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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review: The Man Who Fell To Pieces at The MAC, Belfast by Chris McCormack

Falling apart: Patrick J. O'Reilly's physical play is an absurd exploration of mental health. The post Review: The Man Who Fell To Pieces at The MAC, Belfast appeared first on Exeunt Magazin…

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Review: Haughey|Gregory at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Inner city pressure: Colin Murphy's documentary play slides sideways into farce. The post Review: Haughey|Gregory at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Review: Look Back in Anger at the Gate Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Playing with fire: Osborne's classic play takes on new meaning in light of #MeToo. The post Review: Look Back in Anger at the Gate Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review: The Approach at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Crying for help: Mark O'Rowe's new drama asks disturbing questions about loneliness. The post Review: The Approach at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review: Sive at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

This feels like progress: John B. Keane's tragedy is injected with new meaning by Garry Hynes. The post Review: Sive at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Review: If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack reviews John O'Donovan's play that brings "the heartbroken gay men of rural Ireland to the stage". The post Review: If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love Y…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review: The Friday Night Effect at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

A propelling thriller with a clear villain: Chris McCormack reviews an interactive play where the audience get to decide what's right. The post Review: The Friday Night Effect at Smock Alley…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Review: Lunatic, There I Go at the Civic Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

You need a rest: Chris McCormack reviews a new play about Hanna Greally, a woman wrongly held in a psychiatric institution for 18 years. The post Review: Lunatic, There I Go at the Civic The…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Review: Bang Bang at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

The Wild Wild West: Dermot Bolger's one-man play explores the life of a beloved Dublin eccentric. The post Review: Bang Bang at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt …

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Review: The Red Shoes at the Gate Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Dancing feet: Nancy Harris' Hans Christian Andersen adaptation brims with "barely suppressed sorrow and heartbreak". The post Review: The Red Shoes at the Gate Theatre, Dublin appeared first…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Review: Two of Clubs at Theatre Upstairs, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Sweet and sour: Jessica Leen's new play sounds great, but regresses into petty drama. The post Review: Two of Clubs at Theatre Upstairs, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review: Mr Burns at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

D'Oh! The Simpsons is all that's survived in Anne Washburn's bold "post-electric" play. The post Review: Mr Burns at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Review: They Called Her Vivaldi at the Abbey Theatre by Chris McCormack

Cheerfully imaginative: Chris McCormack reviews the Abbey Theatre's family show about a musical prodigy. The post Review: They Called Her Vivaldi at the Abbey Theatre appeared first on Exeu…

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Review: The Restoration of Hope at the New Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Christmas is the time for revenge: Chris McCormack reviews Philip St. John's new supernatural drama. The post Review: The Restoration of Hope at the New Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exe…

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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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