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REVIEW – The Garden at The Traverse (A Play, A Pie, And A Pint)

*****

When everything around you is dead or dying, how would you react when fresh life appears from out of nowhere? Mac (Sean Scanlan) and Jane (Anne Lacey) are faced with this question in Zinnie Harris’ poignant short play The Garden. They live a fruitless existence on the fifth floor of an American apartment building: Mac […]

REVIEW – The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lyceum Theatre

*****

There can’t be many plays where lumps in a mug of Complan are used as metaphors for the less-than-smooth relationship between a mother and her daughter. In Tony Cownie’s crackling and well-paced direction of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, such mundane items and routines pile like straws upon Maureen’s (Cara Kelly) back as […]