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Dublin Oldschool (Project Arts Centre)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Dublin Oldschool Ed2016

‘Dublin Oldschool’ transports you to the centre of an exhilarating journey through Dublin, fuelled by cheap pills and cheap cans. Emmet Kirwan’s electric spoken word script is a sublime poetic achievement, brilliantly capturing the frenetic pace and peculiarities of a rave. Powered by superlative performances from Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson, at its heart, ‘Dublin Oldschool’ is a play about the impact of drugs on the relationship between two brothers. Amongst all the frenzy and hysteria, the play’s finest moments are its most intimate, exploring the irreconcilable problems between the brothers, caused by the elder’s addiction to heroin. Examining the delicate balance between not wasting youth and simply becoming a waster, ‘Dublin Oldschool’ is a piercing, poignant piece of drama.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [John Sampson]