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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review: You Could Be Us at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Can an emoji transform back into real emotion? Jarlath Tivnan's new play asks compelling questions of mental illness. The post Review: You Could Be Us at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin appeared…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review: Tactics for Time Travel in a Toilet at The Barracks, Belfast by Chris McCormack

‘Is this a safe space? Asking for a friend,’ Chris McCormack reviews TheatreofplucK's performance as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2017. The post Review: Tactics for Time Travel i…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Fire Below (A War of Words) at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Resolution isn’t that simple: Chris McCormack reviews Owen McCafferty's new play at the Abbey Theatre. The post Review: Fire Below (A War of Words) at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin appeared fi…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

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

A Joyce to rejoice in: Andrew Synnott and Arthur Riordan's operatic adaptation finds a rich resonance. The post Review: Dubliners at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeu…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: This is the Funeral of Your Life at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Dead good: Louise White's eclectic exploration of mortality is ebullient and profound. The post Review: This is the Funeral of Your Life at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appeared first on Exeu…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Listening to Women in Irish Theatre by Chris McCormack

As Dublin's Gate Theatre becomes the centre of allegations of sexual harassment, Chris McCormack explores the history of womens' public testimony in Irish theatre. The post Listening to Wome…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review: Josephine K and the Algorithms at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Cold as raw data: Chris McCormack reviews Stacey Gregg's contemporary take on Kafka's The Trial. The post Review: Josephine K and the Algorithms at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin appeared first o…

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review: King of the Castle at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Jealousy, longing, loneliness and insecurity: Chris McCormack reviews a revival of Eugene McCabe’s rarely-performed play set in rural Ireland. The post Review: King of the Castle at the Ga…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

"It seems misguided to smooth over the edges in a novel like Ulysses": Chris McCormack is disappointed by Graham McLaren's Abbey Theatre staging of James Joyce's modernist masterpiece. The p…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Review: Tribes at the Gate Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

A den of egoists: Chris McCormack reviews the Gate Theatre's production of Nina Raine's family drama. The post Review: Tribes at the Gate Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review: Nora at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

An ambitious reimagining: Chris McCormack reviews a new play inspired by Ibsen's A Doll's House. The post Review: Nora at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Review: Hamnet at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

A meditation on loss: Chris McCormack reviews Dead Centre's new production about Shakespeare's son. The post Review: Hamnet at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: The Sin Eaters at Dublin Theatre Festival by Chris McCormack

"A spectator, no less than a society, is complicit": Chris McCormack reviews a site-specific production about the history of the Irish family. The post Review: The Sin Eaters at Dublin Theat…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: Normal at the Dublin Fringe by Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack reviews an "excellent and beguiling new play" about living with autism in contemporary Ireland. The post Review: Normal at the Dublin Fringe appeared first on Exeunt Magazin…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dublin review: Birdy at the Abbey Theatre by Chris McCormack

Sing it loud: Chris McCormack reviews a new children's show about revolution as part of the Dublin Fringe 2017. The post Dublin review: Birdy at the Abbey Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Dublin review: Raven Eyed by Loosysmokes by Chris McCormack

Roosting on Dublin's docklands, this featherlight circus spectacle explores a place in collapse. The post Dublin review: Raven Eyed by Loosysmokes appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: Fierce Notions at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

“Make Hibernia Great Again”: Chris McCormack reviews Ill-Advised Theatre Company's post-truth satirical musical. The post Review: Fierce Notions at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin appeared f…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Review: Everything Not Saved at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Memories aren’t to be trusted: Chris McCormack reviews a new work by Malaprop as part of the Dublin Fringe 2017. The post Review: Everything Not Saved at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appea…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: Soldier Still at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Usual routines made uncanny: Chris McCormack reviews Junk Ensemble's new work exploring violence in the military. The post Review: Soldier Still at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appeared firs…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Review: The Shitstorm at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

A brave new world: Chris McCormack starts off our coverage of the Dublin Fringe with a review of Simon Doyle's radical rewriting of The Tempest. The post Review: The Shitstorm at the Abbey T…

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Review: Katie Roche at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

An anxiety dream for the nation: Chris McCormack reviews Caroline Byrne's new production of Teresa Deevy’s unsettling drama. The post Review: Katie Roche at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin appe…

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Review: Outlying Islands at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

The escape plan: Chris McCormack reviews David Grieg's play about life on a remote island. The post Review: Outlying Islands at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: I Am Faransis W. at Summerhall by Chris McCormack

Modern miseries and contemporary unrest: Chris McCormack reviews a new take on Georg Büchner's Woyzeck. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: I Am Faransis W. at Summerhall appeared first on Ex…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Party Game at Wee Red Bar by Chris McCormack

Not the most exciting soiree... Chris McCormack sets up a party he'd rather not attend in bluemouth inc's immersive experience. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Party Game at Wee Red Bar ap…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Crossing Place at Summerhall by Chris McCormack

Lost in translation: Chris McCormack finds muddled meanings in Romantika's adaption of Tomas Tranströmer's poetry. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Crossing Place at Summerhall appeare…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Trygve vs a Baby at Assembly Roxy by Chris McCormack

Dream big, my son: Chris McCormack sees Trygve Wakenshaw take to the stage with a co-star toddler. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Trygve vs a Baby at Assembly Roxy appeared first on Exeun…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Cirkopolis at Pleasance by Chris McCormack

Illusions and worship: Chris McCormack reviews an acrobatic take on Fritz Lang's Metropolis. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Cirkopolis at Pleasance appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Ubu Roi at Summerhall by Chris McCormack

Like bottling a hurricane: a confused staging of the proto-absurdist classic. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Ubu Roi at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Instructions for Border Crossing at Summerhall by Chris McCormack

Daniel Bye's new performance is an exploration of borders, solidarity and revolt. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Instructions for Border Crossing at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Palmyra at Summerhall by Chris McCormack

Inspired by a destroyed Syrian city, this playful performance burns with violence. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Palmyra at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: £¥€$ (LIES) at Summerhall by Chris McCormack

From prosperity to crash: Chris McCormack invests real money in Ontroend Goed's immersive, banking-inspired show. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: £¥€$ (LIES) at Summerhall appeared fir…

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