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.

●●●○○   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.

Dublin Fringe Festival: “The Friday Night Effect” at Smock Alley Three young housemates, Jamie, Sive and Collette, embark on a night out in Dublin. We know from the beginning that Colette will be dead by the end of the night.

●●●○○ Dublin’s Fringe Festival is a safe space to test the murky waters of audience participation in theatre. Towards the end of what has been a stellar festival of exploration, Smock Alley’s audience felt decidedly content and enthusiastic. The creators … Continue reading Dublin Fringe Festival: “The Friday Night Effect” at Smock Alley Three young housemates, Jamie, Sive and Collette, embark on a night out in Dublin. We know from the beginning that Colette will be dead by the end of the night.

efficacy 84 Preview and Interview A sit down with Fringe's rising talent Luke Casserly

In a hectic and brilliant Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 lineup, efficacy 84 stands its ground. Recently chosen as one of The Irish Times Top 15 shows (https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/dublin-fringe-15-shows-you-need-to-see-at-this-year-s-festival-1.3211302)  to catch at the festival, it tells the story of the Kerry babies … Continue reading efficacy 84 Preview and Interview A sit down with Fringe’s rising talent Luke Casserly

Why Muldoon’s Picnic Proved Unmissable at The Abbey The Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon curates the artistic extravaganza Muldoon's Picnic at the Abbey Theatre in association with Poetry Ireland.

●●●●● Abbey Theatre Whilst many spent their first September Sunday evening squelching in a field in Stradbally, I skipped to the Abbey Theatre for for a different bout of live performance. Our MC for the night? Paul Muldoon, poet extraordinaire, … Continue reading Why Muldoon’s Picnic Proved Unmissable at The Abbey The Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon curates the artistic extravaganza Muldoon’s Picnic at the Abbey Theatre in association with Poetry Ireland.

“Outlying Islands” is an Outlier Beautiful, visceral and sensual, balancing severe sexual tension with themes such as isolation, youth and institutionalism.

This summer Sugarglass Theatre takes residence in TCD’s own Samuel Beckett Theatre, carrying their production of David Greig’s Outlying Islands across the pond from its 2016 run in New York. The play tells the story of two Cambridge-educated naturalists who … Continue reading “Outlying Islands” is an Outlier Beautiful, visceral and sensual, balancing severe sexual tension with themes such as isolation, youth and institutionalism.

“Jimmy’s Hall” at the Abbey Theatre – review Running in the Abbey after a short stint in Leitrim, "Jimmy’s Hall" lavishly immerses the audience into Irish culture, matching the bleak with the bright to showcase a polished production perfect for the summer season.

●●●●○ Jimmy’s Hall is the theatre adaptation of Ken Loach’s 2014 film, relaying the true story of Irish communist James Gralton, and his plight to avoid deportation from post-Civil War Ireland. His crime? Setting up a dance hall, a safe … Continue reading “Jimmy’s Hall” at the Abbey Theatre – review Running in the Abbey after a short stint in Leitrim, “Jimmy’s Hall” lavishly immerses the audience into Irish culture, matching the bleak with the bright to showcase a polished production perfect for the summer season.