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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: Crestfall at Galway International Arts Festival by Chris McCormack

A vivid plane of toxic femininity: Chris McCormack reviews Druid's revival of Mark O’Rowe controversial play. The post Review: Crestfall at Galway International Arts Festival appeared firs…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review: Woyzeck in Winter at Galway International Arts Festival by Chris McCormack

"A blast of bitter wilderness": Chris McCormack reviews Conall Morrison's chilly musical adaptation of Georg Büchner’s unfinished classic. The post Review: Woyzeck in Winter at Galway Int…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Review: The Great Gatsby at the Gate Theatre, Dublin. by Chris McCormack

Heading towards the green light: Chris McCormack reviews an immersive staging of F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel. The post Review: The Great Gatsby at the Gate Theatre, Dublin. appe…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Review: Two Pints at The Foxhound Inn, Dublin by Chris McCormack

"A suburban Dublin equivalent of Sartre": Chris McCormack reviews the Abbey Theatre's staging of Roddy Doyle's Facebook dialogues. The post Review: Two Pints at The Foxhound Inn, Dublin appe…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: Neon Western at Cork Midsummer Festival by Chris McCormack

Rave theatre: Chris McCormack reviews a dystopian western at Cork Midsummer Festival. The post Review: Neon Western at Cork Midsummer Festival appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Futureproof at Cork Midsummer Festival by Chris McCormack

Fascinatingly elegiac: Chris McCormack reflects on a revival of Lynda Radley's 2011 play at Cork Midsummer Festival. The post Review: Futureproof at Cork Midsummer Festival appeared first on…

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Review: Toilers, as reconstructed by Painted Bird at Cork Midsummer Festival by Chris McCormack

As loaded as its title: Chris McCormack reviews Painted Bird's Susanne R. Day resurrection job at Cork Midsummer Festival. The post Review: Toilers, as reconstructed by Painted Bird at Cork …

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Review: Postscript at Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Searching in the dark: Chris McCormack reviews an autobiographical play about a bid to discover the author's birth parents. The post Review: Postscript at Abbey Theatre, Dublin appeared firs…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

#WakingTheFeminists: The Numbers are Out by Chris McCormack

A new report, Gender Counts, reveals stark statistics about the under-representation of women in Irish Theatre. Chris McCormack asks: What next? The post #WakingTheFeminists: The Numbers are…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Review: I Am a Bird Now at the Theatre Upstairs, Dublin by Chris McCormack

This bird is stuck in its nest: Ross Gaynor's eclectic new one-man drama at Dublin's Theatre Upstairs doesn't quite deliver, says Chris McCormack. The post Review: I Am a Bird Now at the The…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Review: Extraterrestrial Events at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Giving the unbelievable a fair hearing: Chris McCormack reviews Philip Conaughton’s new dance-opera about UFO sightings. The post Review: Extraterrestrial Events at the Samuel Beckett Thea…

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review: Deep Dish at the Abbey Theatre by Chris McCormack

Bacchanalia and broccoli: Chris McCormack reviews Chris Haring and Michel Blazy's collaboration, performed as part of the Dublin Dance Festival. The post Review: Deep Dish at the Abbey Theat…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review: merry.go.round at Dublin Dance Festival by Chris McCormack

The universe will deliver: Chris McCormack is mesmerised by Maria Nilsson Waller's "absorbing" new work at Dublin Dance Festival. The post Review: merry.go.round at Dublin Dance Festival app…

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Review: Radamisto at the O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Reasons to be cheerful: Chris McCormack finds Northern Ireland Opera's production of Radamisto too optimistic in outlook. The post Review: Radamisto at the O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin ap…

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Review: The Faerie Thorn at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. by Chris McCormack

Faeries, changelings, merrows and hawthorn trees: Chris McCormack dives into Irish folklore in Big Telly Theatre's adaptation of Jane Talbot's story collection. The post Review: The Faerie T…

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Review: Maz and Bricks at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

A state of unbridled fury: Chris McCormack reviews Eva O'Connor's new play about bitter enemies and unlikely friends. The post Review: Maz and Bricks at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appeared …

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: Monster? at the Theatre Upstairs, Dublin by Chris McCormack

The ferocious fires of Ireland's culture wars: Chris McCormack reviews Emily Gillmor Murphy's dark new three-hander at Dublin's Theatre Upstairs. The post Review: Monster? at the Theatre Ups…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review: What Good Is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside? at Galway Theatre Festival by Chris McCormack

Virtuosity hidden in the most allusive places: Chris McCormack is at Galway Theatre Festival to review Emma O'Grady's unique solo show. The post Review: What Good Is Looking Well When You…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Review: Blood on the Moon at Galway Theatre Festival by Chris McCormack

A body squirming in the gallows: Chris McCormack heads to Galway Theatre Festival to review Brick Wall Theatre's production of Pierre Brault's 1999 play. The post Review: Blood on the Moon a…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review: Red at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast by Chris McCormack

Lessons woven from art history: Chris McCormack emerges, paint-splattered and perceptive, from Emma Jordan's revival of John Logan's 2009 play. The post Review: Red at the Lyric Theatre, Bel…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review: The Passion Project in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Shaking heaven to be heard: Chris McCormack is swept up in Brokentalkers' politically charged, modern-day reimagining of the Passion Play. The post Review: The Passion Project in Ballyfermot…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: Private Lives at the Gate Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Cowardly nostalgia: Chris McCormack lingers in the halcyon bliss of Noël Coward's 1930 comedy. The post Review: Private Lives at the Gate Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Anna Karenina review at Abbey Theatre, Dublin – ‘tremendously ambitious’ by Chris McCormack

With 26 scenes and 40-plus characters, Marina Carr’s tremendously ambitious adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina feels rather crowded. It’s probably best

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Heiress review at the Gate Theatre, Dublin – ‘sprightly but predictable’ by Chris McCormack

An oil painting dominates the stage. The graceful woman it portrays, with her controlled smile and fashionable curls, is the accomplished mother

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Friday, September 23, 2016

The Archive: Time to revisit Ireland’s women playwrights by Chris McCormack

History hasn’t been kind to Irish women playwrights. Most of their work fell out of repertory long ago. A turning point may

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

David Ireland: ‘I feel compelled to write about the Troubles’ by Chris McCormack

David Ireland hasn’t slept. In a Dublin cafe, the morning after the opening night of his new play Cyprus Avenue, the Northern

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Campaign group: ‘Gender equality in Irish theatre achievable in five years’ by Chris McCormack

Campaign group Waking the Feminists has claimed that gender equality can be achieved in Irish theatre in five years. It made the

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Aoife Duffin: ‘I like bravery in theatre. And I like smart people’ by Chris McCormack

The air is heavy inside the studio where Aoife Duffin has just finished a rehearsal for A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing,

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chris McCormack: Would Abbey Theatre’s #WakingTheFeminists backlash have happened in any other year? by Chris McCormack

Last week, the Abbey Theatre – Ireland’s national theatre – hosted the first meeting of #WakingTheFeminists, a gender equality initiative born out

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Review: BEES!, The Ark by Chris McCormack

You might think they’re buzzing little villains but the fact is they’re integral to our planet. According to Albert Einstein: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man …

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Review: Wallflower, Project Arts Centre by Chris McCormack

It could easily be interpreted as an act of narcissism. Quarantine, one of the UK’s most terraforming companies, has arrived at such self-regard as to roll out scenery from its past produc…

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