Handed such a whiffy text, director Wayne Pearn took a deep breath and turned it into a play piece of encaptivating ingenuity
Little Gem is a rollicking heart-warmer, though it works hard not to be too sentimental.
Beckett and MacGowran in Paris
Theatre Review by Frances Devlin-Glass John Patrick Shanley: Outside Mullingar, Mordialloc Theatre Company, directed by Helen Ellis, seen 17 Feb. 2017 John Patrick Shanley is a prolific Irish-American playwright (23 to date), most famous for his Pulitzer-prize-winning play, Doubt: A Parable (2004), which was turned into a movie that was nominated for 5 Oscars, and …
Theatre Review by Anna-Rose Shack Vanessa O’Neill: In Search of Owen Roe – La Mama, Carlton, Melbourne. 26th May 2016 Vanessa O’Neill’s In Search of Owen Roe is a one-woman show of gently dramatised storytelling, playing at La Mama theatre in May 2016 after a sold-out season in 2015. Owen Roe, who led an …
Many of the participating poets had been enthusiastic supporters of the Gaelic League – Irish language advocates, poets, playwrights, newspaper writers on cultural and socialist matters. Their loss must have been a severe one to the emergent Free State.
Early on there is lots of inconsequential banter, but once the real story-telling starts, the veneers maintained by the men are stripped away, revealing somewhat complex human beings
one imagines that, as with all oral story-tellers, the verse tethers memory to the story’s emotional highs and lows.
Nora Barnacle was known to be a plain speaking woman, practical, stoical, yet with as much mettle in her as there was in Joyce.
Well-chosen film clips enrich the audience’s experience of the play,