Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ THE IRISH TIMES ★ ★ ★ ★ IRISH EXAMINER ★ ★ ★ ★ THE GUARDIAN ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ THE ARTS REVIEW ★ ★ ★ ★ FINANCIAL TIMES

★ ★ ★ ★ Riveting … enthralling … immersive… The celebrated approach to theatre of Louise Lowe, the show’s writer and director, has undergone a retuning, a sharpening of its most enthralling method… Not since Anu’s acclaimed Monto cycle have such acts of complicity, stirring sordid feelings of playing a part, felt as spearlike … Loud and spectacular … punch-drunk-but-serious … why stand back when you can relive it?

The Irish Times | READ full review here

★ ★ ★ ★ A charged, immersive experience… It’s intense and immediate for the audience… There’s muscular choreography throughout, thumping dance routines, and vigorous movement.

Irish Examiner | READ full review here

★ ★ ★ ★ A compelling site-specific performance set in Dublin’s docks… this highly ambitious work succeeds in bringing the conflict down to a human scale … superb choreography and sound design … highly committed ensemble…immersive excavations of hidden histories.

The Guardian | READ full review here

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Under Louise Lowe’s irresistible alchemy, facts quickly turn into magic … there’s palpable magic at work in The Book of Names … a remarkable ensemblejaw dropping to behold … Spellbinding … experienced here in all its tense, glorious, agonising, confusing, violent, suspicious and exhilarating immediacy … One of the best experiences of this or any festival

The Arts Review | READ full review here

★ ★ ★ ★ hauntingly intimate … a fluent piece of documentary theatre, written and directed by Louise Lowe, that unfolds in the surreal ambience of a fever dream.

Financial Times

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