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Woman Undone – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Text and Lyrics: Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan, and Mary Coughlan Original Music: Valgeir Sigurdsson Director: Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan Reviewer: Laura Marriott Woman Undone premiered at Dublin's Project Arts Centre and from the queue of people waiting to go in it was clear that this was one of the theatre seasons big draws. For someone unfamiliar with Mary Coughlan the reasons soon ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Company – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Sarah Jane Scaife Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Published in 1980, Company seems an unlikely candidate for a stage adaptation, a radio play perhaps, but the story of a man lying alone on his back in the dark considering his past and current existence does not seem like a piece for theatre. However, since its publication, Company has prompted a ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Fantasia – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Director: Anna Karasińska Reviewer: Saoirse Anton In writing about Anna Karasińska, theatre critic Tomasz Plata coined the term “post-theatre” to describe her work which pushes aside many traditional theatre techniques and conventions, in order to create theatre that does not rely on theatrical illusion or the fourth wall. As her latest work, Fantasia takes to the stage and we see ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Mining Stories – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creators: Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere are curators of voices, keepers of memory. The title of their documentary theatre production Mining Stories takes on a double meaning in this enthralling and challenging piece. Mining Stories presents different perspectives on the 2015 mining disaster in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The tragedy, which resulted in the death ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: My Dad’s Blind – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Anna Shiels-McNamee Director: Gemma Aked-Priestly Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster My Dad’s Blind, written by Anna Shiels-McNamee, who also plays the nameless female character, is an outstanding piece of work that balances humour and sorrow, pity and anger, and cynicism and sentimentality. Shiels-McNamee and David O’Meara, the only other actor, fill the Project’s upstairs space with ease, not an easy task, ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Cock Cock Who’s There – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creator: Samira Elagoz Reviewer: Sarah Hoover From the beginning, Cock Cock Who’s There turns an archeological gaze on its audience, sexual violence, and itself. Samira Elagoz’s research project was sparked by her “rape anniversary”: one year after she was raped by her boyfriend. Lacking any stories about the aftermath of rape with which she could identify, Elagoz began by asking friends ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Oneday – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Dick Walsh Directors: Dick Walsh and James Moran Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Oneday is an immersive, atmospheric experience that, while it may not achieve all it desires, will still undoubtedly provoke questions to be asked about the nature, and value, of the news media in the modern world. Even before it has begun, the audience is made aware of the issues ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Fable – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Choreography: Matt Szczerek Score: Grzegorz Szczerek Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Billed as “a sinister dance theatre production for young adults” in its programme, Fable is a show that more than lives up to its description. In this collection of five short dance stories, which blend elements of both street dance and contemporary dance, Human Collective trust and challenge their audience. Each ...

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