●●●○○ Evan McMillan’s The Lovers’ Guide to Losing Your Mind is directed by Ellen Fitzgerald. It is a dark comic love story which explores themes of love, hate, and the memories of the protagonists. The plot is about Andy … Continue reading The Lovers’ Guide to Losing Your Mind A dark comic love story exploring themes of love, hate, and memory.
Frances Poet’s What Put the Blood explores Jean Racine’s Andromaque (1667), a beautifully written mimetic tragedy based on Euripides’ Andromache and the third book of Virgil’s Aeneid. Racine’s tragedies introduce some Aristotelian theories on tragic plot structure based on the … Continue reading What Put The Blood at the Abbey Theatre Frances Poet’s most recent production “offers a peculiar, though worthwhile, experience”.
●●●●○ 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.