Tag: Tiger Dublin Fringe

Review: Coast

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. In an Irish seaside town four people with, apparently, very different lives begin to tell their stories. Carol (Camille Lucy Ross) tends to the every need to her dementing mother and is rapidly losing her patience. Gerry (Donncha O’Dea) is an alcoholic loner with only his faithful dog as a companion,…

Review: The Wickedness of Oz

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Debbie is 21. She’s a true blue Dub with a half-hearted degree in hospitality, whatever that is. At Liberty Travel she arranges holidays to Shagaluf as well as more exotic places, though her increasing hangovers make the day’s work all the more difficult. Aaron, her boyfriend, may have done something stupid…

Review: The Humours of Bandon

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. A Dublin teenager, Annie, and her country mother prepare for the All Ireland Championship in competitive Irish Dancing. The hair is done, the shoes are polished, the velvet dress is ready. Everything is to play for at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght and tensions are high when a new face…

Review: Animalia

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. The so-called “best years of our lives” are thrown under the microscope in Ian Toner’s Animalia, which explores the vicious world of prepubescent schoolgirls in Dublin.  Opening with a schoolyard food fight the pace is set to maximum and these little ladies are anything but. The stakes are high when it…

August Blog: Ripe Fruit

August has me in a reflective mood, probably with the upcoming harvest season. Even though I live in the city, it is still a primordial feeling that is inescapable. The small crab apples are already beginning to fruit in Four Masters Park and the end-of-summer flowers hold onto their final moments of glory. To be fair, I love autumn and…

Short Fringe

It doesn’t seem that long ago since I was writing about completing the first draft of my screenplay, Grand, and now here I am writing about having finished my 6th and (hopefully) final draft. It’s certainly been a rollercoaster ride of emotions and learning but I’m so happy to have done it. With that finished, I’ve obviously now got to…

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: 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: 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…