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London Film Festival 2019 – Rialto

Writer: Mark O’Halloran Director: Peter Mackie Burns Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The subject of male mental health is slowly making its way into mainstream cinema but with the prevalence of superheroes, spies and gangsters, male role models still disproportionately emphasise strength, heroism and endurance. Peter Mackie Burns’ new film Rialto is refreshingly different, placing an ordinary character experiencing a combination of ...

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A Theatre-Lovers Guide to the BFI London Film Festival

Now only a few days away, the sheer volume of films available at the BFI London Film Festival can seem pretty overwhelming. There are Strands which categorise movies by genre including “Thrill,” “Dare” and “Love,” there are glitzy Gala premieres of major international releases where members of the public can walk the red carpet with the stars, and there are ...

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The Plough and the Stars – National Theatre, London

Writer: Sean O’Casey Co-Directors: Jeremy Herrin, Howard Davies Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Even for a play about collateral damage during an armed urban conflict, there’s a surprising amount of violence in Sean O’Casey’s 1926 play. Set in November 1915 and Easter 1916 in inner city Dublin, there’s plenty of shots fired and scuffles as pressure rises, but the most shocking moment ...

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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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Howie The Rookie – Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Writer and Director: Mark O’ Rowe Reviewer: Ciara Murphy [Rating:5.0] Directing your own work is always risky business and when Mark O’ Rowe made the daring decision to direct Howie the Rookie for the Project Arts Centre stage, it truly was a risk worth taking. This is a play with a swift pace, colourful characters and even more colourful language. ...

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