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You Never Can Tell – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

The cast of You Never Can Tell

Director: Conall Morrison Writer: George Bernard Shaw Reviewer: Liam Harrison   George Bernard Shaw’s 1896 playYou Never Can Tellfeels like it could not have been put on at a worst time at The Abbey. Embroiled as the theatre is in a storm around its attitude towards gender politics, the timing of Shaw’s outmoded and uneven play feels particularly out of ...

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Translations – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Brian Friel Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Alice Frances Brian Friel wrote his classic play in 1980, during the period of the troubles in Northern Ireland. Strangely, Friel denied that it was a play about politics, stating that it was about 'language and only language'. Indeed it is a delightful dramatisation of the illegal hedge schools existing in Ireland throughout ...

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Translations – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Brian Friel Director: James Grieve Designer: Lucy Osborne Reviewer: Paul Couch It’s a brave and somewhat curious choice for English Touring Theatre. Translations, written by Brian Friel in 1980, is a story of patriotism, love, confusions and (possibly but who knows?) tragedy set in the town of Ballybeg, County Donegal, in 1833. The English Army are busy mapping and ...

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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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