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Rough Magic
Ireland

The Critic

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Venue The Ark, A Cultural Centre For Children
Date 2 Oct - 13 Oct 
Duration 80 mins



Directed by Lynne Parker
Cast Peter Daly, Darragh Kelly, Ronan Leahy, Eleanor Methven, Rory Nolan, Karl Shiels, students from the Gaiety School of Acting, DU Players and UCD Dramsoc
Costume Design Blaithin Sheerin
Lighting Design Sarah Jane Shiels
Composer and Sound Design Carl Kennedy

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The Critic is Sheridan's sparkling expose of the follies and joys of making theatre.

Mr Dangle loves the theatre. Loves the intrigue, the glamour, loves TALKING theatre with his fellow critic Sneer, his writer friend Fretful Plagiary and the arch-charlatan Mr Puff. Mrs Dangle doesn't love the theatre one bit. What's the POINT of all this entertainment if it doesn't improve people's thinking?

Follow these vivid characters on a conversational odyssey, and see them stumble into a rehearsal of Puff's preposterous historical play conducted by 21st Century drama students. This new production by Rough Magic fuses 18th Century characters with modern techniques to create an explosion of style and a celebration of theatre across four centuries.

Festival favourites Rough Magic bring the legendary author of The Rivals and The School for Scandal into the heart of Temple Bar.

"a celebratory salutation to the history of performance in Dublin" **** Irish Theatre Magazine
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