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Critics’ Circle Winners

Wed 01st April 2015

Congratulations to our latest Critics’ Circle winners, Ann Marie O’Hare and Alastair McFarlane.

Here are the winning reviews:

Alastair McFarlane ~ Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha
Are we not all predators at times? Do we not gain a strange sense of satisfaction from a little eavesdropping….coming in on others, sharing their secrets, intruding a little then making our own decisions, taking our own messages from the challenges met by others? Sasha gives us much to ponder on…as the tales of disfunctioning lives roll out before him.
There is humour there; there are messages for all of us to consider….admittedly at international level but at local/domestic as well
Brilliantly acted, sharply directed…a thought-provoking performance ….with “incites in” not “rubbish out”


Ann Marie O’Hare ~ The Day the Pope Emptied Croy

Write a review,

Sit and chew

Over the working page.

So it was great,

Pie on a plate,

But meatier stuff on stage.

No sure themself,

Of creed or wealth,

Why else then steal a Chalice?

They sniff the glue,

The air turns blue,

But deeper red runs from His.

And where is Paul,

Hurt at all,

Like Him is Chris betrayed?


What conviction,

Ascend or be afraid?

Questions still there,

Hearts laid bare,

In the end it’s all the same.

Regardless of time,

Reason or rhyme,

There’s someone else to blame.

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