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Friday, June 22, 2018

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

A wistful trip back: Chris McCormack reviews the second part of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy. The post Review: The Snapper at the Gate Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review: Lovers: Winners and Losers at Pavilion Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Love and playwriting: Chris McCormack reviews Brian Friel's two-part play. The post Review: Lovers: Winners and Losers at Pavilion Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: My Son My Son at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Boom and bust: Chris McCormack reviews Veronica Dyas' new play inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother. The post Review: My Son My Son at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appeared first on Exe…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Hard to be Soft – A Belfast Prayer at Dublin Dance Festival by Chris McCormack

An expression of thanks: choreographer Oona Doherty crafts a religious reflection on her home town. The post Review: Hard to be Soft – A Belfast Prayer at Dublin Dance Festival appeare…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Review: Dolores at Dublin Dance Festival by Chris McCormack

Rivetingly dark: Junk Ensemble's dance-theatre reimagining of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is thrilling and revelatory. The post Review: Dolores at Dublin Dance Festival appeared first on Exeun…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Review: The Little Prince at Galway Theatre Festival by Chris McCormack

"What is essential is invisible": Morgan Creative's adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's novella is handsome and imaginative. The post Review: The Little Prince at Galway Theatre Festiv…

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Review: The Streets Are Ours at Galway Theatre Festival by Chris McCormack

A drama as deluded as its characters: Robert Higgins' debut play goes on an unconvincing journey. The post Review: The Streets Are Ours at Galway Theatre Festival appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: On Raftery’s Hill at Abbey Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Pain felt through generations: Marina Carr's play explores psychological trauma and family. The post Review: On Raftery’s Hill at Abbey Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazin…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Review: Assassins at the Gate Theatre  by Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack reviews Stephen Sondheim's musical about nine people who attempted to assassinate US presidents The post Review: Assassins at the Gate Theatre  appeared first on Exeunt Maga…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Review: Here All Night at the Abbey Theatre by Chris McCormack

A meditation on the writer: Chris McCormack reviews an experimental piece of theatre inspired by Samuel Beckett The post Review: Here All Night at the Abbey Theatre appeared first on Exeunt …

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Review: State of Exception at Project Arts Centre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Voicing the fears of refugees: Catherine Young's new work explores the life of asylum seekers in Ireland. The post Review: State of Exception at Project Arts Centre, Dublin appeared first on…

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Review: Grief is the Thing with Feathers at Black Box Theatre, Galway by Chris McCormack

Abstracted grief: Cillian Murphy stars in a story of loss, adapted by Enda Walsh. The post Review: Grief is the Thing with Feathers at Black Box Theatre, Galway appeared first on Exeunt Maga…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Review: Not a Funny Word at The Complex, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Mission Abort: Tara Flynn's one-woman play with songs is a surprising satire on Ireland's treatment of women. The post Review: Not a Funny Word at The Complex, Dublin appeared first on Exeun…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

Teetering on cliché: Margaret Perry's debut play loses steam in Cathal Cleary's production. The post Review: Porcelain at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Review: We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here at the Civic Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Magdalene Ghosts: Chris McCormack reviews a new play about unearthing the truth The post Review: We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here at the Civic Theatre, Dublin appeared first on E…

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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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