SUN­DAY 21.06.15

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - Peter Crawley TCL

THEATRE Dublin Old­school Cork au­di­ences may look askance on the ti­tle, but Emmet Kir­wan’s ex­cel­lent play, the win­ner of this year’s Stewart Parker award, boasts enough lyri­cal flow and nar­ra­tive surge to in­gra­ti­ate it­self with any au­di­ence. “Epic. In small ways,” is how one of its char­ac­ters might de­scribe this tale of two es­tranged broth­ers – one a week­end club­ber, the other a home­less heroin ad­dict – as they hus­tle and strive be­tween par­ties, un­der­ground raves and des­ti­tu­tion in Dublin’s streets dur­ing one hot sum­mer. Writ­ten in rhyme, sen­sa­tion­ally per­formed by Kir­wan and Ian Lloyd An­der­son, and snap­pily di­rected by Phillip McMa­hon, it abounds with wit and word­play, dizzy­ing highs and the propul­sive sounds of the city. CLAS­SIC ROCK The Who Hot on the heels of Fleet­wood Mac comes another band forged in the 1960s. With an en­vi­able back cat­a­logue of hits, ex­pect this con­cert to be tinged with poignancy (more than likely it’s Pete Townsend and Roger Dal­trey’s, right, noisy farewell as The Who) and pas­sion (songs as ter­rific as I’m a Boy, Pic­tures of Lily, I Can see for Miles and Won’t Get Fooled Again).

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