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The Wake – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Annabelle Comyn Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy Tom Murphy's The Wake inspired the title of the Abbey's 2016 commemorative programme 'Waking the Nation'. Putting aside the controversy surrounding the contents of that programme, this reviewer can see why this was so. Murphy's play transports its audience back to the early 1990s when small town Ireland was king. The ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Bailegangaire – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire continues with the second pieceBailegangaire on The Olympia Theatre stage. As soon as the play starts and the lights frame the figure of Marie Mullen’s Mommo sitting in her bed at the ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Brigit – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Monica Insinga The return of the Druid to the Dublin Theatre Festival with two companion pieces by Tom Murphy, Brigit and Bailegangaire (they are in fact part of a trilogy with A Thief of a Christmas)directed by the majestic Garry Hynes, could be felt as a defining moment for the audience of the ...

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Dublin Theatre Festival Preview – Highlights

The Dublin Theatre Festival returns in 2014 to present 18 days of wondrous theatre, comedy, dance, performance, and so much more from national and international contexts. Returning for its 57th season and filled to the brim with stimulating artists, it is surely not to be missed. The 2014 dates run from the 25th of September to the 12th of October ...

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Meet Me in St Louis – Landor Theatre, London

Songs: Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Joanna Trainor [rating:3.5] When the new craze at eastern Universities is a dance accompanied by ‘The Banjo,’ it is impossible not to smile at Robert McWhir’s production of Meet Me In St Louis. The 17 actors bring an incredible amount of warmth to the Landor and a ...

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Conversations on a Homecoming – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Alan Foran [rating:4.5] There is something comforting in watching an excellent production of a play. Seeing a company act their socks off, yet making it seem so effortless, is wonderful. Druid Theatre’s production of Conversations on a Homecoming is one of those evenings. Michael, played by Marty Rea, is on an unexpected visit ...

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DruidMurphy – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Tom Murphy Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating: 4.5] It is fitting that DruidMurphy is part of the cultural Olympiad as it is the theatre equivalent of a triathlon…three plays back to back, a feat of endurance that is ultimately uplifting and inspiring, leaving you exhausted but exhilarated. The production takes three of Tom Murphy’s plays and explores ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 25th June 2012

As part of the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, organisers promised that alongside the sport would be a ‘once in a lifetime’ celebration of culture. Stretching far beyond the capital, the London 2012 Festival, running until September 9th, showcases events up and down the country. Here Glen Pearce looks at five festival offerings this week from the wealth on ...

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