Late At The Gate – Emmet Kirwan – Spoken Word Poetry Review

The Gate Theatre has began Late at The Gate series, allowing new and developing work to be presented on its stage. Kirwan brings us three new poems, a response to The Gate's current production, Look Back In Anger. Kirwan gives the audience some context for his work, telling us about John Osborne's play; about a… Continue reading Late At The Gate – Emmet Kirwan – Spoken Word Poetry Review

Scorch – Theatre Review

Scorch by Stacey Gregg is a look at the actions of a transgender teenager, brought up in a world of homophobia and sexism. The protagonist, Kes, played by Amy McAllister, is a 17 year old who secretly identifies as male, he thinks. He brings us through his experience of what he considers normal, like always… Continue reading Scorch – Theatre Review

We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here – Theatre Review

We Don't Know What's Buried here, by Grace Dyas and presented by TheatreClub, traces the failings of the Irish state in our recent history. This show is inspired primarily by the fate of the Sean McDermot street laundry, which is set to be sold to a hotel group. Early on and throughout the show we… Continue reading We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here – Theatre Review

Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas imagines an America where abortion is illegal. This is due to the introduction of the 28th (Personhood) amendment into the American constitution two years prior to when the story takes place, which gives "the consititutional right to life, liberty and property to a fertilized egg at the moment of conception.… Continue reading Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Mr Burns a Post-Electric Play Review – showing the persistence of the arts

This review contains spoilers Mr Burns a Post-Electric Play is brought to us in three acts, each showing us a glimpse of a post apocalyptic America, first in the near future, then in 7 years on, and finally, after another 75 years. Anne Washburn's script is an incredibly intelligent investigation into the survival of human… Continue reading Mr Burns a Post-Electric Play Review – showing the persistence of the arts

The Bitter Game Review

A one man show, written and performed by Keith A Wallace is a powerful piece of theatre exploring life and culture in African-American communities and hammers home the message that black lives matter. In an interview Wallace said that although he draws a diverse crowd, his expected audience was white and middle class. The fact… Continue reading The Bitter Game Review

The Game Review

TheatreClub is known for their politically and socially challenging work. From work about drug addiction to the troubles in the north, Grace Dyas and the rest of this theatre company aren’t afraid to bring the realities of people living with these issues to the forefront and provoke a conversation. The Game gives us arguments from… Continue reading The Game Review

The Train Review – from Irish Women’s Liberation Movement to Repeal 

The Train, a musical written by Arthur Riordan, is a force of energy, a celebration of the women involved in the contraceptive train, a damnation of the interwoven nature of church and state and a clear message of support for the repeal of the 8th amendment. Developed with women who were on the train, the show… Continue reading The Train Review – from Irish Women’s Liberation Movement to Repeal