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Category: Northern Ireland and Eire

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:08 AM
Dublin
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy, adapted for the stage by Marina Carr
4 STARS****

Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1, until 28 January 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.00pm , Saturday Matinees 1.30pm.

Runs 3Hr and 30 mins, including one interval of 20mins.

TICKETS: +353 1 8787222
www.abbeytheatre.ie
Review: Anne O’Leary 16 December 2016.

Faithful, better than other versions, a treat.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 03:22 PM
Dublin
First Love
by Samuel Beckett
5 STARS *****

O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Dublin Until October 16th,

Runs 60 mins, No interval.

TICKETS: +353 1 6778439
www.dublintheatrefestival.com

Review: Anne O’Leary 13th October 2016. 

Simply as powerful as it gets
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 02:56 PM
Dublin
THE Seagull
by Anton Chekov, new version by Corn Exchange
STARS 3***

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 2, until 16th October 2016

Oct. 11-14th, 7.30pm , Oct. 15th 2.30pm. Oct. 16th 1.30pm
Audio described performance: 15th Oct. 2.30pm
Runs 2hours, 30 mins, One interval of 20mins

TICKETS: +353 1 6778439
www.dublintheatrefestival.com
Review: Anne O’Leary 12th October 2016. 

Powerful slant, but missed the depth of the Russian soul.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 04:02 PM
Dublin
The Circus Animals’ Desertion
Brokentalkers.
4 STARS ****

Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Until 8th October 2016

Oct.8th: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runs 70 mins, No interval.

TICKETS: +353 1 6778439
www.dublintheatrefestival.com

Review: Anne O’Leary 6th October 2016. 

Slow cooking creates a very tasty dish

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 06:08 PM
Dublin
The Wake
By Tom Murphy
4Stars****

Abbey Theatre

Dublin until 30 July.
7.30 PM, Saturday matinee 2PM.

Runs: Three hours including 20minute interval.

Review: Anne O’Leary of performance on July 1st.

Powerful drama that leaves an impression
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 05:04 PM
Dublin and touring
The Plough and the Stars
By Sean O’Casey
Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Until 23 April and then on tour in Ireland until 28 May

Runs 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
Review: Anne O’Leary, 19th March 2016

A memorable production
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 02:12 PM
Manchester.

INTO THE WOODS
book by James Lapine lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim.

Royal Exchange Theatre St Ann’s Square M2 7D To 16 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat, 3 & 10 Jan 2.30pm.
no performance 4, 11 Jan.

Runs 3hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk/intothewoods
Review: Timothy Ramsden: 12 December.

Ingenuity beyond the call of narrative.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 08:34 AM
London/Tour

LADY GREGORY: A GALWAY LIFE
by Phil Mason.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street NW3 6TE To 11 October.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Post-show Discussion 11 Oct.
TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk

then tour 15-24 October 2015.

Runs 1hr 25min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 October.

A woman of some importance to Irish theatre revealed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 28, 2015 - 03:41 PM
Tour.

STAR OF THE SEA
adapted from the novel by Joseph O’Connor.

Moonfish Theatre in collaboration with An Taibhdhearc Tour to 24 October 2015.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Anne O’Leary 24 September at Draíocht Theatre, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Vivid tale of a voyage that’s deservedly going on tour.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 01:34 PM
Dublin.

HEDDA GABLER
by Henrik Ibsen adapted by Mark O’Rowe.

Abbey Theatre 26-27 Lower Abbey Street Dublin 1 To 16 May 2015
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Runs 2hr 35 min One interval.

TICKETS: 01 8787 222.
www.abbeytheatre.ie
Review: Anne O’Leary 17 April 2015.

A modern fit yet still true to Ibsen.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 08:22 AM
Dublin.

DEATH OF A COMEDIAN
by Owen McCafferty.

Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage) 26-27 Lower Abbey Street Dublin 1 To 4 April.
Wed-Sat 8pm no performance 3 Apr Mat Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 01 87 87 222.
www.abbeytheatre.ie

then Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE 14 April-17 May 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.15pm Sun 5pm Mat Sat & 23, 30 April, 7, 14 May 3pm.
Audio-described 6 May.
Captioned 5 May.
TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.

Runs 1hr 15min No interval.
Review: Anne O’Leary 18 March.

Struggles of a comedian part brought to life.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:45 PM
Tour.

THE PILLOWMAN
by Martin McDonagh.

Tour to 19 April 2015.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.
Review: Anne O’Leary 6 March at Gaiety Theatre Dublin.

Brilliantly realised theatricality.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:44 PM
Thoughts on the Dublin Theatre Festival, featuring (among others)
THE CRITIC by Richard Brinsley Sheridan;The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar. To 13 October 2013;Runs 1hr 30 mins, no interval. Tickets: Dublintheatrefestival.com 



Review Feature: Michael Paye 10 October 2013.

The Critic as a much-needed Critique

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:39 AM
MAJOR BARBARA by George Bernard Shaw.

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. To 21 September. 7.30 pm. Saturday Matinee 2 pm.
Runs 3hrs 10 mins, one interval.
Tickets: 00 3531 8787 222 www.abbeytheatre.ie

Review: Michael Paye 9 August 2013.

Unbalanced production that, nevertheless, has its moments.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 09:40 AM
Dublin
Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh.

Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Lower Exchange Street, County Dublin. To 13 July.
6 pm.
Runs 55 mins, no interval.
Tickets: 00 3531 677 0014 www.smockalley.com

Review: Michael Paye 9 July 2012.

Energised and Intense.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 08:56 AM
KING LEAR by William Shakespeare.

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. To 23 March.
7.30 pm. Saturday Matinee 2 pm.
Runs 3hrs 30 mins, one interval.
Tickets: 00 3531 8787 222 www.abbeytheatre.ie

Review: Michael Paye 19 February 2013.

A promising beginning.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:50 PM
Dublin, then touring.
BODY AND FORGETTING by Liz Roche Company.


Peacock Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. (Beneath Abbey Theatre). To 2 February 2013. 8:00pm. Runs 55 mins. No Interval.
Tickets: 00 3531 8787 222 www.abbeytheatre.ie

Review: Michael Paye 29 Jan 2013.

Intense, visually intriguing manifestation of the power of memory, mind and body

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 03, 2012 - 02:31 PM
Dublin.
QUIETLY by Owen McCafferty.
Peacock Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. (Beneath Abbey Theatre). To 15 December. 8:00pm. Saturday matinee 2:30pm. Sign language interpreted performance 6 December.
Runs 75 mins. No Interval. Tickets: 00 3531 8787 222 www.abbeytheatre.ie

Review: Michael Paye 25 11 2012.

McCafferty’s Abbey debut is a must see.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 12:19 PM
Dublin
LORDS OF STRUT “SELL OUT TOUR”

Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Lower Exchange Street, County Dublin. To Saturday 10 Nov and Irish tour until 30 Nov.
9.30 pm. Runs 65 mins, no interval.
Tickets: 00 3531 6770014 www.smockalley.com // www.lordsofstrut.com/

Review: Michael Paye 6 November 2012.

Impressive acrobatics, appalling singing, but that’s okay.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 09:29 PM
Dublin
A PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Neil Bartlett.

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. To 17 November.
7.30 pm. Saturday Matinee 2 pm. Sign Language interpreted performance, 8 November. Captioned Performance, 10 November.
Runs 165 mins, one interval.
Tickets: 00 3531 8787 222 www.abbeytheatre.ie

Review: Michael Paye 12 October 2012.

Dorian Gray fails to allure.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11:01 AM
Marilyn Monroe Airlines: Always Late and Unreliable by Leonor Bethencourt.

Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Lower Exchange Street, County Dublin. To 8 September. Then touring to The Savoy Limerick, September 27th & 28th (Further tour dates to be announced.)
Full info: www.zocorro.com.
8 pm. Runs 50 mins, no interval.
Tickets: 00 3531 677 0014 www.smockalley.com

Review: Michael Paye 8 September 2012.

Some funny moments, but lacks cohesion

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 20, 2012 - 01:59 PM
Oxford/Ireland

DRUIDMURPHY
by Tom Murphy.

Oxford Playhouse Beaumont Street OX1 To 25 August 2012.
22 Aug 7.30pm, 24 Aug 8pm. Conversations on a Homecoming Runs 1hr 45min No interval.
21, 23 Aug 7.30pm. A Whistle in the Dark Runs 2hr 35min One interval,
20 Aug 7.30pm, 23 Aug 2.30pm Famine Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
DruidMurphy (all 3 plays) 25 Aug 1.30pm.

TICKETS: 01865 305305.
www.oxfordplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 August.

A final English week for fine Irish dramas.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 06, 2012 - 10:42 AM
Dublin.
THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS: Sean O’Casey.

The O’Reilly Theatre 21 Great Denmark Street Dublin 1. To 15 September.

8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
BSL Signed 6 September.
Captioned 8 September.
then tour to 3 November 2012.
Runs 3hr 5min One interval.

Tickets: 00 3531 8787 222.
www.abbeytheatre.ie
Review: Michael Paye 3 August 2012.

O’Casey’s play revivified in engaging production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 09:58 AM
Dublin
The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge.

Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Lower Exchange Street, County Dublin. To 5 August.
7.30 pm. Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2.30 pm.
Runs 120 mins, one interval. To Sun 05 08 12
Tickets: 00 3531 677 0014 www.smockalley.com

Review: Michael Paye 13 July 2012.

An enjoyable, energetic performance in the intimate confines of Ireland’s oldest theatre.

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