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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET | SEVEN DAYS - The Abbey, Dublin 7.30pm Mark O’Rowe’s first play

FILM The Miss­ing Gun

QFT, Belfast 6.30pm queens­filmthe­atre.com Lu Chuan’s de­but fea­ture from 2002, a smash hit in its na­tive China, plays a riff on Akira Kuro­sawa’s Stray Dog, as a small-town cop (the bril­liant Jiang Wen, right) at­tempts to track down the re­volver he misplaced dur­ing an evening of drunken shenani­gans at his sis­ter’s wed­ding. The ex­cel­lent Cen­tury of Chi­nese Cin­ema sea­son con­tin­ues at the QFT. TB

THE­ATRE Our Few and Evil Days

in seven years marks a de­par­ture for the Dublin writer best known for his lyri­cal, el­lip­ti­cal mono­logues and evoca­tive un­der­worlds. It isn’t that Rowe has re­turned to di­a­logues, but that he con­structs them with such coil­ing re­al­ism, played out on a do­mes­tic set so ut­terly in­tact it feels as though you’ve tres­passed.

But O’Rowe is still a sen­sa­tion­al­ist at heart. As Sinéad Cu­sack, Ciarán Hinds and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor edge to­wards su­per­nat­u­ral­ism, the play be­comes some­thing else en­tirely; a dark dream­scape in our wak­ing mo­ments. PC

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