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Dublin Will Show You How – The Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Tracy Martin Director: Vanessa Fielding  Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy “People don’t like young girls full of life, making noise.” Working class women suffer a double jeopardy of discrimination. They are marginalised from society by proxy of their class and they are marginalised within their class by the controlling element misogyny. Tracy Martin’s Dublin Will Show You How illuminates the weight ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Patient Gloria – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Gina Moxley Director: John McIlduff Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy “Good girls don’t say no. It’s not polite to say no”, so says Gina Moxley in her new production The Patient Gloria. Moxley’s self-professed mash-up of stand-up comedy, historical re-enactment, and rock music explores the politics associated with female desire and contemporary feminism. This is a lot of genre for ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Shame – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Pom Boyd with Seán Millar Director: Pom Boyd with Seán Millar Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Shows in the Dublin Fringe Festival often throw up the question of what constitutes over-sharing on behalf of the performer. Not from an ethical point of view, as this issue has long since been resolved, but more from the dramaturgical point of view – in ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: A Holy Show – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Janet Moran Director: Janet Moran Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster One can’t help but feel that A Holy Show was an excellent opportunity squandered by its creators. Janet Moran sought to tell the tale of the 1981 plane hijacking by a former Trappist monk intent on knowing the Third Secret of Fatima. This was a glorious chance to bring a bizarre ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady – Peacock, Dublin

Creators: Amanda Coogan, Lianne Quigley, Alvean Jones, Breda O’Grady, Valerie Moore, and Paula Clarke Director: Amanda Coogan Reviewer: Sarah Hoover Live art that both illuminates and challenges is based in intentionality. From the moment the audience walks into the Peacock box office for Amanda Coogan’s Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady, we are guided by kind hands into a ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Shitstorm – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Simon Doyle (via Shakespeare) Director: Maeve Stone Reviewer: Sarah Hoover The Shitstorm trips lightly across themes, moods, and genres with its multi-talented cast and comedy-focused surreality. Best described as a riff on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Shitstorm initially presents as a dysfunctional family drama and ends as a trip-rock concert. In between, evocative condemnations of colonialism are interspersed with ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Remains of Maisie Duggan – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Carmel Winters Director: Ellen McDougall Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy Maisie Duggan (Bríd Ní Neachtain) has died, or at least she thinks she has. Her daughter, Kathleen (Rachel O’ Byrne), returns home to Ireland for the first time in decades in order to bury her mother, whom as it turns out is not dead at all. The production opens on ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: It Folds – Peacock, Dublin

Creators: Brokentalkers and Junk Ensemble Reviewer: Saoirse Anton It Folds is a poignant, amusing, and tragic exploration of humanity. Presenting snapshots of people’s lives in a surreal manner with very real emotions, Brokentalkers and Junk Ensemble strike the delicate balance between tragedy and comedy that is ever-present in everyday life. This piece demands full engagement from its audience, the combination ...

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