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The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Clever, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining

About the show

Irish Repertory Theatre presents a new dark comedy about a recluse in rural Ireland whose life is disrupted by a stranded stranger. More…

In the west of Ireland, a lonely outsider is forced to live on an abandoned campsite on the barren outskirts of a seaside town. Late one night, when a lost bachelorette party discovers his caravan, he finds his whole existence challenged and his home life threatened. During this long night of reckoning, among the glitter and the grime, a battle for survival ensues. But in these few hours can tender love save us all?

Member Reviews (27)


Quirky, Clever, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining

Boring, poor writing, repetitious

See it if you like really quirky characters who sometimes say and do anything without reason. The set, although small, is quite good.

Don't see it if you find irish brogue difficult to understand, if you do not like f..k said alot, if you don't like outlandish characters.

During previews
Banal, Terribly offensive

See it if Not only offensive but poorly written and acted with dialogue composed of fuck every other word. Had to sit through a mess .

Don't see it if I certainly wouldn't recommend this play under any circumstance!

During previews
Disappointing, Insipid, Pointless

See it if you're related to a member of the cast.

Don't see it if you want to see something good.

November 27th, 2016
"There’s a lot of dialogue and plenty of depredation, but having put these characters together, Ms. Sexton and the director Alan Cox don’t know quite what to do with them. Despite a persistent theme of innocence and experience, 'The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal' mostly feels like a one-act that outgre...
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November 28th, 2016
"The intimate space is perfect for this oddly charming little play...With a typically Irish handle of language and its comic potential, Sexton draws laughs by contrasting Pigeon's time-warped existence with the trashy excess of Lolly and her ilk...As Pigeon, Keating gives the heftiest performance...
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December 5th, 2016
"The play's early scenes constitute a bruising acting challenge and John Keating handles it like a master...The playwright, Laoisa Sexton, has a gift for creating harrowingly vivid characters, but she overloads them with tics...Sexton simply fails to make a case for why we should be interested......
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November 27th, 2016
"'The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal' is true to form with its cast. What's unexpected is that director Cox has mounted this play with drop-dead production values...'Taj Mahal' will be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates something wild and wooly...Cox has elicited powerful performances from his actors...T...
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