WED­NES­DAY 17.06.15

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - TCL PC

SOUND­SCAPES Mog­wai Cel­e­brat­ing their 20th year as the band that dares not write a pop song, Glas­gow’s Mog­wai (right) seem un­per­turbed by the fact that milk­men can­not whis­tle one of their tunes. Not to worry – those who groove to mostly di­vine in­stru­men­tal mu­sic (Post rock? Art rock?) will find much to love here. THEATRE Vil­lage Woo­ing Work­ing alone on the deck of a cruise ship, a crotch­ety travel writer, known as A, is ap­proached by an at­trac­tive young woman known as Z. Of course he finds her a com­plete nui­sance, but she is per­sis­tent – a buoy­ant young woman per­suad­ing a frigid older male. Michael James Ford’s pro­duc­tion recog­nises a deeper prob­ing in GB Shaw’s com­edy, through which the pe­cu­liar­i­ties of mar­riage, class and so­ci­ety are mea­sured, from A to Z. Shaw’s mar­riage was fa­mously un­con­sum­mated, and if that seems per­verse, here it be­comes a sort of chaste utopia: “Noth­ing ridicu­lous, noth­ing un­com­fort­able, noth­ing un­clean, noth­ing but pure par­adise.” Mmm. What a filthy idea.

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