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Review: Drip Feed

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Brenda has made a few dubious choices. These often involve alcohol and Olivia. Olivia is Brenda’s ex-girlfriend, though Brenda struggles to accept the ‘ex’ prefix, even if it has been years. Rifling through someone else’s recyclable rubbish was never part of the plan, yet here she is. Comforted through the toughest of…

Review: Playboyz

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. On St. Patrick’s Day a foreign man arrives in a rural town in the West of Ireland. His origin is unknown, as are his intentions. Calling himself Patrick he attempts to fit in by working at a local bar but he is ultimately at the mercy of those he encounters through his…

Found Dog- Please Read and Share

View this post on Instagram ‪UPDATE: Thanks everyone for sharing. He has been reunited with his owner! If you have a dog please make sure they're microchipped. #ThankYou #FoundDog This little guy followed me home from Blessington Street Basin last Wednesday, 29th April, when I was walking Cody. Not chipped/tagged but clearly loved. Couldn't find his owner after a lot…

Review: Dubliners Women

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. James Joyce’s Dubliners, a collection of 15 short stories, is arguably one of his most accessible works with simple and realistic accounts that explore the world of Edwardian Dublin. In this adaption by Katie O’Kelly, as the title suggests, the focus is on the female characters in three of Joyce’s short…

Review: This is Not a Love Story

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Creator: Gunilla Heilborn A lightning flash and a thunder clap herald the arrival of two performers, Johan Thelander and Kristiina Viiala. The storm rages momentarily and then the story begins. Or rather stories. Exploring the creative process as well as the lived experience of the team, This is Not a Love…

Review: Language of the Mute

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. Acclaimed writer Jack Harte makes his debut as a playwright with Language of the Mute, presented by Parthalonians Theatre Productions at The New Theatre. The play is inspired by Harte’s history of working with Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí, the founder of Coláiste na bhFiann, who was posthumously revealed to have abused those…

Review: The Quiet Land

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. On a quiet evening in rural Ireland, just as the season turns to winter, Nashee (Des Keogh) tends to a broken sty.  He is met by his neighbour Eamonn (Derry Power), who has recently been discharged from hospital following an aggravated burglary at his home. Friends and neighbours for years, Nashee…

Review: FOCUS

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. Nellie (Dympna Heffernan) has asked some friends and family to her home for an impromptu marketing focus session, citing a close deadline as the reasoning for the unusual choice to host the group in her living room. Her sister, Jane (Geraldine Crowley), and her brother-in-law, Paul (Kevin Marren) are the first…