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The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Morna Pearson Director: Caitlin Skinner Reviewer: Gareth Davies Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Gothic novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde presented the world with a definitive, genre-defining formula for a wealth of stories packed with horrors, both psychological and physical. And, nearly one-hundred and thirty years after it was written, it remains an invaluable touchstone of ...

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PREVIEW: Panned – Smock Alley, Dublin

The Collaborations Festival is back at Smock Alley from February 18th to March 7th showcasing work from some of Ireland’s most interesting new artists. Collaborations gives emerging and established artists the support to create and put on new work, creating a platform for feedback, support, and creativity. We Get High On This Collective are bringing their newest productionPanned to the ...

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Lippy – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bush Moukarzel with Mark O’Halloran Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: John Roberts Bush Moukarzel has been challenging perceptions on theatre and it’s delivery for many years and it wasn’t until the arrival of Lippy at the Dublin Fringe last year that he truly found a piece that would not only push what audiences are watching but also ask some pivotal ...

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Unfaithful – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: John Roberts Owen McCafferty isn’t afraid of writing dialogue that challenges our preconceptions, his fantastic take on the Catholic/Protestant divide in Mojo Mickeybo still has powerful resonance. Here with his latest production Unfaithful McCafferty looks at the fading relationship between Joan played with down-trodden exhaustion by Cara Kelly and her husband Tom (a ...

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Huff -Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Creators: Shona Reppe &Andy Manley Reviewer: John Roberts Shona Reppe and Andy Manley have between themselves created some of the strongest, touching and most visceral children’s productions in recent years, and despite Huff being more of an interactive art installation than theatrical performance you can’t help but be ‘blown away’ by the attention to detail in putting you into the ...

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Cuckooed – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Mark Thomas Director: Emma Callander Reviewer: John Roberts Once again Mark Thomas delivers a blisteringly funny yet searingly powerful look into one of the many chapters in his life. Where Bravo Figero looked into the relationship between Thomas and his opera loving father, Cuckooed delves into the relationship of Thomas and long term best friend Martin.Martin was a long ...

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Donald Robertson is Not a Stand-Up Comedian – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: John Roberts Gary McNair returns to the Traverse following his acclaimed production of Born to Run in 2012 with a wonderfully enticing story of friendship and stand-up comedy. 15year old Donald Robertson isn’t funny, in fact he is the target of the school bullies, but instead of fighting them head on, he tries ...

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Horizontal Collaboration – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer/Director: David Leddy Reviewer: John Roberts Formed as part of a double bill alongside the online and rather compelling thriller City of the Blind, David Leddy’s live offering as part of this year’s line up at the Traverse seems to be a massive case of the emperor’s news clothes. The idea on paper suggests something far more enticing and engaging ...

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