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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Mai – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Marina Carr Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Sarah Hoover The Mai demonstrates Marina Carr’s ability to gender-bend mythology and transport it into modernity, revealing the tragic consequences of single-minded passion for four generations of women. Andrew Flynn’s direction in the Decadent production focuses on the relationships between them both as mythology and as everyday women within Irish society, skilfully creating ...

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Vagabonds: My Phil Lynott Odyssey – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Robert Mountford and Chris Larner Director: Chris Larner Reviewer: Laura Marriott Cú Chullain is a traditional Irish legend, known for his beauty, warrior attributes and his incredible feats of strength. On the surface he seems to have little in common with an Irish legend of a different kind, Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott. The Dubliner, armed only with ...

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Jakula – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Jeff Keough Director: Jeff Keough Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Running at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, this Halloween is Jakula, a Halloween feast of magic and laughs. Dracula’s younger brother, Jackula, is on a quest to become the first fun vampire. He certainly succeeds, as the audience, young and old alike are shouting, laughing and having fun from the moment he ...

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The Games People Play – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Gavin Kostick Director: Bryan Burroughs Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Rise Productions return with their award winning productionThe Games People Play. A sharp combination of ancient Irish folklore and state of the nation, Kostick’s contemporary Tír na nÓg is certainly a more challenging place than that of Irish legend. Oisín (Aonghus Óg McAnally) and Niamh (Lorna Quinn) are feeling the sting ...

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Mojo Mickybo – Civic Theatre, Tallaght

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Carol Ryan Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Mojo Mickybo arrives at Tallaght’s Civic Theatre with quite a reputation at its back. McCafferty’s witty and energetic play about two youths in 1970s Belfast has previously had major successes across Ireland and internationally. On Q Theatre Company present their production as part of a small Irish tour and unfortunately the ...

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Intentions – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer and Director: Alice Lynch Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Presented by The Moogles Theatre CompanyIntentions is a performance that primarily focuses on the power of female friendship. Utilising the unlikely setting of the ‘one man tent’ section of a local music festival, the play’s three female characters – Jenny (Aisling Soden), Louise (Bernie O’ Reilly), and Emma (Catherine McKiernan) – embark ...

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Witness – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Carmel Winters Director: Carmel Winters Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty Dealing with controversial issues on stage can be risky, both because of their serious nature and the difficulty in depicting a taboo subject with sensitivity and clarity. Yet Witness, written and directed by the much-talented Carmel Winters, and loosely based on her award-winning and debut film Snap manages to do just ...

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Rhubarb Crumble – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writers: Ghost Train Willy Director: Mathew Ralli Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty Ghost Train Willy’s musical comedy Rhubarb Crumble was a sell-out success at the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe festival. It concerns the behind the scenes shenanigans of a ‘second rate’ theatre company, the absurdly named Rhubarb Crumble. The roller-coaster storyline follows a group of five theatre graduates that have come together ...

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