The Night Alive (New Conor Mcpherson)
Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:40 PM
Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:17 PM
Choosing your own is never an option for the front row scheme, so you'd be advised to search for a numbered seating plan and have that open on a separate tab for next time you try.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:19 PM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:51 AM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:22 PM
Glad to hear it is good....loved The Weir!
Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:15 PM
"McPherson, meanwhile, intimates that his last stage play, The Veil, didn't play to his strengths, even though it was set in a house rife with the paranormal. As a period drama, it strained to encompass the economic crash of the 1820s and too many big ideas, he suggests. Subsequently, with The Night Alive, he 'just wanted to write a roller coaster of emotions. It's about things that are almost cosmic or beyond language, the mystery of being alive and having desires.'
He also says "with The Night Alive I decided not to try to twist myself any more into being different, to just do what I do best, write what comes. As you get older, you're more self-conscious so it's very hard, but in a way you need to forget everyhting, just have the reckless confidence you had when you were younger, let go, let yoursefl fall into the abyss. That's what I should be doing"
Looks like he has rediscovered himself a bit! Looking forward to this!
Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:29 PM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:54 PM
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:17 PM
By the end I felt I had spent one hour and fifty minutes with a group of fascinating, funny, sometimes violent, always interesting characters from Dublin's lower depths but I didn't really know why, or what I had learned, or what had been resolved, if anything. My guess is that this will go down as one of the lesser works in the Conor McPherson canon.
That said, Ciaran Hines is magnificent and utterly convincing as the layabout with (possibly) a heart and some substance to him. Michael McElhatton as his mentally challenged sidekick is right up here with him, as are Caoilfhionn (pronounced Kee-lin) Dunne as the girl who may be on the game but only just, Brian Gleeson as her deranged boyfriend, and Jim Norton as the grieving uncle/landlord .
Conor McPherson himself directed and there is yet another amazing set from Soutra Gilmore. I liked it. I wanted to like it more.
Edited by mallardo, 21 June 2013 - 05:23 AM.
Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:01 PM
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