Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Corn Exchange, 'Man of Valour': Commedia dell' Action Hero

Project Arts Centre, Dublin
May 28-Jun 8

I think everyone has that story - where they arrive early at a sold-out performance to put their name on a waiting list and pray that some seat will become available. Man of Valour sold out its run at the Samuel Beckett Theatre during ABSOLUT Fringe 2011, and a couple of nights I spent haunting the place, hoping that some ticket-holder would refuse to show and abdicate their seat to me. It didn't happen, and considering I was commuting from Galway at the time to review the festival, I spent those nights on the long bus journey home, dejected and thwarted.

It was with satisfaction then that I finally got to see the show this week! My review coming up just as soon as I'm reminded of a young Ian Lloyd Anderson ...

Friday, May 24, 2013

CoisCéim, 'Missing': Come Home

Photo: Ros Kavanagh

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival
May 23-26

My review of Missing by David Bolger coming up just as soon as I hold your hand ...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Zoe Ní Riordáin, 'The Lesson': You Can't Handle the Tooth

Photo: Dara Munnis
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
May 14-18

My review of Zoe Ní Riordáin's production of The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco coming up just as soon as I'd like nothing better than some arithmetic ...

Friday, May 10, 2013

HotForTheatre, 'Eternal Rising of the Sun': Fighting For Your Life Inside a Killer Thriller Tonight

Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoighre
May 9

My review of The Eternal Rising of the Sun by Amy Conroy coming up just as soon as I wait after the credits for a secret message ...