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48 – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Gemma Kane Director: Claire Maguire Reviewer: Clara Mallon “I actually walked into that smoke to die”. Gemma Kane’s debut play 48 begins with searing testimony of survivor’s guilt. A smoke haze oppressively fills Smock Alley’s Boys School theatre and we are introduced to bodies who clamour methodically, moving agonisingly throughout the space, gasping for air immersed in disco lights. Aided ...

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Tingo – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writers: Jessie Doyle and Cian O’Ceallachain Director: Cian O’Ceallachain Reviewer: David Keane In an Orwellian and altered reality version of Dublin, Joe (Michael Mullen) finds that the hum-drum of daily life is grinding him down. He wakes up, has breakfast, gets the bus to work, spends all day at his keyboard, has a mediocre social life, goes to bed, and ...

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