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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…


1. ADolan20 Aug 2010, 10:44am5 stars Dead Report

A thought provoking and enjoyable performance about the life of an artist who has lost his muse, but still has fame.

2. Decca Quinne29 Aug 2010, 6:15pm5 stars Dead Report

I know that in many ways it was a very bad play - but I really enjoyed it. I liked the fluffed lines, I liked the way half of it made no sense, I liked the bad acting, I liked the pat ending, I liked the way every second sentence had the word vagina in it... I thought it flew by.

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