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The Play That Goes Wrong

‘Mischief Theatre’ are an appropriately named company to undertake this master-class in farce. Centred upon Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s hapless attempts to perform The Murder at Haversham Manor, the mischief which ensues is unparalleled by anything on stage at the minute. Although an entirely fictional theatre company – anyone who has experienced amateur theatre will […]

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The Weir

The boundary between the supernatural and the ordinary is made permeable in Conor McPherson’s The Weir. Twenty years after its premiere, the latest production at the King’s Theatre sees the humour crackle fiercely while strange stories send shivers down the spines of the audience. We are immediately thrown into the world of Brendan’s pub with some […]

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Introducing: Marie Jones

The following invitation by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s most beloved playwrights, is inscribed on the wall inside the entrance of Belfast’s Lyric Theatre: “This is your playhouse, come play with us here.” These sentiments are embodied by Belfast born playwright Marie Jones, whose portrait comes into view alongside that of Friel’s as you ascend […]

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An Interview with: EUSOG’s ‘Oliver!’

Few works of literature achieve such success as a musical as Oliver! – however, with such iconic status comes audience expectations that can often restrict new interpretations. In an effort to see what EUSOG’s latest production has to offer, I caught up with some of the cast and crew. It is clear that for director […]