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The Match Box – Omnibus Theatre, London

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: James O’Donnell Reviewer: Richard Maguire The Greek myths are powered by revenge, especially when they tell the stories of women. Medea killed her children when her husband Jason abandoned her, while Clytemnestra killed her husband Agamemnon after he sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia. Frank McGuinness’s one-woman play of 2012 rewrites these myths for a modern age with ...

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The Match Box – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Richard Baron Writer: Frank McGuinness  Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Frank McGuinness is oft-cited as one of Ireland’s greatest dramatists. In his 90-minute, one-act, one-woman monologue The Match Box, McGuinness offers a running commentary in the headspace of a woman on the verge. The barren set is a metaphor for McGuinness’ protagonist. Sal has little joy in her world. Her story ...

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The Match Box – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Richard Baron Reviewer: Emily Hall In ninety minutes acclaimed Irish playwright Frank McGuinness depicts the complete transformation of single Irish mother upon the sudden loss of her twelve year old daughter. Dark and captivating, the Scottish premiere of The Match Box at Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh unsettles as much as it compels. Janet Coulson delivers the ...

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