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The Blind Fiddler by Marie Jones, Lyric Theatre, Belfast
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2003-06-12)
Perhaps unfairly, Marie Jones remains more noted for commercial rather than critical success. The Blind Fiddler – an exciting fusion of melodrama, traditional music, and great storytelling – looks likely to be as successful ...
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, Rattlebag Theatre Company, Civic Theatre Tallaght and Henry IV – Part One by William Shakespeare, Peacock Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2003)
Almost every European country that gained independence after the First World War had one thing in common: with only one exception, they all tried to stimulate the growth of a national literature by commissioning translations ...
Queer notions: new plays and performances from Ireland by Fintan Walsh
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2011-01-30)
Fintan Walsh’s new anthology begins with a line that seems in danger of subverting the rest of the book. “There is strength in numbers, so they say,” writes Frank McGuinness in his foreword – before adding “I’ve never ...
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, Young Vic Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2010)
When Martin McDonagh’s Leenane plays first appeared in Ireland, they seemed exciting for many reasons: their delinquent humour, their rootedness in (but distance from) the Irish dramatic tradition, their wilfully ...
The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy, Druid Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2009-09)
One of the clichés of Irish theatre historiography is that drama in this country is excessively verbal – that our dramatists write for the voice, but not for the body. But if you actually go to the theatre here, it soon ...
Once: the musical by Enda Walsh, Gaiety Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2013)
As we enter the Gaiety, we discover that Once has already begun: the cast are gathered in what looks like an ordinary pub where a session is underway. They play music for about twenty minutes while members of the audience ...
Faith Healer by Brian Friel, Gate Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2010)
During the last decade, Owen Roe has emerged as one of Ireland’s very best actors – yet, until now, he’s rarely filled a major leading role. His performance as the Irishman in Ben Barnes’s 2001 Gigli Concert was astonishing ...
Tackling a live subject: the Hinterland controversy
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2002)
The ramifications of the controversy over Sebastian Barry’s latest play echo well beyond the "Hinterland", argues Patrick Lonergan. What, exactly, is so bad about Hinterland? Using aspects of the career of Charles ...
Re-imagining Shakespeare: A tender thing directed by Selina Cartmell: programme note for Siren Productions
(Siren Productions, 2013)
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The Field by John B. Keane, Olympia Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2011)
Irish attitudes towards John B. Keane have changed a lot during the last ten years – due largely to Garry Hynes’ production of four of his plays during that period. Keane has always been popular, but he was also seen by ...