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Dublin Theatre Festival Preview – Highlights

The Dublin Theatre Festival returns in 2014 to present 18 days of wondrous theatre, comedy, dance, performance, and so much more from national and international contexts. Returning for its 57th season and filled to the brim with stimulating artists, it is surely not to be missed. The 2014 dates run from the 25th of September to the 12th of October ...

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Aristocrats – The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Brian Friel Director: Patrick Mason Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Directed by Patrick Mason, Brian Friel’s Aristocrats comes to the Abbey Theatre, bringing with it a rarely seen representation of life in Ireland’s rural Roman Catholic ‘Big House’. Far from functional, the O’Donnell family reunite in Ballybeg to celebrate their youngest sister, Claire’s (Jane McGrath) wedding. Arriving back in O’Donnell Hall ...

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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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