Play it proud

THE PRIDE OF PAR­NELL STREET Tivoli Theatre, Dublin Preview Sep 26 Opens Sep 27-Oct 6 7.30pm mats 1pm 115-127 01-6778899 www.dublin the­atre­fes­ti­

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - GERRY COL­GAN

This Fisham­ble pro­duc­tion of Se­bas­tian Barry’s new play is billed as a world pre­miere, but it has al­ready been per­formed in Lon­don’s Tri­cy­cle Theatre, a fringe venue as­so­ci­ated with Ir­ish plays, in re­cent weeks, and the English crit­ics have be­stowed a suf­fi­ciency of ac­co­lades on it. Barry writes in a truly creative style, lu­cid and po­etic, that pen­e­trates deep into his peo­ple and themes. This is a two-han­der of in­ter­wo­ven mono­logues about a mar­riage gone trag­i­cally wrong, soak­ing up the zeit­geist of Dublin and its abo­rig­i­nal in­hab­i­tants. Fes­ti­val di­aries should cer­tainly give it se­ri­ous pri­or­ity.

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