Theatre 2019 – a year in review – the list


It’s the time of year that the year’s ‘best of’ lists are popping up. I am partial to a list myself, so I decided to compile one of my theatrical excursions this year. The year 2019 has seen my attendance at more theatrical events than any other year in my life to date. I’ve been averaging a play a week Whether such intensity can be maintained in 2020 is to be seen – thus far I have only eight show booked for 2020. Without further ado may I present my review of 2019 and the reviews where I wrote them.

Abbey Theatre

Come from away – Review

The country girls – Review

Ulster-American – Review

City song – Review

The unmanageable sisters – Review

Two pints – Review

The hunger – Review

This beautiful village – Review

Last orders at the dockside – Review

Drama at Inish – Review

Peacock Theatre

The Ridleys

In our veins – Review

Trad – Review

Redemption Falls – Review

Pasolini’s Salo redubbed – Review

Champions of Dance – Review

Dublin will show you how – Review

Gate Theatre

The glass menagerie

The beacon – Review

The pale sister – Review

A Christmas carol – Review

Faultline – Review

Axis Ballymun

Electrolyte – Review


Bored Gays Energy Theatre

The Rocky horror show – Review

Angela’s Ashes – Review

Kinky boots – Review

9 to 5 – Review

Civic Theatre Tallaght

Love Song

Class – Review


International Dublin Gay Theatre festival

Bingo – Review


All I see is you – Review

Gertrude Stein and a companion

Like Orpheus – Review

Monastic – Review

Revolting women

I see you Tom Kennedy

Smock Alley

Waiting for Godot – Review

The roaring banshees – Review

Other Spaces

Casa Valentina – Review

The cripple of Inishmaan – Gaiety – Review

The playboy of the western world – Gaiety – Review

The alternative – Draiocht – Review

Everybody’s talking about Jamie  – Apollo Theatre, London

Venice Preserved – Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – Review

The Pitchfork Disney – Chaplins Bar – Review

The morning after the night before – Bewleys Theatre – Review

Fat blokes – Project Arts Centre – Review

Underneath – Pavilion, Dum Laoghaire


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