Tag Archives: Irish theatre

Haunted by the past: The Ferryman in New York

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca NEW YORK – It’s a chilly winter’s night in New York (that’s “chilly” not “arctic”). And the mid-town working population — hotel bellpersons to parking valets to ticket takers to Sabrett’s hot dog vendors — seem … Continue reading

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The modest dreams of the working class as farce: Fly Me To The Moon, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hold on just a moment there…” says one Irish home-care worker to another near the start of Fly Me To The Moon, by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets), the loopy little  comedy … Continue reading

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Fun with the macabre: two veteran actors together at last in Fly Me To The Moon at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We’re two caregivers, two nobodies,” says Frances to Loretta in the dark-hued Irish comedy that opens tonight on the Varscona stage. In Fly Me To The Moon, by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones, an initiative that … Continue reading

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The fun of Oy-rish charm: Outside Mullingar, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fabled Irish countryside connection between man and The Land has a kind of crackpot quirkiness in this charmingly wispy 2014 Oy-rish rom-com by the redoubtable American playwright John Patrick Shanley, of Moonstruck and Doubt fame. … Continue reading

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Wanna tour night-time Dublin? Terminus takes us on a “metaphysical odyssey”

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Good storytelling isn’t just telling,” says director Jim Guedo. “A good storyteller makes you feel it’s happening in the present…. It’s in the now.”  And that ‘now’ gets darker, stranger, more brutal in the fantastical urban … Continue reading

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