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Anna Karenina – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Leo Tolstoy Adaption: Marina Carr Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy “It’ll be a long time before men will let women be and it’ll be even longer before women will leave women alone.” Leo Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina is brought to the Abbey stage this festive season in a new version by Marina Carr. This smoulderingly tense adaptation brings a ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Oedipus – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Wayne Jordan Director: Wayne Jordan adaptation: Wayne Jordan Music: Tom Lane Reviewer: Saoirse Anton The story of Oedipus is a classic; the audience has an enormous performance history from which to draw expectations about the production. However, from the moment one enters the auditorium, curiosity is piqued by the set which is made up of dozens of chairs with ...

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The Shadow of a Gunman – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Sean O' Casey Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy The Shadow of a Gunman is part of a trio of plays by Sean O' Casey which form The Dublin Trilogy (consisting ofThe Shadow of a Gunman, The Plough and the Stars andJuno and the Paycock). This trilogy privileges the lives of the ordinary working class people of Dublin ...

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The Shadow of a Gunman – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Wayne Jordan Writer: Sean O’Casey Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey ‘It’s the civilians who suffer’, spoken by the character Seamus Shields, perfectly encapsulates what Sean O’Casey conveys in The Shadow of a Gunman, now playing on the Danske Bank stage in a co-production by the Lyric and the Abbey Theatre. The play shows the knock-on effects and tragedy that shakes the ...

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The Twelfth Night – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: Monica Insinga Twelfth Night, The Abbey Theatre’s production in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, marks the return of Wayne Jordan to the Abbey to direct his first Shakespeare play for them. One of the most performed comedies of all time, Twelfth Night was last produced at the Abbey over 30 ...

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The Plough and the Stars – Birmingham Rep at The Old Rep

Writer: Sean O’Casey Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] Sean O’Casey’s classic play is set around the time of the 1916 Easter uprising in Dublin, telling the story of events before and during that time. It focuses not on the leaders of the uprising, or the political figures that we may read about in the history books, but instead ...

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