Theatre

The Unreturning

When the staging of a play is minimal and the cast small, every part of the production must be engaging in order to succeed. The Unreturning achieves this with ease. Playwright Anna Jordan’s impressive piece in collaboration with Frantic Assembly...

Macbeth

Rufus Norris’ adaptation of Macbeth is a somewhat stilted production of the play which seems to champion aesthetics over dialogue. The Shakespearean classic concerns a general who is prophesied to become King of Scotland and, spurred by ambition,...

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

This 2018 revival of Bourne’s 1995 reimagining of the classic Swan Lake goes above and beyond expectations. The already familiar substitution of the female corps-de-ballet with all-male swans seems no less revolutionary today than it was 25 years...

Cyrano de Bergerac

Dominic Hill ’s interpretation of Cyrano de Bergerac is decadent, passionate and faultless.  Not only a feast for the eyes but also the soul, Edwin Morgan’s Scots reimagining of Edmond Rostand ’s world-renowned story is breath-taking...

Going Slightly Mad

Ladywell Psychiatric Ward has a new in-patient. Unbeknownst to herself, Max has been sectioned. With the credence in her own godliness, the “gift” of telepathic communication, and the belief that this is all one big social experiment, Max is...

Cyprus Avenue

Content Warning: Racial Slurs, Suicide, Domestic Violence Can someone be in two places at once? What is Ireland’s authentic cultural identity? Is it appropriate to find humour in turmoil? How dark can dark comedy go before it is simply just...

Arctic Oil

Clare Duffy explores the icy relationship between a mother and daughter in her new production Arctic Oil. Locked together in a bathroom, a climate change denying mother and activist daughter are forced to confront daunting divides over family and...

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