Strong, modern story-telling in Gothic mode.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.