Writer: Rona Munro Director: Richard Baron Reviewer: Dominic Corr Janet Horne, the last woman to be legally executed in the British Isles, arrested in Dornoch Scotland is the subject of Rona Munro’s The Last Witch. Alone with her claw-handed daughter, Janet fends for the pair in the Highlands. Her charms, herbal remedies and manipulation tricks those into offering scraps of ...Read More »
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Director: Richard Baron Writer: Frank McGuinness Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Frank McGuinness is oft-cited as one of Ireland’s greatest dramatists. In his 90-minute, one-act, one-woman monologue The Match Box, McGuinness offers a running commentary in the headspace of a woman on the verge. The barren set is a metaphor for McGuinness’ protagonist. Sal has little joy in her world. Her story ...Read More »
Director: Richard Baron Writer: David Harrower Reviewer: Amy Taylor The abusive sexual relationship between a pre-teen girl and a middle aged man is the subject of Firebrand’s revival of David Harrower’s award-winning 2005 drama, Blackbird. Directed by Richard Baron, this production begins as an unresolved dialogue between the abused and the abuser, but blurs the lines between truth, lies and ...Read More »
Writer: Rona Munro Director: Richard Baron Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4] In Rona Munro’s Iron, lifer Fay has spent the last 15 years in prison for murdering her husband. For the first time, her now grown-up daughter Josie visits, trying to piece together the fragments of her forgotten past and find out what happened the night her father was killed. Over ...Read More »