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Death of a Comedian – The Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Cormac O'Brien What price is fame? What price is glory? What happens to politically subversive art and the artist who makes it, when fame and glory come a-knocking on his door? What dearly held principles is that artist willing to abandon in the pursuit of his proverbial 15 minutes on the Comedy Channel? ...

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Quietly – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Jimmy Fay Reviewer: Sarah Setter A quiet unassuming local pub in Belfast is the setting for Owen McCafferty’s powerful play Quietly, currently running at Soho Theatre. The play begins and the audience are introduced to the pubs Polish barman and long-time regular Northern Irishman Jimmy. It soon becomes apparent as another man, Ian, enters the establishment ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 21 April 2014

The Easter holidays may be in mid-flow but there’s no break for theatres across the country as they continue their spring programmes with the usual eclectic mix. Let us know if you’re seeing any of these productions this week. Every Last Trick – Royal and Derngate, Northampton Feydau’s classic French farce is given fresh translation by Tamsin Oglesby and unites ...

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Quietly – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Jimmy Fay Reviewer: Monica Insinga The internationally acclaimed Abbey Theatre production of Quietly by Owen McCafferty (Winner of the 2013 Writers’ Guild Award) comes back to Ireland for its first multinational tour. Premiered at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin in November 2012 and hailed as one of the best new plays of that year, it went on ...

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NEWS: 2013 Stage Edinburgh Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2013 Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have today been announced, and Theatre Ad Infinitum have been awarded the coveted Best Ensemble Award for the second time, for their musical, Ballad of the Burning Star, which tackles the Israeli/Palestine conflict and crossdressing. The company previously won the award in 2009 for the ...

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Quietly – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Jimmy Fay Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Two men come face to face in a Belfast pub, the meeting is tense, the men have never met before, but the actions of one, changed both of their lives forever. This critically acclaimed production from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin packs a powerful punch, full of intensity. The performances ...

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Quietly – The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Jimmy Fay Reviewer: Dan Sheehan [rating:4] “Maybe it’s just about talking- Yeah? -and listening…” Quietly- Northern Irish playwright Owen McCafferty’s powerful Abbey Theatre debut- wears its title ambiguously: A description perhaps of the silences that fall between men in the wake of sudden, torrential roaring; the kind that cannot be held back any longer. The kind ...

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