●●●●○ Druid’s King of the Castle highlights geographical, historical and psychological boundaries. The playwright, Eugene McCabe, lived around the geographical boundaries of Fermanagh and Monaghan; he naturally represented their society on stage – scenery, clothes, accent, traditions, drinks and economy. … Continue reading King of the Castle conquers the Gaiety Theatre Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish take on classic Greek tragedies is utterly “captivating”, writes Larissa Brigatti.
●●●●○ “Tell me love is winning…” Valve Hegarty makes his living by recording radio advertisements, but he is a singer at heart. “If I don’t sing I get sick,” he tells us. Performed as a one-man show by Little John … Continue reading DTF17’s “Radio Rosario” at the Axis Theatre, Ballymun “If love is losing what are you going to do? Start hating just so you can be on the winning side?”
●●●●○ No strangers to the Irish rock scene, Otherkin give us electrifying rock ‘n’ roll in their debut album OK. These raucous Dubliners have been impressing audiences since 2014, with their punchy songs and energetic live performances, but now we … Continue reading Otherkin is More Than “OK” Otherkin aren’t inventing anything new in terms of sound, but what they have created is an album full of catchy garage rock that will have you stamping your foot and yelling at the top of your lungs.
●●●○○ The Museum of Modern Comedy in Art (MoMCo), currently located in the Project Arts Centre, describes itself as “either an artwork in the guise of a speculative museum, or a museum dressed up as a contemporary installation.” Presented as … Continue reading Good Punchline, Poor Delivery: Museum of Modern Comedy in Art For a collection that claims to question the ‘surgical’ treatment of modern art, it doesn’t diverge greatly from what you might expect from a typical contemporary art show: high ideas, inaccessible language, and a repetitive video section.
●●●○○ The Suppliant Women, Aeschylus’ 2500 year old play (reimagined by acclaimed playwright David Greig) tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaos fleeing Egypt for asylum in the Greek city-state of Argos. It is not war, poverty, … Continue reading Aeschylus’ “Suppliant Women” Flee to the Dublin Theatre Festival It is not war, poverty, or violence they are fleeing – they are seeking escape from men.
●●●●● “Aromanticism/aromantic – having no interest or desire for romantic relationships.” It seems to be an intentional irony, then, that Moses Sumney’s debut release celebrates the value of solitude with an album drenched in the traditional signifiers of love. From … Continue reading Moses Sumney’s “Aromanticism” – Review Moses Sumney’s debut release celebrates the value of solitude with an album drenched in the traditional signifiers of love.
Steven (Stephen? Baking Borg 9000?) A three-time Star Baker at the time of writing, Steven has incurred the suspicion of the Bake Off fandom for simply being too good at everything. Undoubtedly one of the top bakers in the tent, … Continue reading Bake Off: The Quarter Finalists
Colleges across Ireland close for Hurricane Ophelia. Big news, yes. More importantly however, Nando’s has decided to honour its Monday October 16th Freshers’ offer for those who happen to reach its doors during the hurricane. Nando’s also announced its intention to … Continue reading Nando’s honouring Monday 16th October Freshers’ deal amid Hurricane If you can safely make it to Nando’s today, Monday October 16th, the team will be honouring its Freshers deal by giving out a free 1/4 chicken, Appeteaser or single burger with every €7 minimum spend, with an overall plan to reschedule the offer for a less rainy day
Dublin five-piece band Meltybrains? headlined the Bowery in Rathmines this Friday as part of the pub’s Oktoberfest series of gigs. The combination of a very trendy young crowd, the pirate ship décor and the dirndl-dressed staff made for quite an … Continue reading Meltybrains? Live at The Bowery
●●○○○ It seems it’s written into the BBC’s statutes that they must have a series about the armed forces airing at all times, as latest war drama Our Girl returns for a third series. It essentially fills in for recently-finished … Continue reading “Our Girl” Isn’t Up To It BBC One’s latest military drama fulfils the requirements, without exciting anyone.
●●●●○ Taylor Sheridan’s directing debut, Wind River (2017), is a harrowing story of murder, rape and legal loopholes that exist on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. With Sheridan’s previous screenwriting projects, Sicario (2015) and Hell or High Water … Continue reading “Wind River” Holds Many Secrets Taylor Sheridan’s directing debut, “Wind River” (2017), is a harrowing story of murder, rape and legal loopholes that exist on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.
●●●○○ Let me begin this review with an important disclaimer: I love Dan Brown. Always have, always will. When it comes to authors and series I like, I am loyal to a fault, so if there is any bias in … Continue reading “Origin”: the Sequel Dan Brown’s mystery-solving professor, Robert Langdon, is back with a crowd-pleasing bang.