Week One Reviews – In Vitro and Babies and Bathwater

FESTIVAL REVIEW; ‘In Vitro’ and ‘’Babies and Bathwater, runs until Saturday May 11th at 9pm as a Double Bill (one ticket) in Theatre at 36, Teachers Club.  ‘In Vitro’ is a new Irish play by Aoife O’Connor dealing with a young lesbian couple considering starting a family via sperm donor. The information on the status of

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Week One Reviews – Pre-Ops

‘Pre-Ops’ at The Ireland Institute until Saturday May 11th at 9pm, and 4pm matinee on Saturday.  The Festival brochure states that ‘Pre-Ops’ was awarded an IDGTF Bursary for new irish LGBT writing. If this is the standard produced by these bursaries, then it was money well spent. Writer/Director Ezra Maloney creates a clever and engaging mechanism to tackle a controversial subject about women

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Week One Reviews – The Kinghtly Quest

The Kinghtly Quest, Outhouse, until May 11th. Gore Vidal once wrote that “The Knightly Quest” (1966) was one of the finest stories ever written by Tennessee Williams. The Kafkaesque tale showcases Williams’s awareness of the potency of the sexual Other as the symbol of political resistance in a world verging on totalitarianism. Fred Abrahamse and

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Week One Reviews – Christian Support Group

“Christian Support Group” is the latest offering from Derry playwright Rosalind Patton. There are no cast credits in the brochure. Patton takes on the thorny subject of “Christian” beliefs that condemn human love. Here Patton uses the contrast of the local LGBT centre where everyone is welcome and the Christian Support Group who will “help you find

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Week One Reviews -The Rotting Hart

Nomoreworkhorse Review reproduced here, ‘The Rotting Hart’ Produced by Crested Fools in collaboration with Fronteiras Theatre Lab Written and performed by Daniel Orejon Directed by Flavia D’Avila Outhouse, until Saturday May 11th Time: 9.00pm Duration: 60 minutes The Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh not only has enviable facilities but during the Fringe, it programmes diverse storytelling theatre.

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Written by Brian Merriman Starring Colin Malone and Jeremie Cyr-Cooke Review by Kerric Harvey   Veteran playwright Brian Merriman has done it again.   His new one act, “Straight Acting,” is thoughtful, engaging, articulate, funny, and exquisitely well-crafted in the tradition of “situational comic drama,” which brings to mind “comedies of manners” like “The Importance


2022 Programme Preview

The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival returns to the stage for its 19th year in Dublin from May 1-15, after an online festival last year, and cancellation in 2020. This year’s festival offers a total of 23 productions, 4 free readings and other events in venues throughout Central Dublin, including The Teacher’s Club, Players Theatre

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Festival Review 2019: The Little Pink Book of Masculinity / The Measure of a Man

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Little Pink Book of Masculinity/Measure of A Man, Ireland Institute A picnic of masculinity stories from the UK and Australia are a perfect matching treat in this double bill of story-telling. John Best kicks off the night with a high camp insight into being oneself. It’s warm, funny, gentle and liberating.The smooth narrative

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Festival Review 2019: Bingo

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bingo Bingo performed and written by Alan Flanagan introduces us to a character called Cormac who gets his test results one day to discover he has indeed got a ‘full house’. Its an emotional tale of sexual flashbacks, family fun and tragedy, a myriad of casual friendships that big cities produce, and an

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