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Starlet – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Alison Spittle Director: Simon Mulholland Reviewer: David Keane In a midlands middle-of-nowhere location Michael and Shannon have a date. If anything, it’s something to do. The cinema, a few drinks, and the customary shift. Both disheartened by the world around them, they can still dream of better things. At least they’re not dogging at the GAA pitch and Michael ...

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INTERVIEW: Megan O’ Malley talks about her new play HOME

HOME is premiering in The New Theatre next week. Presented as a work in progress at last year’s Scene + Heard festival, Handy Baker Theatre Company are bringing a full production of this work to Irish audiences. Dealing with the topical issue of abortion in Ireland, HOME places its audience in the unique position of become both judge and jury ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: How To Be Angry – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Camille Lucy Ross Director: Anna Sheils-McNamee Reviewer: David Keane Anger is omnipresent in various forms. The inane conversation you can’t have anymore. The uninvited attention at a bar. The social problems that never seem to get resolved. The person sitting next to you in the theatre. Then what? Shout, scream, and punch? Or swallow it down and pretend that ...

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Running Blind – Smock Alley, Dublin

Choreographer: Laura Sarah Dowdall Reviewer: David Keane Running Blind invites the audience to find “fresh vision” and explores the role of the senses through dance, sound, and vision. Choreographed and performed by Laura Sarah Dowdall, artist-in-residence at a Dublin DeafBlind centre, Running Blind submerges the audience into a world of disrupted senses in an effort to investigate the journey that ...

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The Curse of the Button Accordion – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Sharon Mannion Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: David Keane In Roscommon a young woman (Sharon Mannion) frets over all the usual childhood issues, such as the end of the world and what she wants to be when she grows up. The latter perplexes her until one day she picks up a tin whistle and a musical prodigy is born. Or ...

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