Tag: The Abbey Theatre

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…

Review: Donegal

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Conall Morrison Composer: Kevin Doherty Musical Director: Conor Linehan   The Day family’s charmed existence in Donegal is coming to an end. One time Irish country music legend Irene Day (Siobhan McCarthy) no longer pulls in the crowds and under the mismanagement of her husband Conor (Frank…

Review: The Shadow of a Gunman

Set during the War of Independence, The Shadow of a Gunman follows the foibles of the poetic Donal Davoren (Mark O’Halloran) and his roommate, the antagonistic hawker Seamus Shields (David Ganly). Davoren is mistakenly presumed to be a gunman on the run, a role which he tries to manipulate to his own benefit, particularly when he feels it will sway…