Tag: Smock Alley Theatre

Review: The Curse of the Button Accordion

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. In Roscommon a young woman (Sharon Mannion) frets over all the usual childhood issues, such as the end of the world and what she wants to be when she grows up. The latter perplexes her until one day she picks up a tin whistle and a musical prodigy is born. Or…

Five Favourites of 2015

I’ve gotten to see some amazing shows during the course of 2015. While you can’t beat a night at a big old school theater, I’ve always had a fondness for the underdogs and smaller productions. With that in mind I’m choosing my Five Favourites from the smaller scale productions that ran in 2015. Dublin has a great variety of smaller stages and…

Review: Tingo

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. In an Orwellian and altered reality version of Dublin, Joe (Michael Mullen) finds that the hum-drum of daily life is grinding him down. He wakes up, has breakfast, gets the bus to work, spends all day at his keyboard, has a mediocre social life, goes to bed, and then does it…

Review: Boy

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. Boy is a one-man musical performance written and performed by Séan Kennedy. It details his journey through life as a child in a family where domestic violence was the norm, which ultimately led to a troubled upbringing.  This journey is laid out in chronological order with Kennedy indicating his age when…

Review: Big Bobby Little Bobby

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. Living in her deceased grandmother’s old house Roberta (Camille Lucy Ross), known as Bobby, has recently tried to separate herself from the enmeshed relationship she inhabits with her alcoholic mother. In her attempt to do so, she has unwittingly given strength to her demonic inner child, personified as Little Bobby. Little…