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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Viva Voce – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Lauren-Shannon Jones Director: Luke Casserly Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster  Viva Voce takes place in two main sections, and while the piece was pulled off with a high level of emotional intensity, this opposition between the two styles was jarring and meant that neither one was fulfilled in a satisfying manner. The first part was a presentation, complete with an old-fashioned ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Boy Child, The New Theatre – Dublin

Creators: FeliSpeaks and Dagogo Hart Reviewer: Laura Marriott Boy Child begins with a dark stage. Performers are dressed in black and the use of props is kept to a minimal. It was clear from the off that this is a production that sets out to paint a story with words. The background is kept clear to avoid distracting from the poetry ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Astronaut – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Joe Wright Reviewer: Saoirse Anton On the 11thof September 2018, a number of housing activists are removed from a vacant house they are occupying on North Frederick Street by an unidentified security firm, supported by the Garda Public Order Unit. On the 12thof September 2018, hundreds of protesters shut down O’Connell Street with a sit-in before accompanying the occupiers ...

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INTERVIEW: Megan O’ Malley talks about her new play HOME

HOME is premiering in The New Theatre next week. Presented as a work in progress at last year’s Scene + Heard festival, Handy Baker Theatre Company are bringing a full production of this work to Irish audiences. Dealing with the topical issue of abortion in Ireland, HOME places its audience in the unique position of become both judge and jury ...

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Save + Quit – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Sophia Leuner Director: Billie De Buitlear Reviewer: Laura Marriott Two Londoners find themselves having to decide whether it is time to move on. Two former best friends in Dublin look to see whether tragedy can bring them together once more. Save + Quit are two short plays connected by themes of moving on; of closing one chapter in life and ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Playboyz – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Martin Sharry Director: Martin Sharry Reviewer: David Keane On St. Patrick’s Day a foreign man arrives in a rural town in the West of Ireland. His origin is unknown, as are his intentions. Calling himself Patrick he attempts to fit in by working at a local bar but he is ultimately at the mercy of those he encounters through ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: All Honey – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Ciara Elizabeth Smyth Director: Jeda de Bri Reviewer: Laura Marriott The Sad Strippers Theatre group were last seen at Smock Alley’s Scene and Heard Festival, where their production of Pacemaker was the funniest 30 minutes this reviewer has ever seen on stage. All Honey is a longer production at an hour long and is helping to close the Dublin ...

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Around the World in 80 Days – The New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Jules Verne Adapter: Laura Eason Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Beth Steer In a clever adaptation by Laura Eason, Around the World in 80 Days tracks Phileas Fogg (Andrew Pollard), perhaps the world’s most famous fictional explorer, as he stakes his life’s fortune on a bet that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. The mysteriously wealthy Fogg and his ...

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