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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Misfits – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Arthur Miller, reimagined by Annie Ryan Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Adapting a famous movie for the stage is often a tricky process, as it inevitably draws comparisons with the original. Arthur Miller’s The Misfits (1961), directed by John Huston and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift, the former two in their final roles, comprises one of ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: White – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Pea Dinneen Director: Pea Dinneen Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Campus men’s rights activist groups, at their very worst, are almost too easy to satire, but here Pea Dinneen has produced a work that goes a good way to explaining the egos, the hypocrisy, and the fragility that both propels and paralyses them. White is set in a university society that ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Free EU Roaming – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writers: Katie O’Byrne, Caroline Galvis, and Sinead Brady Director: Rosa Bowden Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster The ambition of Free EU Roaming was certainly not in question, but it was difficult to avoid the feeling that not enough had been done in the hour it occupied. Set in a Barcelona hostel during last year’s disrupted referendum on Catalan independence, the play is ...

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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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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Friday Night Effect – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writters: Eva O’Connor and Hildegard Ryan Reviewer: Sarah Hoover It is always a challenge to introduce alternate methods of storytelling to audiences more familiar with straightforward narrative. While The Friday Night Effect does so with a simple mechanism, it promises more agency in its audience interaction than it actually delivers. From the beginning, instructions to the audience are contradictory. “By ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: From All Sides – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Lee Coffey Director: Aaron Monaghan Reviewer: David Keane Two couples begin to tell their tales of modern life and love in a fast paced and fun manner. As the couples attend their respective nights out the humour quickly fades when it becomes apparent that these relationships are anything but fun. At least not anymore. From All Sides explores domestic ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Into the Water – Smock Alley, Dublin

Choreography: Suzanne Cleary &Peter Harding Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Up and Over It are an exciting and talented dance duo, and this show reflects that. What Into the Water does well it does excellently, however, outside of these things there are serious gaps in the production that must be addressed. Presenting two characters that appear to have washed up in a ...

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