Some reviews of ‘Sive’ at the Abbey Theatre

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6th year students,

If you have not already brought in your money to go to ‘Sive’, then please remember to do so as soon as possible! It will be an experience that you will not soon forget.

To whet your appetite, here are some reviews of the production that we will be going to see:

The Irish Times

The Irish Independent

The Irish Examiner

It will be a purposeful exercise to read these reviews because you will be asked to write your own review of this play when we have seen it!

‘Macbeth’ by Boil in the Bag

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Senior students in the college were given a treat today – we welcomed Boil in the Bag productions to the College to perform scenes from ‘Macbeth’. The scenes were performed in a classical Shakespearean manner but were also given a modern twist. It is easy to see from their production why ‘Macbeth’ is a timeless classic.

The focus of the production was the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and it was clear how that relationship deteriorated as the play progressed. The modern twist helped us to fully understand that Shakespeare’s characters and themes are just as relevant today as they were 400 years ago. The actors were outstanding. It was a pleasure to watch them combine humour, ambition, superstition, grief and tragedy into a show that was truly spellbinding.

For more information about the production see:

www.boilinthebag.ie

‘Great Expectations’ in The Helix

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A stage version of ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens will be performed in The Helix on Thursday 10th November. ‘This production has all the comedy, mystery, violent melodrama, suspense and poignancy of the original’, according to The Helix brochure.

It may be of interest to those of you who did ‘Great Expectations’ for your Junior Certificate.

See www.thehelix.ie for more information.