Emer O'Kelly

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Reviews (5)
95
Independent.IE

for a previous production “Scaife proves herself a theatre artist of breathtaking talent and compass…A searing, draining experience, with Scaife's direction of each of the plays offering new insights, no matter how familiar one may be with both text and performance…A perfect setting for the actors who cry out from memory and for recognition. In Scaife's hands, this place is both their soul and their body…Ni Neachtain's cadences are devastating." Full Review

80
The Irish Independent

for a previous production "The central thesis of O'Kelly's play is that the oil industry is deadly, not because it causes atmospheric pollution, but because it is corrupt and prepared to commit murder...It's not very effective as anti-oil industry propaganda. But, as a caper, it's entertaining enough if not totally engaging." Full Review

70
The Irish Independent

for a previous production "Desperate rages take over when any fantasy is destroyed, and when the 14-year-old object of her desire scorns her, there is an inevitable tragedy. And 'inevitable' is the word that creates the problem. Five minutes in, the comic element palls, and 10 minutes in, the tragedy is as obvious as a piece of lead...The pouting outrage becomes tiresome, and not even Paul Meade's direction can bring enough variance." Full Review

85
Independent.IE

for a previous production “Noni Stapleton's hilarious take on rural life and love is a paradox: superficially crude, it's full of wisdom and tenderness, and manages to throw in a fair sprinkling of compassion and forgiveness along the way…It is intended as a high compliment when I write that Stapleton is utterly convincing as both the sturdy Siobhan and the Charolais.” Full Review

95
The Irish Independent

for a previous production "This is a terrible, dreadful couple of hours in the theatre: I hope it is a long time before I am so upset again by a similar intensity of feeling. It is also art of the highest order." Full Review