gathered as a children’s theatre company as they ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Dublin Castle, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Cathal Quinn Reviewer: Westley Barnes Mouth On Fire’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Dublin Castle is a rib-tickling feast of Shakespeare with a buoyant twist of throwback ‘70’s music and fashion. Taking its scene in the sumptuous garden setting affixed to the medieval pomp of Dublin Castle, this adaptation of the Bard’s fruitiest comedy ...

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Deeds Of Deceit – Chapel Royal (Dublin Castle) – Dublin

Writer: Matthew Ralli Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Set in the cavernous and delightfully gothic Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle, Deeds of Deceitpresents to its audience a quirky enquiry into a crime that dates back more than a century. On July 6th 1907 the Irish Crown Jewels were discovered missing, presumed stolen, from their safe in the Bedford Tower. ...

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