Tag: The New Theatre

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…

Review: Taboo

John Morton’s latest theatrical offering comes in the form of Taboo, a two-hander play that focuses on the first date of Lily (Lisa Fox) and Tom (Morton).  Taboo began its life in 2014 as part of Collaborations as a one woman show and since then has been developed and extended to a full length play. The action begins with Lily…

Review: Snake Eaters

Snake Eaters – The New Theatre, Dublin Writer: Stewart Roche Director: Caroline FitzGerald Hillis (Patrick O’Donnell) finds himself struggling to settle back into his hometown of Bellevue, Nebraska. This is not so much because the town or people have changed but rather that he is a different person to when he left. He has just returned from a tour of…

Interview: Stewart Roche – Snake Eaters

Earlier this week I chatted to Stewart Roche about his new play Snake Eaters which previews from Nov 30th and opens on Dec 2nd at The New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Snake Eaters is described as visceral new play about atonement, love, loss and the scars you cannot see. It tells the story of Hillis, a US Marine, who returns to Nebraska…

Review: Temptress

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Speckintime and High Seas productions present this instantly atmospheric new play by Philip St John at The New Theatre. Before the story even begins the scene is set for otherworldly activity as the audience enter into a hazy theatre.  Here the stage is impressively turned into an old country house parlour,…

Review: Olympia

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. An adaptation of E.T.A Hoffman’s  19th century short story, Der Sandmann, Pygmankenstein(comprising of Lauren-Shannon Jones and Nora Kelly-Lester) present Olympia as the new writer and director in residence at The New Theatre. A portmanteau of Pygmalion and Frankenstein, it is no surprise that this theatre company have a strong focus on…

Review: Overshadowed

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. Sunday’s Child Theatre, the team who brought the hugely successful My Name is Saoirse to last year’s Fringe, return this year with Overshadowed. While Saoirse dealt with pregnancy and coming of age,Overshadowed bravely faces the subject of eating disorders, namely anorexia. Imogen (Roseanna Lynch), once vibrant and full of life, has…

Review: Risk Everything

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. George F. Walker’s Risk Everything, originally written as part of his Suburban Motel series of plays, had is European premiere at The New Theatre last night, presented by Whirligig Theatre.  Walker, one of Canada’s most prolific and acclaimed playwrights, wrote the Suburban Motel series of plays all based in the same…