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The Man in Two Pieces – Theatre Upstairs, Dublin

Writer: Gerard Adlum Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: Laura Marriott Dublin’s Theatre Upstairs has been transformedto Ireland in 1921. Under cover of night Kerrigan’s Vaudeville troupe, which has taken up temporary residence in a country town, is joined by a nameless boy, who sees the dream of the place and thinks ‘this must be the place’. The boy runs away with ...

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Riverdance – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Director: John McColgan Musical Director: Patrick Mangan Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Riverdance took the world by storm in 1994 as an interval act for Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest, 20 years later it celebrates its anniversary by embarking on a world tour, showing the magic has never left it. Combining music, song and dance in a two hour extravaganza, Riverdance secures its ...

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Conservatory – Peacock Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Michael West Director: Michael Barker-Caven Reviewer: Monica Insinga Michael West returns to the Abbey Theatre four years after the revival of his award-winning piece, Freefall, with a new, striking play, Conservatory. An Abbey Theatre production, Conservatory, is perfect for the Peacock’s intimate and at times claustrophobic space. A play about memory and trauma (which suits the Abbey well after ...

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These Halcyon Days: Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Deirdre Kinahan Director: David Horan Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:5] A superb splendidly stunning show and how! Ex-actor, Sean (Stephen Brennan) and new resident, retired teacher Patricia (Anita Reeves) find themselves in the conservatory of a nursing home. They gradually reveal their lives and expectations as their relationship develops; Sean has Parkinson’s disease and Pamela has cirrhosis of the liver. ...

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