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Bedbound

Published by: Irish Reviewers on 8th Sep 2011 | View all blogs by Irish Reviewers

BedboundDirected by Rosemary McKenna, Enda Walsh’s Bedbound is now showing in the New Theatre until Saturday. Run while you can to be entertained by another one of Enda’s exhilarating evenings of entertainment!

The cast consists of just Two. “Daughter”- Maxie Darcy played by Sara Joyce and “Dad” played by Fionn Ó Loingsigh. I particularly loved McKenna’s choice of opening. When entering the theatre you are immediately invited into the world of the daughter as she sits upright in her bed staring out, bringing you into her bizarre head as everyone sit down amongst other fellow theatre goers.

 Allow yourself enter the disturbed world of Maxie Darcy and observe how she is bound in a perpetual cycle, re-enacting the most pivotal and horrific moments of her Dads life as a ruthless and devious furniture salesman. As always, Enda Walsh’s writing pushes theatre to the max as he brings you on a slightly mad journey of the dark side. Actress Sara Joyce demonstrates an excellent art of acting by going in and out of all of the characters she re-enacts for her father while she struggles with the voice inside her brain.

Zia Holly brilliantly caters for the 2-man show in such a small space with her set design bringing you right in to the world of the Darcy’s.

The New Theatre had a nice make over since we last visited and Anthony has such a brilliant display of book and comics in his lovely quaint Irish book shop.

For more information visit: http://www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/show.php?show_id=55&gi_sn=4e68a4a6b2a60%7C1

 Dated: Aug 8th - Sep 10th
Time:  8 pm
Ticket Price: €15 / 12 (concs) / 10 (Preview)
Booking line: +353 (0)1670 3361
Address: The New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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