Ireland Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey Theatre BWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney - May 27, 2018

Pan Pan Theatre Company presents the 10th incarnation of The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane since its premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2010. Director, Gavin Quinn wields his poetic license to challenge and stimulate his audience in this experimental production.... (more...)
BWW Review: Stages of loss in GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS at The Black Box Theatre, Galway BWW Review: Stages of loss in GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS at The Black Box Theatre, Galway
by Brendan Daly - March 27, 2018

“'Moving on' is for stupid people,” insists the haunted, just-bereaved Dad (Cillian Murphy) in the world premiere of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Enda Walsh's ambitions, striking, but unsatisfactory stage adaptation of Max Porter's 2016 novel.... (more...)
BWW Review: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN at THE ABBEY THEATRE BWW Review: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN at THE ABBEY THEATRE
by Rebecca Wynne-Walsh - December 26, 2017

This much hyped and widely advertised production incorporated a lot of elements and took a lot of risks, while some worked not all panned out, leaving the play inconsistent in tone and style.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GRIMM TALE OF CINDERELLA at SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE BWW Review: THE GRIMM TALE OF CINDERELLA at SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE
by Rebecca Wynne-Walsh - December 18, 2017

It's a tale as old as time, or certainly as old as any fairy tale, but Smock Alley Theatre's production The Grimm Tale of Cinderella manages to put a fresh spin on an old reliable, masterfully knowing where to pay homage to sanctified tradition and where to shake things up, so to speak.... (more...)
BWW Review: Longing for an heir to the throne in KING OF THE CASTLE BWW Review: Longing for an heir to the throne in KING OF THE CASTLE
by Brendan Daly - October 06, 2017

A stark exploration of inheritance, home, and the legacy of Ireland's post-Famine mindset, Eugene McCabe's unsettling, overlooked King of the Castle is imaginatively revived in Druid Theatre's production.... (more...)
BWW Review: Decadent Distills An Explosive PUMPGIRL BWW Review: Decadent Distills An Explosive PUMPGIRL
by Brendan Daly - July 29, 2017

With sparkling assurance, Abbie Spallen's Pumpgirl splices comedy and tragedy.... (more...)
BWW Review: Surviving The CRESTFALL BWW Review: Surviving The CRESTFALL
by Brendan Daly - July 22, 2017

In a dystopian landscape charged with searing verbal aggression, sustained horror, and gratuitous violence, Crestfall unfolds on the day when the lives of Olive, Alison, and Tilly fatefully intersect.  ... (more...)
BWW Review: WONDERLAND, Grand Opera House, Belfast BWW Review: WONDERLAND, Grand Opera House, Belfast
by Kelly McElroy - March 30, 2017

In a contemporary re-imagining of the classic Lewis Carrol tale, Wonderland is Frank Wildhorn's new musical, currently touring venues around the UK until August. Originally produced in the US, then debuting at the Edinburgh Playhouse in January of this year, Wildhorn's new musical follows Alice, a s... (more...)