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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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Temptress – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Philip St John Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: David Keane Speckintime and High Seas productions present this instantly atmospheric new play by Philip St John at The New Theatre. Before the story even begins the scene is set for otherworldly activity as the audience enter into a hazy theatre. Here the stage is impressively turned into an old country house ...

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Deeds Of Deceit – Chapel Royal (Dublin Castle) – Dublin

Writer: Matthew Ralli Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Set in the cavernous and delightfully gothic Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle, Deeds of Deceitpresents to its audience a quirky enquiry into a crime that dates back more than a century. On July 6th 1907 the Irish Crown Jewels were discovered missing, presumed stolen, from their safe in the Bedford Tower. ...

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The Art of Wedlock – Chancery Lane, Dublin.

Director: Matthew Ralli Presented by: Speckintime Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster It’s difficult to get too much comedy from disastrous relationships, but four out of the five one-act plays that make up The Art of Wedlock manage this with ease and brilliance. The final piece, Enemies is an altogether more sombre affair that has undoubted merits, but does not quite fit in ...

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