Tag: Ireland

Five Favourites of 2017

The following shows are selected from those that I saw and reviewed over the last 12 months. There are plenty of shows that I didn’t get to see and lots that I saw for my own viewing pleasure rather than to review. Of those I reviewed, and in no particular order, here are my Five Favourites of 2017:   Shackelton. …

Review: The Train

On a Saturday in May, 1971, 47 members of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement boarded a Belfast bound train at Connolly Station, Dublin. Their destination, however, was far from a geographical location; they were en route to making history. In an act of defiance against the symbiotic catholic church and Irish state, these trailblazing women journeyed north to procure the…

Marilyn’s My Mother

Before I begin this blog post, you need to be aware of one thing: I’m a walking cliché. Now that that’s out of the way, let me continue. Ninety years ago today Marilyn Monroe was born. Actually, that’s not true. Ninety years ago today the girl who would become Marilyn Monroe was born. I’m not going to go through the…

March Blog: Surviving the Ides of March

Spring has truly sprung and with it some psychical shift has taken place. ’bout time too! I’ve been busy editing and redrafting all month and though the process feels interminable at times I know I’m making some headway. I’ve also been newly motivated regarding my script work, which admittedly had taken a back seat over the winter months, with the…

Review: McKenna’s Fort

Fire & Ice Theatre Company presents McKenna’s Fort by Arnold Thomas Fanning as part of the 1916 centenary commemorations, running at The New Theatre. This one man show promises to be a re-configuration of Roger Casement for the 21st Century and follows Casement in the lead-up to the Easter Rising. Recently back on terra firma after a five day U-boat journey…

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