Lipstick and Spitting Love by Rachel Yoder (Lipstick) and Jennifer Rogers (Spitting Love)

Two plays focusing on the problematic nature of love within male/female relationships make up the first outing from new Cork-based theatre company Roundhouse. The company’s premise is that artistic directors Jennifer Rogers and Rachel Yoder will operate together as writers, and the playwriting...

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The Santaland Diaries

The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris

Reviewed during its original run, 8th December 2008. A 33-year old aspiring actor looking for his break in New York ends up spending the festive season working as a Santa elf in a New York Department store. A fate worse than death one might have imagined or, as it turns out, rich territory to mine for...

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The Seafarer

The Seafarer by Conor McPherson

Reviewed during the original run, 14th May 2008. Following on from a hugely successful National Theatre London premiere production that recently garnered four Tony nominations for its Broadway transfer, the Abbey production had a serious benchmark to match. A last-minute cast change had forced the opening...

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Terminus by Mark O'Rowe

Reviewed during the original run, 4th July 2007. Mark O’Rowe’s re-adoption of the monologue was not without risks, given his previous mixed fortunes with the form. His first monologue play Howie the Rookie, featuring back-to-back monologues by two surburban Dublin thugs, has enjoyed enormous...

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