Tag: Project Arts Centre

Review: The Dead / An Opera

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Based on James Joyce’s classic short story from Dubliners, this is a pared back operatic version of The Dead, with libretto by playwright Tom Swift and music by Ellen Cranitch. The Dead tells the tale of Gabriel Conroy (Rory Musgrave) who attends his aunts’ post-Christmas party, held on The Feast of…

Review: Through A Glass Darkly

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Celebrating two decades of theatre-making in Dublin, The Corn Exchange presents Jenny Worton’s adaptation of Through A Glass Darkly by Ingmar Bergman.  Over the course of 24 hours, Karin and her family face the reality that her mental health is  unravelling and that their complex unit might not be strong enough…

Review: Luck Just Kissed You Hello

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Big Ted Donovan is on his death bed, the only thing keeping him alive is a ventilator. His estranged son and next of kin Mark (Amy Conroy) arrives at the hospital for his father’s last hours. As next of kin he must sign the legal documents allowing Big Ted’s organs to…

Review: Death is Certain

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. First performed in 2002, Death is Certain, a piece of live art by Eva Meyer-Keller, has been consistently doing the rounds of festivals, museums, and theatres internationally ever since. It arrives in Dublin from Germany as part of the Dublin Dance Festival. Upon arrival the audience is ushered into the Cube…

Review: Before Monsters Were Made

The death of a local girl in rural 1960s Ireland causes a ripple of rumour to spread throughout a small town community. Vincent (Lorcan Crantich), a respected local music teacher and father of two grown up sons, David (Peter Coonan) and Graham (Manus Halligan), is at the centre of these rumours. His position within the community, his attitude, and a turn of…

Review: Sea Wall

Alex (Andrew Scott) is a charming young father whose causal and amicable personality instantly engages with the audience. He recalls his annual trip to the south of France with his wife and daughter, where they visit his wife’s father. Alex regales us with tales of his odd but interesting father-in-law and of the differences between his own secular view on life and…