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The Lying Kind, Ram Jam Records – Review

It’s Christmas Eve, and two police officers are dispatched to notify an elderly couple that their daughter has died in an accident whilst driving home for the holiday. OK, that sounds extremely bleak and not the starting point for a comedy, but then black comedy and farce work so much better with a very dark core. So rest assured, from the moment our two officers are standing outside the front door arguing about whose turn it is to give the ...

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Midlife Cowboy, The Pleasance – Review

Tony Hawks isn’t usually one to play it safe. After all, this is the man who decided to hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge. So Midlife Cowboy is another endeavour in a line of risk taking. And whilst you have to admire the efforts of what is so clearly a labour of love to him, it all unfortunately feels just a little flat. Maybe taking the roles of lead actor, director and producer means that Hawks couldn’t critically evaluate the ...

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The Castle, Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Olive Studio) – Review

Taking on Kafka is always a challenge, so anyone attempting that feat always deserves admiration. Taking on the work he never truly completed is even more of a feat, but one that Old Dog Theatre do with enough imagination that, in general, is enough to suggest that it isn’t a lost cause to be so ambitious. That imagination is prominent from the opening scene. The majority of the cast take up duties as puppeteers, walking the central character, K, through ...

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