Chris McCormack is a theatre critic based in Dublin. He blogs on MusingsInIntermissions.blogspot.ie and writes for A Younger Theatre, Irish Theatre Magazine and the Arts Council of Ireland. He is also a PhD fellow at the National University of Ireland Galway where he is researching influential designers who worked at the Abbey Theatre.
In the wake of Brian Friel's death, director Annabelle Comyn's clear production is more than dutiful. In pitting the mythic shapes of the Mundy sisters against the machinery of the industrial age, old Irish symbols are still painfully nostalgic.BWW Review: THE LAST HOTEL - We Hope You Enjoy Your Stay October 2, 2015
Something strange is suppressed under a polite meeting inside a drab hotel. Change and stasis regularly collide in Enda Walsh's drama but transcendence feels possible in Donnacha Dennehy's musicBWW Review: I'M YOUR MAN - Lost in Music September 28, 2015
Stefanie Preissner's new play was already promised to Tiger Dublin Fringe when her funding application was unsuccessful. In this once off performance, she makes a case for the vindication of the artist.BWW Review: SCORE - Pinot Noir, Mid-sized Car September 20, 2015