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This article is from 2010


Like an unintentional parody of bad plays

Famous artist Pauric returns to Ireland for the first time since achieving artistic fame, with young wife Adele in tow. However, a number of shady characters from his past are less than happy to see him. The play seems like an unintentional parody of bad plays: pretentious scripting, over/under-acting, fluffed lines, abruptly cut music cues; after ten minutes, you want it to end, but there’s another 80 to go.

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Love, Life & Art... in freefall. Irish artist Pauric Fermoy is about to find out that 30 years is a long time to be away from home as he returns to Dublin for an unwelcome retrospective. Not even pretty young wife Adele can put a smile on his face. His muse for his most infamous work – the embittered and possibly deranged…